.Server Virus Ransomware Removal (+.Server File Recovery)

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

The malicious type of software classified as Ransomware is the most dangerous and intrusive kind of viruses ever developed in general. Its members are seen as especially harmful as their possible effects on the affected devices might be disastrous – the most valuable of your data may get encrypted. Following the encryption of whatever the virus has identified as very important from your PC, this horrifying threat usually proceeds with showing a ransom alert. The warning shared in such a demand message normally says that if you do not agree to pay the ransom that the hackers have requested; you will have to cope with the permanent loss of access to whatever has been blocked on your attacked machine. Below we are going to be reviewing one particular kind of Ransomware that can be blamed for file encryption and ransom harassment. Its name is .Server and here we will help you learn more about Ransomware in general terms and this virus in particular.

.Server Virus

.Server Ransomware

Ransomware-related info:

The viruses known as Ransomware are believed to have first been created in Russia during the last two decades of the XX century.  And since then, specialists have identified three distinct types of Ransomware:

  1. Data-encrypting: the exact subcategory .Server falls into. Such viruses can infiltrate PCs, and after that research all their storage spaces for the most often modified data. Later on, all such files are encrypted with a special, quite complex key that is usually extremely difficult to deal with. Such malware is later on going to send ransom messages as soon as it is done with the encryption of your important data.
  2. Screen-blocking: this type of viruses can infect devices in the same way as the ones from the other category. The difference is that the screen-blocking viruses may simply put a very big ransom-requesting notification on the victim users’ desktop. And no files suffer any encryption. Only the screens are made unavailable to you. Nevertheless, a ransom is again requested and you are going to see all the payment details in the alert that locks up your desktop.
  3. Mobile device-affecting: such malicious programs infiltrate phones and tablets mainly. The way such viruses function in this case might indeed resemble the way the desktop-affecting malware works. The procedure is the same; simply the affected devices are different.

.Server Virus 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!

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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 .Server files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

How does such a virus spread?

.Server and the other Ransomware-type viruses can spread in a number of different ways. They may be included in some contaminated emails; and in their attachments also. Another basic source of such malware is the infamous ‘malvertising’. A number of different web pages may generate fake ads leading to malware, and once you click on such an ad, you could get the virus in an automatic way. One more standard means of distribution may be any drive-by download from some contagious websites; also some infected shareware or torrents may be sources.

Is it possible to remove .Server? Is there a way to restore the blocked data?

When talking about the infections rendered by Ransomware, it is vital that you bear in mind that no activities on your side will be able to guarantee the total restoration of the encrypted data. If you succeed in removing this danger, your data might still be forever lost. Even in case you make a decision to pay the demanded ransom, the cyber scammers might just disappear with it, and your data may remain inaccessible for good. Since most of the prospects are not really in your favor when it comes to dealing with such a contamination, we recommend that you take the risk and not pay the ransom, and check out what else you are able to do. Really, you will lose nothing in such a case. Some of the likely solutions may include contacting a professional who has some experience in removing such viruses. It may turn out to be exactly the solution you need. Maybe, on the other hand, your particular solution lies in using a  trustworthy Removal Guide like the one we have prepared for you below. Whatever you decide to opt for, bear in mind that in the war against Ransomware, your most powerful tool will always be prevention. In case you need to avoid all kinds of data-encryption, simply back up your files as often as you can.

SUMMARY:

Name .Server
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!