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Remove Fayg2 Ransomware [.fayg2 Virus Files]

What Is Fayg2 Virus?

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When personal files are renamed with the pattern – [long alphanumeric string].fayg2, it means that your computer has been infected by a ransomware called Fayg2.

Fayg2 ransomware virus harasses online users by locking their valuable data and requesting a ransom fee for a data decryption tool. Unfortunately, this malicious program will not only cause damage to essential system settings but leave the compromised system vulnerable to further malware attacks.

Keep up with this Fayg2 ransomware removal guide to uninstall malicious files and secure the PC.

Fayg2 Summary

Name Fayg2 also known as Gen:Variant.Razy.919999 (BitDefender), Trojan.Win32.DelShad.hfz (Kaspersky), Ransom_Hive.R002C0DKR21 (TrendMicro)
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Ransom Note MyEY_HOW_TO_DECRYPT.txt
Short Description A data locker ransomware designed to damage computer systems and encrypt valuable personal fles.
Symptoms Important files are locked and renamed with two extensions. The last extension is .fayg2
Ransom message insists on ransom payment.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Hacked Websites
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Details About Fayg2 Ransomware

Fayg2 is a malicious program that was identified to possess the characteristics of ransomware. type of malware threats. The threat is a cryptovirus that tries to evade detection, passes through a few attack stages and then encrypt files that store personal data.

The Fayg2 ransomware attack begins with a load of its payload on a computer system. This file triggers a long sequence of malicious operations including installation of additional malware modules, infection of essential system settings and corruption of Windows Registry. Eventually, the ransomware becomes able to encrypt files without being noticed.

The ransom message noticed during the analyses of Fayg2 virus is called MyEY_HOW_TO_DECRYPT.tx. It loads on the screen after the infection process.

Here is a copy of what the pop-up states:

Your network has been breached and all data were encrypted.
Personal data, financial reports and important documents are ready to disclose.

To decrypt all the data and to prevent exfiltrated files to be disclosed at
hxxp://hiveleakdbtnp76ulyhi52eag6c6tyc3xw7ez7iqy6wc34gd2nekazyd.onion/
you will need to purchase our decryption software.

Please contact our sales department at:

hxxp://hivecust6vhekztbqgdnkks64ucehqacge3dij3gyrrpdp57zoq3ooqd.onion/

Login: –
Password: –

To get an access to .onion websites download and install Tor Browser at:
hxxps://www.torproject.org/ (Tor Browser is not related to us)

Follow the guidelines below to avoid losing your data:

– Do not modify, rename or delete *.key.fayg2 files. Your data will be
undecryptable.
– Do not modify or rename encrypted files. You will lose them.
– Do not report to the Police, FBI, etc. They don’t care about your business.
They simply won’t allow you to pay. As a result you will lose everything.
– Do not hire a recovery company. They can’t decrypt without the key.
They also don’t care about your business. They believe that they are
good negotiators, but it is not. They usually fail. So speak for yourself.
– Do not reject to purchase. Exfiltrated files will be publicly disclosed.

MyEY_HOW_TO_DECRYPT.txt Fayg2 ransom note

Fayg2 Virus – How Did I Get Infected?

The Fayg2 virus might have landed on your PC by using the help of malspam, malicious advertisements, freeware setups, torrent files, fake software updates, hacked websites, and links to pages infected with its payload file. Malspam – spam emails that show malicious elements carrying the ransomware code, are most likely to be spreading the Fayg2 virus.

email message carrying malicious software

Tips to recognize emails that contain malicious software:

  • They contain bogus clickable links.
  • They feature popular types of files as attachments.
  • They claim that representatives of well-known companies, service providers, or institutions are their senders.

.fayg2 Files – What Are They?

When Fayg2 ransomware is ready to perform the encryption of personal files, it runs a built-in cyper module that may run the RSA-1024 or AES cipher algorithm. This process transforms the original code of all target files. Then, files storing important personal information remain inaccessible.

The Fayg2 virus may prevent you from accessing your:

  • Audio files;
  • Video files;
  • Document files;
  • Image files;
  • Backup files;
  • Banking credentials, etc.

All the data locked by the Fayg2 virus appears with the extension .fayg2. A long alphanumeric ID number stands right before the malicious extension.

Fayg2 files encrypted by Fayg2 ransomware virus

The recovery of encrypted files is important but transferring money to cybercriminals is not a good idea. You risk losing both your valuable files and money. For the sake of your personal and PC security, it is advisable to clean your infected computer from present malicious files and consider the help of alternative data recovery methods.

Remove Fayg2 Ransomware

The Fayg2 ransomware is a threat with highly complex code that causes damage to both essential system settings and valuable data. Hence, the only way to use your infected computer in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For this purpose, you can follow our step-by-step removal guide.

How to Decrypt .fayg2 Files?

In the event that you want to attempt to restore .fayg2 files with the help of alternative data recovery methods, do check our video guide or navigate to the Try to Restore files encrypted by Fayg2 Ransomware step from the instructions underneath. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the beginning of the recovery process.

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As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.

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About the Fayg2 Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Fayg2 how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the Fayg2 ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.

References

1. How to Recognize Spam Emails with Ransomware
2. How Does Ransomware Encryption Work?
3. How to Decrypt Ransomware Files
4. Ransomware Getting Greedier and Bigger, Attacks Increase by 40%
5. 1 in 5 Americans Victim of Ransomware



Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Fayg2 from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fayg2

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1. Hold Windows Key + R.


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".

Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Fayg2 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"

Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Fayg2 on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • 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

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Fayg2 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.

Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Fayg2 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Video Guide for Automatic and Fast Removal

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Fayg2.

Ransomware infections and Fayg2 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.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Step 6: How to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware (Video Guide)


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Fayg2 from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Fayg2 and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Fayg2:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Fayg2. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash

”.


6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference.

Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Fayg2. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Fayg2 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Fayg2. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Fayg2.

Ransomware infections and Fayg2 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.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Fayg2 FAQ

What is Fayg2 ransomware and how does it work?

Fayg2 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 Fayg2 ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Fayg2 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 Fayg2 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 .Fayg2 files?

You can't. At this point the .Fayg2 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Fayg2 files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Fayg2 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 ".Fayg2" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Fayg2 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 Fayg2 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 Fayg2 ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Fayg2 files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Fayg2 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?

There is still a lot you can do. 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.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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