A virus that has the unique and vulgar words embedded in it’s hosts file code, saying “YouAreFucked” has appeared out in the wild. The menace infects everyone who is not well-prepared and opens a malicious e-mail attachment believing things are real. The ransomware infection encrypts the files on the computers it infects and makes them no longer openable. In return, this virus may ask the victims to pay a hefty ransom fee to get the files back. In case you have become a misled victim of this unfortunate turn of events, it is a good idea to read the following article.
|Short Description||Decieves unsuspecting users it is legitimate application and then holds their files hostage for payoff.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and can no longer be opend. A ransom note may appear.|
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How Did This Happen to Me
The way that things work with these type of devastating menaces, like YouAreFucked ransomware is rather simple than complicated. They enter in your computer, because of you. The criminal behind this uses e-mail spam with arguments that convince unsuspecting users that there is something important in the e-mail attachment, all of these lies, just to get them to open it. Once the misled victim opens the attachment, It is already too late.
What Does YouAreFucked Virus Do
Once this ransomware infection has already gained access via the infected attachment, it begins to assume control over what is important in your system. It touches files, modifies Windows Registry Entries and performs numerous other activities that allow it to perform whatever it is created to do and that is to cause damage to your files by encrypting them.
This happens in a very particular way, because YouAreFucked does not target just any file type. The virus actually targets specific file types, like the following:
→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com
To encrypt them, YouAreFucked may utilize advanced encryption. This encryption process is actually a procedure that replaces the healthy code of the files with “filthy” one or random symbols from the encryption algorithm. It makes the files no longer openable.
Other than this, YouAreFucked ransomware may drop a ransom note to leave it’s trace in your system. This ransom note has clear demands of what you have to do to get back what belongs to you.
No matter how bad the situation may look, the advice for you by malware research experts is not to fall to the tricks of the criminals and not pay the ransom. By doing so you put your trust in them and this may be fatal for your data and what you have invested to get back what is yours. But do not despair. There are other methods that can get you your data back.
Delete YouAreFucked from Your System and Recover the Files
In case you are a victim, the first thing that you need to do is realize one important fact – back up is important and even when your files are encrypted save copies of them somewhere else. At the moment there is no decryptor available for this virus, but if a breakthrough is made, follow this page and you will be the first to know.
After backing up the files, it is important to permanently eradicate this nasty infection from your computer. A recommended method to do this is if you follow our removal instructions below, they can help you do the removal yourself, instead of having to turn to someone else for help. However, in case you lack the experience in manual removal, malware analysts always advise to use professional help and download an advanced anti-malware tool (see Automatic removal below). Such tools are coded specifically to deal with threats like YouAreFucked ransomware and protect your computer against such threats in the future too.
After having removed YouAreFucked ransomware, it is time to think how to fix what has been done by it. We have several alternative methods that may help you. These methods are suggested in step “2. Restore Files encrypted by YouAreFucked” below. They may recover some of your files, but not all. Please use them with caution.
Manually delete YouAreFucked from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the YouAreFucked threat: Manual removal of YouAreFucked 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.