How to Decrypt Ransomware

This page was created to help users decrypt Ransomware.

Below we have compiled in several steps the best possible chance you have to recover your files (except for actually paying the criminals). We firmly advise you to not pay the ransom- if you pay it, you simply fund the criminals to create even more advanced ransomware versions.  

Step1

Removal

Before you begin restoring your files you need to make sure that the Ransomware program itself has been neutralized. Use the guide you came from to remove it, or it may encrypt your files again.

If you can’t remove the ransomware yourself, we advise you to download SpyHunter. 

Step2

Shadow Clone Restoration

The first thing you can try is to restore your files through their shadow copies. We advise you to do this before resorting to decryptors, as it is risk-free, meaning if it fails, your files won’t be deleted by the ransomware. Some especially nasty ransomware variants threaten to delete your files if they detect any sort of tampering. 

There are several different programs that use shadow volume copies to restore your files. We tested some of them and Data Recovery Pro seems to have the highest chance to help. Unfortunately that comes in the form of cost – you need to purchase the full version to receive its benefits. If you want to try::

Download Data Recover Pro from here. Install the program.

Start the program and choose the hard disk you want to scan for recoverable files. Then click “Start Scan” just like in the picture below. 

data-recovery-pro-scan

If you prefer, you can specify a file name in the “Full Scan” section.

After the scan finishes, simply click “Recover” on the bottom right and see if you get your files back.

scan-recover  

 

 

Step3

Identification

Below you will find a list of free decryption tools that can possibly help you recover your files. However, you need the right tool for the type of encryption used on your files. To learn that, use ID Ransomware – a free online service that will tell you which ransomware is currently messing with your files. You’ll be asked to upload the ransom note file (usually found on your desktop), as well as a sample encrypted file. Ransomware attacks have now taken center stage and have out ranked the biggest viruses out there like Zeus Virus Detected

ID ransomware

Click on Choose file in each highlighted field and navigate to the files in question

Once it’s done analyzing, ID Ransomware will tell you exactly which ransomware version you are dealing with.

Below you will find a list of all known ransomware file decryptors. Browse through the list and look for a decryptor for your particular type of ransomware. They are listed both by virus name and by extension used on your files.

Step4

Decryption

We do not 100% guarantee any of these will work and they are provided by their creators as is, but most of the time they will get the job done!

  • Naturally, before you try any of them it is recommended that you make backups for all files.
  • Autolocky – file extension: .locky
  • Nemucod – file extension: .crypted
  • DMALocker2 – file extension: unchanged
  • DMALocker – file extension: unchanged
  • Gomasom – file extension: .crypt
  • LeChiffre – file extension: .lechiffre
  • KeyBTC – file extension: .[email protected]_com
  • Radamant – file extension: .rdm or .rrk
  • PClock – file extension: unchanged
  • CryptoDefense – file extension: unchanged
  • Harasom – file extension: .HTML
  • Decrypt Protect – file extension: .HTML
  • Apocalypse – .encrypted
  • ApocalypseVM variant – .ecrypted .locked
  • Xorist – .cerber (for the Cerber ransomware including .cerber and .cerber2 look below)
  • Globe ransomware – .globe
  • MRCR or Merry Christmas/Merry Xmas – .pegs1, .mrcr1, .rare1, .merry, .rmcm1

A company called Emsisoft has created decryptors for all above mentioned ransomware programs. Kudos to those guys.

Click to see how to use all decryptors from Emsisoft

Emsisoft is a company that specialized in ransomware decryption and they are doing a pretty good job at that. You can download all decryptors for the ransomware from the list above from their website here.

Their decryptors are user-friendly and there’s nothing difficult about using them. Most decryptor tools by Emsisoft have similar interface and are used in the same way. Simply run the tool designed for the specific ransomware(no installation required) and in the resulting window choose the folder/disk you’d like to have decrypted. You can add or remove folders with the buttons below. Once you’re ready, simply select the folder in question and click on Decrypt.

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MRCR or Merry Christmas/Merry Xmas – file extensions: .pegs1, .mrcr1, .rare1, .merry, .rmcm1

Click to see how to decrypt files infected by MRCR

Here is the download link for the MRCR decrypter. Look at the above toggle “Click to see how to use all decryptors from Emsisoft” for instructions how to use the decrypter.

Additional information, as stated by Emsisoft:

“To start the decryption process you will need a file pair consisting of an encrypted file and the non-encrypted version of the same file. The files need to be between 64 KB and 100 MB in size. Select both and drag and drop them onto the decrypter executable to start the process.”

Some users have mentioned that there browser was hijacked by my quick converter before having there files encrypted. Make sure that you do not have unwanted programs installed on your computer.

HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt – file extension: .hydracrypt and .umbrecrypt

Click to see how to decrypt files infected by HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt
Those two ransomware viruses are the latest additions to CrypBoss ransomware. The decryptor is also developed by Emsisoft. Here’s a download link for this decryptor.

This decryptor tool works a bit differently compared to most other decryptors by Emsisoft and this is the reason we separated the instructions on how to use it from the rest. In order to use it, you will need to find an encrypted file on your computer, where you also have its un-encrypted version. Once you have the pair, you’ll need to select both of them and drag-drop them over the tool’s icon.

In case you’re unable to get such a pair (pretty likely scenario), find an encrypted PNG file (basically a picture, Windows has sample PNG picture files in the Picture category in My Documents) in your system and then download a random PNG picture from the internet. The files in question need not be the same – only the extension matters! Use the two PNG files as your pair. Doing this will enable the decryptor to bust the code for the encryption.

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Note that this guide method may apply to future Emsisoft decryptors as well.

