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Aperfectday2018 Virus – How to Remove It (+Restore Files)

This article will aid you to remove Aperfectday2018 virus. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Aperfectday2018 virus is one that encrypts your data and demands money as a ransom to get it restored. Files will receive the (enc) prepended to the file names. The Aperfectday2018 virus will leave ransomware instructions inside a text file. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files and data.

Threat Summary

Name Aperfectday2018 Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files by placing the (enc) before the affected files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Aperfectday2018 Virus – Distribution Techniques

The Aperfectday2018 virus was discovered in an attack campaign. As the ransomware sum is not requested in BTC but SEK we anticipate that the operators originate from Sweden or are Swedish-speaking themselves. The attack is limited in number which shows that it may be directed at a narrow target. The virus strains may also be test versions or an early development build.

One of the most common strategies to deliver ransomware like this one is the distribution of email SPAM messages that contain various social engineering scenarios. Their primary goal is to confuse the recipients into thinking that they have received a message from a service or site that they use. The actual virus files are linked in the body contents — they pretend to be software updates or installers of legitimate applications. In other cases they can be attached directly to the messages.

A related tactic is to build fake Internet portals which can lead to a virus infection. Together with the emails they are among the most popular tactics for spreading infected payloads. Most of the viruses that are spread today are of two main types:

  • Infected Software Installers — The criminals can also modify setup files of popular software: creativity suites, system utilities and productivity software. They are made by taking the legitimate installers from their official vendor sites and modify them with the virus code. This means that a legitimate software will be installed together with the Aperfectday2018 virus.
  • Infected Documents — The other source of infections may come from documents containing dangerous macro scripts. Such examples can be the most popular formats: spreadsheets, presentations, databases and rich text documents. Once they are opened by the users a notification prompt will be spawned asking the users to enable the macros. If this is done the scripts will trigger the virus download commands.

Both the infected payloads and stand-alone virus files can be distributed over file-sharing networks like BitTorrent. They are used to spread both legitimate content and pirate copies of software and games.

Large-scale campaigns can be spread using browser hijackers — malicious and purpose-made extensions for the most web browsers which are uploaded to the respective repositories. Usually the hackers will also use fake user reviews and developer credentials in order to further coerce the users into installing them. When they are run by the users the virus payload will automatically be downloaded alongside the other options configured within. This is usually a redirect code that will change the default settings to point to a preset hacker-controlled page.

Aperfectday2018 Virus – Detailed Analysis

The Aperfectday2018 virus by itself does not appear to originate from any of the well-known malware families. There are two main hypotheses behind its origins. The first one is that this may be a custom creation by the same hackers that are responsible for its distribution. The other possibility is for them to pay hacker developers in the underground communities.

The captured samples so far demonstrate only the presence of the encryption engine alone. However it is very possible that updated versions will feature a much more complex behavior pattern.

Such attacks can begin with information gathering — the built-in module will harvest data that can be categorized into two main groups:

  • Identity Revealing Information — These strings are used to expose the identity of the victim users. The strings that are hijacked can include their names, address, interests and any stored username and password combinations. A very dangerous characteristic of such virus infections can scan both the operating system storage and the data of the third-party installed applications.
  • Machine ID Values — The engine can harvest the required strings that are needed to assign each infected computer an unique ID. It is generated through an algorithm that processes the input data and returns this ID. Most of the ransomware engines that engage this module use a combination of strings taken from the list of installed hardware components, user settings and certain operating system variables.

The hijacked data can be used by another component that handles the security bypass. By analyzing what software is installed on the victim machines this module will search for and disable anti-virus engines. Some of the advanced strains have the ability to check if they are running inside virtual machines or sandbox environments and the disable the hosts.

After these two modules have completed the Aperfectday2018 virus will be able to take over control of the victim machines. In most cases this is associated with Windows Registry modifications. The engine can access, modify or delete entries that belong to the operating system or any of the user-installed applications. The consequences upon the users will be the inability to launch certain functions, services and an overall problem with system performance.

