I wrote this article to help you remove Amagnus@india.com. This Amagnus@india.com removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Amagnus@india.com is a ransomware infection. Recently, the ransomware pieces with the “india” extension became too many. However, they all follow a pretty standard pattern. And Amangus is no exception. It is a file-encrypting, blackmailing program. There is a reason why researchers call ransomware the worst possible cyber infection. These parasites use a very clever technique. They don’t steal your money or data. Instead, they trick you into giving them voluntarily. Amangus operates in three simple steps – Invade, Lock, and Extort.
First is the invasion process when the ransomware slithers in your system completely undetected. How, you may ask? Well, it uses tricks to dupe you otherwise you will never let such pest any near your data. These infections turn to the old but gold means of infiltration to get it. For example, they travel in spam email messages which pose as legitimate ones to fool you into opening them. Do not! And even though they are spam emails, sometimes they land directly into your regular inbox.
Do not open email from unknown senders and do not download their attachments. The chances are they deliver malware, so delete them straight away. Other techniques Amangus may use include freeware bundles, bogus program updates, illegitimate pages, etc. The point is you have to be on the alert all the time. No exceptions. What all infections need the most is your carelessness. If you are more cautious, you may catch a virus on time and prevent it from attacking you. Don’t be negligent.
And yet, if you are reading this article it pretty much means that you have been negligent and the ransomware got it. Once in your system, Amangus proceeds to step number two. The encryption process. The ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm to lock all of your files that you have on board. Everything gets locked – your pictures, your music, your Word files, your presentations, your work-related stuff, etc.
The ransomware adds to them a brand new malicious extension and your PC cannot recognize them anymore. You cannot open them or listen to them. Their icons are still there but it is like they are empty. It goes without saying that there might have been some extremely important information among the encrypted data. And you have no access to it. In such a situation it is very easy for anybody to panic. This is exactly what the crooks want. They need their victims to give in to panic do they could move on to their last step. The extortion.
After the encryption process is over and all of your files are locked, the ransomware drops it ransom note. This is usually a text file, stating that your files are encrypted and that if you want them back you have to pay a ransom. You are asked to get in touch with the hackers via the Amagnus@india.com email address to receive more information. This note is dropped in every folder which contains locked data as well as on your desktop. The reason for this is that the more you see it the more likely you will be to comply. Do not pay, no matter what. And this is not only about money.
Yes, some ransomware pieces demand a really hefty amount but even if they wanted a dollar you still shouldn’t pay. Why? Because you will get double-crossed. The crooks promise to give you a special decryption tool once you pay but who says they are going to deliver? There is no guarantee. Cybercriminals are not famous for being trustworthy. They are infamous for being greedy! All they want is your money and if you give it to them, this will be enough. And even if they do send you a decryption tool and you recover your files, the ransomware itself remains intact.
All the tool does is decrypting your data, it does not remove the infection. This means that it could strike again anytime. This is a lose-lose situation for you. And not to mention that IF you decide to pay, you will not only be double-crossed but you will also expose your privacy to strangers. Your already pretty bad situation could worsen very fast. Fortunately, we have a better solution. Use our removal guide and get rid of the pest for free. It is right down below, it is easy to follow and it will help you recover your files as well.
Method 1: Restore your encrypted files using ShadowExplorer
Usually, Amagnus@india.com deletes all shadow copies, stored in your computer. Luckily, the ransomware is not always able to delete the shadow copies. So your first try should be restoring the original files from shadow copies.
- Download ShadowExplorer from this link: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html.
- Install ShadowExplorer
- Open ShadowExplorer and select C: drive on the left panel
- Choose at least a month ago date from the date field
- Navigate to the folder with encrypted files
- Right-click on the encrypted file
- Select “Export” and choose a destination for the original file
Method 2: Restore your encrypted files by using System Restore
- Go to Start –> All programs –> Accessories –> System tools –> System restore
- Click “Next“
- Choose a restore point, at least a month ago
- Click “Next“
- Choose Disk C: (should be selected by default)
- Click “Next“. Wait for a few minutes and the restore should be done.
Method 3: Restore your files using File Recovery Software
If none of the above method works, you should try to recover encrypted files by using File Recovery Software. Since Amagnus@india.com first makes a copy of the original file, then encrypts it and deletes the original one, you can successfully restore the original, using a File Recovery Software. Here are a few free File Recovery Software programs: