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Remove Uyari Ransomware and Restore .locked Files

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Uyari is the name given to a new ransomware crypto-virus, which is believed to be targeting Turkish users as the ransom note is written in Turkish. That does not exclude the possibility of others being targeted and infected by the virus. Based on the latest HiddenTear project, in the ransom message the malware states it is CryptoLocker, much like the original CryptoWall ransomware. Uyari will encrypt files and add the .locked extension to them. Read the article through to see how you can remove the ransomware and possibly decrypt your files.

Threat Summary

NameUyari
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware will encrypt all of your important files and display a ransom note, giving out details about the ransom payment.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt files with .locked extension appended to every file.
Distribution MethodExploit Kits, Spam Emails, File Sharing Networks
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Uyari Ransomware – Distribution Method

Uyari ransomware might be using targeted attacks to infect users, mainly who speak Turkish, but other distribution methods are not an exclusion. It might also be distributed with various methods – it all depends what the cybercriminals decided to use as an entry point. Spam mail delivering letters with malicious attachments, exploit kits released for a software which still has a vulnerability or is not updated, social media and file-share networks – the possibilities are huge. Be very careful with what you do online and avoid suspicious emails, links, websites and the like. Do not give privileges to programs with an unknown origin.

Uyari Ransomware – A Closer Look

Uyari is the name of a ransomware, based on HiddenTear. It is named after the first word in the ransom note, which in English translates as “WARNING”. Believed to target Turkish users, because its ransom note is written in the Turkish language. This does not in any way exclude the possibility of other people to be targeted and infected by this crypto-virus. The ransom note also claims that the virus is CryptoLocker, much like the first CryptoWall ransomware did. The AVG malware researcher, Jakub Kroustek, has identified a sample as being part of HiddenTear after all.

Uyari ransomware creates the following files:

C:\Users\W7_MMD\.windowsServiceEngine

C:\Users\W7_MMD\Desktop\DOSYALARINIZA ULAŞMAK İÇİN AÇINIZ.html

and the following registry entry, afterward:

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\WindowsServiceEngine

That tactic allows it to remain persistent and start with each boot of the Windows Operating System.

Next, the Uyari ransomware places the .locked file extension on encrypted files. After that operation is done, the file DOSYALARINIZA ULAŞMAK İÇİN AÇINIZ.html is loaded and it contains the ransom message, written in Turkish. You can see a picture of it here:

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The text from the ransom note reads:

UYARI

Tüm dosyalarınız cryptolocker virüsü tarafından şifrelenmiştir

Bilgisayarınızda AG sees disklerinde USB belleklerde Önemli olan dosyalarınız; fotoğraflar, videolar see kişisel Bilgiler cryptolocker virüsü şifrelenmiştir ile. Bizim şifreleme çözme yazılımını kurtarmak için satın almakdosyalarınızı tek yoldur. Aksi takdirde, tüm dosyalarınızı see harddiskinizi kaybedersiniz.

Dikkat: cryptolocker Virüs kaldırma işlemi şifrelenmiş dosyalara erişim sağlamaz.

• İlk olarak ’19EYGvwUgPvBmo3gXH9JpXe2YiT4cDk8d7′ bu bitcoin bitcoin adresine 2 yatırınız.
• Buradan bitcoin gönderimi yapabilirsiniz.
• Bitcoini gönderirken kısmına Açıklama şirketinizin Adını yazınız.
• Buradan bize mail yollayıp mailde of açıklamaya yazdığınız Sirket adınızı yazınız. (Gmail üzerinden mail atınız diğer mail istemcileri kabul edilmeyecektir.)
• Yukarıdaki Maddeler of Açıklama özellikle kısımlarına dikkat ediniz aksi takdirde bitconin veya mailin sizden geldiğine emin olamayız.
• İkisininde açıklamasına yazdığınız değerler ESIT olmalıdır. Bunlar tarafından kontrol bilgisayar edildiği için lütfen yazdıklarınızdan emin olunuz.

