What is uk6ge ransomware virus? How to remove it from infected PC? Can .uk6ge files be recovered?
uk6ge Ransomware Overview
The uk6ge ransomware also dubbed uk6ge files virus is a malicious software that corrupts computer systems and personal files stored on them. It encrypts valuable files in order to extort a ransom fee for their recovery. A sure sign that your system has been infected with uk6ge ransomware virus is the extension .uk6ge appended to the names of many or all of your important files. For example the file sample.mp3 will appear as samole.mp3.uk6ge
Since all encrypted files remain inaccessible, you will be presented with a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers at a given email. For the sake of your security, we strongly recommend that you avoid any negotiations with cybercriminals. Keep up with our uk6ge virus removal guide and learn how to deal with the problem with the help of secure means.
|Short Description||Encrypts personal files and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with uk6ge extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Shady Websites|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by uk6ge ransomware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss uk6ge ransomware.|
|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.|
uk6ge Ransomware Virus – How Does It Infect and What Does It Do?
The uk6ge ransomware has been detected in active attack campaigns against users worldwide. Like most threats of this kind, it is likely to be primarily spread via software bundles, spam emails, cracked software, and corrupted web pages. The main attack vector is supposed to be the malspam.
The emails that attempt to deliver malicious code on PCs often speculate that the information presented in an attached file has to be viewed as soon as possible. So the following types of files could appear as an email attachment:
- Invoice coming from reputable sites, like PayPal, eBay, etc.
- Document from that appear to be sent from your bank.
- An online order confirmation note.
- Receipt for a purchase.
The threat has a highly complex code which once executed on a target computer system could perform a large number of malicious operations. As a result, a bunch of essential system settings remain altered and almost all valuable files encrypted.
The moment uk6ge ransomware virus reaches the main attack stage – data encryption, it utilizes two sophisticated cipher algorithms to encode target files and restrict the access to their data. Following encryption, the names of all corrupted files are marked with the extension .uk6ge
Unfortunately, all files that are used for the storage of important data are among the targets of this nasty ransomware. Among them are:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Soon after the ransomware accomplishes the encryption process, it drops a specific file that contains a ransom message. The main purpose of this message is to blackmail you into transferring hackers a ransom fee for a decryption tool. Additionally, it may be designed to force you into sharing login credentials for popular online services.
Once you open it you may be presented with the following text:
All your data been crypted!
Write to mail: DamianO1sonsnowdrop@cock.li
If we not respond 24h: gibberishEdmundBass@protonmail.com
In subject: key[**********] There is no other way to get you files back, only we have key for decryption.
This message full of errors does not reveal much. Hackers do not state anything about the ransom. Probably, they will require it to be in Bitcoin. As for the amount, it may vary from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.
Since there is no guarantee that hackers can provide a working decryption key, we advise you to refrain from paying them the ransom. Furthermore, for the sake of your security, it is better to avoid contacting them at all. They may attempt to trick you once again and steal sensitive credentials or deliver additional malware.
If you want to attempt to deal with the problem by using the help of alternative data recovery tools, do check the guide that follows.
Remove uk6ge Ransomware Virus and Restore Files
The so-called uk6ge ransomware is a threat with highly complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by STOP uk6ge ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.
- Guide 1: How to Remove uk6ge ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of uk6ge ransomware from Mac OS X.
How to Remove uk6ge ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove uk6ge ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for uk6ge ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by uk6ge ransomware.
Ransomware infections and uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as uk6ge ransomware, 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 uk6ge ransomware on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac uk6ge ransomware 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.
uk6ge ransomware FAQ
What is uk6ge ransomware ransomware and how does it work?
uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware ransomware infect my computer?
uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware 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 .uk6ge ransomware files?
You can't. At this point the .uk6ge ransomware files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
If a decryptor did not decrypt your .uk6ge ransomware files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by uk6ge ransomware 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 ".uk6ge ransomware" files (Other Methods)?
We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware 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 uk6ge ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .uk6ge ransomware files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like uk6ge ransomware 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?
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.