Petya password generator – no extension, whole HDD is locked

Click to see detailed instructions on how to handle Petya
Petya is among the latest of ransomware viruses. It renders your PC unbootable and also makes you unable to enter safe-mode. In other words, this virus encrypts your whole PC. Decrypting files by Petya is therefore a bit more complicated.

First you will need to unplug your infected HDD/SSD and plug it into another machine. Make sure the other computer has an anti-virus installed and running! Petya should be already inert, but we don’t want to take any chances.

Now download and start the Petya Sector Extractor by Wosar. It will scan the infected HDD and extract the relevant data, which you’ll copy and use to fill in the fields of this site Here. Once done hit submit and you will get a code. Write it down on paper. Put the HDD back into your PC and start Windows as normal. When Petya prompts for the key use it and you should now have access to your files..

Operation Global III – file extension: .exe

Click to see how to deal with Operation Global III
An important note about this particular ransomware is that each file that it has encrypted are potential carriers of the virus. Therefore, do not, under any circumstances, transfer encrypted files to other computers/devices.

The name of the tool used here is OG3 Patcher. Click here to download. This tool is simple and easy to use. Once you’ve downloaded it, just run it and in the resulting window click on Patch. After the patching has finished a simple double-click on any encrypted files should be enough to bring them back to normal.

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Keep in mind that using this tool to decrypt executable files might occasionally render them unusable, therefore, you may need to reinstall the program associated with them. This happens due to the fact that the ransomware itself is problematic and there is nothing really that can be done about it. Also, it is strongly advised that you reinstall your whole OS  and format all affected drives (or at least do a deep security sweep) once you’ve secured and backed-up any important files. This will ensure that there are no traces of Operation Global III left on your machine.

TeslaCrypt – file extensions .ECC, .EXX, and .EZZ

Click to see how to recover TeslaCrypt files with the .ECC, .EXX or .EZZ extension
Talos decryptor by Cisco –  you can download the decryptor from here. This command line tool helps you bust the code that is used for the encryption of your files by the early TeslaCrypt ransomware virus. It will not work for TeslaCrypt version 2.0 and later (which has other file extensions), for those look at the other decryptor below.

In order to use this tool you’ll need the “key.dat” file that is created by TeslaCrypt. The tool will NOT work without this file, period!

The tool will automatically search for “key.dat” in the original location of the file, if it doesn’t find it there it will look in the directory it has been installed it. If it doesn’t find it there it will exit with an error message. Make sure “key.dat” is found in either of these two directories!

You will need to input the directory you need decrypted. You’ll need to provide either the path of the name of file to be decrypted.

For example if you dump everything in a directory called Decryption that is located in the C drive you need to write the following:

C:/Decryption

Group the files you need decrypted, enter the directory, hit enter and you are done!

The tool supports the following command line options

  • /help – Shows the help messages
  • /key – Specify the master key for the decryption manually  (32 bytes/64 digits)
  • /keyfile – Specify a specific path to the “key.dat” file, other than the default.
  • /file – Input name of specific file to be decrypted.
  • /dir – Selected directory will have all files decrypted.
  • /scanEntirePc – This will scan your entire PC for .ecc files.
  • /KeepOriginal – This will keep the encrypted copies after decryption is done.
  • /deleteTeslaCrypt – This command will kill any active TeslaCrypt dropper files

TeslaCrypt – file extensions .micro, .xxx, .ttt, .mp3 or “unchanged”

Here we handle TeslaCrypt with the .micro, .xxx, .ttt, .mp3 and unchanged extensions
Decryptor name TeslaCrypt Decryptor – This decryption tool was developed by the antivirus company ESET. It can be obtained from their official site here.

  1. Download the Decryptor and save it to your Desktop
  2. Open your start menu and search for Command Prompt (or CMD). Right Click on the executable file and select Run as Administrator
  3. Type the following command inside – cd %userprofile%\Desktop – type the command as written here, you do not need to replace userprofile with your username.
  4. Type ESETTeslaCryptDecryptor.exe and hit Enter.
  5. Type ESETTeslaCryptDecryptor.exe C: and hit Enter to scan your C drive. Do the same with other drive letters if you have D, E, F installed etc.
  6. Files encrypted by TeslaCrypt (extensions .micro, .xxx, .ttt, .mp3 or “unchanged”) will be decrypted automatically eset

BitCryptor and CoinVault – file extension: 7z.encrypted

Click to see instructions for the BitCryptor and CoinVault with 7z.encrypted extension
Last year Kaspersky busted the codes used by those two ransomware programs and have released a decryptor that will aid with restoring access to your files. You can download the free tool from here. Unzip the compressed file and run the decryptor. It’s simple and easy to use.

  1. Once you open it, click on Start Scan. A file-selection window will open.
  2. Here, you’ll need to navigate to a specific file named filelist.cvlst. This is a file left by the ransomware and locating it is required to proceed with the decryption process.
  3. If you’re unable to locate that file, you’ll have to move all your encrypted files into a single folder and use the Folder with encrypted files. This setting can be accessed from the decryptor main window by clicking on Change Parameters.
  4. After the setting is checked, carry on with the scanning, this time choosing the folder with all encrypted files in the file-selection window.
  5. After the decryptor is done unlocking your files, it will make accessible copies of them with decryptedKLR added to their names. If you want the program to outright replace the encrypted files with the decrypted ones, you can choose that setting from Change Parameters.

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Kaspersky has also developed decryptors for the following ransomware viruses:

CrySiS – .crysis and .crysis2 file extensions. Use the Rakhni decryptor for this one.

