This article will aid you in removing the PPTX ransomware virus fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end.
The .PPTX virus is the name of ransomware which is a variant of Globe Imposter. The extension it places to all files after encryption is .PPTX. 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.
|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 .PPTX extension on each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by PPTX |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.PPTX Virus (GlobeImposter) – Delivery
.PPTX 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. Below, you can see the payload file of the cryptovirus being detected by the VirusTotal service:
The .PPTX 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.
.PPTX Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Insight
The .PPTX ransomware virus is a cryptovirus, which has recently been discovered by malware researchers. When the .PPTX files virus encrypts your files, it will put the .PPTX extension to every file and display a ransom note with payment instructions. The virus is a GlobeImposter variant.
The .PPTX 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 READ_ME.txt. This is how it looks:
The ransom note states the following:
Your files are Encrypted!
For data recovery needs decryptor.
How to buy decryptor:
1. Download “Tor Browser” from https://www.torproject.org/ and install it.
2. Open this link In the “Tor Browser”
Note! This link is available via “Tor Browser” only.
Free decryption as guarantee.
Before paying you can send us 2 file for free decryption.
You unique ID
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.
The payment page is hosted on the TOR network as displayed here:
It states the following:
1. Payment 2. After Payment 3. Free Decrypt 4. Support
To buy the decryptor, you must pay the cost of: 0.122 Bitcoin ($ 777)
You have 2 days for payment
time left :
after finishing offer, decryptor cost will be 0.244 Bitcoin
You can buy bitcoin on one of these sites:
send 0.122 bicoin on the Bitcoin address: 3Q99zEkCQW35qakHdu35ukaUmWeqpMNNNx
after payment click HERE
Free decryption as guarantee.
Before paying you can send us 1 file for free decryption.
The bitcoin address used is the following:
The money demanded in Bitcoin amounts to around 670 US dollars. Regardless, you should still wait for a decryptor.
.PPTX Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Encryption
There is no official list with file extensions that the .PPTX 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 .PPTX 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 .PPTX 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 .PPTX Files Virus (GlobeImposter)
If your computer got infected with the .PPTX 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.