How to Remove Ransomware

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If you have ever wondered what the absolute worst kind of cyber infection is, we have the answer. It is Ransomware. These file-locking and users-extorting parasites are something you don’t want to deal with. Unfortunately, the ransomware family keeps growing by the minute and every day new and new pieces and variants are being developed and used to bring crooks illegitimate profits. One of these newly-created threats is the Ransomware, which is a version of the notorious Globe Ransomware. Don’t let the name fool you. Nothing pleasant comes from having such an infection on board. On the contrary, you are about to face a lot of issues.

Almost all ransomware pieces, included, follow the same three steps in their operation. Invade. Encrypt. Extort. Once the ransomware manages to enter your machine is starts working. First, it performs a quick scan searching for all of your valuable and important information that you have stored. It doesn’t take long to find it and, when it does, it proceeds to step two. The encryption process. The ransomware locks everything it has found during the scan using the AES and RSA algorithm. Everything. Your pictures, videos, music, presentations, Word documents, work-related files, etc. Nothing is beyond its reach as it is able to target more than 300 different file formats.

Once the locking process is complete, your files are no longer accessible to you. Your PC is unable to recognize any of them as the ransomware changes their original formats. It appends the “” extension to the end of all encrypted data. Seeing this extension is a sure sign you won`t be able to open/watch/read/listen to any of the locked files. You see their icons and modified names but they are useless. It is like you don’t even have them.

Then, the ransomware can proceed to the third and most important step. The extortion. We finally reached the main purpose of the parasite. It is money, of course. Your money. Everything it does it to be able to get to your bank account. The ransomware creates ea message for you – the ransom note, which it drop after all of your files are locked. The messages reads: “Attention!!! Files have been encrypted. To decrypt write to Don’t waste time or I will delete the decryption key!”

The Ransomware

This is the first step of the blackmailing process. The crooks behind the ransomware inform you of the situation and, as you can see, prompt you to get in touch with them via the email address shown. If you do, you will be given detailed instructions on how to recover your data (supposedly). According to the crooks, there is only one way of doing that and it involves a unique decryptor, which you must pay for. Usually, the cybercriminals demand between 1 Bitcoin (715 USD) and 3 Bitcoin (2100 USD) from their victims. But keep in mind that there are numerous cases in which victim paid the ransom and received nothing in return. You have zero guarantees as well.

Dealing with crooks is a risky business and most of the time you are the one who ends up double-crossed. Think about it! Are you willing to risk losing so much money when you can never be sure if you will actually get what you paid for? Paying not only doesn’t give you anything but it also helps cybercriminals. You are basically sponsoring their business. Don’t think that your money won’t be used for the creation of other malware pieces because it will. Don’t help crooks rip off more people. We have provided a removal guide which is not only absolutely free but it will also help you get rid of the ransomware and recover all of your encrypted files. You can find it at the end of this article.

How did ransomware infect me?

One of the most popular methods is spam emails. Especially if you tend to open everything which lands in your inbox without thinking twice about it. All messages from unknown senders should be deleted right away. Other entering tactics are bundles, corrupted pages/ads, exploit kits, or even another threat like a Trojan can help the ransomware invade. The means of infiltration are many but there is something you can do to increase your chances at catching an intruder on time. For example, when downloading a bundled software be extra careful what other programs you are allowing to enter. Don’t use unverified sources. Don’t rush installation processes. Always pay attention while surfing the Web as the crooks are coming up with newer and newer ways of tricking you and you being extra careful is now more important than ever. Removal

Method 1: Restore your encrypted files using ShadowExplorer
Usually, 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.

  1. Download ShadowExplorer from this link:
  2. Install ShadowExplorer
  3. Open ShadowExplorer and select C: drive on the left panelshadowexplorer
  4. Choose at least a month ago date from the date field
  5. Navigate to the folder with encrypted files
  6. Right-click on the encrypted file
  7. Select “Export” and choose a destination for the original file

Method 2: Restore your encrypted files by using System Restore

  1. Go to Start –> All programs –> Accessories –> System tools –> System restore
  2. Click “Nextsystem restore
  3. Choose a restore point, at least a month ago
  4. Click “Next
  5. Choose Disk C: (should be selected by default)
  6. 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 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:

  1. Recuva
  2. Puran File Recovery
  3. Disk Drill
  4. Glary Undelete

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