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

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:
getmyfilesback@airmail.cc
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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is 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. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus.

Ransomware infections and “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus, 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 “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus 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.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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