[email protected] Ransomware Virus Removal (+Wallet File Recovery) May 2018 Update

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

In case that you have just switched on your PC to find out that a nasty Ransomware infection named [email protected] has encrypted your files, the information, provided in this article may be of help. Dealing with such a nasty type of malware certainly, needs a professional assistance and our “How to remove” team will do its best to offer you some working solutions. In the text below, we will give you some basic information about the Ransomware as a malware group, as well as some alternative steps, which may help you remove the [email protected] infection from your PC. Additionally, we have prepared some free file-restoration instructions, which may help you get back some of the files, that have been encrypted. Unfortunately, a complete recovery from the attack cannot be guaranteed, but we still advise you to try all the available solutions instead of paying ransom to the hackers.

Why is Ransomware considered as one of the most dangerous threats on the internet?

Viruses form the Ransomware type like [email protected] , have become very popular in the recent years among the cyber criminal circles. The hackers use these malicious pieces of software to keep hostage of the users’ data by applying a complex encryption and asking them to pay ransom. More evolved and sophisticated versions appear every day and, unfortunately, even the security companies and experienced anti-malware workers struggle to keep up with every new representative of Ransomware. This really quick rate of development has also resulted in the creation of much more complex encryption algorithms, which may not always be decrypted with the already available tools. For this reason, recovery from a Ransomware attack may not always be successful, which is the main reason for this type of malware to be considered as one of the most dangerous threats web users may encounter.

[email protected] Ransomware 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

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.

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!

Can Ransomware be spotted and prevented?

In addition to the malicious abilities we already mentioned above, infections like [email protected] are extremely sneaky and difficult to detect. In most of the cases, the contamination may occur thanks to a well-camouflaged Trojan horse or a malicious email, which delivers some infected attachments, misleading links or attractive infected ads. One click is all it takes for the Ransomware to silently enter the system and this happens usually without any visible symptoms. Unfortunately, most of the convenient antivirus programs may fail to detect the ranger on time and may not try to stop it from encrypting your files. The moment it gets inside, the Ransomware would start to scan your hard drives for certain file types such as images, documents, archives, audios or videos, etc. Then, it will apply a secret algorithm to all of them, which will automatically turn them into unreadable pieces of data. This encryption process may take some time to complete, which may eventually slow down the normal performance of the computer, but in general, it lacks any visible symptoms and the victims may come to know about it only when a ransom note appears on their screen. The malware reveals itself with the help of a ransom message, which prompts for a quick ransom payment. The hackers, who control the infection, promise to send a decryption key the moment they receive the payment, but entering into negotiation with them is the last thing the security experts would advise you to do.

What to do if your files have been encrypted?

If you are in a situation where [email protected] has managed to encrypt your data and has placed its nasty ransom message on your screen, do not panic. It may look like there is no other solution than paying the ransom to the hackers, but in fact, there are a few other things you can try before you decide whether to give your money to the criminals or not. We know that you desperately want to save your data, that’s why we will suggest you check for copies of your files on some other devices, email, cloud storage or external backups. Alternatively, we have listed some file-restoration steps at the end of the page. If you have some backup sources, you are halfway done with dealing with the infection. There is no way we can guarantee you a complete recovery, but we do encourage you to try. First, however, it is very important to remove [email protected] because failing to do so may cause you many problems and may completely rule out the alternative with the backup file restoration. For that, please carefully follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you cannot deal manually with the Ransomware and fear you might delete some wrong files, we advise you to use the professional [email protected] removal tool, which will be able to take care of the infection automatically.

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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