A ransomware virus that archives the files on the computers it infects and puts them in a password protected archive, named All_Your_documents.rar. The ransomware then drops a .txt file with the same name which has a long ransom note, explaining to the user that the files are locked and the user may be asked in it to pay a ransom fee to get the encrypted files back. In order to get your files back and remove this virus, we recommend reading the following article thoroughly.
|Short Description||This malware archives the files on the infected computer which are often used in a .rar archive and then asks victims to pay the ransom.|
|Symptoms||Victims may witness their files to become a part of All_Your_Documents.rar archive.|
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All_Your_Documents.rar Virus – More Information
How Does All_Your_Documents.rar Infect
To cause an infection, this ransomware virus sends extensive spam messages to users. These messages have deceitful content and aim to convince you to open the malicious attachment in them. For further convincing, messages may be sent pretending to be coming from legitimate companies, like PayPal, FedEx, Amazon and others.
All_Your_Documents.rar Ransomware – Infection Activity
Once a user is misled and clicks on the malicious attachment, a script is activated, which aims to do only one thing – connect to a remove C2 server and download the malicious executable of this ransomware infection. The malicious file may be located in the %AppData% folder, but other support modules may also exist in other directories as well, such as:
Once the virus has dropped the files, it will use the code of WinRar to archive the files on the computer. Amongst the affected files are:
- Microsoft Office documents.
- OpenOffice files.
- PDF files.
- Text documents.
- Database files.
- Pictures and other Image files.
- Audio files.
- Files associated with often used programs.
After this, the files are located in a .rar archive, looking like the following:
The All_Your_Documents.rar virus then drops a text file that has the following message to victims:
“ATTENTION! AUFMERKSAMKEIT! ATTENTION! !ATENCION! ATTENZIONE !
TO GET BACK YOUR FILES READ CAREFULLY!
Where did all your files?
Your documents on all drives (photos, videos, docs, etc.) have been moved to password-protected WinRAR archives.
The archives is located in the root of each disk, in folder “All_Your_Documents” and file name is “All_Your_Documents.rar”.
Full path on all drives:
Then, the ransom note has instructions on how to visit the following Tor-based web page:
In this web page, a special code in the .txt file must be pasted to get to the payment page.
Remove All_Your_Documents.rar Virus and Get Back the Files
Since the virus has been reported to archive the files on the infected computer and to modify it’s settings, recommendations are to remove it, using the instructions below and then try to get the files back.
Even though you can follow the manual instructions, malware researchers strongly recommend removing the All_Your_Documents.rar ransomware automatically by using an advanced anti-malware program which will remove the virus files effectively and automatically.
In order to try and get back your files, there are several alternative methods that you can try below. We have illustrated those methods in step “2. Restore files encrypted by All_Your Documents virus”. They are in no way 100% effective but those methods may be useful in some scenarios. If they do not succeed, we advise you to look for a WinRar bruteforcer, since this virus uses WinRar code after all.
Manually delete All_Your_Documents from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the All_Your_Documents threat: Manual removal of All_Your_Documents requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.