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.Epta.mcold@gmail.com files virus remove

What is .Epta.mcold@gmail.com files virus? What is Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware? Can files encrypted by Epta.mcold@gmail.com be recovered?

Epta.mcold@gmail.com or otherwise known as .Epta.mcold@gmail.com files virus is ransomware. It encrypts files by appending the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. Another extension will be added before it that is generated on a random principle. The Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data.

Threat Summary

Name Epta.mcold@gmail.com
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .Epta.mcold@gmail.com extension as a secondary.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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.Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus – How Did It Infect My PC and What Happened?

.Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

Epta.mcold@gmail.com or better known as the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus is ransomware that encrypts your files and shows a ransomware note. The ransomware is not from the GlobeImposter ransomware family as researchers shed a new light on it. In fact the older variant being [wplinkpreview url=”https://sensorstechforum.com/tiger4444-files-virus-remove/”] .Tiger4444 Files Virus is also not part of the GlobeImposter family although some chinese researchers have deemed it to be exactly that in the past few months.

This is how the ransom note looks:

.Epta.mcold@gmail.com files virus

The ransom note message is called !INSTRUCTI0NS!.TXT which indeed seems new both as name and content:

** All your files have been encrypted **
*** PLEASE READ THIS ***
**** IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK ****
___________________________________________________________________________________________
| ATTENTION |
| * Do not rename encrypted files. |
| * Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, this can |
| result in complete data loss. |
|___________________________________________________________________________________________ |

Send us email with your personal encryption KEY.
This email will be as confirmation your are ready to pay for decryption key.
After payment, we send you the decryption tool, that decrypt all your files.

Before paying you can send 2 file for free decryption. The total size of file
must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable
information (backups, databases, large excel-word sheets, etc.)

CONTACT US:
epta.mcold@gmail.com
epta.mcold@yahoo.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS:
epta.mcold@aol.com

————————————- KEY ————————————-
EFLNUW6RCNGXJOBXRNJ4JETCGDCJ6ZN76WWLKAG5YHLT27AUNXU7B3GH6HRQCQETOZIVIXSOOBCHUMPA
DAEOQIZAV65ADDWVEPZOCCWH43TKS7PL7LLZCCUYR6GWHTYSGO4RPF5HJLSVMMGUWUH5Y52SKH4MFAP6
MQ5BDWXAGZMEHDCMXUSLAZADOZYPEAIIZC7YU3XIUJQQPOSPPMYGNP4FB7KLAI4T4WXO4ZBD4LBBN7HQ
GFBPPLZ3PV2FXM3FTNCOUAVDFYYWCRIRRO4FBDB3XM3SOGL3MV6D2PZQLXQD2BN3FBXK2XBAIV2AA6WP
GWWHAIN3BBNNEHT4RTGVP6MENW7BFGQTGN3ZEAAL7KDUU6IIEVA6WNFBWXJWGY6XNKXB2745AGNJENWT
KVUBT5XBIV54OJ6FR5JLKIQ5ZDM6WKYYFLU2Z3PQLSLGXSEHWPPWH732HQFNPYP2HKMERQCBZ4FGYM7K
GRWA2QH4BYPOCYM4OEF2QCTKNPWAMXYQKZ2RAV2NVS5UBZ6HDKYRBJQTOY2QHPDU34G2F7I6YG7PARTZ
TJOZMOOZKDW6UBUY726ALVPXN4C3PQTFOSZENXV2IXT323KFI43NPD6GQX4JKTDAZLCD65FK7PZWXICQ
EEVGHZML4YIBSZLLCDXYKBIQ6SVQCDNWOL5WBN36KHR3JTWM3UTXIOPNHMNNWMCRJI26I4IXIENDUE73
247K7PUVS5OOVMBSWAHZKHRI2OBOCZFNXR56QX3ZHLRNXBFFGFRKXOJPEAU7II5XT24AY3LSUCACNJVV
DNRPQIMCGWOLPZECZO5A=
——————————————————————————-

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like Encrypted_.Epta.mcold@gmail.com. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The .Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove .Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus

If your computer got infected with the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com Files Virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

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.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Epta.mcold@gmail.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Epta.mcold@gmail.com

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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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


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.

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Epta.mcold@gmail.com.

Ransomware infections and Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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:

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.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Epta.mcold@gmail.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Epta.mcold@gmail.com and remove related files and objects

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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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com:

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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com. 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com. 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com. 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.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Epta.mcold@gmail.com.

Ransomware infections and Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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:

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.


Epta.mcold@gmail.com FAQ

What is Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware and how does it work?

Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 .Epta.mcold@gmail.com files?

You can't. At this point the .Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 .Epta.mcold@gmail.com files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 ".Epta.mcold@gmail.com" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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 Epta.mcold@gmail.com ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Epta.mcold@gmail.com files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Epta.mcold@gmail.com 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.

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