A related action is the set-up of the ransomware as a persistent infection. It will be started automatically when the computer boots and it may also disable certain services and the ability to enter into the recovery boot menu. This practically disables the ability to use most manual removal instructions. In such cases the victims will need to resort to an advanced anti-spyware solution, refer to our instructions for more details.

To make recovery even more difficult the engine can also remove data such as Shadow Volume Copies or Backup Images.

A very dangerous case is where the ransomware engine installs a Trojan horse infection. Their default configuration is to set up a client connection to a hacker-controlled server. It allows the operators to spy on thr victims in real-time and overtake control of the infected computers at any given time. This allows the hackers to hijack sensitive user data before and after the encryption process, as well as plant additional malware.

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Aperfectday2018 Virus – Encryption Process

When all of the modules have completed execution the actual ransomware engine of the Aperfectday2018 virus will be started. It will use a strong cipher in order to process sensitive user data which will be come inaccessible. The majority of threats use a built-in list of target file type extensions. An example list may include the following data:

  • Archives
  • Backups
  • Databases
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Music

All victim files will be renamed with the (enc) string prepended to the files and the associated ransomoware note will be crafted in a file called aboutYourFiles.txt. When opened it will read a message that coerces the users into paying the hackers a decryption fee in order for them to access their data. We advise all ransomware victims not to interact with the criminals in any way as they will only take the money and will not help the users. Refer to our removal guide below.

The captured ransomware note samples of the Aperfectday2018 virus infections read the following:

Hi. Thank you for using my program. If you’re reading this, a lot of your files have been encrypted. To decrypt them, you need my decryption program. For this, I want 25 000 sek, I want them in bitcoin. Email me when you’ve paid with details about the transaction. I’ll give you two days.
If you have not paid in two days(from the day you received the email), It will cost 1000 sek more per day.
If I have not heard from you after five days (from the day you received the email), I assume your files are not that
important to you. So I’ll delete your decryption-key, and you will never see your files again.
After the payment, email me the following information:
* the bitcoin address you sent from (important, write it down when you do the transaction)
* the ID at the bottom of this document (this is important!! Otherwise I don’t know which key belongs
to you).
Then I will send you the decryption-program and provide you with instructions of how to remove
the virus if you have not already figured it out.
Email:
aperfectday2018@protonmail.com
Bitcoin adress:
1LX3tBkW161hoF5DbGzbrm3sdXaF6XHv2D
Make sure to get the bitcoin adress right, copy and paste and double check. If you send the bitcoin
to the wrong adress, it will be lost forever. You cant stop or regret a bitcoin transaction.
IMPORTANT:
Do not loose this document. You also have a copy of it on your desktop.
Do NOT change any filenames!!! !!!
Thank you for the money, it means a lot to me.
ID: 3456789012345

Remove Aperfectday2018 Virus and Try to Restore Data

If your computer system got infected with the Aperfectday2018 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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Aperfectday2018 Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Aperfectday2018 Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Aperfectday2018 Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Aperfectday2018 Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Aperfectday2018 Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Step 4: Scan for Aperfectday2018 Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Aperfectday2018 Virus.

Ransomware infections and Aperfectday2018 Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Aperfectday2018 Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Aperfectday2018 Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Aperfectday2018 Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Aperfectday2018 Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Aperfectday2018 Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Aperfectday2018 Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Aperfectday2018 Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Aperfectday2018 Virus.

Ransomware infections and Aperfectday2018 Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Aperfectday2018 Virus FAQ

What is Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware and how does it work?

Aperfectday2018 Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Aperfectday2018 Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Aperfectday2018 Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Aperfectday2018 Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Aperfectday2018 Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Aperfectday2018 Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Aperfectday2018 Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Aperfectday2018 Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Aperfectday2018 Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Aperfectday2018 Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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