Rector  – file extension: unknown

Rakhni  – file extension: .locked

.kraken; .nochance; .oshit; [email protected]_com; [email protected]_com; .crypto; [email protected]; [email protected]_com; [email protected]_com; .crypt; [email protected]_com; [email protected]_com; [email protected]_com; [email protected]_com; .encrypted; .cry .AES256; .enc; [email protected]_com_id371;  [email protected]_com_id372 [email protected]_com_id374; [email protected]_com_id375; [email protected]_com_id376; [email protected]_com_id392; [email protected]_com_id357; [email protected]_com_id356; [email protected]_com_id358; [email protected]_com_id359; [email protected]_com_id360; [email protected]_com_id20; [email protected]_characters; .hb15;

[email protected]$.777; .xxx; .ttt; .micro; .mp3

Scatter  – file extensions: .pzdc .crypt .good

Xorist – file extension: unknown

Rannoh  – possible file extensions locked-<original_name>.<four_random_letters> ; <original_name>@<mail server>_<random_set_of_characters> ; <original_name>.crypt

Dharma Ransomware – file extension .dharma. Use the Rakhni decryptor for this one.

The Rector, Rakhni, Scatter, Xoris, Rannoh decryptors can be found here

Rector (decryptor link)

Rakhni (decryptor link)

Scatter (decryptor link)

Xorist (decryptor link)

Rannoh (decryptor link)

Please note that decryptors for all of these ransomware are pretty similar to the one used for CoinVault and BitCryptor above, so if you follow the guide for that one, you should do fine with the rest of these tools.

Trend Micro’s Decrypter will allow you to decrypt files affected by:

TeslaCrypt(v3, v4) – extensions .micro, .xxx, .ttt, .mp3 or “unchanged

AutoLocky – extension: .locky

SNSLockeр – extension: .RSNSlocked

CryptXXX(v1, v2, v3) – extension: .crypt

Click to see how to handle files affected by TeslaCrypt(v3, v4); AutoLocky; SNSLocker; CryptXXX(v1, v2, v3)

This is a tool developed by Trend Micro that will help you with the decryption of your files. There are several ransomware encryptions that this tool can deal with. We’ve listed them above. To download the decryptor click here.

  1. Once you’ve downloaded the tool, open it and accept End User License Agreement.
  2. Now click on Select and from the list choose the ransomware that has encrypted your files.
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  3. After that, click on Select and Decrypt. Choose the file or folder that you’d like to have decrypted and click on OK. Know that different ransomware encryptions take different time to be unlocked, so be patient.
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  4. If your files have been locked by CryptXXX, then you may need to provide a pair of an encrypted and normal file. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep a backup of important files, in case anything like this happens.

Jigsaw – file extensions: .fun; .kkk; .gws; .btc; .PAYSM

 

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for Jigsaw
This particular ransomware program, once inside your PC, will not only lock your files but will also gradually delete them if you don’t pay the demanded ransom.  This is a direct link for downloading the decryptor and its courtesy to the Bleeping Computers forum.

  1. After you download the decryptor, double-click on it and then click on Select Directory. Find the folder/es containing the encrypted files, select it and click on OK. Tip: to make it easier for both you and the decryptor, you may want to first gather all your encrypted files into a single folder.
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  2. Now, all you need to do is click on Decrypt my files. You can check the option Delete Encrypted Files if you so desire.

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CryptXXX – file extensions: .crypz and .crypt1 ONLY

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for CrypXXX

This one is not actually a decrypter, but rather a bug with the decryptor system itself. It appears that victims of the ransomware with the .crypz and .crypt1 ransomware can follow the instructions as outlined by the ransomware itself and decrypt their files without paying for it! Hurry before the hackers realize their mistake and fix this issue!

The ODCODC ransomware

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for ODCODC

Download link is here

Breaking Bad themed ransomware with the following file extensions:

.xtbl, .ytbl, .breaking_bad, .heisenberg.

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for the Breaking Bad themed ransomware

Download link is here.

The decryptor is provided by Kaspersky Labs and is fairly simple to use – download, run it and select the appropriate locations to scan. It will do the rest on its own.

Cerber ransomware with the following file extensions:

.cerber and .cerber2

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for the Cerber ransomware

Link is here.

WARNING! Site appears to be temporarily down at the moment. We are waiting for the owner to restore functionality while looking for an alternative soltion. Please make a backup of the encrypted files and patiently wait for a resolution.

The decryption is a two-step process as described on the site.

  1. Download a ceber-encrypted file to receive your private key in the form of a PK file
  2. Download the decryptor, create a directory and put the Private key file and the decryptor inside, then run it

DMA Locker 3.0

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for the DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware

  1. Follow this link where you can download the decryptr tool.
  2. Extract the files from the archive within your Program Data folder (My Computer\C:\Program Data).
  3. The password for the archive is infected.
  4. Next, right-click on the svchosd.exe file and select Run as Administrator.
    • Note: After running the .exe file, your PC might experience a BSOD crash, which is expected. However, after the restart, the decryptor interface should still be displayed on your screen.
  5. In the decryptor, press the Open button and navigete to the DMA 3.0 folder (DMALOCKS). Once there, select the dma_private.key file and then click on Open.
  6. The decryption should then commence and hopefully any encrypted files on your system should be unlocked by the tool.

Decryptor tools for 7ev3n Ransomware

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for the 7ev3n ransomware

  1. Follow this link and downoad the 1st decryptor from there. Run the tool and in the Original dir field type the original location where the file you want to unlock was stored.
  2. If you download the decryptor from this link, you’d need to enter the unique id that the Ransomware has given you (you can find that within the Ransomware note). Type the id within the field labeled unique id within the decryptor’s interface.
  3. If you use this decryptor, you’d need to provide both the original file location and the unique id.
  4. After you’ve chosen one of the three decryptor tools and provided the needed information, you can either unlock decrypted files one by one with the Decode file option or decrypt a whole directory with the Decode full directory alternative.

