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FinalRansomware Virus – Remove It and Restore .encrypted Files

This article will help you remove FinalRansomware virus effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end of this article.

FinalRansomware is how a new cryptovirus is dubbed. The virus is a variant of the GX40 ransomware and features a similar ransom message. Your files will become encrypted and the FinalRansomware cryptovirus will leave the address [email protected] as contact related to payment and recovery of your files. Continue reading and see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name FinalRansomware
Type Ransomware
Short Description The ransomware virus encrypts files on your computer and demands payment for unlocking them.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files while putting the extension .encrypted on every locked file.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executables
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FinalRansomware Virus – Spread

FinalRansomware virus could spread its infection through various methods. The payload file that initiates the malicious script of this ransomware, that then infects your computer machine, is circling the Internet and an active sample has been discovered by malware researchers. You can see the VirusTotal detections of some security vendors for that sample by viewing the screenshot below:

This FinalRansomware virus might also distribute its payload file on social media websites and networks for file-sharing. Freeware that is found on the Web could be presented as useful but at the same time could hide the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files just as you have downloaded them, especially if they come from suspicious sources such as links or e-mails. Instead, you should scan them beforehand with a security tool, while also checking the size and signatures of these files for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the ransomware prevention tips thread in the forum.

FinalRansomware Virus – In-Depth

FinalRansomware virus is dubbed that way, due to a file, that is responsible for infecting computers, called FinalRansomware.exe. That file is considered to be the payload dropper of the ransomware. Malware researchers have discovered that this virus is a variant of the GX40 Ransomware Virus. Files will get locked with the .encrypted extension, once the above-mentioned file has been executed.

The FinalRansomware virus could make entries inside the Windows Registry to achieve some form of persistence, to launch or repress processes in the Windows Operating System. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of Windows, like the example provided down below:

→“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run”

The ransom note will show up after the encryption process is complete. The note is written in English, but people who are not English-speakers may have their PCs infected just as well. The note opens in a window. You can preview the message in the window from down here:

That ransom message reads the following:

YOUR FILE HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED
All of your important files has been encrypted by Ransomware
x
Contact me to make payment and make sure to attach yor identifier
[email protected]
IDENTIFIER: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
COPY
RESTORE

You should not follow any of the instructions that are demanded by the FinalRansomware virus. Those messages state that to get your files you have to pay a ransom. You should NOT under any circumstance pay the cybercriminals. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could give any guarantee for that. Furthermore, giving money to those criminals will probably motivate them to create more ransomware or do other criminal acts.

FinalRansomware Ransomware – Encryption Process

A list with file extensions that the FinalRansomware virus seeks to encrypt isn’t available for now. Some malware researchers even say that this is just a test version that is still in development. Nonetheless, the article will get duly updated if a list with such extensions is found. The extensions which are most likely to get encrypted, due to being the most commonly used ones are the following:

→.pdf, .php, .ppt, .pptx, .rar, .rtf, .7z, .bmp, .doc, .docm, .docx, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .mp3, .mp4, .sql, .tiff, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .zip

For each file that gets to be encrypted, one and the same extension will be appended, and that is the .encrypted extension. The algorithms being used for the encryption process are still unknown.

The FinalRansomware cryptovirus could be made to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by utilizing the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Usually that eliminates one of the recovery options, and could deem the encryption process to be more effective. Fortunately, the command is not reported to be executed. Keep on reading and see what kinds of ways you can try out to potentially restore your files.

Remove FinalRansomware Virus and Restore .encrypted Files

If your computer got infected with the FinalRansomware ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Manually delete FinalRansomware from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the FinalRansomware threat: Manual removal of FinalRansomware 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.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FinalRansomware files and objects
2. Find malicious files created by FinalRansomware on your PC

Automatically remove FinalRansomware by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove FinalRansomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by FinalRansomware
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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