[email protected] Virus Removal (+.java File Recovery) July 2018 Update

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

Ransomware cryptoviruses are currently one of the most dangerous virus threats that can attack your computer – their encryption is able to render all your personal data totally inaccessible until you make a ransom payment to the hacker who’s trying to harass you. One of the newer Ransomware versions is a cryptovirus called [email protected] and in the lines below we will give you some information regarding this insidious malware program as well as some suggestions on how you might be able to deal with it without having to pay the demanded ransom sum.

What are the most characteristic traits of those viruses?

The first thing that’s important to bear in mind on the topic of Ransomware infections like [email protected] is that most such viruses aren’t supposed to initially harm any aspect of your system. Unlike other malware forms, a typical Ransomware representative would actually technically be harmless to your computer for all intents and purposes. That, of course, doesn’t mean that such infections are any less hazardous or problematic. In fact, Ransomware is currently one of the most devastating kinds of software viruses and most cyber-security experts are struggling to find solutions to the infections caused by those insidious programs. Unfortunately, there’s still no universal method for nullifying the negative effects from such a malware attack which makes it that much more important to ensure that no Ransomware manages to infiltrate your computer. Still, in case it’s already too late for you and [email protected] has taken your personal data files hostage asking you for a certain amount of money for the data’s release, there are basically two options in front of you.

The first possible option is, naturally, making the payment. While this might sound like a sensible course of action, especially if the requested sum isn’t too high and if the encrypted files are really important. However, we would generally advise against going for that. Many users who have given in to the demands of such cyber-criminals and who have transacted the money have eventually been left without any means to unlock their files. Of course, the hackers would still take the money in such cases even if they do not send the decryption key that is needed for the recovery o the sealed data. Bear this in mind if you are considering making the payment – you might simply lose your money and still not get your files back.

The other option that you have in case a Ransomware has locked-up your data is to get rid of the infection and then seek alternative methods for the restoration of the data. Note that removing the virus would likely not be enough to restore the files to their accessible state. This is actually one other major issue with Ransomware infections – the encryption that they use is typically really advanced and difficult to bypass. There are certain possible methods that you can use in such cases but none of them guarantees success. Still, down below you can find both a removal instructions for getting rid of [email protected] as well as several potential file-recovery methods. We advise you to make use of our guide instead of going for the ransom payment – none of the two options guarantees that your data would get restored but if you use our guide at least you won’t be risking losing your money.

Advice for the future

It is essential that you make sure that your computer system is kept safe and clean from now on. There are relatively effective methods for dealing with most other malware forms but when it comes to Ransomware infections, there really isn’t anything that can guarantee that any files locked by such a virus would get recovered. Therefore, the best scenario is the one where no such viruses enters your system. One typical Ransomware source are the malicious spam e-mails that carry links or file attachments which are infected with the virus. Another possible distributor of viruses like [email protected] are different web requests and shady ads you might encounter on the Internet, especially if you are visiting unreliable sites with bad reputation that might also be illegal. The next commonly used technique for infecting computers with Ransomware is by using a backdoor Trojan Horse virus that silently sneaks inside the targeted system and then downloads the Ransomware on the infected machine. Pirated software is also a possible source of malicious programs such as [email protected] There are other possibilities but the ones mentioned above are the most common so make sure to avoid those. Also, get your most valuable data files backed up on a cloud or on an external storage so that you’d always have safe copies of them on a location that hopefully cannot be reached by Ransomware even if your machine gets compromised.

 

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Most of the time there would be no symptoms aside from possible CPU and RAM spikes.
Distribution Method Shady spam messages, backdoor Trojans, illegal sites with pirated downloads, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Remove [email protected]


 

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!

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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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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Scan Results


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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 [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!

The other option that you have in case a Ransomware has locked-up your data is to get rid of the infection and then seek alternative methods for the restoration of the data. Note that removing the virus would likely not be enough to restore the files to their accessible state. This is actually one other major issue with Ransomware infections – the encryption that they use is typically really advanced and difficult to bypass. There are certain possible methods that you can use in such cases but none of them guarantees success. Still, down below you can find both a removal instructions for getting rid of [email protected] as well as several potential file-recovery methods. We advise you to make use of our guide instead of going for the ransom payment – none of the two options guarantees that your data would get restored but if you use our guide at least you won’t be risking losing your money.

Advice for the future

It is essential that you make sure that your computer system is kept safe and clean from now on. There are relatively effective methods for dealing with most other malware forms but when it comes to Ransomware infections, there really isn’t anything that can guarantee that any files locked by such a virus would get recovered. Therefore, the best scenario is the one where no such viruses enters your system. One typical Ransomware source are the malicious spam e-mails that carry links or file attachments which are infected with the virus. Another possible distributor of viruses like [email protected] are different web requests and shady ads you might encounter on the Internet, especially if you are visiting unreliable sites with bad reputation that might also be illegal. The next commonly used technique for infecting computers with Ransomware is by using a backdoor Trojan Horse virus that silently sneaks inside the targeted system and then downloads the Ransomware on the infected machine. Pirated software is also a possible source of malicious programs such as [email protected] There are other possibilities but the ones mentioned above are the most common so make sure to avoid those. Also, get your most valuable data files backed up on a cloud or on an external storage so that you’d always have safe copies of them on a location that hopefully cannot be reached by Ransomware even if your machine gets compromised.

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Most of the time there would be no symptoms aside from possible CPU and RAM spikes.
Distribution Method Shady spam messages, backdoor Trojans, illegal sites with pirated downloads, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.