MBRFilter (Ransomware blocker tool for Petya, Satana and Petya+Mischa)

Click here for how to obtain the decryptor for the Petya, Satana and Petya+Mischa ransomware

This is a very useful tool that protects your PC from Ransomware viruses such as Petya, Satana and Petya+Mischa. Those viruses, instead of encrypting your files, lock you out of your computer until you pay the ransom. The tool prevents them from modifying your Master Boot Record which in turn makes the virus powerless and harmless. Here is what you need to do in order to get the tool:

  1. Follow this link and download the .zip file that corresponds to the architecture of your system (32-bit/64-bit).
  2. Once the .zip file is downloaded, extract its contents – there should be a single folder.
  3. Open the ectracted folder, right-click on the file named MBRFilter.inf and select Install.
  4. After the installation has finished, you will be prompted to restart your PC. Do that and after the reboot, your system will be protected against MRB-encrypting/modifying Ransomware viruses.

 

Step5

Waiting for a solution

Neither ransomware viruses nor their creators are perfect or infallible and the above list of decryptors is proof of that. Unfortunately, it usually takes time for security researchers to break into the ransomware code and find the solution we so desperately need. Even if there is no decryptor tool available now this doesn’t mean one won’t be created in the future. Feel free to bookmark this page and check here for newly available ransomware solutions. We’ll add them to the list as we spot them on the Net.

 


  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi again jay,
    if there isn’t a decryptor right now, there is going to be in the future. Crypmic is a new kind of ransomware and researchers need time to bypass the code of the encryption. If you read the article you can find some solutions involving downloading a software that might help you.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi again jay,
    i don’t know how much time it will take to create a decryptor. I would suggest you not to pay them. That way you may show them that you are willing to pay every time and they might lock your files again.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi alfred,
    these are the methods we know so far. Zepto is new ransomware and now researchers are finding ways how to decrypt the files. You can bookmark this page and check it now or then.

  • Shahzade

    Hi,
    Actually my documents,images files are encrypted by CERBER3 (cerber ransomware).
    Is there any solution to decrypt my files.
    please help.
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    Thanks

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Shahzade,
      these are the solutions we have at the moment. CERBER3 is a new ransomware and researchers haven’t find a way to decrypt the files yet. You can bookmark this page and check now and then. We will update the page as soon as we find a solution on how to decrypt any upcoming ransomware.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi pardeep,
    these are the solutions we have at the moment. CERBER3 is new ransomware and researchers are trying to find a way to decrypt the files. We update this page often when we find a solution. So you can check now or then.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Sanket,
    these are the solutions we have at the moment. CERBER3 is new ransomware and researchers are trying to find a way to decrypt the files. We update this page often when we find a solution. So you can check now or then.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi itservicedmw,
    here is a link on how to remove .odin. https://howtoremove.guide/odin-file-virus-removal/ Follow it and comment there if you have any issues.

    • fernandes lim

      Hello,

      all of my files were corrupted and change to .odin, how can i recovery that file?

      i already re-install my windows, and backup all the data (eventhough in odin file).

      Thank you for your helping

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        Hi fernandes lim,
        the Odin ransomware i still new and researchers are still trying to figure out how to decrypt the files. We have mentioned some ways you can recover your files and you can try them. If someone release a decryptor for these kind of files we will put it in this guide so toy can check now and then.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Afaq,
    as soon as your files get encrypted even if you change the extension they stay encrypted. So what ever you do you cant decrypt them by yourself. You can try the decryptors we provided.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Afaq,
    we are sure that there is going to be a decryptor, just not right away. Researchers are trying to find a solution on how to decrypt the files. You can check this page now and then if there is a decryptor for cerber3.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi ahmad,
    The site providing the decryption for .cerber and .cerber2 is having some technical difficulties and we don’t know if they are going to come back soon. If the link is not working, check the software solutions that we have provided.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Vacas,
    did you try the software we provided in the end of the guide ?

  • Luigi

    Hello just Yesterday my laptop was infected by Cerber last version I suppose. All the files are encrypted with extension *.bee0 except the files on my desktop .. probably to avoid that I could regognize the danger. I undertsand I need to wait for an appropriate decryptor. Thanks.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Luigi,
      yes you can wait and visit this page now and then to check or you can try the other software we have provided.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    hi LuigiBrother,
    yes researchers are trying to decrypt the encrypted files. Check now and then for solution on this Guide or try the other methods.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Luigi,
    i am sorry to hear that. Well your only option is to wait for decryptor.

  • Jette Christensen

    got attacked by cereber 4 all files encrypted with extension 95b3.:-(

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Jette,
      did you try any of the decryption methods ?

  • MAANI

    Got attacked by Cerber 4.1.0 Ransomware encrypted with extension .8e11
    Any solutions please help?

  • Neb 1

    hellow, i got attacked by Ceber Ransomeware 4.0.3 with encripte extensions .9af6

    Help !

  • Seraj Ahmad

    Got attacked by Cerber 4.1.0 Ransomware encrypted with extension .bcfd
    Any solutions please help?

  • mujahidin thenext ozil

    I have problem with my computer, all of my files encrypted with RSA 2408 and AES-128, my file changed to extension .thor, can someone help me ?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi mujahidin thenext ozil,
      you can follow this guide https://howtoremove.guide/thor-file-virus-ransomware-removal/ . It will help you remove .Thor ransomware.

