In this article, you will find more information about [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 virus as well as a step-by-step guide on how to remove malicious files from the infected system and how to potentially recover files encrypted by this ransomware.
The [email@example.com].com2 virus plagues essential system settings, encrypts valuable files and then demands a ransom payment. Its name is a derivative of the last two extensions it appends to the name of each corrupted file. The ransomware is associated with a ransom message file that urges you to contact hackers for more information about the ransom payment process. If you are a victim of this ransomware, you should consider the immediate removal of all malicious files from your infected computer.
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware designed to plague computer system settings, utilize strong cihper algorithm and encrypt valuable files.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with long string of extensions. Ransom message insists on payment for files recovery tool.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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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.|
[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 Virus – Distribution and Impact
The [email@example.com].com2 virus is yet another variant of Dharma ransomware. It infects computers with the goal to disrupt system security and encode important user files. Currently, its malicious payloads are lurking across the web searching for new victims.
There are several common techniques that may be used for the spread of [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 ransomware – malspam, malvertising, website corruption, freeware installers. The most probable one is malspam. It enables hackers to deliver malicious code on users’ devices via massive email spam campaigns. The spam emails which are used for malicious attacks usually contain one or more of the following components:
- A link to compromised web page that is set to download and execute infection files directly on the PC. The URL address may be presented as an in-text link, banner, image, button or full address.
- A malicious file attachment that is stated to be a legitimate document. It could be a .rar or .zip archive file . Such a file could be set to evade active security measures and trick you into running the ransomware on your PC.
When started on a target machine the payload file of [email@example.com].com2 virus sets the beginning of the attack. At first, it may perform a check for running security measures and attempts to evade them if it detects any. Afterward, the ransomware becomes able to complete a long sequence of malicious operations. By doing this, it accesses some essential system components and stops certain Windows processes. Analyses of [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 virus indicate that one of the malicious files associated with the threat is called factura.exe
In fact, all initial attack stages are perfomred in order to support the completion of data encryption process. The main goal of Dharma [email@example.com].com2 ransomware is to corrupt target types stored on the compromised computer. For the purpose, it activates a built-in cipher module whihc is designed to apply significant changes to the code of target files. The encryption happens via sophisticated cipher algorithm, probably RSA. Unfortunately, in case of infection with this ransomware you may be unable to open:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Files encrypted by Dhrama .com2 virus can be recognized by the long string of specific extensions appended to their names.
At last, the threat drops a ransom message and loads it on the computer screen. This message is likely to read:
All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, YOUR ID ********
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL: email@example.com
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
You can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you:
1. Decryption program.
2. Detailed instruction for decryption.
3. And individual keys for decrypting your files.
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
The purpose of this message is to convince you to contact hackers at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you could receive more details on ransom payment process. Beware that they could fool you into paying for a broken decryption tool that cannot recover locked files or even skip answering you once you transfer them the ransom. For the sake of your security, we advise you to avoid contacting hackers and attempt to restore your PC and data with the help of the guide that follows.
Remove [email@example.com].com2 Virus and Attempt to Restore Data
The so-called [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 virus is a threat with highly complex code designed to corrupt both system settings and valuable data. Hence the infected system could be used in a secure manner again only after the complete removal of all malicious files and objects created by .com2 ransomware. That’s why we recommend that all steps presented in the [email@example.com].com2 ransomware removal guide below should be completed. Beware that the manual ransomware removal is suitable for more experienced computer users. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
- Guide 1: How to Remove [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of [email@example.com].com2 from Mac OS X.
How to Remove [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove [email@example.com].com2
Step 2: Uninstall [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by [email@example.com].com2 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for [email@example.com].com2 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2.
Ransomware infections and [email@example.com].com2 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall [email@example.com].com2 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove [email@example.com].com2 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by [email@example.com].com2 on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
What is [email@example.com].com2 ransomware and how does it work?
[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 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 [email@example.com].com2 ransomware infect my computer?
[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 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 [email@example.com].com2 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 .[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 files?
You can't. At this point the .[email@example.com].com2 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
If a decryptor did not decrypt your .[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by [email@example.com].com2 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 ".[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2" files (Other Methods)?
We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .[email@example.com].com2 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 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 [email@example.com].com2 ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .[firstname.lastname@example.org].com2 files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like [email@example.com].com2 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?
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.