This article will help you remove Oops ransomware in full. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
Oops is the name of a ransomware cryptovirus. The ransomware is coded to append the extension .oops after encryption to all locked files. The Oops virus displays a ransom note with instructions of how to pay 0.1 Bitcoin to allegedly restore your files. Continue on reading down below to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .oops to them after it finishes its encryption process.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Oops |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Oops.|
|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.|
Oops Ransomware – Infection Spread
Oops ransomware could 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 execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file, namely oops.exe on the VirusTotal service down here:
Oops 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 our forum.
Oops Ransomware – Technical Information
Oops is a virus that encrypts your files and extort you to pay a ransom to get them back to normal. It displays a ransom note with instructions and even pops up a window with it. You are given instructions on how to contact the cybercriminals in detail.
Oops 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.
In the below screenshot you could see the ransom note message:
That ransom note reads the following:
Oops, all data in your computer has been encrypted.
Your encrypted key file is: C: \PrograrnData\oops\EncryptedKey
Your computer name is:
If you wanna decrypt all your data, please send 0.1 bitcoin to the address:
But BEFORE you pay me, you should send me an email with the ENCRYPTED KEY FILE as an attachment, YOUR COMPUTER NAME and BITCOIN ADDRESS you will pay with. So that i can know it’s your payment.
My email address is: email@example.com
After i confirm the payment, i’ll send you an email with your KEY and COMPUTER NAME for decryption, you can input it below, and decrypt.
If you press Decrypt with right KEY, WAIT PATIENTLY, don’t do anything until decryption succeeded I!!
If you close it, you can reopen it in C:\ProgramData\oops\oops.exe.
When you reopen it, you should open as Administrator, otherwise, not all data can be decrypted properly. Very Important!!!
Do not modify anything in the oops folder before you pay!!! Very Important!!!
You’d better pay it in a week, the prize will double every week.
If you have any questions, send me an email. I will reply as soon as possible!
The note of the Oops ransomware states that your files are encrypted. The ransom sum of 0.1 Bitcoin or nearly 250 US dollars is demanded as payment for potentially unlocking your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get restored as promised, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more viruses or do similar deeds.
Oops Ransomware – Encryption Process
Oops ransomware generally seeks to encrypt files with the following extensions:
→.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg, .png, .txt, .ppt, .pptx
Every single file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to it, which is .oops. The encryption algorithm which is implemented is AES.
The Oops 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 command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process more efficient as it will eliminate one of the ways for restoring 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 recover your files.
Remove Oops Ransomware and Restore .Oops Files
If your computer got infected with the Oops 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.