      • Dennis

        Thise guide does not show how to DECRYPT .THOR files

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Hi Dennis,
          we have included methods on how to decrypt ransomware encrypted files. Thor ransomware is new, so researchers haven’t come to e decrypt tool for this type yet.

          • hh

            when will they have a decrypter for THOR files?????? My last 8 months of work was not backed up.
            PLEASE say you can help me!!!

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            Unfortunately, so far there has not been created a decryptor tool for Ransomware viruses of the Locky family (THOR included). This means that at this moment you cannot restore your files via decryption of the malicious code. We are constantly on the lookout for any new decryptors and as soon as a Locky/Thor decryptor gets released, we will put it in our article so that our readers can access it. The only thing that you can try at this moment is try to restore your data via the tool called Recuva (Guide in the article) or through shadow copies. We also recommend that you frequently check the How to Decrypt Ransomware in case a decryptor for THOR does get released.

          • hh

            Is there any comments from victims who paid the ransom??? Did they receive the decryption code??? Or not? The instructions for paying them are vague and certainly do not mention how making a payment will result in receiving a decrypt code program – as in HOW will it be received??

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            This is exactly why we advide our readers to seek another way to handle th situation. truth being told, there certainly have been instances when victims have received the code after paying the ransom. However, this isn’t always the case. Oftentimes, the hacker might not send anything. Furthermore, in many cases the specific Ransomware virus is no longer used/maintained by anyone so even if you send the money, no one will be there to receive them (or to send you back the code) and you’d be simply wasting it. There are a lot of different scenarios where you may make the transfer without receiving anything in return. Therefore, it’s a much better course of action to try our guides or if there isn’t a decryptor for the specific virus yet, wait until one is released – we always make sure to update our article with any new decryptor tools that get created.

  • Mohammad Wisal

    Hi friends a month ago my laptop was attacked by Cerber3 virus and i dont which extension etc … i have visited so many pc specialist etc and at the end no help can any one have any solution for my this problem that how to get back my Files / Music / videos and Pics and Documents … an earlier reply will be highly appreciated Thanks and Regards . Note i am an Ordinary PC user …

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Mohammad Wisal,
      did you try the methods above ?

      • Mohammad Wisal

        sir with due respect will this help me or i have to wait more any solution for my problem . Hope there will b some solution i need some of DATA files etc

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          What virus has infected your PC?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hello, Amin, since you have formatted your HDD-1, it should now be clean of any infection and you should be able to freely use your PC with that hard drive. However, as you obviously understand, your HDD-2 still needs to be cleansed after you recover your data from it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hello, Mohammed, the How to Decrypt Ransomware article is getting frequently updated. As soon as a new decryptor is present, we would add it to the list and our readers will learn about it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We’re glad to have helped!

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi, Samy, telling us the file extension is not going to be enough. You must determine the name of the Ransomware virus you are dealing with – only then you can figure out if there is a decryptor tool released for that Ransomware and which one it is. To identify the virus, you must follow the instructions in Step 2 from the article. After you do that, you can tell us in the comments what the name of the Ransomware is for further assistance.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    It seems that you have not one but two Ransomware viruses on your PC. Unfortunately, the first one, Cerber 4.0, does not have a decryptor yet. The same seems to be the case with the Globe2 Ransomware. Your best course of action now is simply waiting and frequently checking our article on How to Decrypt Ransomware. We keep it up-to-date with the latest and newest decryptors so as soon as decryptor tools for Cerber 4.0 and Globe2 have been developed, we’d make sure to put links to them in the article.

    • Samy

      Thanks for your support team. Awaiting for your update.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Sadly, there is not a decryptor tool for that virus yet. However, nothing is to say that there wouldn’t be a decryptor sometime soon. We advise you to wait for a while and check our article on a daily basis. As soon as a decryptor for Cerber 4.0 has been developed, we’d make sure to post it in our article.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi, KC Lee. Are you sure you strictly followed our instructions oh how to use the decryptor? First, you need to specify the Ransomware you are trying to get decrypted (Autolocky in this case) and then you need to select a file/directory that you are sure is locked by that virus.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi, there. Yes, it seems that you’re indeed doing it right and yet no results are being yielded. Another thing that you can try is to use the Emsisoft decryptor. They too have a decryptor tool for the Autolocky virus. There is a link to that within our article along with a short describtion on how to use it.

    • KC Lee

      Have tried Emsisoft decryptor and it does not decrypt the file(s) as well.
      Noticed this note form Emsisoft decryptor mentioned that: Victims of AutoLocky will find their files encrypted and renamed to *.locky. Unlike the real Locky ransomware however, AutoLocky will not change the base name of the file. So if a file named picture.jpg is encrypted, AutoLocky will rename it to picture.jpg.locky while the actual Locky ransomware will change it to a random name.

      I think it didn’t work because those files their base name actually changed and they are real Locky ransomware. Didn’t know there are real and fake Locky ransomware.

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        Unfortunately, so far no decryptor for the Locky Ransomware has been released. However, if you are not sure by which of the two viruses your files have been encrypted, you can follow the instructions from Step 2 in the article. Using the online tool mentioned there will help you determine whether it is AutoLocky or Locky. You can send us the resutlts here, in the comments.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hello, Samy. We do our best to update the list with the latest decryptors as soon as we find out about their release. If you are currently unable to find the decryptor you are looking for, then it has probably not been released yet. We advise you to keep checking the article – we update it frequently and the moment a new decryptor gets released, we’d make sure to post it in there.

