Oni Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

If Oni Ransomware is the reason for you to reach this page, then you should know that this is a freshly detected Ransomware cryptovirus, which can cause a lot of damage to your PC and your files. Ransomware, basically, is a very harmful type of malware that blocks victims’ access to their computers or the files found inside and requires a ransom payment. Some versions of this threat are more sophisticated and tricky than others. Once they encrypt your files, they may claim that a payment should be made to escape penalty from state authorities (usually the FBI or local agency), while other versions may use different delusive scenarios. The general idea is to make you believe that this is the only way to deal with the encryption and decrypt your data. Some recently detected Ransomware threats may also perform additional activities that can run in the background of the infected computer and may include personal information stealing, booting legitimate software (antivirus, anti-spyware, etc.), system and file deletion and other harmful activities. The first prototypes of this malware have been released in Russia some 20 years ago. Since then, they have appeared almost everywhere in the world and have become probably the most dreadful online threats that one could encounter. If your computer has been infected with Oni Ransomware, we understand your frustration. Indeed, there is hardly anything more malicious than being blocked from assessing your valuable data and being ruthlessly blackmailed to pay ransom to access it again. For this reason, in the next paragraphs, we have prepared a detailed removal guide to some alternative methods of dealing with the infection. Feel free to use them in case you don’t want to pay a ransom.

How Oni Ransomware operates

Oni Ransomware is a new addition to the notorious Ransomware family and as such, you can expect it to show no mercy to your system and your data. Once it finds its way inside the computer, the cryptovirus starts scanning the drives for a list of target file extensions and encrypts all the files that contain them. This way, it makes them inaccessible and ready to be kept hostage in exchange for a ransom. The virus may change the desktop background or display a ransom message in the form of a text file in order to inform the victim of the ransom demands of the hackers. Identical ransom message may be found in any folder containing encrypted files. Normally, the criminals want to remain anonymous that’s why they will prompt you to contact them through a special illegal web page and make a ransom payment in cryptocurrency (usually Bitcoins). If you strictly fulfill all of their instructions, they promise to send you a decryption key.  However, whether they will really send you anything and whether it will work or not, nobody can tell. The only thing that is sure is that you will be risking your money without knowing whether you will be able to save your files or not. For this reason, we encourage you to try all the recovery methods explained below before considering the ransom payment.

Oni 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 Oni 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!

How did you infect your computer with this malicious virus?

Although your first thought might probably be “It was not me!”, read this paragraph to the end. Ransomware viruses use the technique of the Trojan horse to hit their target without being recognized as dangerous objects. This means that distributors of infections like Oni Ransomware usually offer the victims to open a web page that looks safe, saying it contains important information that needs to be read. Typically, fraudsters use legitimate-looking emails to deceive the victims, present themselves as employees of well-known and trusted companies and speak illegally on their behalf. Claiming that they have reliable information while in fact, they carry malicious scripts through emailed files titled “Invoice,” “CV / Curriculum,” “Payment,” or “Urgent information” they spread the threats inside links, ads, or attachments. If you open such suspicious emails, you will surely be infected. That’s why you should always check the sender beforehand. If you have any doubts, better don’t click on anything and scan your inbox. Also, avoid software update invitations, sketchy ads, sudden pop-ups, free installers or social media messages that come from suspicious senders and definitely do not open the attachments they may contain!

How to remove Oni Ransomware?

It is time to talk about the Oni Ransomware elimination techniques and decryption methods of the affected files. Above all, you must first remove the Ransomware before attempting to recover your files. To do this, use a reliable tool like the professional Oni Ransomware removal software or the manual instructions in the guide below. Once the system is clean, you can safely proceed to the file-restoration instructions that are included in the guide. Do not expect a miraculous recovery, though. The only 100% reliable method to restore your files after a Ransomware attack is to extract them from backups. That’s why we always advise our readers to backup all the important data that they have and keep it safe somewhere on an external drive or cloud, so that they can always use it when they need it.
SUMMARY:

Name Oni
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.

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