[email protected] Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

A new malicious virus of the Ransomware type called [email protected] Ransomware is roaming around the web and taking new victims. The hackers, who stand behind it, have specially created this threat to blackmail unsuspecting online users and to extort money out of them. After infecting the computer, [email protected] Ransomware Ransomware immediately begins to encrypt all the files, that are found inside the drives and puts a special encrypting code so that they cannot be opened or used by any software. The file extension may also be changed with some unfamiliar one in order to make the restoration of the affected data even more difficult. Once the virus has finished with the malicious encryption process, it creates a document that is placed either on the victim’s screen or inside the folders of the encrypted files.

The said document is known as a “ransom message” and it gives basic information to the victim about the hackers’ demands. The cyber criminals usually promise to provide a decryption option (in the form of a decryption key) and insist for a fast fulfillment of the described ransom demands. They normally require a certain amount of money to be paid in order to release the decryption key and they set a short deadline for the payment.

However, according to leading professionals in the field of Ransomware counteraction, fulfilling the hackers’ demands is not a good idea. The criminals cannot be trusted, and there is a high chance for them to trick you and disappear the moment they get the money. What is more, there is no guarantee that they will send a decryption key after paying what they want, so not only may you lose your money, but you may still not be able to release your files from the malicious encryption. For this reason, it is much more advisable to seek for alternatives to remove the infection instead of risking your hard earned money. The removal guide below contains detailed instructions on that, as well as some instructions for file restoration without paying the ransom. Feel free to give them a try and let us know if you have questions. Bear in mind though that we cannot promise you a 100% or recovery, because Ransomware attacks are very serious and may not always be possible to deal with without data loss.

[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. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

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.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite 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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt [email protected] 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 can [email protected] Ransomware infect you and what can you do?

Ransomware infections are very tricky and very harmful. The basic principle of their harmfulness is a blackmail scheme, but in order to succeed, the hackers need to insert the malicious virus secretly inside the victim’s system. For that, they use very creative and sophisticated methods of infection and distribution, which are often delusive and misleading. Threats like [email protected] Ransomware, for instance, are mostly spread through malicious emails that deliver infected attachments, fake ads, harmful installers, illegal web pages or misleading links. In some cases, the Ransomware can infiltrate your system along with some fake updates, software cracks or exploitation tools found on compromised web pages.

Once the victim interacts with the infected transmitters, the virus gets downloaded on the computer system and locks the user’s files using a very complicated encryption. The reversal of the encryption is not possible without a special decryption key, and the hackers start to ruthlessly blackmail the victim to pay ransom (usually in Bitcoins) in order to receive it. The best protection against malware like [email protected] Ransomware is to use a reliable malware program, back up your information, and make sure to install software updates on time. If you are infected, there is not much you can do, but paying the ransom is not the best idea either. Something our “How to remove” experts can suggest you is to remove [email protected] Ransomware and try to get some of your data back without paying the hackers. 

Guide to remove [email protected] Ransomware

Removing Ransomware infection is a tricky task that usually is done by malware experts and analysts. Generally, you should not try to remove [email protected] Ransomware by yourself if you don’t have the right instructions. If you have been infected, though, you can scan your PC with a professional malware removal tool like the one available below or use the detailed steps and screenshots in the removal guide that follows. This can help you detect and eliminate the infection. Once you ensure the computer is clean, you can safely proceed to your file-restoration attempts. If you have file backups, we highly recommend you use them and just copy your files back to the computer. If you don’t have some external sources of your copies, the data-restoration steps below may eventually help you. They may not work flawlessly but the best is to give them a try before you decide on some more serious actions. Alternatively, you may contact a specialist for additional assistance or research for free decryption tools. We generally do not encourage you to enter into an uneven negotiation with the hackers, since this will only sponsor their criminal blackmail scheme and in any way does not guarantee that your data will be saved. 

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.

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