My Decryptor Ransomware Removal (+ File Recovery)


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

My Decryptor is a variant of malware of the very dangerous Ransomware type. This threat is a file-encrypting virus that is used by cyber criminals to attack innocent computer users and make their files useless. During the attack, the malicious program adds very complex cryptography to all the popular file types and changes their file extensions so that they cannot be opened by any program. After the successful infection of the computer and the encryption of the information found on it, the virus leaves a ransom note that contains a brief message from the criminals, destined for the victim. The hackers offer to send a special decryption key if the victim agrees to pay ransom. They prompt the user to write to them immediately and encourage negotiating. The criminals then give a very short deadline for the infected user to react and threaten that if the ransom is not paid within the given deadline, they will double it or destroy the decryption solution. The amount, asked may vary but some victims may be asked to pay up to a couple of thousands for the decryption solution of their data.

If this Ransomware has attacked your computer and now the hackers are blackmailing you for the access to your files, we recommend that you check some alternatives instead of paying the ransom. In the removal guide below we have offered some possible solutions that can help you remove My Decryptor, as well as some file-restoration steps, which we hope to be useful. It is worth giving them a try as they are free to use and do not hide risks for your system.

Where does My Decryptor spread and how can it infect you without you knowing?

Ransomware viruses such as My Decryptor ransomware usually use traditional malware-spreading methods. In most cases, the infection arrives as a malicious attachment in an email that needs to be opened by the user to run. In order to convince the victim to open the document, the criminals often use a fake sender’s email address and rename the malicious file to an invoice, courier, receipt, or other important document that may be of interest to the potential victim. However, criminals may also use other distribution methods such as malicious advertisements, well-camouflaged Trojan horse infections or exploitation tools. They can easily deceive the user and make them download and install a malicious file hidden behind online advertising. Therefore, to protect your computer, we advise you to use a malware program, back up your information, and only visit trusted web pages. This may not guarantee you a 100% of safety but still, it may greatly reduce the risk of infecting your computer with some nasty virus.

My Decryptor 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. 

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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. 

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 My Decryptor 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!

Your antivirus may not detect My Decryptor!

Ransomware typically is very difficult to detect in time. This type of malware can get inside your system in a stealthy way and encrypt your data without any visible symptoms. Your antivirus may not detect it because the cryptovirus uses a very tricky method to cause harm. It does not corrupt or destroy the files – it just encrypts them and they remain on the computer. The security software may not recognize this as a malicious action and may not notify you. You will only come to know about the infection when the ransom note appears on your screen.

However, once you see the message from the hackers you should not get panicked and should not submit to their demands. They are criminals after all, and no matter what they promise, you can never be sure that they will really send you a decryption key or help you get your files back. In fact, it is much more likely for them to disappear rather than risk being caught by the authorities if they send you a decryptor. That’s why we advise you not to enter into negotiation with the hackers and remove the My Decryptor virus instead. This is a very important task you have to do. Only after you remove the virus from the system will you be able to use it again safely. You can do that manually with the instructions in the removal guide below or automatically with the help of the professional My Decryptor removal tool. The reason we recommend using an automated malware removal tool is that some Ransomware viruses spread along with other serious malicious threats like Trojans or Keyloggers.

So if you do not want to leave dangerous programs on your computer, find them and remove them automatically with a malware tool. Attempts to delete dangerous viruses manually may eventually cause other security issues, so if you are not very confident about your computer skills, the manual instructions may not be a safe choice.

Remove My Decryptor and recover the lost files.

If the files you need are already encrypted, remove the My Decryptor virus as soon as possible. Cyber criminals will not let you use your computer safely until you uninstall the malicious program that is hidden in the system. Once you are sure the Ransomware is eliminated, only then can you proceed with some file-restoration attempts. The best is to use file backups. Look for some copies of your valuable data that you probably keep on cloud storage or external drives. You may also want to try the file recovery instructions below but bear in mind that in some cases, not all the data may be restored.

SUMMARY:

Name My Decryptor
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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