[email protected] Ransomware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove the [email protected] Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any [email protected] Ransomware file can be recovered.

The main topic of the article below is the way a virus known as [email protected] Ransomware normally acts. To sum up the nature of this malicious program briefly, we would like to inform you that it is a Ransomware-type program, which is capable of encrypting your most precious data. The next action that you can expect from this terrible virus is the popping up of an alert message, letting you know that your files have been encrypted and go recover them, you are supposed to pay the hackers. You can read more about that in the following paragraphs.

Your worst cyber nightmare – [email protected] Ransomware

To be completely precise, we can say that only few viruses are considered more malicious than the Ransomware-based ones. Ransomware is arguably the most intrusive and bothering kind of software you may come across on the web. More and more users are harassed by such malware due to the more and more flexible distribution methods its creators use to spread it. In the beginning, when Ransomware first originated, the most common distribution method was with the help of contagious electronic messages carrying such malware, either incorporated in the message itself, or in its contaminated attachments. At the present moment, as Ransomware is getting more and more popular, you can get infected with one of its versions via practically anything on the Internet: the aforementioned contaminated emails, drive-by downloads, torrents, infected web sites, malvertising and/ or shareware.

Please bear in mind that if [email protected] Ransomware has infected your PC via a contagious letter from your email, it is very likely to have invaded your system by exploiting a particular vulnerability, and with the help of a Trojan horse virus. That’s why it is essential to check your device for Trojans as you can never know how exactly this malware may have infected your system.

Essence of the process of encrypting files:

You already know that [email protected] Ransomware can render some of your files inaccessible. The virus selects which ones to encrypt after it has checked all of your hard drives, and has assumed which ones exactly you most regularly use. Then it creates a list of all that data, after which the program will encrypt all of it (all the files – one by one). After the files in the list have been encoded, [email protected] Ransomware will display a very frightening ransom-demanding notification, which will include the necessary payment details and deadlines.

Could this process be reversed/stopped/perceived before it has become too late? Is it helpful to pay the necessary ransom?

To our great disappointment, in most of the cases we know about, an ongoing contamination doesn’t get noticed before the encryption of all the enlisted files. The answer to the second question is a very sensitive matter as both “yes” and “no” are practically correct answers. In general, there is always a chance to remove this malware infection. For that purpose we suggest that you should follow the instructions in our Removal Guide belowNormally, the Ransomware-type viruses may be removed if you follow the advice and steps below as closely as possible. Restoring your encoded files, however, is another story. No Guide, no experts, no software versions can ever guarantee you that you will do that successfully. But even paying the demanded money might not give you back the access to your data ever again. All the probable scenarios depend on the plans and goals of the hackers, who are harassing you, and the way they have written [email protected] Ransomware. Unfortunately, you may never access your files again as, typically such criminals do not have honest intentions. In most of the cases, such abusers are only after your money. Neither the payment of the ransom, nor the removal of the virus will necessarily lead to the recovery of your data.

Pay attention to our advice below:

Don’t risk your money by paying criminals. Such people break the law on a regular basis and you cannot expect them to be honest and trustworthy in your case. Simply explore the possibilities and try all the measures against such viruses you can think of before you decide to pay the ransom. Go and ask an expert for help or explore the web for the most efficient tool against such infections. Do as much as you can and then, if nothing has worked, you can finally think about trusting the hackers.

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected] Ransomware
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Usually the victim user won’t even suspect that something wrong is going on, because there are hardly any symptoms. 
Distribution Method Via contagious pop-ups, webpages, torrents, spam, emails and shareware.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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Remove [email protected] Ransomware


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

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove [email protected] Ransomware successfully!

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

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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. 

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!
You can possibly recover parasite files by downloading Data Recovery Pro. At minimum, its free scanner can tell you if you can get them back.
Download Data Recovery Pro from here.

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 [email protected] Ransomware files

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

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!