Remove .Browec Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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

If some or most of the files in your computer have recently had their extensions replaced by some unknown extension and if they are no longer accessible to you no matter what software you use in attempts to open them, you’ve most probably had a Ransomware infection encrypt your personal data. The Ransomware viruses are very famous and problematic malware threats. Not all of them target the files, some go for the computer itself, locking its screen through the use of a big banner that hides every icon and menu behind it. However, surprisingly, those screen-locker Ransomware infections are usually easier to deal with. The cryptoviruses that place encryption on the user’s files, on the other hand, can be nightmarishly problematic since the code they use to seal the targeted data is highly complex and there aren’t many ways to retrieve the sealed files once they get locked up by the malware.

.Browec Virus File

Of course, the whole purpose of the lock-down on the files is to give leverage to the hackers behind the Ransomware that would make it possible for them to harass and blackmail their victims and make them pay a ransom to recover their data. The problem with that, however, is you cannot really trust anything the blackmailers tell you as they may never really allow you to restore your files even after you give them your money. Also, in some cases, the sum that is required may be too high or you to afford paying it. This is why it is advisable to try some of the possible alternative methods of handling this situation. It all starts with removing the infection from your computer – this is one of the most important steps and the first thing you need to do if you don’t want to go for the ransom payment. If the Ransomware that has encrypted your data is named .Browec Ransomware, in the lines below, you will find instructions on how to remove it from your machine.

As you have probably already seen, the removal guide above also has a separate section added to it that leads you to some suggested data-recovery solutions that may help some of you. Here, however, we ought to tell you about the fact that these potential solutions may not always be as effective as you’d like them to be. The encryption that .Browec Virus has likely placed on your data is one that cannot be bypassed easily no matter what you do. This means that regardless of what you go for, you may still not be able to bring all of your files to their regular accessible state. However, if you use our guide and the instructions in it, you will at least be able to clean your system and make it safe for future use and you will also not need to send your money to anonymous online crooks who may easily trick you and take the money without sending you anything that may bring back your sealed files.

SUMMARY:

Name .Browec
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms The typical Ransomware symptoms are rather few and difficult to notice – usually, the only things you may spot are increased use of HDD space, CPU time and RAM while the encryption is still ongoing.
Distribution Method Malicious pirated content, misleading online prompts and clickbait offers, illegal sites, Trojan Horses and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Browec Virus Ransomware


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!

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 .Browec 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!


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