Ransomware

Remove [email protected] Ransomware (+.Btc File Recovery)


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This page aims to help you remove [email protected] for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Btc file can be recovered.

Ransomware viruses are a type of computer malware that is both very difficult to detect and deal with after an infection has occurred. Viruses from that category are rather unique in the sense that they do not seek to cause any direct harm to the infected machine or to the data stored inside it. Instead, a Ransomware program would typically try to block the access to the computer or encrypt the files on it so that the user wouldn’t be able to open and/or use them. Those are actually the two main subcategories of Ransomware – the screen-lockers and the cryptoviruses. The screen-locked Ransomware programs use a big banner that gets superimposed onto the user’s screen. The banner covers everything an the user is thus unable to use their computer as long as the banner remains present. Cryptoviruses, on the other hand, use a process known as encryption that can make any targeted file inaccessible by locking it up.

.Btc Ransomware File

Cryptoviruses typically targeted files that belong to commonly used file formats such as text, audio and image files as well as spreadsheets, databases and others. The whole idea behind the locking of the user’s screen or the encryption of their personal data files is so that after the malware’s job has been completed, the hacker would have leverage upon their victim upon which they’d be able to demand a ransom request. According to hackers who use Ransomware to harass their victims, unless the demanded money is paid, the PC or the data would remain locked for good. Now, here we have to mention that screen-lockers are typically less advanced than cryptoviruses and typically a user with some experience and computing skills should be able to manually deal with such an infection. However, the same cannot be said with regards to cryptoviruses – those malicious programs are usually very advanced and a lot of work get put into them so that they could be as difficult to deal with as possible. The fact that they use encryption to complete their task is a very important factor that makes them one of the most problematic kind of malware out there. Still, in this article, we will try to offer you a possible way of handling [email protected] – one of the latest versions of cryptovirus Ransomware.

We can’t guarantee that our methods suggested on this page would certainly work but we still highly recommend you give them a try as the ransom payment alternative is certainly a course of action that you should only consider as a last resort option. Remember – a hacker who has attacked your machine and sealed your personal data documents doesn’t care if you’d ever get the files back. As long as the cyber-criminal manages to extort money from you, their goal would have been reached meaning that they might simply decide not to provide you with the means to regain access to the files that they have locked up. If you currently have [email protected] on your machine and if your data is currently held hostage by this malware, bear in mind what we’ve just mentioned.

Encryption issues

The encryption process is in the center of everything that a Ransomware cryptovirus does. It allows the malware to complete its task and it also enables it to stay hidden and unnoticed in nearly all infection instances. Ransomware viruses like [email protected] typically give no symptoms that would give their presence away. Also, even reputed, high-quality antivirus programs might be unable to detect such an infection since in most cases there’s no actual harm caused to the machine or to the files. The encryption simply places a “protection” on the files it has targeted. The problem is that those files are actually “protected” from their owner since the user wouldn’t have the decryption key to access them. In fact, this decryption key is the object of the blackmailing scheme – if the user pays, they’d supposedly receive the said key.

You really need to keep your PC safe

We already mentioned that we can’t guarantee success even if you complete each and every step of the guide. The main problem with cryptoviruses is that even if they get removed, the encryption remains on the files, keeping the inaccessible. Now, there are several suggested data-recovery methods that we have provided in the guide but we can give no promises regarding how successful they’d be in your specific case. Knowing that, you probably understand just how crucial it is that you make sure that no such infections reach your PC again. For that purpose, you ought to ensure that you don’t visit any shady sites on the Internet and that you only use download sources with good reputation. Also, avoid opening e-mails or other web-messages if they look like spam as this is one extremely popular malware distribution method. Trojan backdoor viruses are also frequently used for spreading Ransomware so having a good security program to keep them at bay is a must. Lastly, remember that if you have a backup of your important files, even if your machine gets attacked by Ransomware, you’d still have copies of those files on your backup so we advise you to get one a backup location set up ASAP.

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A Ransomware infection might trigger a unusual increase of the RAM and CPU time consumption but there are rarely any other symptoms.
Distribution Method Illegal web pages that spread pirated software, spam messages with infected file attachments, Trojan Horse backdoors, malicious ads, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove [email protected] 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

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 [email protected] 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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