This page aims to help you remove Ransoc Ransomware. These Ransoc Ransomware removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
You landed on this page because you have been infected with Ransoc? Then don’t leave it, because here we are going to help you clean your system from this nasty Ransomware. In case a disturbing ransom note has appeared on your screen and you don’t really want to pay the ransom, you are most probably seeking for other options to deal with the threat. In the removal guide below you are going to find some useful suggestions on that as well as some good tips to prevent future infections and protect your system better.
If you have fallen victim of Ransoc, here is what you should be concerned about:
We know that facing a Ransomware attack could be a quite shocking and traumatic experience. Unfortunately, such infections have increased significantly in the recent years and are quickly turning into the number one threat that is spreading online through targeted and massive attacks. Ransoc is a new version of ransomware, packed with a handful of malicious capabilities. Cybercriminals use this harmful script to not only invade users’ privacy but also lock their files and keep them hostage for ransom. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst online threats one could get and in some cases, the harmful encryption that Ransomware like this one can apply to the users’ data is irreversible. In the next lines, however, we will do our best to help you try all the possible options to clean the infection and hopefully restore some of your encrypted data. But first, it is important not to panic and learn as much as possible on how this cryptovirus operates and what happens during the infection. This will surely help you better understand the threat and successfully deal with it.
How does Ransoc infect computers?
As typical Ransomware, Ransoc is developed with the sole aim to infect as many unsuspecting users as possible and apply a strong encryption to their files. To do so, this threat is usually spread through email spam messages with attached malicious applications, files or links. Trojan horses, torrents, sketchy content, infected programs and seemingly harmless files or ads could all be potential transmitters of the infection as well. In general, the hackers behind this type of malware use various social intelligence techniques to delude users and mask the harmful payload as a legitimate or harmless one. Therefore it is really hard to detect the threat and a single click, even by mistake, is usually enough for Ransoc to activate its encryption.
Once it sneaks in the system, this ransomware tries to remain unnoticed and silently converts all the data found on the machine into a complex algorithm of symbols. Usually, this includes pictures, videos, document files, games, projects, music, movies and even system files. Encrypted this way, all the files become unreadable and impossible to open with any program or device. A change in the name and the file extension may be applied as well. Sometimes high CPU usage may be noticed during the encryption process, however, in most cases, the entire malicious activity happens without any visible symptoms. When the process is completed, the malware reveals itself with a ransom note on the victim’s screen. The victims then are asked to pay a certain amount of money (usually in Bitcoins) for a decryption key, if they want to access their data again. Cybercriminals use this nasty robbery scheme to make money out of the victims who pay, which is one of the main reasons for ransomware to become so widespread and profitable for the crooks.
In most cases, empty pockets and locked files is all that you will get if you pay the ransom.
Once you fall victim of Ransoc, the crooks behind this threat won’t hesitate to apply various manipulations or even threaten you in order to make you pay the ransom. A strange ransom note claiming that you have done an online crime and need to pay a fine is a common manipulative tactic, but many other scenarios could also be used. Usually, you will be given all the payment details in the ransom note and the crooks may even set a short deadline for the payment to be made, after which the sum will double or the decryption key will be deleted forever. All these are threats you should not get panicked about. Indeed, such situations could be really frustrating, especially when you need your data, but beware that fulfilling the criminals’ demands does not guarantee you will bring your files back to normal. There is a great chance you won’t get a decryption key at all, or even if the criminals do send you one, it may not be able to decrypt your files. Moreover, with an active infection on your PC, you are more vulnerable to all sorts of threats until you completely clean your system. That’s why we suggest you first try out the steps in the removal guide below and remove the infection. You could also check our list of free decryptors and keep an eye on it. Our team frequently updates it, in case that some security experts manage to break the Ransoc encryption. At the end, to prevent such threats in the future, do invest in good antivirus software and stay away from sketchy content or suspicious emails. And last but not least, don’t forget that keeping a backup of your data is the best protection against data loss caused by ransomware or even a dead hard drive.
|Danger Level||High (malicious cryptovirus that locks your files and prevents you from accessing them untill you pay ransom)|
|Symptoms||Increased CPU usage could be observed in some cases, followed by a ransom note on the screen.|
|Distribution Method||Ransomware is widely spread through spam emails, malicious attachments, links, Trojan horse infetions, torrents, seemingly harmless files, etc.|
|Detection Tool||Ransomware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Ransoc Ransomware Removal
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. Ransoc may have hidden some of its files.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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 make a big mistake.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added.
How to Decrypt files infected with Ransoc
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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