  • HRAM

    Hello, I am just checking if there is any news on decrypting .thor files? TIA.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Unfortunately, so far no decryptors of .Thor have been developed. This and other forms of the Locky virus are currently one of the worst instances of Ransomware. Still, we are constantly on the lookout for decryptors and as soon as one gets released, we’d make sure to post it here with an explanation on how to use it. We advise you to keep in checking our article on a regular basis so that you’d find out about any new decryptors when we post them here.

  • GlaiveL

    Just got attacked by Cerber 5.0.1 & all my files were encrypted with extension .81bb today.
    Is there any decryptor for it yet?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Unfortunately, so far no decryptor for that Ransomware has been developed. If one gets released, we will make sure to post it in our article abovr so make sure to frequently check this post.

  • Dev

    I have been hit with “Center Ransomware 5.0.1” Files changed to .bf34 extensions. Is there a file recovery or decryption program for this?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      So far there seems to be no decryptor for this particualr virus. As soon as find out about the release of a decryptor tool for this Ransomware, we will post it on our article. Therefore, we advise you to pay this page frquent visits to ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest developed Ransomware decryptors.

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  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    So far, a decryptor for this Ransomware has not been released. As soon as the decryptor for this virus is created, we will make sure to post it in our article. Therefore, make sure to frequently check this page for updates.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Well, that really depends on the specific Ransomware and also how much work is put into developing a decryptor for the said virus. Some instances of Ransowmare such as the infamous Locky are still a major unsolved issue even though Locky has been around for quite some time. On the other hand, less advanced Ransomware programs have a decryptor developed in a matter of several months.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    At this point, there isn’t a decryptor for this virus. We advise you to frequently check this article for updates. We make sure to post every new decryptor we learn about as soon as we find it.

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  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Sadly, no Thor decryptor has been released yet. The only thing you can try is use a tool called Recuva to restore your files. Instructions on how to use the tool are provided in the article above. If this does not yield any results, you will have to wait until a decryptor gets released. Make sure to frequently check this article, because as soon as we find out about the release of a new decryptor tool, we will post it here.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We regret to inform you that no decryptor for this program is available yet. You can try using Recuva to restore your files but this does not always work. Instructions on how to use the mentioned program are provided above. The only other thing you can do is pay frequent visits to this page because we always make sure to update it with the latest decryptor tools as soon as we find out about their release.

    • Wong Chee Mun

      Hi Guide Team, thanks for your response. I have already tried Recuva but recover nothing so far. Will keep check on this page for new decryptor to release. Thanks!

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        A good advice that we always give to our readers is to make back-up copies of their important data. Ransomware viruses are only getting more and more problematic, therefore, from now on make sure to back-up all your valuable files. Everything from a regular flash memory stick to a reliable cloud service would get the job done. As far as Recuva is concerned, did you enable the Deep Scan feature – this is an essential step when using this tool.

  • PhlimPhlam

    If you mean .OSIRIS, I am currently helping someone with it. No luck finding a decrypter yet. Trying the Recuva method now. 8hours to go.

    • Wong Chee Mun

      Hi Phlim, i have tried Recuva and other method as well but failed to restore the files. Feel free to share with me if you have found any ways to decrypt .osiris extension files. Thanks!

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, it is very difficult to track down hackers who use Ransowmare. This is also one of the main issues that makes this form of malware such a major threat. The other aspect is that IT companies are struggling to keep up with the ever evolving Ransomware viruses, each one coming more difficult to handle than the previous.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    A decryptor for this Ransomware is yet to be released. As soon as a decryptor tool for it gets developed, we will make sure to post it here to inform our readers. We advise you to pay common visits to this page so that you can find out about the release of the decryptor as soon as we post it. For now, the only other thing you can try is use Recuva (as instructed above) and see if this manages to retrieve your data.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, until a decryptor tool gets released for a specific Ransomware, there’s not much that you can do. Recuva (or some similar program) was the only other option but it seems that it failed as well. When you used Recuva, did you enable the “Deep Scan” setting? If you did and the results were not satisfactory, we are sorry to inform you that the only thing you can do now is wait for a decryptor to be released. As soon as one gets developed, we will make sure to post it here. That is why we advise you to check this article frequently for any updates.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    So far, a decryptor for this virus has not been released. We will make sure to update our article above, adding the decryptor tool for this Ransomware as soon as such a tool is developed. Therefore, we suggest that you frequently check this page for any updates. The only other think that you can try is use Recuva or any other similar program to restore the lost data. Instructions on how to do it are provided above. See if this works for you and tells us in the comments if there were any results in your case.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    You must first find out what Ransomware your files have been encrypted by. To do that, follow the instructions fro the beginning of the article (Step 3 – Identification). When you’re done with that, come back here and tell us what the Ransomware’s name is.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, so far no decryptor seems to be available for this Ransomware. We assure you that as soon as we find out about the release of a decryptor for this virus, we will post it on this page so that our readers can quickly learn about it. The best way to keep yourself updated is to pay frequent visits to this article. Also, you can try using the tool called Recuva as it’s described above. Apart from that, there is not much else you can do for the time being.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, there hasn’t been developed a decryptor for this virus. The only thing you can do for now (apart from waiting for a decryptor) is to try using Recuva (as instructed in the guide above) and see if it helps. If this proves to be ineffective, we advise you to pay frequent visits to this page. As soon as we find a decryptor for this virus, we will make sure to post it here.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, so far we have no information regarding a decryptor for this Ransomware. We will make sure to post on this page anything we that find which might help users deal with this virus. Our advice for you is to pay frequent visits to this page in order to be informed about the latest updates. Additionally, you can try using the Recuva tool as instructed above and see if it yields any results.

  • Mackenzie

    I got hit with a .merry ransom ware. merry_iloveyoubruce or something. downloaded the 1 text file i needed off my computer to an online drive. Im not willing to pay because its not that important, but I figured if you find a free solution, please send it my way.

