.Oblivion Ransomware Removal (+.oblivion File Recovery)

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

The focus of the article below is a program named .Oblivion Rasnomware. This is a version of the notorious Ransomware virus group – a kind of malware that is capable of causing file encryption or screen lockdown. Below, we have mentioned all the facts you need to be aware of if you have become a victim of Ransomware or if you simply are interested in all kinds of cyber threats. Moreover, there is a Removal Guide attached below to help all those who are suffering from the effects of .Oblivion. Hopefully, everything will turn out in a positive way for you!

.Oblivion Ransomware

Ransomware as a category:

Ransomware comprises all the malicious programs that are able to lock something on your personal computer or portable devices. Normally – it is either the screen/ desktop, or some file formats stored in the PC.

The process of file encryption happens as the malware copies all previously targeted files with the new copies being locked by the encryption. Afterwards, the originals get deleted so the only data left is the one that has been copied and is currently inaccessible. If you are wondering how the victims of .Oblivion find out they have been infected – it is quite simple. A huge pop-up gets displayed that contains all the details about the contamination and all the demands of the hackers. Usually, the ransom is wanted in a certain cryptocurrency because those are less likely to be traced back to the criminal that gets the money.

If the Ransomware is a screen-locked instead of a data-encryptor, the lock-up takes place in the following way – a very big notification blocks the affected monitor/ screen and prevents the victim user from accessing anything on the affected device. The ransom is again typically wanted in the form of a cryptocurrency, all the requirements of the cyber criminals are included in this alert message, as well as additional threats in some cases. If that’s the case – no data gets locked up, simply the screen/desktop gets blocked which is again very bothering. However, at least you will not lose any files in such a way and typically screen-lockers are easier to deal with.

Removal of .Oblivion:

Viruses like .Oblivion are incredibly complex and hard to remove. That is why our team of experts has come up with the Removal Guide below. Inside it, you may find all the necessary instructions to eventually get rid of .Oblivion.

.Oblivion 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!

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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. 

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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:

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 .Oblivion 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!

.Oblivion, as an individual virus:

As we have already said above, .Oblivion is a representative of the data-encrypting Ransomware viruses, which are the more dangerous type. Such malware could sneak into your system unnoticed and prevent you from accessing some of the essential data on your PC. The mechanism is the same as the general one we have mentioned above.

Likely sources of such malware:

There are many different potential Ransomware sources. Below, we have listed the most commonly used ones but know that there could be others as well:

  • Infected emails (spam): Some spam emails with file attachments could be used as sources. Our advice is to ignore all the messages that come unwanted or unexpected and that are from unknown senders.
  • Fake malicious advertisements such as pop-ups and banners: in this case, a virus like .Oblivion may if you carelessly follow an online ad. That is why you should avoid all of them that look questionable as you can never know which ones are genuine and which ones are contaminated.
  • Some illegally distributed torrents, movies, videos : in such a case, you may become a victim of such a threatening virus if you download movies and torrents from illegal sources, which could be contagious and include many more kinds of malware. Stay cautious!

Of course, Ransomware may come from all sorts of web pages and other content that you have never thought is actually malicious but we cannot list all of the different possibilities. The key to a healthy system is to mind the way you browse the Internet and only interact with content you are sure is not infected.

SUMMARY:

Name .Oblivion
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.