Ransomware

Remove .IGAMI Ransomware Virus (+File Recovery) May 2019 Update


How irritating is this problem? (8 votes, average: 5.00)
Loading...

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

There is a new strain of Globelmposter Ransomware , which renames your files and changes their extension to .IGAMI

.IGAMI ransomware hackers will leave a notice behind that will be easy to find. It looks like this:

The notice includes contact information for how to reach the hacker

If the data located in the hard-drive of your computer have suddenly become inaccessible and if an intimidating notification shows on your screen every time you attempt to open any of the locked files, then you must know that the likely reason behind this issue is a Ransomware cryptovirus infection. One of the most recent examples of such a malicious piece of malware is the nefarious .IGAMI program. The file-encryption process that this insidious malware program uses is what makes all the user data stored in the hard-disk of the infected computer inaccessible. After the encryption is applied to a given file, that file will remain locked until a specific access key is used to open it. Needless to say, the only ones who have the unique access key for the encrypted data are the dishonest cyber criminals who are responsible for the .IGAMI attack on the computer.

As we said, once the files targeted by the .IGAMI cryptovirus have gotten locked and are inaccessible to the malware victim, the virus displays a note in which it is stated that unless a ransom is paid to the hackers, the key that can allow the victims to access their files would never be sent to them and would instead be destroyed. Many users panic once they first encounter such a message on their screens and are because of this quick to issue the payment without really assessing the situation. This, in turn, oftentimes results in the total waste of the users’ money because, in many instances, the hackers simply do not send back the access key and leave their victims with no way of opening their files even after the payment. Needless to say, there are no refunds here – even if you don’t receive a key, your money would still be gone for good. Considering all this, we believe that its a better option to seek alternative solutions in such situations instead of going straight for the payment and that is one of the main reasons we have written this article – to help the visitors of our site find an alternative way of handling the .IGAMI infection.

The alternative approach – pros and cons

The main advantages of not paying the ransom and trying to deal with this situation on your own are that you won’t be risking your money and you won’t be dealing with any hackers. If you choose to go for this course of action, the first thing that needs to be done is to remove .IGAMI from your computer so that any data you manage to restore won’t get re-encrypted by the virus. There are instructions on how you could eliminate the Ransomware in the guide below, where you can also find (in a separate section) several alternative data-recovery suggestions. However, in order to be fully honest with you, we need to inform you that even those suggestions you will find here may not always prove fully effective against threats like .IGAMI, .Crypt, .Forasom, Fedasot meaning that your files may still remain inaccessible no matter what you try. Nevertheless, it’s still safer to try the alternatives instead of opting for the money payment to the hackers and, in this way, risking a significant amount of money for an access key you may never receive.

SUMMARY:

Name .IGAMI
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Typically, the Ransomware would cause your PC to work harder and use more resources while your files are still being encrypted.
Distribution Method The methods used to spread threats of this type may vary greatly – from spam letters and malicious ads to Trojan backdoors and pirated programs, anything could be used to distribute such infections.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .IGAMI Ransomware Virus


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:

Drag and Drop Files Here to Scan
Maximum file size: 128MB.

This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users. You can find its full-page version at: https://howtoremove.guide/online-virus-scanner/




Scan Results


Virus Scanner Result
ClamAV
AVG AV
Maldet


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.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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 .IGAMI 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!


Leave a Comment