“0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” Ransomware Virus - How to Remove It
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“0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” Ransomware Virus – How to Remove It

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What is “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” lockscreen? What is “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware virus? How to remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware and try to restore randomly named files?

A ransomware virus, which appends a ransom note that imitates a Windows Error has been recently detected. The malware calls the ransom note “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” and it aims to explain to victims that their files are encrypted and they must pay a hefty ransom in order to be able to retrieve their files back to a normal, working state. The files which are encrypted by the “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware have random file extensions added after their original ones and they cannot be opened. If your computer has become a victim of the “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware, we suggest that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name“0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt files on the computers, compromised by it and then extort victims to pay ransom to get the files to work again.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted with an added randomly generated file extension.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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”0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main method used by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware is usually conduced via spam messages that send the infection files. Those e-mail spam messages often portray the virus file as an invoice, receipt or another form of seemingly important document. They may appear in a very convincing manner like the example below shows:

Another way to get infected by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware is to download the virus files yourself and run it. The virus files are usually pretending to be cracks, patches, installers and other forms of seemingly legitimate type of files.

Once your computer becomes infected by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware virus, your screen may immediately change to the following:

Text from image:

Attention! Your documents, photos, databases, and other important files have been encrypted!
The only way to decrypt your files, is to buy the private key from us.
You can decrypt one of your files for free, as a proof that we have the method to decrypt the rest of your data.
In order to receive the private key contact us via email:
[email protected]
Remember to hurry up, as your email address may not be avaliable for very long.
Buying the key immediatly will guarantee that 100% of your files will be restored.
Below you will see a big base64 blob, you will need to email us and copy this blob to us.
you can click on it, and it will be copied into the clipboard.
If you have troubles copying it, just send us the file you are currently reading, as an attachment.

Once there, the ransomware may perform series of other activities as well, such as:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Interfere with the registry entries of your computer.
  • Set files to run on startup.
  • Obtain Read and Write permissions.
  • Collect system information from your computer.

Once there, the ransomware virus may initiate the encryption process to begin running on the compromised computer. This encryption mode may target files and replace data from them with data from the encryption algorithm used by the “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware virus. The types of files, targeted by this ransomware virus are of the following:

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Virtual Drive files.
  • Audio files.
  • Archives.

The primary idea of these types of viruses is to encrypt your files. Once this is done, the files have a random file extension and they start to look like the following:

Remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” Ransomware and Try Restoring Files

In order to remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal steps in this article. They have been made with the primary idea to help you remove the “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010” ransomware either manually or automatically. Be advised that according to security experts, the best way to remove this ransomware virus is scan your computer automatically by using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program is often recommended by experts and It has the capabilities of detecting and removing all files that are unwanted and protect your computer in the future as well.

Not only this, but if you want to get back files, encrypted by this ransomware virus on your computer, we strongly suggest that you read the methods in step “Try to restore” underneath. They may not be a 100% guarantee to recover all your files, but via those tools at least some of them can be recovered.

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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