.Srpx Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) March 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

Our “How to remove” team has recently been flooded with requests to provide a removal guide about a very nasty new Ransomware infection called .Srpx Virus Ransomware. If you landed on this page, you probably also would like to know more about this infection, so without losing more time, we are going to draw your attention to the paragraphs that follow. There, you will find some very useful information about the way .Srpx Virus Ransomware works, how it spreads on the web, how to protect your system and what you can do to minimize its harmful effects if your system has been attacked by it. We did our best to assemble an easy to follow removal guide with instructions that will help you detect the malware and delete it as well as some file-restoration steps. Make sure you read all the details about this nasty Ransomware and let us know if you need some assistance.

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.Srpx Virus Ransomware

What do you need to know about .Srpx Virus Ransomware?

It seems that cybercriminals do not intend to leave the virtual community to rest in peace, and so they have released the new .Srpx Virus Ransomware cryptovirus. This threat falls into the Ransomware category because its main purpose is to encrypt valuable information found on the infected computer. Surely, the hackers would not have been involved in creating new viruses of this type if this was not a lucrative business. Ransomware infections have recently turned into perfect tools for online blackmail that bring quick money for their criminal creators. Once they render the victims’ files inaccessible thanks to a malicious file encryption, they immediately ask for a ransom to be paid. The amount usually varies but may reach up to a couple of thousands (payable in Bitcoins) for a single decryption key that is supposed to reverse the malicious encryption. If your computer has been attacked by Ransomware, your primary priority should be to remove it, not to pay the ransom because entering into negotiations with the crooks basically does not guarantee you anything. It is very likely that you may lose your money in vain because the hackers may disappear the moment they get the required ransom.

.Srpx Virus Ransomware Removal



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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware 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!


How to Decrypt .Srpx Virus Ransomware 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!

How does .Srpx Virus Ransomware spread online?

Cybersecurity experts have discovered that .Srpx Virus Ransomware was released just recently. The bad thing about it is that no matter where you are, as long as you browse the web, the virus may “knock on the door” of your operating system without you even realizing it. Experts suspect that this threat may sneak inside the computer with the help of a Trojan horse, an exploit kit, a well camouflaged malicious transmitter, a fake ad, misleading link or some email attachment or spam message. One click is usually enough for the Ransomware to “unpack” its malicious content inside the system and to secretly start with its malicious encryption process. That’s why we advise each user to stay away from sketchy content that seems suspicious and to install a reliable antivirus that can monitor the system for potential malware transmitters. It is also a good idea to regularly backup your most important data and keep it on external drives, cloud storage or another device just in case because you never know when a Ransomware may sneak inside your computer and render the present files inaccessible. The best protection against such malicious action is to rely on a backup because this way you can easily remove the infection and restore your data without the need to pay ransom to the crooks.

Remove .Srpx Virus Ransomware safely.

Given the sophisticated structure and complex transmission methods that Ransomware infections use, it is best to choose to automatically remove .Srpx Virus Ransomware. This can be done with a throughout scan of your system with the professional removal tool. In some cases, this may be the only working option since some versions of Ransomware may disable the antivirus program or block access to web pages that offer malware removal tools. If you feel confident enough, you can try manually removing the virus by using the instructions in the removal guide below. You need to follow them strictly, tough because it is really important to detect the right malicious files and not to delete something else by mistake. Also, for the recovery of your encrypted data, you should know that just removing .Srpx Virus Ransomware may not help. To get some of your files back, you can use the file restoration instructions, published in the removal guide, or rely on your backups. Unfortunately, the recovery from a Ransomware attack may not be complete and some of the methods may not work properly for everyone. Still, giving the suggested steps a try won’t cost you a thing and may be able to help you more than paying ransom to some anonymous cyber criminals.


Name .Srpx
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

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.

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