[email protected] Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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

Ransomware is truly one of the nastiest possible forms of malware that you can get your machine infected it. Those viruses are capable of preventing you from accessing your own data by locking it via the method of encryption. The reason this virus type does this is so that the hacker who uses it can blackmail you for a ransom. Cyber-criminals who attack people’s PC’s with Ransomware would want you to believe that unless the money is paid following certain strict instructions, the data would remain locked for an indefinite period of time. As of recent, a huge number of new Ransomware viruses has been unleashed and set loose throughout the World Wide Web. One of the nastiest of those harmful programs is the so called [email protected] Virus which we will be focusing on within this article. Probably, a lot of you have actually come across this article because their machine has already been invaded by the insidious piece of malware. If this is what you are currently going through, make sure to visit our removal guide for [email protected] Virus located down below once you’ve finished reading the article.

What makes Ransomware so dangerous?

Nobody is safe from viruses the likes of [email protected] Virus. Hackers who use them tend to attack both normal user PC’s as well as whole computer networks of institutions, big companies, schools, airports, hospitals and even, in some instances, whole governments. So far, few methods for handling a Ransomware infection have been invented and their effectiveness and success potential are heavily dependent on the situation and on the specific Ransomware version. In this paragraph, we will try to give you a basic idea about what makes a virus program of the Ransomware category so problematic and dangerous.

  • The first thing that each of you should know is that a typical Ransomware cryptovirus would more often than not manage to sneak inside the PC and operate in full stealth without getting spotted by most forms of anti-malware software that the user might have on their machine. This has to do with the encryption that is used by the malware and the fact that no actual damage is being inflicted on either the PC or the targeted files. Most security programs do not get triggered by encryption processes since encryption, as a method, is actually a legitimate way of protecting important data. The problem is, of course, when your personal data is being “protected” from you which is basically what happens when a Ransomware infiltrates your system.
  • The second thing worth noting here is that the encryption code doesn’t go away from your files even if the virus is gotten rid of. Additional actions need to be undertaken for the data to get unlocked. We can offer you several potential file restoration methods in a separate section of our [email protected] Virus removal guide but we cannot guarantee that the steps there would work for all of you. Regardless, this is certainly a better option when compared to being forced to become another link in some cyber-criminal’s blackmailing scheme as well as having to pay money for something that is rightfully yours. Additionally, bear in mind that going for the ransom doesn’t necessarily mean that you’d actually get the decryption key for your files – there are quite a few examples with users who have transferred the money without getting anything in exchange for it.
  • Thirdly, you must understand that a virus as sneaky as [email protected] Virus would hardly ever show any symptoms. Certain subtle indications of some shady activity might be present – for example, your machine might be using more RAM, CPU or Hard-Drive space than usual but on more powerful computers this could be quite difficult to notice. Still, if you think that your machine is behaving in a weird way, your best bet is to simply shut-down the machine and ask for professional aid, just to be sure.

[email protected] Virus 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

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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] Virus 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!

Making your system safer

A lot of different methods are being employed by hackers who want to ensure that their malicious software reaches as many users as possible. There are the mandatory spam e-mails and other spam messages to user’s Skype or social network accounts and there are also the various forms of online malvertising and misleading browser offers that can normally be found within the pages of less-than-reliable websites. Generally, if you truly want to protect your machine from Ransomware or any other type of PC virus, you’d need to be extremely careful with what you do when you open your browser program. Also, the presence of a good antivirus tool on your machine should not be underestimated since a good security software can help you protect your system against backdoor malware (Trojan Horses for example) that can be employed to infect your computer with Ransomware. One final piece of advice that we ought to give you is that backing-up your valuable files on another device that isn’t connected to the internet can pretty much neutralize any Ransomware threats that you might encounter in future so bear this in mind.

 

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms If the computer seems to be using more RAM, processor time and free physical memory than it would normally do, then you might be dealing with a Ransomware cryptovirus that is currently trying to encrypt your data.
Distribution Method Fishy browser ads or other forms of online malvertising, spam messages to your social network accounts or to your e-mail, backdoor viruses and also unreliable and illegal websites with harmful contents.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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