In case your files have become unable to open and you have recieved a malicious message in the form of wallpaper, home page or screensaver or a text file including payment instructions to restore your files, you have become a victim of a vicious ransomware. The [email protected] ransomware virus infests the user files and uses strong encryption which is near impossible to hack. Security experts recommend removing the tool fully from your computer with specific anti-malware software and backing up your data in case the ransomware has mechanisms to delete your files when you attempt removal of this nasty attack.
|Name||[email protected] .fff Ransomware|
|Short Description||The virus penetrates system defenses and encrypts user files making them impossible to open.|
|Symptoms||Changed wallpaper, text document or other way to notify the user for ransom instructions. Encrypted files with .FFF extension.|
|Distribution Method||Spam mail or malicious links. Possible via infected software, social media and file sharing networks as well.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by [email protected] .fff Ransomware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to follow the discussion about [email protected] .fff Ransomware.|
|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.|
[email protected] Ransomware – How Did My Files get Encrypted
Similar to other variants of this ransomware, such as Hallurah one way for it to to slip into your computer is by a simple click of an infected email attachment. Email attachments by ransomware viruses usually have the following file formats:
→.dll; .exe; ;.tmp .bat; .cmd; .html;
where the html file may transfer the user to malicious domain in order to avoid any malware blockings from mail providers’ defences. What is more, this vile threat may be present on malicious websites to which you may have been redirected by banners or advertisements on unranked websites.
Such advertisements usually may be introduced on your computer via an adware program that may have been bundled with a legitimate installer as ‘a free extra’. Such suspicious apps are outlined as low-level threats and are not detected by antivirus programs because they have shady privacy policies that legitimize their practices. And those may be ad displaying schemes of any vendors including malware producers. such as [email protected]
More About [email protected] Ransomware
Once activated on the computer, the ransomware may replicate several different files on your computer, such as the wallpaper with the message several .dlls or .exe files programmed to perform various activities on the computers.
Once the executables are created the system then may begin to create registry entries in HKEY_LOCAL_USER or other locations in order to modify different settings allowing it to run uninterrupted. The ransomware then begins to scan for user files with various extensions, main of which may be:
→.cfg; .img; .pdf; .doc; docx;
These and files with other extensions may be encrypted by the ransomware with an .fff extension which then may delete itself to cover its tracks after setting the ransom instructions as a wallpaper or saving them as a text file where they can be easily spotted.
The ransom instructions include details on how to pay. Cyber criminals usually include the email address [email protected] and they may also include instructions on how to communicate with the mail via anonymous l2p or Tor networking which makes tracing the cyber criminals impossible.
Once it has successfully encrypted your files, it sets a [email protected] extension on the encrypted files. It is highly advisable if you have come across this ransomware to immediately disconnect from the internet and never to comply with the demands of this vicious threat, because there is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption keys of your files.
Removing [email protected] Completely And Restoring Your Files
Before restoring your files, first you need to remove this ransomware’s malicious files fully from your system. Virus researchers suggest using the step-by-step removal tutorial below in order to first get rid of the ransomware and to use the aftermentioned instructions to decrypt your data afterwards. The most recommended method however for you is to copy your files on a safe PC and decrypt them, after which you should reinstall the operating system on the infected computer.
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: