Remove Ransomware

How to Remove Ransomware?

Reader recently start to report the following message being displayed when they boot their computer:

All files including videos, photos and documents, etc on your computer are encrypted.
Encryptions was produced using a unique public key generated for this computer. To decrypt files, you need to obtain the private key.
The single copy of the private key, which will allow you to decrypt the files. Located on a secret server on the Internet; the server will destroy they key after a time specified in this window. After that nobody and never will be able to restore files.

Do you know ransomware does? It steals money. However, it doesn’t use brute force in order to achieve its goal. No. Ransomware is much more sneaky than that. Instead of taking your money away directly, these programs actually play mind games with you and confuse you till the point you’re deceived to think you’re fixing an issue by paying. You’re fixing nothing, though. You’re making things worse. Now that you know how ransomware works, it shouldn’t come as shocking news this is probably the worst type of virus online. If you’ve been unlucky enough to come across a ransomware-type parasite, you’re definitely in for trouble. The particular program currently harassing you is among the newest infections out there. It strictly follows the classic ransomware pattern which means none of its manipulations is unexpected. Of course, that doesn’t change the fact this program is extremely harmful, very resourceful and very aggressive. Now, first things first, you didn’t install the virus voluntarily, did you? Not many people would download ransomware by choice. That means this program managed to bypass your caution and landed on board in complete silence. Once the installation is complete, the virus begins to scan your computer because it’s searching for personal files to encrypt. To be more precise, it’s searching for .mp3, .mp4, .jpg, .bin, .gif, .xml, etc. Ransomware is notoriously problematic. After locating your data, the parasite modifies it and replaces the original file extension with a malicious one. The problem is, your PC is unable to recognize the new file format. Thus, the virus effectively locks an immense percentage of your private information. Unfortunately, many people panic when they see such a sudden, drastic change in their files. This is exactly what hackers are aiming for. By preying on your potential anxiety and worry, crooks are trying to blackmail you. Don’t allow them to succeed. While encrypting your data, the parasite also adds .txt and .html files to all folders which contain infected data. These files provide you detailed payment instructions. According to the ransom message, you only have one chance to regain access to your personal information. And yes, it includes the email. You’re supposed to contact hackers in order to recieve some highly questionable decryption key. Obviously, this key doesn’t come for free. Keep in mind that ransomware is nothing but a nasty attempt for a cyber fraud. To prevent further damage, ignore hackers’ empty promises and remove their parasite instead.

How did I get infected with?

You probably clicked something open that you shouldn’t have. In the future, avoid third-party advertisements, spam email-attachments and spam messages from unknown/known senders. More often than not, these are unreliable. Ransomware also travels the Web with the help of Trojan horses or even corrupted freeware/shareware bundles. Avoid illegitimate programs and always check them out one by one before you finish the installation. Keep in mind that the Web is filled with threats and dangers so watch out for malware. Preventing virus infiltration is much less of a hassle than deleting a vicious parasite later on. Your caution will pay off which is why our advise is to remain attentive online. You only need about as much as a single moment of distraction on the Web to seriously compromise your device. Last but not least, avoid clicking suspicious-looking web links because they might be leading you directly to malware. Do the right thing concerning your safety and don’t underestimate the immense threat malicious programs pose.


Why is dangerous?

First of all, this pest invaded your PC system behind your back. Then it locked out your access to all your private information and even had the impudence to ask for money. Quite an aggravating scheme, isn’t it? The parasite uses a particularly strong encrypting algorithm so you can’t open or even view your modified files. Even though hackers are supposed to provide a decryption key, keep in mind they don’t have a single reason whatsoever to keep their promise. This is cyber criminals we’re talking about – all that matters is their illegitimate revenue. Your safety is out of the picture. There’s simply no guarantee paying the ransom would help you restore your files. Don’t allow crooks to deceive you and don’t buy their bogus decryption key. Stay away from the email address. You could easily end up in a much more troublesome situation than your current one – with your files still unreadable (and useless), your machine still infected and a hefty sum of your money gone. Do you want to prevent this scenario? Get rid of the virus. To remove it manually, please follow the comprehensive removal guide you’ll find down below. Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software to recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.

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