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How to Decrypt Ransomware Files

This blog post has been created in order to help victims of ransomware viruses look for and download decryptors of the ransomware viruses their computers have been infected with.
The decryptor programs have been provided with the courtesy of the NoMoreRansom project which aims to help the victims of ransomware viruses. The project includes contributions from the top Antivirus vendors among which are Avast, Emsisoft, Kaspersky, McAfee, TrendMicro and many other contributors, the full list of which is available on the following. For the latest updated information on viruses you can visit the project on Nomoreransom.org.

Note! Before performing any decryption, be advised that you should secure your computer system so that it is ransomware free, since it can cause damage to your PC. You scan your PC in just about 5 minutes, using an advanced malware removal tool.

NoMoreRansom’s Ransomware Decryptors Database:

Below you can find a list with the free decryptors that are available so far. We will try to update this list for as long as possible, but if you want to stay up to date wit the latest decryption tools, we recommend that you check regularly for your virus on the NoMoreRansom site.

If there is no decryptor for your ransomware virus version and it is not among the decryptable programs below, you can check the article below, which contains alternative file recovery solutions and tools:

Tip: Press CTRL+F and then type the virus name or extension on your browser’s search to find your virus on this page.

PHP Ransomware Decryptor
PHP Ransomware How-to Guide

Ransomware Decryptors List – Conclusion

As a bottom line we would say that this is not the final list as there are more and more viruses coming and researchers are struggling to make decryptors. So we would recommend that you communicate and reach out when you are infected to the appropriate authorities and malware researchers. This will help them come up with decryption software faster as their response time will be shortened. Be advised that there are some viruses that are very hard to decrypt and always keep faith and arm yourself with patience if this situation occurs.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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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.


1. How to Recognize Spam Emails with Ransomware
2. How Does Ransomware Encryption Work?
3. How to Decrypt Ransomware Files
4. Ransomware Getting Greedier and Bigger, Attacks Increase by 40%
5. 1 in 5 Americans Victim of Ransomware

Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove ransomware from Windows.

Step 1: 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.

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 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. 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 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.

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.

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 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.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


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.


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

Video Guide for Automatic and Fast Removal

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

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.

Step 6: How to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware (Video Guide)

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of ransomware from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall ransomware and remove related files and objects

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 ransomware:

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 ransomware. 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 ransomware. 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 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:

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 ransomware. 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

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for ransomware:


SpyHunter for Mac

Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by ransomware.

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

ransomware FAQ

What is ransomware ransomware and how does it work?

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 algorithm how 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.

How does ransomware ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.ransomware Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, 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.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

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. At this point the .ransomware files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

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.

One way to restore files, encrypted by ransomware ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".ransomware" files (Other Methods)?

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% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of ransomware ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .ransomware files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like ransomware ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to 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:

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

  1. Almir

    All my documents are infected with the .coot file virus.
    Is there any help?

    1. Milena Dimitrova

      Hi there,

      The .zatrov variant of STOP ransomware is most likely decryptable. You can try using EmsiSoft’s decryption tool, details here: https://sensorstechforum.com/remove-stop-ransomware/

  2. Paolo

    2 anni fa il mio PC è stato infettato probabilmente da un Rijndael Ransomware rinominando i miei files con estensione finale .fucked e ad oggi non sono riuscito ancora a trovare una soluzione per decriptare i file corrotti. Premetto che ho rimosso il Ransomware e tutto ciò ad esso correlato, compresa la finestra di riscatto dove chiedeva di inserire il codice di sblocco file previo pagamento, naturalmente mai effettuato. Non so più cosa fare… HELPPP!!!

    1. Ventsislav Krastev

      Ciao, scusa per il cattivo italiano, sto usando Google Translate. I file che sono stati crittografati con l’estensione .fucked da Rijndael Ransomware non possono essere decrittografati al momento. Il motivo è che i ricercatori di malware non hanno ancora sviluppato un modo per poter recuperare i file gratuitamente.

