“We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus file can be recovered.

When we talk about malware-caused infections, most of them have been allegedly inflicted by Trojan horse viruses. Despite that, the most terrible contaminations ever recorded have been caused by the members of another virus category – Ransomware. That’s why the article below exists – to help you understand the features and effects of one particular Ransomware version: “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus. We have also tried to advise you on how to counteract this awfully malicious infection in a wise and rather successful way. Generally speaking, “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus is a version of the so-called file-encrypting Ransomware called ThunderCrypt, which is capable of sneaking into your PC without asking for your clear permission; and after that making you unable to access the files it has blocked. Later on, this malicious piece of software sends a message to inform you about that the hackers behind this program expect you to pay a ransom for the decryption of the affected data.

What could be expected from a virus like “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus

As file-encrypting Ransomware, this specific virus version normally performs an extensive data-encoding process. Typically, the encryption occurs just after the program has already chosen which files exactly you treasure most. Actually, not only does the virus determine the files that are to be encrypted, but it also compiles a very detailed list with all of them. Later on, you will receive the frightening alert message, which states that you owe some cyber criminals ransom and you have to pay it before a certain deadline comes. Just note that it’s possible the entire process of locking up files might be noticed as long as it’s still ongoing. Nonetheless, this happens only in rare cases. However, if you see an unfamiliar process in your Task Manager that is using the most RAM and CPU, please shut down your system and go to an expert for help. It might be a Ransomware virus encoding your important files.

Almost nothing can be done after the whole encryption process ends. To our and your disappointment, file-encoding viruses are extremely difficult to counteract. Indeed, even some professionals in the field may find it very hard to get rid of the virus without paying the requested ransom, and recover the affected files as well. Furthermore, to be realistic, you have only slight chances of success when dealing with “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus and we won’t lie to you about that. Despite all this, it will be useful to try to remove the infection. Just search for different options before you pay the demanded money to the hackers, who are harassing you. For instance, try contacting an expert for advice and/or assistance. Or you might also try purchasing some specialized software to fight the contamination. What’s more, you can always check out our special Removal Guide. Maybe it will be what it takes to decrypt your files and remove the virus. Still, we cannot promise that.

Where could Ransomware be found?

Cyber criminals could spread these awful viruses via many means:

  • Emails/ their attachments: Some emails, mainly the ones from unfamiliar senders, might be transporting Ransomware. Even the attachments of such emails could be contagious. Our recommendation is to avoid all suspicious messages from unknown sources, especially their attachments.
  • Malicious pop-ups and banners (the so-called Malvertising): Malvertising is one more very likely source of Ransomware. In such a case, your system could automatically catch a version of malware, as soon as you click on the contaminated ad, no matter whether it happens intentionally or unintentionally.
  • Fake update requests: Another probable source of Ransomware is by fake update requests: not produced by your OS, but working in the same way as the aforementioned malicious ads. However, they may really resemble the original ones. To stay away from such dangers as “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” Virus, just update your PC manually and check for updates yourself whenever you can.

Some tips in general

  • Do not pay the requested ransom as soon as you get the notification. Search for a different possible solution. More or less, your files are already in danger; don’t risk your money, too.
  • Try to simply avoid all possible sources of this horrific software. Practice staying away from them and finally, you will get used to that.
  • Invest in the best tool against malware. Do a little research and check for the most efficient program – we promise that this is the core of the good prevention practices and you will not regret it.

SUMMARY:

Name “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Only few notice a system slowdown during the encryption process.
Distribution Method Malvertising; illegal software distributing web pages; fake requests and notifications; emails and their attachments.
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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“We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” 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!

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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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Scan Results


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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 “We have encrypted All Your Personal Files” 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!