[email protected] Ransomware Removal (+.Java File Recovery) April 2018 Update

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

A particular Ransomware virus called [email protected] is the topic of the current article. In the paragraphs that follow, we are going to thoroughly discuss the capabilities of this threat and all the possible methods that could help you remove it, in case that you have been infected. Unfortunately, Ransomware is a very harmful type of malware and recovering from its attack may not always be successful. If your files have been encrypted by [email protected] and a scary ransom notification has appeared on your screen, you may definitely need some professional guidance to handle this blackmail tool. That’s why we suggest you carefully take a look at the Removal Guide below and make use of its instructions.

[email protected] – a file-encrypting virus, which can ruthlessly blackmail you!

Ransomware has many versions but one of the recently detected is [email protected] This malware is a crypto-virus, which has been designed by a group of anonymous hackers with the idea to take users’ data hostage and ask them to pay ransom. What exactly you should expect from this infection after it has successfully snuck inside your system is the following:

  • scan your PC hard drives throughout;
  • detect the locations and the names of all the files you use most frequently and enlist them;
  • apply a very complex encryption algorithm to all the data from the list;
  • eventually, change the file extensions;
  • generate a scary ransom-demanding alert and place it on your screen and in the folders with encrypted files.

All these actions usually happen in a very stealthy way and the ransom alert is the only visible sign of the infection. The aim of the criminals, who control the Ransomware, is to deprive you of accessing your information and to insist on fast and prompt ransom payment. They may threaten you with short deadlines, higher ransom demands or complete loss of your files in order to get what they want, or act as the “good guys” who want to help you in exchange for a “small fee”. You may be offered to receive a special decryption key, which is promoted as capable of reversing the malicious encryption and restoring all the encrypted data but all in all, you will be asked to pay a fat amount of money for such a solution.

[email protected] Ransomware Removal


 

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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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.

What is the smartest thing to do if you get a ransom message?

Many people get panicked when they see the scary ransom message on their computer and, out of fear and frustration, they simply follow the ransom payment instructions. Such course of action is NEVER a wise idea because the risk of losing your money in vain is huge. The hackers usually vanish the moment they get what they want and sending you a decryption key is their last burden. That’s why security experts advise to avoid any ransom payment and seek for alternatives. A solution we can offer you is to try our Removal Guide. There you will find detailed instructions on how to locate and remove [email protected] and eventually restore some of your files. You may also want to use the professional [email protected] removal tool to solve your Ransomware-related issues or contact a security expert for consultation. Unfortunately, we can’t say which option will work best in your case, that’s why we will encourage you to check them all out.

Prevention is the best protection against Ransomware like [email protected]!

The only successful anti-Ransomware protection is to simply keep your system and your data safe. We know that this is not an easy task, especially nowadays, when the Internet is full of well-camouflaged and tricky malware transmitters. However, if you apply some basic safety rules and avoid exposure to potential carriers of infections, you will greatly reduce the chance of catching a nasty threat like [email protected] For instance, you should not trust and click on every pop-up and spam message that appears on your screen. Be cautious if you notice some unfamiliar emails with attachments or links that prompt you to click on some to-good-to-be-true deals. These may potentially carry a Trojan horse or some other nasty infection. Surfing the Internet carefully is one smart way to avoid possible danger, but another essential component of your system’s safety is the presence of reliable antivirus software. A good and regularly updated antivirus program can usually detect malicious files and notify you about them on time. It is also important to keep your OS updated to the latest security patches in order to keep it protected from the latest dangers. Also, do not forget to regularly backup your files and store them on a safe external drive. This way, even if Ransomware like [email protected] attacks you and asks you to pay ransom, you will simply have to remove the infection and safely restore your data.

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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

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!