This article will aid you to remove Losers ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given below in the article.
Losers is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files. The .Losers extension is appended to all locked files. Losers virus is actually a version of the Nemesis ransomware, and displays a ransom note message similar to its previous iteration. HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html is the file storing that ransom note message. You are demanded to pay 500 US dollars in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a ransom to supposedly recover your files. Continue to read and check below how you could try to potentially restore some of your data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom sum of 500 US dollars to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files, while placing the .Losers extension to them, and also put up a ransom note called HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Losers.|
|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.|
Losers Ransomware – Update January 2018
Losers Ransomware – Infection Spread
Losers ransomware might spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected.
A sample has been reviewed by malware researchers and you can see its analysis, which is available on the VirusTotal service, displayed down here in the screenshot:
Losers ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.
Losers Ransomware – Technical Insight
Losers is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The virus is a new variant of the Nemesis Ransomware Cryptovirus.
The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the alleged restoration of your files.
Losers ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.
That ransom note message is displayed after the encryption of your files is complete. It is inside a file named HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html and can be viewed from the following screenshot down here:
That note reads the following:
ALL YOUR WORK AND PERSONAL FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED
Losers ransomware Ransomware
To decrypt your files you need to buy the special software – <
To recover data, follow the instructions!
You can find out the details/ask questions in the e-mail:
You can find out the details/ask questions in the chat:
http://kuysqebjbttaxmq2.onion.to (not need Tor)
https://kuysqebjbttaxmq2.onion.cab (not need Tor)
https://kuysqebjbttaxmq2.onion (need Tor)
You can find out the details/ask questions in Bitmessage:
If the resource is not available for a long time, install and use the Tor-browser:
1. Run your Internet-browser
2. Enter or copy the address https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html in the address bar of your browser and press key ENTER
3. On the site will be offered to download the Tor-browser, download and install it. Run.
4. Connect with the button “Connect” (if you use the English version)
5. After connection, the usual Tor-browser window will open
6. Enter or copy the address https://kuysqebjbttaxmq2.onion in the address bar of Tor-browser and press key ENTER
7. Wait for the site to load
// if you have any problems installing or using, please visit the video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgh3ABju6Q
Your personal identification ID: 3007334360
The note of the Losers ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 500 US dollars in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal acts.
The payment page along with the chat hosted on the TOR network can both be seen from the image below:
Logging in with your personal identification ID on the box that pops up after loading the site, will reveal the chat window shown at the bottom of the above picture. The criminals do not make discounts and still want 500 US dollars to be paid as seen below:
Thus, there is no reason for you to even contact them, since they are adamant about their price.
Losers Ransomware – Encryption Process
What is known for the encryption process of the Losers ransomware is that the cryptovirus places the .losers extension to all locked files, as a secondary extension. An example would be Work.pdf.losers. What is more, the encryption algorithm used by the virus is AES, although it is not confirmed by an official source.
The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown (except for .PDF and .ZIP files) and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The Losers cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.
Remove Losers Ransomware and Restore .Losers Files
If your computer got infected with the Losers ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.
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.
How to Remove Losers from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Losers
Step 2: Uninstall Losers 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Losers on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Losers there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Losers with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Losers.
Ransomware infections and Losers 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.
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.
Get rid of Losers from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Losers and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Losers 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Losers on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Losers aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money.
This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
What is Losers ransomware and how does it work?
Losers 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 Losers ransomware infect my computer?
Via several ways.Losers 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 Losers 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 .Losers files?
You can't. At this point the .Losers 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 .Losers files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by Losers 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 ".Losers" files (Other Methods)?
Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Losers 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 Losers 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 Losers ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Losers files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like Losers 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.