    Thanks.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      As soon as a decryptor is released for this virus and we find about it, we will make sure to post it in our article on this page. This is why it is a good idea if you pay visits to this post from time to time so as to see if there are any updates.

  • Marcin Stachowiak

    Hello, I’m from Poland and I have https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cb8adcb32865928117b7f095a1f06062e4f1de2a5539b0be0b23243ebbd41ff.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7033030d4354cafce2565d64fbd005cbe907b939af72dbc6d6dc04c0750c10c1.jpg problem with encrypted files. Virus was deleted but I need to decrypt my files. Extension of the files is .b1ab. I think that was one of the latest version of Cerber. I attached my screens. Does anybody have/had the same problem? Any advice?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      This particular Ransomware is one of the most problematic ones. So far, we have been unable to find a decryptor for it. As soon as we find one, we will make sure to post it in our article above which is why we advise you to pay frequent visits ot this page so as to stay informed and updated with the latest information. The only other thing that you can potentially try is make use of the program called Recuva. Instructions on how to employ this software are provided above.

    • Dominik Drahoninsky

      i have got the same one…..damn it. I thought after first attack I have back up everything and got rid of it…and month later again…..entire computer = 7T of data…quite important data for my business. one day…the will be grilled the people who has done it….

    • Muhammad Asif

      I have the same problem

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, so far there seems to be no decryptor for this Ransomware. As soon as we find out about the release of a decryptor tool for this virus, we will make sure to post it above. For now, you can try using the Recuva software tool, following our instructions from the article and also pay frequent visits to this page in order to be up-to-date with the latest additions to our list of decryptors for Ransomware.

  • Johnq
  • Johnq

    Sorry,

    again, because you can not see the file extension https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8a3ccba4ececabfc24fc782d0060c59f72a5d0727ea2d291ffc9e5e0ab15317.png

    ? Cerber 4.0 / 5.0 ??

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Our advise for you is to visit our specialized article on decrypting Ransomware viruses. There is a link to the article at the bottom of the removal guide on this page.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We are sorry to inform you that so far no effective method for decrypting files locked by Cerber 3 has been invented. As soon as we learn about the release of a decryptor for this Ransomware, we will post it in our article above which is why we recommend that you frequently visit this page so as to stay updated.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately, so far we have not been able to find a decryptor for this Ransomware virus in particular. The only advise we can give you at this moment is to pay frequent visits to this page since we make sure to update it on regular basis with any new decryptors that we find.

  • George Kasiouras

    Question: I have MalwareFox as my Anti-Malware and it promises to prevent infection from Ransomware. But what if I were to get infected? Would an Anti-Malware be able to make the decryption?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Well, we have no experience with this security software and therefore cannot say anything regarding how effective it might be. However, one thing that you should bear in mind is that no antivirus software is flawless. There are just viruses out there that are way too advanced. Additionally, if a Ransomware gets inside your system and encrypts your files, an antivirus program would normally not be able to do anything. In case your files get locked by the virus, you will need to seek a specialized decryptor tool. Still, having some form of system protection is always a good thing. Just, do not let your guard down since the best protection that your computer and files can get comes directly from you and your behavior online.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Sadly, so far there hasn’t been a decryptor for this Ransomware in particular. The only thing that you can try is use Recuva as instructed above and try to restore your files with it. If this does not work, you’d have to wait until a decryptor for this Ransomware gets released. We will make sure to post it here as soon as we find that there is such a decryptor tool which is why we advise you to visit this page every now and then so as to stay updated.

  • Sergio

    I was infected by [email protected] .wallet I really need to decrypt my files. can you help me?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Unfortunately, so far we’ve been unable to find a decryptor for this particular virus. If we learn that such a decryptor has been released, we will make sure to post it here which is why we advise you to check this article every now and then so as to stay updated.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    No decryptor for this virus has been released yet. All you can do for now is visit this page from time to time in order to stay updated with the latest Ransomware decryptors since we make sure to post them here.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We cannot guarantee anything. It really depends on a lot of factors whether a decryptor is going to be released and how much time it is going to take. The only thing that we can say for certain is that we will make sure to post it on this page if we learned that such a decryptor tool has indeed been developed.

  • Adilson Pereira da Silva

    Hello, I’m from Brazil, and i have a file with this name, what to do?

    CLIPP. FDB. id-04FE6C3E.[[email protected]].wallet

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      First, you have to determine what Ransomware virus this is. To find out what the virus is, follow the Step 3 from the guide above and once you find the name of the virus, send it to us in the comments.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    No decryptor for this virus has been developed yet. We make sure to update this article every time a new decryptor tool gets released so if we find out that such a tool has been created for the Ransomware you’re currently dealing with, we’d make sure to post it here.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We are sorry to inform you that there isn’t a decrytpor for that virus yet. If we learn about the release of a decryptor for this Ransomware, we will make sure to post it here which is we advise you to visit this page from time to time so as to stay updated.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hopefully, you are right. The thing is that it really takes considerable amounts of time for decryptor developers to bust the code of a given Ransomware. Still, we can assure you that as soon as such a decryptor gets released, we will post it on this page.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Sadly, so far the answer to your question is negative. Our advice for you is to pay frequent visits to this page since as soon as we learn about the release of a decryptor for this Ransomware, we will post it here.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Sadly, so far there hasn’t been developed a decryptor tool for this particular Ransomware virus. When such a decryptor gets released and is available for the public, we will make sure to post it here which is why our advice for you is to visit this page from time to time so as to stay updated.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    It might be possible, though we do not know. It depends on a lot of factors, especially when talking about Ransowmare.

