In case you have become a victim of [email protected] ransomware you should not comply with the terms of the cyber criminals in any way. This particular ransomware virus is a devastating attack which is the reason of many inexperienced users paying the ransom to decrypt their data to the questionable email address. Malware researchers strongly advise removing the virus completely from your computer using advanced anti-malware software and using the instructions at the end of this article do decrypt your files. It is also recommended to back up your data before attempting any removals below.
|Name||[email protected] Ransomware|
|Short Description||Encrypts important user data and leaves a ransom note with instructions.|
|Symptoms||Files that are unable to be opened. Wallpaper has changed.|
|Distribution Method||Spam mail or malicious links distributed by adware.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by [email protected] Ransomware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about [email protected] ransomware.|
[email protected] Ransomware – How Did My Files get Encrypted
This ransomware may redistribute primarily via spam email campaigns as well as clicking on malicious links or downloading suspicious executables via torrent sites. Files associated with this ransomware may be of the following file formats:
→ .tmp .exe. .dll .cmd .bat .html
More about this nasty threat’s distribution across computers is that it may be existing on malicious sites to which users may be redirected automatically by adware on their computer. Adware programs are usually added in the forms of extensions or toolbars on the user PC together with legitimate programs’ installation wizards. Antivirus programs are simply not enough when it comes to such low level threats and they do not detect them since they are legitimate programs, according to their privacy policies. Such applications may display all sorts of redirects and advertisements to users for profit, such as malicious links that infect the user PC with [email protected] ransomware.
More About [email protected] Ransomware
As soon as its malicious file has been opened on your PC the ransomware may begin to replicate executables and .tmp files that are orchestrated to do different activities on the computer such as scan for the following file extensions:
→.xls .jpg. pdf. zip .txt .lnk .mp3
Once these executables are created the virus may begin to create registry entires in HKEY_LOCAL_USER in the /Run/ key in order to set these executables to run on system startup.
Once it has done this, the ransomware may begin to massively encrypt user data. Users report of over 2000 files encrypted on their computers with the abovementioned extensions. An encrypted file by [email protected] ransomware may look like this:
→|File’s name|[email protected]
Even though you can try changing the extension [email protected] to .pdf extension, the file remains corrupt and the only method for file decryption is using a decryptor, instructions for which you can see after this article.
Once the user files have been decrypted the ransomware then sets a wallpaper with instructions, notifying the affected victim that his files have been encrypted by a powerful tool and the only way to remove them is to contact [email protected] for instructions. They may also in some cases make the user install Tor or other anonymous browsers that encrypt the connection when the cyber-crook communicates with the user.
In case you have unfortunately became a victim of this devastating ransomware trojan, it is highly recommended to immediately disconnect from the web and never to pay the ransom fee. Even though in some cases ransomware files are impossible to decrypt, there is no guarantee that the cybercriminal who encrypted them will be of any assistance after you pay the ransom.
Removing [email protected] Completely And Restoring Your Files
If you want to remove this virus completely from your PC and restore your data, it is highly advisable to follow the step-by-step tutorial below. You should remove the virus first, before decrypting your data with a particular anti-malware tool which will identify its malicious files automatically.
Removing [email protected] Ransomware
Restoring Files Encrypted by [email protected] Ransomware
In order to restore your files encrypted by [email protected] ransomware successfully, please use the instructions below: