Yoyodiy Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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 Yoyodiy Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Yoyodiy Ransomware file can be recovered.

Many people are reporting that their files have been encrypted by a new Ransomware threat named Yoyodiy Ransomware. If you are among the unlucky ones, who became victim of this tricky malware, here you will find a solution that may help you deal with it. Yoyodiy Ransomware is a nasty tool for online blackmail and the hackers behind it use it to force people into giving away their money to regain the access to their own files. This is done thanks to a secret encryption and a threatening message that demands a ransom in an exchange of a decryption key. In general, this is the typical way that every file-encrypting Ransomware operates. In the next paragraphs, we are going to tell you more about the specifics of this threat, the way it spreads and infects the users and the possible prevention measure you can take. We will not leave you helpless in the fight with this malware and at the end of the page, you will find a removal guide, which is specially assembled to help you detect and remove Yoyodiy Ransomware form your system. You can use it to clean your PC from the infection. We will also offer you a method, which may save some of your encrypted files for free, but we need to tell you that its effectiveness pretty much depends on the specific infection and cannot guarantee you a complete restoration to your files. Nevertheless, it is worth to take a look at what we have prepared below because something is still better than nothing and surely safer than paying the ransom to the criminals.

Yoyodiy Ransomware remains under the radar of your antivirus…

As with most malicious scripts and viruses, users basically rely on their antivirus software to keep them safe. Unfortunately, when it comes to Ransomware threats like Yoyodiy Ransomware, this may not be enough to protect them. This type of malware generally uses a secret file encryption algorithm, which usually remains under the radar of most of the security software and is not detected as harmful. This has its explanation. When used for non-malicious purposes, the encryption itself is the best file-protection algorithm and is widely used by many institutions, businesses, banks, etc. as the safest way of data protection. However, the hackers, who create Ransomware threats, use the file encryption for one very nasty blackmail scheme. They develop pieces like Yoyodiy Ransomware to secretly sneak inside the user’s machine, scan it for the most commonly used data (such as work files, documents, images, videos, music, games, etc.) and lock it up. Once the damage is done, the threat reveals itself with a disturbing note where it asks the victim to pay ransom within a given short deadline. The hackers promise a decryption key, which can restore the encrypted files to their previous state if the payment is promptly done.

Don’t fall for the ransom payment trap!

Many people fall for this trap of paying the ransom in hopes that this way, they will get the special decryption key and restore their precious files. Unfortunately, the criminal scheme doesn’t really work this way. In most of the cases, once the victims make a payment, the crooks vanish with the money, leaving them with their files encrypted and no recovery solution. That’s why, it is not a good idea to risk so much and give the hackers your money. There are some other options, which may not be able to fully restore your PC from the Ransomware attack, but are still safer and more importantly, are free. Our removal guide is one of them, and if you strictly follow its instructions, you will be able to remove Yoyodiy Ransomware from your system and eventually get some of your files back. If you have external backups of your data, don’t hesitate to use them, once you clean your system. You can also contact a professional, if you are not able to handle the infection alone, or use the help of some specialized software to combat the Ransomware.

After you remove Yoyodiy Ransomware, one very important thing that remains is to make sure that you don’t catch this nasty Ransomware again. For that, take care of your system first. Update it to the latest version and ensure that there are no vulnerabilities, which can be exploited. Trojan horses usually make use of such security holes to introduce Ransomware and other viruses to your machine. Also, don’t seek for the trouble on your own, by visiting sketchy sites, insecure web locations, clicking on spam and different intrusive ads, misleading links or shady installers. This will not guarantee you a full protection, but still, it can greatly reduce the risk of bumping into such malware again.


Name Yoyodiy
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

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Yoyodiy 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.

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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 Yoyodiy 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!

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