Ransomware

Londec Virus File


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

The ransomware encryption-viruses like Londec are a type of malware that is particularly tough to deal with. Those nefarious pieces of malicious software are targeted at the files of their victims. The goal of a Ransomware cryptovirus is to encrypt the users’ data, making it inaccessible, just so that the hackers could then blackmail their victims by offering them to buy the access key to their files. Usually, the ransom demanded for the decryption key would cost anywhere from several hundred to couple of thousands of dollars. Oftentimes, the amount of money required depends on who or what the target is. A regular user, for instance, would probably need to pay no more than five or six hundred dollars. However, if the attacked computer is that of the head of some firm or company, the data on it which the Ransomware has locked is probably quite valuable, which is why the sum requested here would probably be in the thousands.

The Londec Virus – after the infection

Londec Virus

After the ransomware is done encrypting your files, it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions.

If this new and highly problematic cryptovirus has found its way inside your computer, the chances are that you have only noticed it after your files have gotten locked up by its encryption. This is quite understandable and expected, since most Ransomware infections are highly stealthy and show no symptoms that may give them away. Furthermore, even a reliable antivirus program may not be able to spot such a threat due to the lack of system damage or harmful processes during the encryption. The encryption process itself doesn’t cause any harm, which is why many good security tools may still miss it, and not detect the malware.

 Once the files get locked, the malware shows its victims a big banner, in which the demands of the hackers are stated. Usually, the payment is required in a the form of some cryptocurrency, most commonly in BitCoins. This helps the hackers stay anonymous and evade justice.

 When it comes to the payment of the ransom, our advice is to refrain from going for it – it may oftentimes turn out to be an utter waste of money, since a lot of Ransomware hackers tend to refuse to send the decryption key to their victims. It’s also possible that they have no working key, and that the one they may send you doesn’t do the job of releasing your files.

The .Londec file encryption – other options?

.Londec File

How an encrypted .Londec file will look like.

Unfortunately, there aren’t all that many alternative options when it comes to releasing your files from the grasp of a Ransomware like Londec. Our advice here is to remove the threat first, and then worry about releasing your data. Below, you will find a guide with removal instructions for Londec. A separate section of the guide will offer you some alternative means of recovering your data, but know that their effectiveness heavily depends on the specific case. If you have any file backups you may have forgotten about, now is the time to use them, but remember to first remove the virus before you connect them to your PC.

SUMMARY:

Name Londec
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Ransomware threats may slow-down your machine and temporarily decrease its free HDD space during the encryption.
Distribution Method Shady ads, misleading spam attachments and links, pirated downloads, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Londec 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. 

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

msconfig_opt

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.
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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 Londec 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!


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