Ooss Virus


Ooss is a representative of the Ransomware category that can encrypt different user files. The main aim of Ooss is to make victims pay for their encrypted files to be released.


The Ooss Virus will show you this message in a _readme.txt file.

On this page, you will find a removal guide will help you to get rid of Ooss if this is what has infected your system. Furthermore, the removal of ransomware like this one is very important since if the virus is running on the machine it will possibly encrypt any new files you want to access or create. Moreover, the ransomware may encrypt even more information, including the data stored on devices that get connected to the compromised computer, such as your smartphone and tablet. If you manage to successfully remove Ooss, however, you will have the chance to safely connect file backup sources and restore your information from external devices, cloud storage or other data storage devices.

The Ooss virus

The Ooss virus is a cryptovirus that specializes in encrypting user data and preventing the owners from accessing it. The criminals behind the Ooss virus typically demand a ransom from the victims and insist on a quick money transfer in order to provide a decryption key.

When the file-encryption process ends, the victims are typically informed that they can get back their encrypted information only if they pay a ransom to a given cryptocurrency account. If the money is transferred, a special decryption key should be given to them. But it’s obviously not a very good idea to trust these promises made by anonymous cyber criminals. The reason is, you can’t tell if the hackers behind the ransomware really want to provide you with a decryption key or if they’re just lying to you. In the second scenario, you will send a substantial amount of money to them without any guarantees about the future of your files and your computer. In addition, the demanded ransom amount may be quite high, which is another reason why it is preferable to search for solutions to remove the infection and restore your data without paying a penny to the crooks behind Ooss.

The Ooss file encryption

The Ooss file encryption is a method that helps criminals to block access to user data and keep it hostage for a ransom. The Ooss file encryption is a stealthy process that runs without visible symptoms in most cases.

The problem with the Ooss encryption is that even after the ransomware has been removed, nothing can guarantee that the encrypted files will be restored to their previous state. The corresponding decryption key is, as described above, the normal way to unlock the encrypted pieces of data. But it may not be possible to always get the key from the hackers, even if you pay the ransom. Therefore, to restore your information, you may need to find other methods. In the second part of our removal guide, you will find some suggestions on that. Keep in mind, though that, in general, it is very difficult to deal with a threat of this kind, particularly when it’s new such as Ooss, Rooe and Alka. Some of your files may still be hard to get back, but if some backups are left on other machines, on an external drive or on cloud storage, this is the time to use them. Just make sure you remove the ransomware first, to prevent it from encrypting your backups.


Name Ooss
Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Ooss Ransomware Removal

You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.



About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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