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Remove .fff Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Files

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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 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. .fff Ransomware
TypeRansomware infection
Short DescriptionThe virus penetrates system defenses and encrypts user files making them impossible to open.
SymptomsChanged wallpaper, text document or other way to notify the user for ransom instructions. Encrypted files with .FFF extension.
Distribution MethodSpam mail or malicious links. Possible via infected software, social media and file sharing networks as well.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by .fff Ransomware
User ExperienceJoin our forum to follow the discussion about .fff Ransomware.
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.

recovery 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

More About 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 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 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 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 Ransomware

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .fff Ransomware

1. Boot Your PC Into Safe Mode

1. For Windows 7,XP and Vista. 2. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.


For PCs with multiple operating systems: Òhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.


3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account


While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu


Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.


Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.


Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.


Step 6: Click on Restart.

Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove .fff Ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

2. Remove .fff Ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove .fff Ransomware.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove .fff Ransomware.
Step 1:Click on the “Download” button to proceed to SpyHunter’s download page.

It is highly 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.

Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.


Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any .fff Ransomware files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

3. Back up your data to secure it against infections and file encryptions by .fff Ransomware in the future

3. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from .fff Ransomware (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

1-Click on Windows Start Menu
2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by .fff Ransomware.

1-Press Windows button + R
2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from .fff Ransomware.

1- Press Windows button + R keys.
2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from .fff Ransomware is on.
Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by .fff Ransomware should be restored.

Restoring Files Encrypted by Ransomware

In order to restore your files encrypted by ransomware successfully, please use the instructions below:

Instructions to decrypt and restore files encrypted with extension.

NOTE! Substantial notification about the .fff Ransomware threat: Manual removal of .fff Ransomware requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

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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