Ransomware

Remove .Stun Ransomware (+File Recovery) April 2019 Update


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

The purpose of a Ransomware cryptovirus is not to corrupt some crucial system files in your computer or to spy on your activities without you knowing it. A Ransomware will not delete personal data from your computer or give remote control over the infected machine to the hackers who are responsible for the malware attack. However, despite all this, the Ransomware viruses and their cryptovirus subcategory in particular are among the worst forms of malware that could potentially find their way to your computer and files. Unlike Trojans, Spyware, Rootkits and other categories of malware that may corrupt data, spy on you or block your antivirus, a typical cryptovirus would use a rather harmless computer process called file encryption to fulfil its quite nefarious purpose. The goal of the Ransomware cryptovirus is to make it impossible for you to open, use, edit or modify all potentially important personal data stored on your computer. Naturally, if you find out that all important files in your system won’t open no matter what you do, you’d be eager to find a way to get them to be accessible again. This is normally the point where the hackers tell you about their “offer”, namely the option to pay them a certain amount of money (usually in the form of some cryptocurrency like BitCoin) and, by doing so, be sent a restoration key for your files that can allow your computer to read through the encryption placed on the data. Of course, trusting such promises made by hackers who are blackmailing you isn’t exactly a very good option. After all, you may simply end up wasting a significant amount of money and still remain without the means to open any of your data.

.Stun Ransomware File

.Stun Ransomware is a nasty cryptovirus that works in this way and if you have come here because of this exact infection, you might want to read and apply the next removal steps that should help you eliminate the Ransomware.

Concerning the future of your files

It must be noted that getting your files encrypted by Ransomware makes the future of the locked data uncertain. You can try paying the ransom and you may or may not get the data decrypted by doing so and there is no way of knowing what will happen. Sadly, however, even if you use the guide from this page and manage to remove .Stun from your computer, you may still fail to recover the inaccessible data. The removal of the virus itself is typically not enough to bring down the decryption and though we have also offered our readers some potential restoration solutions for the locked-up files, we cannot promise that any of them will work for each user. Trying the guide out, however, will at least help you clean your PC which is an important step towards handling the situation as that would, at the very least, make your system safe and prevent .Stun from locking-up any new files that get created or downloaded onto your machine.

SUMMARY:

Name .Stun
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms In most cases, the victims of Ransomware wont’ be able to notice anything suspicious until the ransom-demanding note is presented to them after the encryption has already been completed.
Distribution Method Spam messages that carry the infection, pirated downloadables, low-quality software, malvertisements, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Stun 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.
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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 .Stun 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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