.DESYNC Files Virus – How to Remove It

.DESYNC Files Virus – How to Remove It

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This blog post is made to explain the nature behind the .DESYNC file ransomware and show you ways via which you can remove this virus and try to restore your encrypted files.

The .DESYNC files virus is a ransomware type of malware and it aims to encrypt the files on the computers compromised by it. The virus’s main goal is to convince victims to pay a hefty ransom in order to get their files to work again and it communicates through it’s ransom note file which it ads and it is called # HOW TO DECRYPT YOUR FILES.txt. The .DESYNC file ransomware is a persistent threat and this is why it is strongly recommended to read this removal article in the events your computer has been infected by this malware.

Threat Summary

Name.DESYNC Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to lock the files on the computers infected by it by using encryption and users are extorted to pay ransom in order to have their files decrypted once again.
SymptomsFiles have the .DESYNC file extension and can no longer be opened. A ransom note, called # HOW TO DECRYPT YOUR FILES.txt is dropped on the victim PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .DESYNC Files Virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows 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.

.DESYNC Files Virus – Distribution

There are more than one propagation ways used to infect victims with the .DESYNC file ransomware. The primary method of infection that also accounts to more than 80% of the ransomware infections is done via malicious e-mail attachments. These attachments all aim to make sure that users believe in their legitimacy as being important documents, like:

  • Invoices.
  • Receipts.
  • Order confirmation information.
  • Banking documents.
  • Documents from your job and other work-related docs.

In addition to this, the .DESYNC ransomware may also be spread as a result of being uploaded on suspicious websites and there the infection file of the virus may pretend to be:

  • Software license activator.
  • Key generator for software.
  • Crack.
  • Patch.
  • Portable version of a program.
  • Software setup.

.DESYNC Files Virus – More Information

When the .DESYNC file ransomware has already infected victims’ computers, the virus may drop it’s payload onto the victim computer. The payload may consist of more than one malicious files and the ransom note of .DESYNC files virus. The payload files may reside in the following Windows directories under different, often random file names:

In addition to the malicious files, the .DESYNC files virus may also drop it’s ransom note, which is called # HOW TO DECRYPT YOUR FILES.txt and has the following contents added:


All your files are encrypted on your network using a powerful and highly sophisticated encryption algorithm.
No way to recover your files without buy special decryption service that we have made for you!

If you are looking for internet. You will see nothing except scam websites want you to install their software and waste your money for them.
Any change in encrypted files completely breaks your file for every.

Will free guarantee our decryption service, we have to offer you ‘ONE FREE FILE DECRYPTION’
You can send us one of any of your encrypted files in the first contact with us.

But, if you want to recover all your files need to make payment.

Now go to your email and send your ‘PERSONAL IDENTIFIER’ to following e-mail address:

Don’t forget to send e-mail us only with your work e-mail address, else we never reply you.

In addition to this, the .DESYNC file ransomware may also perform other activities on the computers of victims and that is to interact with the Windows Registry Editor by adding value entries with custom data within them:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

In addition to this, the .DESYNC files virus is also the type of ransomware which may delete the shadow copies and other backed up files on your computer only to eliminate the chances of file recovery via Windows Recovery services. This may happen by entering the following Windows commands as an administrator:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

.DESYNC Files Virus -Encryption Process

To encrypt the files on the computers that are infected by it, the .DESYNC file ransomware may use an advanced encryption mode, which replaces the key structure of the file to make it seem corrupt. On top of that the .DESYNC file extension is also added, making the encrypted files to begin appearing like the following:

The files that may be eligible for encryption by the .DESYNC ransomware may have the following file extensions:


Remove .DESYNC File Ransomware and Try Restoring Data

If you want to remove the .DESYNC files virus from your computer, you can follow the manual or the automatic(reccomended) removal instructions underneath. They have been created to help you delete the files of this infection either manually if you know where they are, but also they can help you delete it automatically at a click of a button. Be advised that experts often recommend removing persistent threats, like .DESYNC ransomware automatically by using an anti-malware scanner. By having such tool, you also ensure that your machine stays protected against future invasive programs and malware as well.

If you want to try and recover files, encrypted by the .DESYNC ransomware, we would suggest that you follow the recovery methods in the “Try to restore” step underneath. They have been created in order to help you try and restore as many files as possible, but be advised that they are not a 100% guarantee to be able to recover all your files.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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