Bitcoin açıklamasına yazdığınız değer için Örnek;

ozsut Limited

Mail açıklamanızda ozsut Limited geçmelidir. Örnek;

Limited ozsut ADINA size ulaşıyorum kaldırmamız için lütfen cryptolocker virüsünü gerekli programı yollarmısınız.
İstediğiniz miktar BitCoin adresinize yollanmıştır.

Iyi çalışmalar.

Bu sayfa en iyi 1920x1080px çözünürlükte see veya üzerinde chrome mozilla görünür. Lütfen Internet Explorer ile açmayı denemeyiniz. EGER dosyalarınız açtıysanız bir kez daha şifrelenmiştir. Lütfen bizimle iletişime geçiniz.

A very rough English translation of that note look somewhere in the lines of the following:

WARNING

All your files are encrypted by Cryptolocker virus

On your computer, your files on the network Important drive and USB memory; photos, videos and Personal information is encrypted With Cryptolocker virus. Buy solving our encryption software is the only way to recover your data. Otherwise, you will lose all your files and hard.

Attention: Cryptolocker does not Provide access to encrypted files for virus removal.

• The first ’19eygvwugpvbmo3gxh9jpxe2yit4cdk8d7′ Bitcoin address Bitcoin.
• From here you can send in Bitcoin.
• Bitcoin sending the description of the type in the name of your company.
• Please enter your name companies send out That e-mail e-mail us here in the summer to explain. (Send mail through Gmail will not be accepted by other mail client.)
• Pay attention to the description above items, parts Especially That Can not Be sure Otherwise Bitcoin or e-mail came from you.
• The values you write the description Both of them Should be equal. Because They are controlled by computer, make sure what you Please write.

For example the value typed in the description of Bitcoin;

ozsut Limited

Mail your description must pass ozsut Limited. Sample;

I’m writing to you on Behalf of ozsut Limited Please yollarmıs Necessary cryptolocker program to remove the virus.
the has-been sent Desired amount to your Bitcoin address.

Good work.

This page will Appear on top in 1920x1080px resolution and chrome or mozilla. Please try to open Internet Explorer. If You have opened your file is encrypted eleven more. Please contact us.

From the ransom note, we can see that 2 Bitcoins is the wanted price for ransom payment, which equals to around 1,310 US dollars. Do not pay the crooks, as this will only endorse their actions and support criminal activity.

→.png, .accdb, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .zip, .gz, .tar , tib, .tmp, .frm, .dwg, pst, .psd, .ai, .svg, .gif, .bak, .db, .txt, .rar, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .sql

Those are still the most crucial and personal files of users. They all get encrypted with the .locked extension. The Uyari ransomware will lock them using the AES 256-bit algorithm.

Uyari ransomware is not known if it erases the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system, but it is highly likely that it can do it.

Remove Uyari Ransomware and Restore .locked Files

If your computer machine got infected with the Uyari ransomware, you should have some experience in malware removal. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it encrypts other files and spreads deeper in your used network. The recommended action for you to remove the ransomware effectively by following the step-by-step instructions guide outlaid down below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Uyari from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Uyari

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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 Uyari 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 Uyari 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 Uyari 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.

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Step 4: Scan for Uyari 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.

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

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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.

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Uyari.

Ransomware infections and Uyari 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:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Uyari from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Uyari and remove related files and objects

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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 Uyari:

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 Uyari. 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 Uyari. 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 Uyari 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 Uyari. 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.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Uyari.

Ransomware infections and Uyari 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:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Uyari FAQ

What is Uyari ransomware and how does it work?

Uyari 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 Uyari ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Uyari 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 Uyari 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 .Uyari files?

You can't. At this point the .Uyari files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Uyari files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Uyari 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 ".Uyari" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Uyari 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 Uyari 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 Uyari ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Uyari files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Uyari 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?

There is still a lot you can do. 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.

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