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:
→ Savepanda@india.com Ransomware, Malevich Ransomware, Fantom Ransomware, Ramachandra7@india.com Ransomware, Siddhiup2@india.com Ransomware, Legioner_seven@aol.com Ransomware, Seven_legion@aol.com Ransomware, Space_rangers@aol.com Ransomware, Diablo_diablo2@aol.com Ransomware, Cyber_baba2@aol.com Ransomware, Batman_good@aol.com Ransomware, Melme@india.com Ransomware, Masterlock@india.com Ransomware, Supportfriend@india.com Ransomware, Calipso.email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Redshitline@india.com 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ransomware from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ransomware from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ransomware from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall Ransomware 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ransomware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ransomware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Ransomware 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ransomware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Ransomware from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Ransomware from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ransomware will be removed.
Eliminate Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.