MSSECSVC2.0 Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove MSSECSVC2.0 Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware file can be recovered.

MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware is a highly malicious and harmful piece of malware. It’s main purpose is to lock the personal files of its victim through an advanced encryption code and use this as leverage for a blackmailing scheme later on. The idea is that the user needs to pay a set amount of money to the hackers or else the sealed files would remain that way. This type of malware behavior is associated with Ransomware cryptoviruses, which is why this is how we will be referring to MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware for the remainder of the current article. If you have already had your files taken over by this vicious piece of software, we advise you to read the next paragraphs and go to our removal guide. It contains steps which will guide you towards eliminating the nasty virus as well as potentially restoring the files that it has locked. Sadly, the amount of data that can be restored in the scenario of a cryptovirus attack is heavily dependent on a number of factors. This is to say that in certain cases the guide that we offer you might work while in others it might prove to be ineffective when it comes to regaining access to the locked files.

Why opting for the ransom payment isn’t a good idea

Even though we cannot provide you with a guarantee as to whether or not you’d be able to get your files back with our guide, we can still assure you that it is always better to try out all alternative options before even thinking about making the ransom payment. You have to understand that if Ransomware has taken your files hostage, there is always the possibility that the data would remain sealed even after you have sent the requested money. A lot of unfortunate users have had this happen to them and for that reason we believe that the option where you pay the ransom should only be considered if there are truly no other alternatives. One other thing to bear in mind with regards to the ransom demand is that normally, the payment method preferred by the hackers is the infamous bitcoins currency. Any money that is sent in the form of bitcoins cannot be traced, which is part of the reason why very few hackers who use Ransomware get caught and are held responsible for their crimes. Therefore, it is unrealistic to think that you might still be able to get your money back at a later point – the chances of this happening are pretty much non-existent.

The way Ransomware operates

Ransomware cryptoviruses significantly differ from other forms of malware, which makes them even more challenging to deal with. Something that a lot of users might not know is that most antivirus programs aren’t particularly effective against newer cryptoviruses such as MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware. The reason behind this comes from the employment of the encryption method. This is a non-malicious process that is normally used as a form of data protection. A regular antivirus program will not get triggered by an encryption process even if it coming from Ransomware since nothing on the computer is harmed by it. In fact, many users find out about the encryption that has taken place only when the virus itself displays a message on their desktop or generates a note within which there are instructions explaining how the ransom payment should be made.

One more aspect that contributes to the ability of Ransomware programs to stay under the user’s radar has to do with the fact that the potential symptoms of the infection are normally very scarce. The victim might momentarily notice an unusual increase of the RAM, CPU time or HDD space that is being used on the PC but in many instances no visible symptoms will be present. Still, being observant and paying attention to your computer’s behavior is always advisable so make sure to be on the lookout for any potential infection signs if you think that your machine might have been invaded by some shady piece of illegal software.

System security for your PC

Cryptoviruses like MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware are currently the bane of the World Wide Web and everyone needs to make the necessary precautions in order to ensure the safety of their computers and personal files. We strongly advise you to avoid any sketchy web addresses and not open any links or file attachments that have been sent to you via suspicious-looking e-mails or social network messages. Also, get yourself a strong antivirus program so that your machine gets the best protection possible against Trojan horses and other forms of malware that can be used as a backdoor for Ransomware. Another great piece of advice is to get your important files backed up. That way, hackers won’t be able to blackmail you even if they manage to get a cryptovirus inside your PC.

 

SUMMARY:

Name MSSECSVC2.0
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms If your computer starts behaving weirdly and starts using a lot of RAM, CPU and hard-disk space for no visible reason, then you might be dealing with Ransomware.
Distribution Method Internet malvertisements, shady and illegal websites, sketchy torrent files, e-mail and social network spam, backdoor viruses, etc. 
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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MSSECSVC2.0 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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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!
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 MSSECSVC2.0 Ransomware 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!