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Decrypt Files Encrypted by Ransomware Viruses Part 2

decyrpt-files-ransomware-encrypted-sensorstechforum-freeThanks 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:

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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.god@aol.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, fud@india.com, 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:

Related Article: Decrypt Files Encrypted by Shade .Xtbl Ransomware

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:

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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:

Related Article: Crypt0 Virus Remove and Decrypt _crypt0 Files

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.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by Philadelphia Ransomware

NoobCrypt Decryption

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.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by WildFire Locker Ransomware

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.

Alternatives to restore files encrypted by Ransomware

Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware

Security engineers strongly advise users NOT to pay the ransom money, but to attempt restoring the files using other methods. Here are several suggestions:

To restore your data, your first bet is to check again for shadow copies in Windows using this software:

Shadow Explorer

Another method of restoring your files is by trying to bring back your files via data recovery software. Here are some examples of data recovery programs:

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Step 1: Scan for Ransomware 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'.

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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.

Ransomware Automatic Removal - Video Guide

Step 2: Uninstall Ransomware and related malware 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.
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2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.
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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"
delete ransomware from windows step 3Follow the instructions above and you will successfully delete most unwanted and malicious programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ransomware 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 Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.
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2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.
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3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
delete ransomware virus registries step 3 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.

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: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ransomware


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.
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2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.
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3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
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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.
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5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.
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Step 5: Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware.

Method 1: Use STOP Decrypter by Emsisoft.

Not all variants of this ransomware can be decrypted for free, but we have added the decryptor used by researchers that is often updated with the variants which become eventually decrypted. You can try and decrypt your files using the instructions below, but if they do not work, then unfortunately your variant of the ransomware virus is not decryptable.

Follow the instructions below to use the Emsisoft decrypter and decrypt your files for free. You can download the Emsisoft decryption tool linked here and then follow the steps provided below:

1 Right-click on the decrypter and click on Run as Administrator as shown below:

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2. Agree with the license terms:

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3. Click on "Add Folder" and then add the folders where you want files decrypted as shown underneath:

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4. Click on "Decrypt" and wait for your files to be decoded.

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Note: Credit for the decryptor goes to Emsisoft researchers who have made the breakthrough with this virus.

Method 2: Use data recovery software

Ransomware infections and Ransomware 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 recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

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


What is Ransomware Ransomware?

Ransomware 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 algorithms 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.

What Does Ransomware Ransomware Do?

Ransomware in general is a malicious software that is designed to block access to your computer or files until a ransom is paid.

Ransomware viruses can also damage your system, corrupt data and delete files, resulting in the permanent loss of important files.

How Does Ransomware Infect?

Via several ways.Ransomware Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing emails, 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.

Another way you may become a victim of Ransomware 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 .Ransomware files?

You can't without a decryptor. At this point, the .Ransomware files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted using a specific decryption key for the particular algorithm.

What to Do If a Decryptor Does Not Work?

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

Can I Restore ".Ransomware" Files?

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

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

How To Get Rid of Ransomware Virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti-malware program.

It will scan for and locate Ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Ransomware files.

Can I Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer.

Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Germany - Offizielles Portal der deutschen Polizei

United States - IC3 Internet Crime Complaint Centre

United Kingdom - Action Fraud Police

France - Ministère de l'Intérieur

Italy - Polizia Di Stato

Spain - Policía Nacional

Netherlands - Politie

Poland - Policja

Portugal - Polícia Judiciária

Greece - Cyber Crime Unit (Hellenic Police)

India - Mumbai Police - CyberCrime Investigation Cell

Australia - Australian High Tech Crime Center

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

Can You Stop Ransomware from Encrypting Your Files?

Yes, you can prevent ransomware. The best way to do this is to ensure your computer system is updated with the latest security patches, use a reputable anti-malware program and firewall, backup your important files frequently, and avoid clicking on malicious links or downloading unknown files.

Can Ransomware Ransomware Steal Your Data?

Yes, in most cases ransomware will steal your information. It is a form of malware that steals data from a user's computer, encrypts it, and then demands a ransom in order to decrypt it.

In many cases, the malware authors or attackers will threaten to delete the data or publish it online unless the ransom is paid.

Can Ransomware Infect WiFi?

Yes, ransomware can infect WiFi networks, as malicious actors can use it to gain control of the network, steal confidential data, and lock out users. If a ransomware attack is successful, it could lead to a loss of service and/or data, and in some cases, financial losses.

Should I Pay Ransomware?

No, you should not pay ransomware extortionists. Paying them only encourages criminals and does not guarantee that the files or data will be restored. The better approach is to have a secure backup of important data and be vigilant about security in the first place.

What Happens If I Don't Pay Ransom?

If you don't pay the ransom, the hackers may still have access to your computer, data, or files and may continue to threaten to expose or delete them, or even use them to commit cybercrimes. In some cases, they may even continue to demand additional ransom payments.

Can a Ransomware Attack Be Detected?

Yes, ransomware can be detected. Anti-malware software and other advanced security tools can detect ransomware and alert the user when it is present on a machine.

It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest security measures and to keep security software updated to ensure ransomware can be detected and prevented.

Do Ransomware Criminals Get Caught?

Yes, ransomware criminals do get caught. Law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, Interpol and others have been successful in tracking down and prosecuting ransomware criminals in the US and other countries. As ransomware threats continue to increase, so does the enforcement activity.

About the Ransomware Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Ransomware how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the Ransomware ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

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