.Loser Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) Nov. 2017 Update

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

.Loser Virus is a recently discovered type of Ransomware cyber-threat that targets computer networks, information systems, and single computers with the sole aim of taking users’ files hostage by encrypting them. It encrypts the files in your system and prevents you from working normally while requiring a ransom payment in a hard to track crypto-currency such as Bitcoin. If your system has been infected, you should know that you are facing one of the most harmful and hard to deal infections available on the Internet today. This is not to scary you, but to give you a realistic idea of the recovery prospects and the courses of action you can take. In the next lines, we will give you some more information about this malware, as well as some alternative methods to avoid the ransom payment and remove .Loser Virus. We encourage you to carefully read all the details and give the removal guide below a try.

.Loser Virus Ransomware

 

What should you know if you face Ransomware?

Ransomware, generally, is a whole group of malicious infections that usually use special and very complex encryption in order to take victims’ computers and files hostage. There are sophisticated versions of this malware that are designed to affect all operating systems. Ransomware spreads over millions of computers all around the world. Individual computers, industries, hospitals, schools, railways, banks, mobile networks and government organizations are usually its target. .Loser Virus, for instance, is a recently discovered Ransomware virus that appears to be very advanced. It takes control of your computer and stops you from retrieving your data until you make a payment to the hackers, who stand behind the infection. The cryptovirus encrypts the files on your computer and informs you via a ransom note that they cannot be recovered without purchasing a special decryption solution. It also usually has a timer to show how much time remains until the given deadline expires. The cybercriminals accept payments only via untraceable crypto-currencies, usually in Bitcoins.

.Loser Virus 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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

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:

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.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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 .Loser Virus 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!

How can .Loser Virus infect you?

Ransomware such as .Loser Virus can enter and infect computer systems in many ways:

  • Running authentic looking programs and installers that contain the Ransomware virus.
  • Visiting malicious sites, clicking on fake ads or misleading links, interacting with spam messages.
  • Transferring data from an infected system.
  • Through a Trojan horse or unprotected and not upgraded computer systems.

Unfortunately, this malware is not vulnerable to most normal antivirus scanning software and it usually cannot be detected by scanning the system. What is more, it lacks the typical visible symptoms of a virus infection and the victims usually come to know about its presence only after a ransom note appears on their screen. That’s why preventing the infection in the first place is the best you could do. Make sure your operating system is up to date. Do not neglect the importance of having a reliable security software and install and use up-to-date Antivirus program on your computer. If you do not have an antivirus, it is still better to install some free versions from reputable manufacturers rather than having any. Also, do not click on links or attachments in emails from people you do not know or trust. Make sure that smart screen filter is enabled in your browser to help you identify malicious software and phishing sites. The most important is to be careful when downloading stuff from the internet and to take care of regular backups of the most important files. Do not store the backups on the same computer systems or on the same network. Consider using cloud services like DropBox, Google Drive, or external disk to store the important files safely

What to do if you have been infected?

Since you are reading this, you probably understand that paying the ransom money is not a good solution. In fact, it does not guarantee the recovery of your files in any way. There is a greater chance of you losing your money rather than receiving a decryption solution from the hackers. For this reason, every reputed security expert will encourage you to explore some alternative methods of handling the Ransomware. To start off with, check out the removal guide below. It contains detailed instructions that can help even a non-professional to detect and remove .Loser Virus. Also, to recover some of your data, try to extract files from backups, if you keep any. The file-restoration instructions, included in the guide below, may also help you to some extent. We cannot promise a full recovery, but still, you won’t lose anything if you try. Another alternative is to use professional removal tools and free decryptor solutions that might be available on the web. Just be careful when choosing software programs on the Internet and use only those, offered by reputable and reliable antivirus providers. The professional .Loser Virus removal tool, for instance, is one such program you can trust.

 

SUMMARY:

Name .Loser
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.