In this article, you will find more information about .cammora files virus as well as a step-by-step guide on how to remove malicious files from an infected system and how to potentially recover files encrypted by this ransomware.
As announced by security researchers .cammora files virus is another strain of GarrantyDecrypt ransomware. Once this threat is started on a computer device, it interferes with essential system settings in order to evade detection and reach target types of files. When the ransomware locates these files, it applies sophisticated cipher algorithm to their code. As a result, corrupted files receive the extension .cammora and remain inaccessible.
|Name||.cammora Files Virus|
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that encodes valuable files by utilizing strong cihper algorithm. It marks corrupted files with .cammora extension and then drops a ransom note that extorts payment for their decryption.|
|Symptoms||Major system components are infected. Important files are locked and renamed with the extension.cammora|
A ransom fee is recquired for their decryption.
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Infected Web Pages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .cammora Files Virus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss .cammora Files Virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.cammora Files Virus – Distribution
Security researchers’ reports indicate that .cammora ransomware is currently circling in active attack campaigns across the web. Attack campaigns could be set against users worldwide.
The most probable spread channel is malspam. Malspam is a technique that enables hackers to deliver their malicious code on users’ devices with the help of specially crafted emails. Such emails usually contain one or more of the following components:
- A link to compromised web page that is set to download and execute infection files directly on the PC. The URL address to this page may be presented in the form of an in-text link, banner, image, button or full URL address.
- A malicious file attachment that is presented as legitimate document by the text message. It could be uploaded in a .rar or .zip archive. Such a file could be set to evade active security measures and trick you into running the ransomware on your PC.
Other channels that may be part of the distribution strategy for .cammora files virus are malvertising, freeware installers, corrupted web pages, fake software updates, compromised software setups, files shared on forums and other.
.cammora Files Virus – Overview
As announced by security researchers .cammora files virus is another strain ofGarrantyDecrypt ransomware. Once this threat is started on a computer device, it initiates a sequence of malicious processes that plague main system components and eventually enable the ransomware to complete all infection stages.
Modifications of various system settings enable the ransomware to manipulate essential processes and their functionalities. The Registry Editor is a component which is likely to be infected by .cammora files virus. Since the registry keys Run and RunOnce are designed to auto-execute all files listed under them, the ransomware could misuse their functionalities to obtain persistent presence. Once it adds malicious values under the registry key Run, .cammora cryptovirus starts to load on each system boot up. While values added under the RunOnce registry key support the automatic load of a specially crafted ransom note file.
This file is called #RECOVERY_FILES#.txt and the ransomware drops it on the system at the end of the attack. When opened the file presents the following message:
All your files have been encrypted!
Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.
This email will be as confirmation you are ready to pay for decryption key.
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you
write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your
Contact us using this email address
And tell us your unique ID
[redacted 0x200 bytes in base64]
This message is used by cyber criminals as a way to blackmail you into transferring them decryption ransom in Bitcoins. Beware that by doing so, you risk losing your money and keeping your files encrypted by the threat. There is no guarantee that hackers will provide you with a working decryption solution if provide you with any at all.
.cammora Files Virus – Encryption Process
In order to complete its main purpose which is data encryption, .cammora files virus activates a built-in cipher module that scans the system for target files and transforms their code with the help of strong cipher algorithm. The list of targeted files could include all types of files that are likely to store important data:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Once encrypted the files appear with the extension .cammora in their names. Unfortunately, they could not be opened by any program. At this point, for the recovery of .cammora files, you may only use the help of alternative methods like these listed in our guide. Have in mind that presented methods may be fairly efficient but not completely.
Remove .cammora Files Virus
The so-called .cammora files virus is a threat with highly complex code designed to corrupt both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide as it reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, the guide presents several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by GarrantyDecrypt .cammora ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.