Thanks to ransomware researchers who like to reverse-engineer viruses, more decrypters have been released for more of the file-encryption viruses. The sole reason behind those decryptors is the poor coding of their creators. This allowed malware analysts to reverse the viruses, find a bug and in return develop decrypters for free. In case you are a ransomware victim of one of the viruses below, make sure to check the free removal and decryption instructions attached to the virus. In case the virus is not on the list, you can also check other viruses we have summed up from the link below:
Shade XTBL Ransomware Decryptor
Being one of the most widespread ransomware variants, Shade ransomware has been reported to use several different e-mail addresses, suggesting it is sold on the web as a service, allowing users to create their customized versions of the virus. Shade ransomware uses .better_call_saul, .xtbl, .ytbl .crysis file extensions and it leaves the e-mail of the one controlling it’s variant as an extension. Here are some e-mails that were added as extensions:
→ [email protected] Ransomware, Malevich Ransomware, Fantom Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, [email protected] Ransomware, Centurion_Legion Ransomware, Better_Call_Saul Ransomware, Da_Vinci_Code Ransomware, Veracrypt Ransomware, DrugVokrug727 Ransomware. Grand_car Ransomware, Meldonii Ransomware, Makdonalds Ransomware, SystemDown Ransomware, Radxlove7 Ransomware, [email protected], [email protected] Ransomware
Thankfully Kaspersky has released a decryptor for this nasty ransomware, instructions, and download for which you can find in the red square below:
Chimera Ransomware Decryptor
A virus that was detected by ESG researchers, chimera can attack vital files and scramble them permanently, leaving it’s distinctive ransom note in which it asked it’s victims to pay 1 BTC for decryption. It spread via spam messages that contain attachments resembling legitimate documents in .ZIP or .RAR files. After infection, the virus immediately started encoding files. Thankfully anyone who has kept the encrypted files on their computer is lucky because Kaspersky researchers have updated Rakhni Decrypter to decode data enciphered by Chimera ransomware for free. More information and instructions for decrypting your files and removing Chimera, you can find below:
Crypt0 Virus Decrypter
A relatively new and very poorly coded virus, the Crypt0 ransomware immediately gave researchers an opportunity to find a decryption possibility and develop a decryptor for _crypt0 encrypted files. The virus was so poorly coded that it did not even create the HELP_DECRYPT.TXT ransom note properly. Using AES enciphering, the virus could have been a very devastating threat, if it wasn’t for the bad coding. Below you can find full decryption and removal instructions and more information about Crypt0 ransomware:
Philadelphia Ransomware Decrypter
The Philadelphia ransomware was advertised on the deep web black markets as a ransomware tool that has a lot of features and is extremely advanced. It primarily attacked servers and computers located in Brazil, because it used a scanned document from the Brazil Ministry of Finance to spread. The virus has a cloud-based C2 server from which the hacker could see every infected computer and even features a “Give Mercy” type of button that allows it to decrypt the files for free. Even though it looked very dangerous, researchers from EmsiSoft managed to quickly make a decrypter for this variant of the Stampado viruses. You can find detailed removal and decryption instructions in the link below.
This type of ransomware mocks it’s victims, calling them noobs(slang from newbies). NoobCypt asked approximately 300$ from users to give them a decryption key which they input in it’s user interface to get their files decrypter. Researchers, however, have shown the creator of this virus who is the noob in this situation, revealing a master decryption key which if you still have the virus and input it, decrypts all your files. Here is the key:
WildFire Locker Decryptor
This ransomware virus uses the .wflx extension after it scrambles your files and just like NoobCrypt asks 300 dollars from it’s victims to give them access to their files. The virus even has a customer service, called the “WildFire Locker helpdesk” where users could contact the cyber-criminals behind this ransomware virus. The only problem of the crooks behind this virus, that they couldn’t see coming was the Dutch police. They seized the servers of this virus giving malware researchers from Kaspersky the opportunity to create a free decryptor. You should be able to find instructions on how to remove WildFire and decrypt your files below.
File Decryption – Conclusion
For the moment, the users who have been infected by these viruses should feel lucky, because there still are big viruses out there, like Cerber 3 or Zepto ransomware, for which a free decryption solution has not yet been developed or released. They cannot do much at this point, but there are some alternative methods below that can be tried out if you are infected by ransomware. However, we advise you to make backups and be careful when using those methods, because some ransomware viruses may have a fail-safe mechanism that breaks files when you try to tamper with them.