Remove .Drume Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

It may come as a very unpleasant surprise for you if you have tried to open some files in your computer and they all turned out to be locked by some unbreakable file-encryption but this is exactly what you can expect to happen if .Drume or some other similar Ransomware infection has managed to enter the system of your machine. These sneaky malware pieces are known for being nearly “invisible” once they enter the targeted system. After .Drume manages to make its way inside a given computer, it detects all files in its system that belong to its list of targeted file formats. Normally, such infections target different types of text documents, image, video and audio files, spreadsheets and anything else that may be important to the computer’s user. The idea is that once such files have been accounted for, the malware would encrypt them and thus render them inaccessible just so that it could later blackmail the computer’s user for the decryption key that can unlock the encryption. This really isn’t anything new – the Ransomware threats have been around for a very long time but since .Drume is a new and more advanced representative of their family, we’ve decided to give it a bit more attention by writing a separate article about it. Here, we will give you some potential ways of dealing with its infection in case that’s what you are going through at the moment. We strongly advise you to at least read this whole article until the end before you decide what to do next. Paying the money required of you by the hackers immediately isn’t really the best approach as it may turn out that they do not really intend to release your files even after they receive the ransom sum.

.Drume File Virus Ransomware

The alternative solution – pros and cons

Our guide from this page should be enough to allow you to get rid of .Drume but sadly this will not directly remove the encryption from your files. When it comes to releasing your data, your options really are rather limited. Whether you pay or try some alternative data-recovery methods, there are simply no guarantees as to what will happen with the state of your locked data. Still, if you remove the malware from your machine with the help of our guidelines and the removal tool we’ve added to this page, you will at least know that your PC is now clean and no more files would get locked in it. Also, though we cannot promise you any miracles, there are still some potential file restoration solutions you can try that have been added inside an added part of the .Drume removal guide. In the end, we cannot tell you what the best option in your case would be as there are way too many variables. The one thing that is certain, however, is that you should eventually make sure that .Drume is eliminated in order to once again have a clean and secure computer with no malware in it.


Name .Drume
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms In most cases, Ransomware won’t trigger visible symptoms aside from increase in the CPU and RAM usage.
Distribution Method Malicious programs like this one can get to you through malicious e-mails, spam messages, fake ads and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Drume File Virus Ransomware


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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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!


How to Decrypt .Drume 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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