PelicanC.dll Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

Viruses of the Ransomware type are very dangerous and difficult to handle – there is no going around it. These malicious programs use encryption to lock all personal data on the targeted computer and after that blackmail the victim to pay ransom in exchange for the decryption key needed to make the files accessible again. In the majority of instances of a Ransomware attack, the user does not realize what’s happening until it is way too late and all their data has been sealed by the noxious software. The main reason for that is the fact that most antivirus programs fail to recognize the threat and allow the virus to remain active. This is why it is extremely important for users to be well-informed and well acquainted with the specific characteristics of this particular type of malware.

PelicanC.dll Ransomware

This current article’s focus will revolve around one newly developed Ransomware virus that has recently been reported to attack users’ PC’s. The name of the Ransomware is PelicanC.dll and since you have landed on this page, it is highly likely that you have already had your files locked by the nasty malware and are currently trying to find a way to have the virus removed and your data unlocked. We might be able to help you with that. We have developed a detailed PelicanC.dll Ransomware removal and decryption guide that you can find at the bottom of this article. Try using that to eliminate the virus and restore the access to your files. Just keep in mind that due to the fact that Ransomware viruses are evolving at a rapid pace, we cannot guarantee that the guide will work in all situations. However, it is still a much preferable and safer alternative n comparison to paying the demanded ransom (something we strongly advise against!).

The Ransomware’s unique approach

In the introduction, we mentioned that one of the main reasons for Ransomware being such a huge problem is the fact that they oftentimes remain absolutely undetected by most regular antivirus programs. Here, we will explain to you why this happens. As was stated above, a process called encryption is employed when locking your data. This is what makes PelicanC.dll Ransomware and other Ransomware viruses unique – encryption processes are not actually malicious and harmful. This is simply an advanced (and very widely used) method of file protection. The problem is that in the case of Ransomware, the files are “protected” from you, which basically means that you’d be unable to access them. Obviously, this is both illegal and extremely problematic for the user, who then needs to choose between paying the ransom or trying to find another way to deal with the situation. However, your antivirus does not see it that way – the encryption is regarded as a legit process and is allowed to finish. After it’s all over and you are no longer able to access your data, a notification is displayed on your screen, in which the ransom is demanded and instructions on how to make the payment are provided (usually requiring of you to make the transfer via bitcoins).

Potential symptoms of Ransomware viruses

Even though PelicanC.dll Ransomware is difficult to notice manually, it is still not impossible to spot the infection on your own before it is too late.To do this, you must first realize how the encryption works. The locked files that you end up with when the process is finished are not your original files, but identical copies of them that have been made by the Ransomware. After the virus copies all your data into encrypted copies, it then proceeds to delete the originals. This is basically how PelicanC.dll Ransomware locks your data. However, to complete its task, the virus needs substantial amounts of CPU, RAM and free hard-drive storage space (for the copies). An observant PC user would be able to notice that, especially if they pay frequent visits to the Task Manager’s Performance tab. If you see sudden and unexpected RAM and CPU spikes or if your machine seems to have less free physical memory than it should, you should shut it down and have it taken to an IT specialist, as it might have been infected by PelicanC.dll Ransomware.

Tips to keep your PC safe from Ransomware

Here is our list of tips and rules that will help you improve the protection and security level of your machine and files while decreasing the chances of it getting attacked by Ransomware.

  • Always make sure that your machine is protected by a high-quality antivirus/anti-malware tool. A reliable security software will fend off backdoor viruses and today those are one of the most commonly used method for infecting computers with Ransomware.
  • It is very important to have a backup of all valuable and important files that you have on your PC. This is by far the best method of counteracting Ransomware.
  • You must always be on your guard when surfing the internet. If you think that a website looks shady and potentially harmful/illegal, it would be a good idea to stay away from it.
  • Each time you are about to check your inbox and open newly received e-mails, take a moment to see if any of the new letters looks like spam. If there are any shady messages from unknown authors that look suspicious, you should probably not open them and not interact with their contents.

SUMMARY:

Name PelicanC.dll
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms The most noticeable Ransomware symptoms are increased CPU, RAM and HDD free space usage during the period of the encryption.
Distribution Method These malicious viruses are commonly spread via illegal sites with downloadble content, malicious jun kmail messages and with the help of backdoor malware.
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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PelicanC.dll 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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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. 

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. 

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 PelicanC.dll Ransomware files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!