.cammora Files Virus - How to Remove It
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.cammora Files Virus – How to Remove It

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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.

Threat Summary

Name.cammora Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA 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.
SymptomsMajor system components are infected. Important files are locked and renamed with the extension.cammora
A ransom fee is recquired for their decryption.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Infected Web Pages
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.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 of

GarrantyDecrypt 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
files.

Contact us using this email address
cammora19@protonmail.com
And tell us your unique ID
[redacted 0x200 bytes in base64]

#RECOVERY_FILES#.txt ransom note .cammora files virus

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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .cammora Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .cammora Files Virus

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for .cammora Files 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.

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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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

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

Ransomware infections and .cammora Files 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

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2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .cammora Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .cammora Files Virus and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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 .cammora Files 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove .cammora Files Virus files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .cammora Files Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .cammora Files Virus on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac .cammora Files Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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