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.
|Name||“0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus|
|Short Description||Aims to encrypt files on the computers, compromised by it and then extort victims to pay ransom to get the files to work again.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted with an added randomly generated file extension.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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|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.|
”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:
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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:
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:
- Virtual Drive files.
- Audio files.
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus from 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
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.
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:
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:
Step 4: Scan for “0010 SYSTEM FAILURE 0010" Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
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
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 “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:
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 “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.