iLO Ransomware Removal (+.ilo File Recovery)


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This page aims to help you remove iLO Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .iLO file can be recovered.

Our computers are typically filled with valuable files – memories, kept in pictures, videos, audios, important projects, work-related data, archives and what not. We surely don’t want to lose any of this data but if a computer threat somehow suddenly blocks our access to it, how much are we ready to pay to get it back? This is what the cyber criminals have decided to “find out” with their new Ransomware infection, called iLO. In fact, it looks like they have found a way to make a great amount of money just by encrypting people’s files and then using a blackmailing scheme to make them pay a ransom.  iLO Ransomware is a sophisticated cryptovirus, which uses a very complex file-encryption to prevent you from opening or using almost all of your important files and documents that are on your PC. If you have fallen victim to this nasty Ransomware, however, we do not recommend you pay any ransom to the hackers. Try our free Removal Guide instead and check out the details in the next paragraphs. They will help you figure out your alternatives and pick the best method for removing iLO Ransomware from your system. 

iLO Ransomware

How malicious can a Ransomware like iLO Ransomware be?

iLO, as a typical Ransomware representative, is a malicious software, used for a cunning blackmailing scheme. The malware enters your system by stealth, blocks the access to your data via a complex file-encryption process and then asks you for ransom. If you want to remove the encryption, you will be asked to fulfill certain ransom instructions and pay a certain amount of money in exchange for a decryption key. The criminals, who are behind the infection, can profit immensely from you if you, in your desperation, blindly pay them. Such an action, however, can oftentimes lead to nothing but a money loss, without any guarantee for the successful liberation of your files. In fact, without wanting to scare you, we need to warn you that most of the new and sophisticated Ransomware infections, such as iLO, normally apply an encryption, which currently has cannot be decrypted by any means other than be using the key that only the hackers have. At least until the security experts, who work towards counteracting new Ransomware infections, discover a way to reverse the complex algorithm, the options for counteraction against this malware are rather limited. That, however, is a complex process, which may take indefinite period of time. Time, during which, the criminals can promise you a quick and effective liberation of your data (via the secret decryption key) in exchange for a certain amount of money in the form of a ransom payment.

iLO Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt iLO files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Paying the hackers is a trap, so don’t negotiate!

Even though it may sound like the easiest solution, paying the ransom is never a good idea. Giving your money to the criminals only makes them rich and encourages them to continue with their blackmailing scheme. You, on the other hand, may end up wasting your money for nothing. Sadly, no matter how promising the secret decryption key that the hackers’ possess may sound, they may never send it to you. Or, alternatively, if they send you the key, it may sometimes not work properly in which case you won’t be able to do anything about it. That’s why, instead of right away opening your wallet for the crooks, we suggest you do something smarter – explore alternative methods for removing iLO and try to recover at least some of your data. In the Removal Guide below, we have published detailed instruction on how to detect and delete the Ransomware. After the infection is completely removed, you can use system or external backups in order to extract some of your files and recover them. You will also find some file-restoration steps below. We can’t guarantee how effective they would be in your case, but still, we would suggest you give them a try, just in case.

How can iLO Ransomware infect you and how to protect your PC?

The more people get infected with iLO and pay ransom, the more money the cyber criminals will profit from their malware viruses. That’s why they use various methods in order to infect as many machines as possible. Some of the most commonly used Ransomware transmitters are the spam email messages. Usually, the infection is camouflaged as an attachment, an interesting link or an offer, and once you click on it, it activates and loads the malware inside your machine. Trojan horses are another effective way for iLO to enter your system without absolutely any symptoms. Any eventual system vulnerabilities may also be exploited – that’s why one of the best preventive measures you can take is to update your OS to the latest security patches. The presence of a reputed antivirus software is also very important if you are to keep your computer safe. Do not neglect these tips because, despite the fact that they may not provide you with a 100% protection against all malware forms, they can still significantly reduce the chances of a Ransomware virus infiltrating your system.

SUMMARY:

Name iLO
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


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