  3. Edmilson

    .eking como descriptografar

    1. Ventsislav Krastev (Post author)

      Hello, Edmilson.

      According to your information, your files are with the .eking file extension. This file extension, belongs to the PHOBOS ransomware. PHOBOS is part of the Dharma ransomware family of viruses. To try and check if there is a decryptor for free that can help you get your files back, please check online for “PHOBOS file decryptor”. You can also do a search at the NoMoreRansom project at http://www.nomoreransom(.)org. Let me know if it helped.

  4. Richarle MArcelo

    Meu computador entrou virós no dia 19-11-2020, todos meus arquivos estão bloqueados com uma extensão no final (DSC_7266.JPG.sglh) SGLH ….
    tudo do meu computador esta assim … estou no sufoco querendo todas as fotos da familia..

  5. marcelo

    beunas noches….a mi me quedo la extension .ytbn. Hay solucion?. gracias

    1. Vencislav Krustev

      Hola, mira es la esta solución: https://sensorstechforum.com/ytbn-virus-file/

  6. Andale

    Hola,tengo archivos infectados con extension .zzzzz. Se pueden recuperar? Gracias

  7. Jesus

    Saludos las fotos y videos como otras aplicaciones están infestadas con el archivo.DOCM como puedo decirfrarlos para poder recuperar las fotos



  9. nai

    Can you help to recover .leex files

  10. Max

    Todos os meus documentos estão infectados com o vírus de arquivo .guer.
    Existe alguma ajuda?

  11. fabian

    se infecto con virus troyano mi computadora, y mis archivos mega importantes se cambiaron a ARCHIVOS MOQS, y no los puedo abrir, estoy reeee jodido, hace un mes buscando solucion sin exito, ayudaaaaaa

  12. Eudio

    Alguien tiene alguna solución para la extensión .nusm?? tengo casi dos teras de archivos encriptados.
    agradecido de antemano.

  13. miroldis

    hola tengo un virus llamado udacha como puedo desifrar los archivos encriptados

  14. Fernando

    Boa noite prezados, meu pc foi infectado e os arquivos estao com a extensao .nqsq. Alguem sabe alguma solucao?

  15. Mc Midex

    Good Morning, my system was infected with FUTM virus, please how can I decrypt them and put them back in normal file format

  16. Bruno

    Fui infectado por .shgv to rodando mas não consigo resultado.

    1. Timmie

      My files was infected with .hudf ransomware virus. Post me an update if there were a solution to recover my files. Thank you.

  17. Daniel Fernando Arias Robles

    buenas noches, tengo varios años de archivos perdidos y es urgente que los recupere, estaba infectada con la extensión .nqsq. ¿Alguien sabe alguna solución??.

  18. Iolanda

    Infelizmente meu pc foi infectado pelo ransoware .mljx , tem como descriptografar? não consigo abrir meus arquivos, estou desesperada.

  19. Nick

    files in my usb stick infected with the zzla and cannot open
    How can I solve the problem?

  20. DaskonLD

    Hola a todos, mis archivos se infectaron con .cuag y no me.sirvio el desifrador Emsisoft, será que el virus lo mutaron o tengo que utilizar una versión específica de Emsisoft!?

  21. edwin




  23. Syarief

    Have you find the way to decrypt the file with ssoi extension (online key) ?

  24. Reza

    Dear friends,
    All my files are infected by .msjd and \i need to get my files back. Could you please help me?

  25. anonimus

    hola buenas noches quien de ustedes ayuda con el ransotfware kruu y como recuperar los archivos encriptados

  26. Tulas

    Saudacoes a todos. Alguma dica ou solucao para extensao .jhgn e .jhbg?

  27. JOMICH

    Todos los archivos de mi pc, han sido atacados y tiene la extensión .ZPPS
    Quisiera saber, si hay algún desencriptador para este ataque.


  28. Ranjeet Singh

    My all files got corrupted with .bnrs ransomeware. How can I decrypt my files?

  29. Shahid Mehmood

    infected with .zpps and .nnuz… any help plz…


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