Ransomware

Remove UNNAM3D Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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This page aims to help you remove UNNAM3D Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any UNNAM3D file can be recovered.

One of the most unpleasant experiences when you turn on your computer is to find out that all of the personal data files and documents on it are no longer accessible and no matter what methods you try and what software you use to open them, nothing seems to get the job done. This, however, is a very common occurrence that many users happen to experience as it is the result of the infection with one of the most widespread and dangerous forms of malware currently in existence – the infamous Ransomware cryptoviruses. Unlike other harmful programs such as Spyware, Trojans or Rootkits, a Ransomware will not try to spy on its victim, harm their machine or create exploitable vulnerabilities in the system. Instead, it will make sure that the user is no longer able to open any of the files located on the computer by using file-encryption. This is actually a rather harmless process that makes the targeted files protected against unauthorized access and makes them accessible only through the use of a special unique key that. Each encryption code has a different key which makes this data-protection method so effective. Of course, once a Ransomware cryptovirus places its encryption on the files of its victims, the only people who would have access to the key for the encryption code would be the criminals who are using the malware. Upon the completion of the encryption process and once no file is left accessible, the Ransomware itself makes its presence in the computer known to the user by popping-up a banner on the computer screen. In this banner, the user is told that they would need a special key to decrypt their data and that if they want that key, they will need to purchase it from the hackers. Recently, there have been many who’ve reported that a malware called UNNAM3D has done exactly that to their files. If you are among those users, we advise you to follow the UNNAM3D removal steps from the guide below to eliminate the malware.

Removing UNNAM3D Ransomware and recovering the locked-up data

Normally, eliminating the cryptovirus and restoring the files locked-up by it are two separate things. If you follow the guide offered in this write-up, you should be able to accomplish the first, especially if you use the help of the recommended anti-malware program that you will find there. However, when it comes to actually releasing your files from the grasp of the UNNAM3D encryption, you may not be able to fully do that regardless of the approach you choose to take. Paying the requested money sum, for instance, may get the wanted result but you may also realize that the hackers have simply accepted the money and no sent you any decryption key that may help you. Sadly, the suggested data recovery steps we’ve added in a separate file-restoration section in our guide may also not always be effective. However, it’s better to try to fix this problem without contacting the criminals and paying them the ransom. It is also essential that you remove the malware from your computer as this is the only truly effective way of guaranteeing that no future files you create or download on your hard-drive would get encrypted.

SUMMARY:

Name UNNAM3D
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Usually, you won’t notice anything sketchy until the encryption is completed and the ransom notification shows up.
Distribution Method Sketchy sites with misleading contents and pirated downloadables, spam message campaigns, malvertising and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove UNNAM3D 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 UNNAM3D 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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