Ooii is a ransomware infection that enters your PC without your consent, searches for the most used files and encrypts them with complex code. After doing this, Ooii displays a screen message in which the hackers demand that you pay a ransom for the decryption of the encrypted files.
Ransomware viruses like this one are known to be the most dangerous cyber threats of all known kinds of malware. They are also some of the hardest to remove. All such viruses are used by hackers to make some money out of your misery. Ooii is especially bad because it targets your most commonly used files and prevents you from accessing them for an indefinite period of time or until you agree to pay the required ransom.
The Ooii virus
The Ooii virus is a Ransomware-based infection that is normally used in an extortion scheme. The Ooii virus uses secret file encryption to restrict access to certain digital files and then blackmails its victims to pay ransom for them.
Threats of this kind are typically distributed with a close friend – a Trojan horse virus. This is how these two help each other to carry out their mostly unlawful and harmful tasks. The infection process actually starts with a vulnerability. It could either be an outdated program or it could be an existing system security weakness such as the absence of an updated and reliable security tool. The Trojan detects and exploits such vulnerabilities to let the Ransomware inside your computer without being detected. Once there, the Ransomware carefully searches all of the folders on your PC for files. The malware determines the importance of the files by detecting how frequently they are opened or used. Then it encodes them one by one and changes their file extension with an unfamiliar extension that no program can recognize.
The .Ooii file recovery
The .Ooii file recovery is a process that, in most cases, requires professional assistance. The .Ooii file recovery is also possible if you have personal data backup sources or you obtain a working file decryption key from the hackers.
In most cases, after the Ooii ransom message has notified you about the attack and you confirm that your files have indeed been encrypted, you are left with the option to pay the required ransom in order to obtain a special decryption key from the hackers who are behind the ransomware.
However, it really is a gamble to give criminals money and expect them to recover your encrypted files. They may vanish once they receive the payment and, in this case, you will lose not only the chance to recover your files but also your hard-earned money. At the same time, if you refuse to pay the ransom, you can try to find another solution, such as software or an expert that can help you solve the problem with Ooii. Irrespective of what your decision is, make sure you calculate your risks, read more about alternative options, ask for help from an expert, become a forum member, or actively seek online for new decryptor tools that can reverse the file encryption. The removal guide we have written below is another possible solution. We cannot promise that everything will be back to normal but if you follow its instructions you will have a big chance to at least remove Ooii from your computer.
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Remove Ooii Ransomware
Before you start with the actual removal of Ooii, it is a good idea to save the URL of this page in the bookmarks section of your browser so that you can easily return to it after completing the next steps in the removal process.
After you have saved the Ooii removal guide to your computer’s bookmarks, we recommend that you restart your computer in Safe Mode. If you need assistance with this, you can refer to the following URL for step-by-step directions.
Then, go to the Windows search field (normally found in the Start menu), type msconfig and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
This will open the System Configuration window on the screen. Once you see it, open the Startup tab and make sure you uncheck any checkmarked Startup items that Ooii has added to the list. Then, after you’re finished, click OK to close the window.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
The ransomware infection begins to perform a number of harmful tasks in the background almost immediately after it has invaded your system and taken over the control of it. Therefore, your very next task is to identify and terminate any processes that you consider to be responsible for OoiiX’s actions and behavior.
In order to do so, hit the CTRL, SHIFT, and ESC keys on your keyboard at the same time to open up the Task Manager on your computer. Once you’ve done that, navigate to the Processes tab and scroll through the list of currently running processes until you find something that looks dangerous. As shown on the image below, once you detect a suspicious process, you can right-click on it and select Open File Location:
As soon as you have completed the above, you should use the free virus scanner provided below to check for any malware in the files linked with the selected process:
If any potentially harmful files are found by the scanner, you must first stop the associated process in Task Manager, which is presently running on your computer. This will allow you to thoroughly remove the dangerous files from their location.
You can terminate a process by selecting it from the shortcut menu that appears by right-clicking it and then selecting “End Process“.