  • lekhika jain

    My Files which have been encrypted have the .A999 Extension

    And the Background is the same as @disqus_Kw9IatTOnN:disqus

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7f05f5b39cd480aa3ed4a3865f6762f07a3bb6a1e0393ef4df96ae4af2a3f3b.jpg

    Please Assist me, my system has all my College Data.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You will first need to figure out which Ransoware virus has attacked you. Instructions on how to identify the Ransomware are in the article above (under Step 3). Identify the virus and tell us what its name is.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    This Ransomware seems to be particularly problematic. So far no decryptor for it has been developed. We will make sure to keep you updated. As soon as we learn that a decryptor tool is available, we will post on this page which is why we advise you to check this article every now and then.

  • j

    hi…

    my file name be change 10character,
    and extentention be change 4 hx,
    example:
    GQ3wX1d2Ls.b956

    just i scan with ID Ransomware, is detected “cerber 4.0/5.0”,
    can decrypt it?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      So far a decryptor for this version of Cerber has not been developed. Once we find out about the release of such a decryptor, we will post it here along with instructions on how to use it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Unfortunately there is no decryptor available for this Ransomware yet. Once such a tool gets released, we will make sure to post it here which is why we advise you to keep visiting this page in order to stay updated.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    The issue with Ransomware viruses of this type (the ones that use encryption) is the fact that even when the virus is removed, the encryption would remain. However, removing the virus is important before trying to restore or decrypt the files so that they don’t get locked by it again. That being said, we regret to inform you that there is no decryptor for this specific Ransomware yet. You can try file restoration and see if it works but, as we already mentioned, before you do any of that you must ensure that the virus is removed. As far as your other question is concerned, normally, the only thing that would happen if you remove the virus and not pay the ransom is that your files will remain locked.

    • freebee

      Because the files that were locked aren’t that important could i do a factory reset? I want to do this to ensure the virus is fully removed. Thanks again

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        If you are ready to lost those files, you can do that. However, just to be sure that the virus is removed, we first advise you to follow our Ransomware removal instructions and then do the factory reset.

  • Hrishi Kesh

    is there any decription tool for .sage

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      As far as we know, there isn’t a decryptof for this virus yet. We’re constantly searching for newly released Ransomware decryptors and whatever we find, we post it here which is why we recommend you to come back to this page every now and then so that you can learn about the release of a decryptor tool for this virus as soon as we post it in the article.

  • Kevin Downey

    Back up your data on a regular basis!

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Are you certain that you are using the correct decryptor. Certain Ransomware viruses have a number of different versions and a said decryptor might not work for all versions of the virus.

    • Bolovinos Angelos

      I think yes, I found the right decryptor. Do you know any other way I can find to solve my files?

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        You can try using the data restoration methods from this article (restoring the files via shadow copies/using Recuva).

  • Alan

    Any news on removing the wallet ransomware?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Sadly, we haven’t received information for decryptors for this virus. As soon as we learn anything, we’d make sure to post it here so that you can learn about it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We cannot know that.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    You must first find out what Ransomware virus this is. Instructions on how to identify the specific virus are provided in this post.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    You can have a try but, sadly, there is no specialized decryptor for this specific cryptovirus. Once one such decryptor tool gets released, we will make sure to post it here so that you can find out about it.

  • Deva Sahaya Suresh

    Hi Friend this is how my infected and encrypted. Any tools for the same.?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40d3db8e442edfa705da883edd528c59987e4c16f40255e89822ca87d33c8c66.jpg

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You must first use the instructions from the begining of the article in order to determine what is the exact Ransomware virus that has taken your files hostage.

  • kariverson

    Nothing for Spora ransomware yet 🙁

  • mm kk

    Any news about ARENA?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      So far, we haven’t found anything that could be of use. We will keep you updated if anything comes up.

  • Deva Sahaya Suresh

    Hey, Any positive news about the Cry36 recovery tool.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Unfortuantely, there doesn’t seem to be a specialized decryptor tool for this Ransomware in particular. If one gets released, we will make sure to post it on this page as soon as we find out about it.

  • Asif Imtiaz

    Hi, my pc is attacked with .losers ransomware, is there any way to remove those and also recover my files??

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      This is a fairly new Ransomware virus so there seems to be no decryptor developed for it yet. Once one such decryptor program gets released, we will make sure to post it on this page. Until then, you can try using the Shadow Clone Restoration method and see if this yields any results (Step 2 from the article).

  • saibhargav

    problem with .losers can i find a solution

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      As this is a fairly new virus, there aren’t any decryptor tools for unocking files encrypted by it that have come to our knowledge. The only thing that we can advise you is to use the Shadow Clone Restoration method and see if it helps you recover some of your data. Instructions on how to do that are provided in the article above (Step 2).

  • Ralph Balili
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hello there, first, you need to determine the name of the Ransomware before anything else. Use the instructions from the article above on how to use Ransomware ID to see what the exact name of the virus that you are dealing with is.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there, we advise you to first check what Ransowmare your files have been encrypted by. Use the instructions from the article above regarding the Ransomware ID tool. Only once you know the name of the Ransomware we will be able to tell you if there is a decryptor for it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    There aren’t any known decryptors for this virus. You can try using the Data Recovery tool that to restore files from shadow copies (instructions on how to do it are provided at the beginning of this article). Aside from that, you can backup your encrypted data and wait until a decryptor gets released. We will make sure to post it here if we find about the release of such tool.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We haven’t come across a decryptor for this particular Ransomware. You can try using Data Recovery Pro to restore your files. Otherwise, all you can do is wait until a decryptor is released – we will make sure to post it on this page.