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.pr0tect File Virus (Remover e restaurar arquivos)

This material is created to help you on how to remove the Pr0tector ransomware virus and restore files encrypted with the .pr0tect file extension.

“READ ME ABOUT DECRYPTION.txt” is the ransom note used by the .pr0tect file virus also known as Pr0tector ransomware. The malware’s only goal is to infect the computers of unsuspecting users and encrypt the files on them. The encrypted files on the compromised computers contain the .pr0tect file extension, lack an icon and cannot be opened. In the ransom note, the virus demands users to contact one of the two emailspr0tector@india.com and pr0tector@tutanota.com. In case you have been infected by this virus, it is advisable to not pay the ransom and read this article thoroughly instead.

Resumo ameaça


.pr0tect File Virus

Pequena descriçãoOs arquivos de usuários criptografa de malware usando um algoritmo de criptografia forte, tornando descriptografia direta possível somente por meio de uma chave de decodificação única disponível para os ciber-criminosos.
Os sintomasO usuário pode testemunhar notas de resgate e “instruções”, chamado “READ ME ABOUT DECRYPTION.txt linking to the contacts of the cyber-criminals. Changed file names and the file-extension .pr0tect has been used.
distribuição MétodoAtravés de um kit de exploração, ataque dll, malicioso JavaScript ou um drive-by download do malware de forma ofuscado.
Ferramenta de detecção See If Your System Has Been Affected by .pr0tect File Virus


Remoção de Malware Ferramenta

Experiência de usuárioParticipe do nosso fórum para Discuss .pr0tect File Virus.
Ferramenta de recuperação de dadosWindows Data Recovery por Stellar Phoenix Aviso prévio! Este produto verifica seus setores de unidade para recuperar arquivos perdidos e não pode recuperar 100% dos arquivos criptografados, mas apenas alguns deles, dependendo da situação e se você tem ou não reformatado a unidade.

.pr0tect File Virus – Infection Methods

The Pr0tector ransomware is no different than any other threat out there. The virus uses different malicious loaders which cause the infection by running obfuscated scripts which latter connect to the c2 servers of the cyber-criminals. These intermediary infection files are usually used in multiple different ways to deceive you into opening them:

  • In spam e-mails that are focused on tricking users with deceptive messages to open them as attachments.
  • As fake setups of programs posted on suspicious websites.
  • As files that pose as game cracks or program patches on torrent websites.
  • As fake updates.
  • Via other malware that may have already infected your computer.

Através da programas potencialmente indesejados that may in some scenarios cause an infection by causing browser redirects or different types of third-party malvertising, which if clicked on executes a script.

.pr0tect File Ransomware – Infection Activity

After the infection happens, the malicious files of this ransomware infection are dropped on the infected computer, and they may reside in the following Windows folders:

  • %Dados do aplicativo%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalRow%
  • %Comum%

After the files are dropped, multiple processes of the compromised machine may be used to make sure that several settings on it are modified. One of those may be the deletion of shadow volume copies by executing a set of commands:

→ chamada processo de criar “cmd.exe / c
Vssadmin.exe sombras de exclusão / all / quiet
bcdedit.exe / conjunto {padrão} não recoveryenabled
bcdedit.exe / conjunto {padrão} ignoreallfailures bootstatuspolicy

The virus may also create String Values with custom data which leads to the location of the malicious executables of this ransomware infection. These executables may be set to run on startup. The same may be done to change the wallpaper on the infected computer. The usually targeted registry keys that may be used by the .pr0tect file virus are the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
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

Depois que isso aconteceu, the .pr0tect virus may cause an error message to appear on the compromised computer and then either perform the encryption directly or force restart the machine and do the encryption process on system boot.

.pr0tect Ransomware – Encryption Process Explained

Em relação à criptografia, this particular ransomware may attack widely used file types. Such are file types associated with:

  • documentos.
  • As fotos.
  • vídeos.
  • Arquivos de áudio.
  • Os arquivos de imagem.

Once this ransomware virus has already performed the encryption process, it may change the file extensions on the encrypted files. The extension changed is .pr0tect, and the files appear like the following image:

The files encrypted by the .pr0tect virus can no longer be opened, and the virus opens a ransom note to make sure the user is aware of it’s presence on the computerREAD ME ABOUT DECRYPTION.txt:

Your files were encrypted.
Your personal ID is: {Unique ID Tag}
To buy private key for unlocking files please contact us:
Please include the ID above.

Depois disto, the user may receive instructions on how to pay a hefty ransom fee to get his/hers files back.

Remove .pr0tect Ransomware and Try Getting Back Files

For the removal of this ransomware infection, multiple different things should be done. One is to completely isolate the threat first, and the other is to back up the encrypted files, apenas no caso de. Para fazer isso, we recommend you to follow the removal instructions below. They are carefully created to help you delete the files encrypted by this ransomware infection. If you are experiencing difficulty in removing the files yourself, experts outline advanced anti-malware tool as the best automatic removal option. It will not only eliminate all files associated with this ransomware infection but will also ensure protection in the future.

For the file recovery process, infelizmente, there is no direct decryptor for this ransomware infection as this virus is still in early stages. Contudo, you can try using copies of the encrypted files in other methods of file recovery and decryption. We have posted several suggestions below in step “2. Restore files encrypted by pr0tect” and you should try them, even though they are not 100% guarantee to get all your files back.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav tem vindo a cobrir o mais recente de malware, desenvolvimentos de software e mais recente tecnologia em SensorsTechForum para 3 anos. Ele começou como um administrador de rede. Formado marketing bem, Ventsislav também tem paixão pela descoberta de novas mudanças e inovações em cibersegurança que se tornam mudanças do jogo. Depois de estudar Gestão da Cadeia de Valor e, em seguida, Administração de Rede, ele encontrou sua paixão dentro cybersecrurity e é um crente forte na educação básica de cada usuário para a segurança on-line.

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  1. Avatarmakoyski

    Oi, can you share hash or samples?


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