This article will aid you in removing the Ox4444 ransomware virus fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end.
The .Ox4444 virus is the name of ransomware which is a variant of Globe Imposter. The extension it places to all files after encryption is .Ox4444. After encryption, a ransom note shows up with instructions on how to pay the ransom and supposedly recover your files. Keep on reading and find out what ways you could try to potentially restore your data.
|Name||.Ox4444 Files Virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and it shows a ransom note afterward.|
|Symptoms||This ransomware virus will encrypt your files and place the .Ox4444 extension on each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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.Ox4444 Virus (GlobeImposter) – Delivery
.Ox4444 Files ransomware might spread its infection via different ways. The payload file which executes the malicious script for this ransomware, that in turn infects your computer machine, is circling around the Internet. Samples of this ransomware have been found by a few different malware researchers. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right here:
The .Ox4444 Files ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload file, such as social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications found on the Web could be promoted as helpful but also could hide the malicious script for this virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should instead scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, such as emails or links. Also, don’t forget to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum.
.Ox4444 Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Insight
The .Ox4444 ransomware virus is a cryptovirus, which has recently been discovered by malware researchers. When the .Ox4444 files virus encrypts your files, it will put the .Ox4444 extension to every file and display a ransom note with payment instructions. The virus is a GlobeImposter variant.
The .Ox4444 Files ransomware can be set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Such entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System, such as the example shown here:
The ransom message is placed inside a file called HOW_TO_BACK_FILES.txt. This is how it looks:
The ransom note states the following:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED !!!
TO DECRYPT, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS:
To recover data you need decrypt tool.
To get the decrypt tool you should:
1.In the letter include your personal ID! Send me this ID in your first email to me!
2.We can give you free test for decrypt few files (NOT VALUE) and assign the price for decryption all files!
3.After we send you instruction how to pay for decrypt tool and after payment you will receive a decryption tool!
4.We can decrypt few files in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.
DO NOT TRY TO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR FILES BY YOURSELF YOU WILL BRAKE YOUR DATA !!! ONLY WE ARE CAN HELP YOU! CONTACT US:
ATTENTION !!! THIS IS YOUR PERSONAL ID WICH YOU HAVE TO SEND IN FIRST LETTER:
6D 88 E1 B0 6F 59 C0 4D DB AD 76 1E D0 B6 51 1A88 69 17 2A 7A 05 CD D1 A5 16 51 9F 26 A4 50 6E18 0A E4 FC 65 20 4A
The cybercriminals want you to contact them via one of the following two email addresses:
You should NOT under any circumstances pay or write to these crooks. Nobody can give you a guarantee that you will get your files decrypted upon payment, plus in that way you will support the criminals and probably motivate them to keep making ransomware viruses.
.Ox4444 Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Encryption
There is no official list with file extensions that the .Ox4444 Files ransomware seeks to encrypt and the article will be updated if such a list is discovered. However, all files which get encrypted will receive the .Ox4444 extension appended to them. The encryption algorithm which is used for the virus is currently unknown.
The ransomware could encrypt files, which are from the following file types:
The .Ox4444 Files cryptovirus is reported by malware analysts to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
The execution of the above-stated command makes the encryption process more viable, as one of the main ways for file recovery is eliminated. Continue reading to find out what methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.
Remove .Ox4444 Files Virus (GlobeImposter)
If your computer got infected with the .Ox4444 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.