Easily Remove [email protected] And Decrypt Your Files
Today, Ransomware has proven the most scary threat and [email protected] is not different from a common ransomware. The low recovery chance of encrypted file has make this ransomware top in the list of deadly file encrypting threat. This nasty ransomware is reported to be the variant of infamous Dharma ransomware which has put many PC user in trouble. Like other encrypting virus, this ransomware is also designed so that it scan the folder of victim computer and distort files found in them. In order to lock files securely on the targeted system it applies the combination of AES and RSA encryption method. Once it accomplish the encryption then it is almost impossible to open the files and the worst part is that the encoded file cannot be accessed with the help of decryption key. The decryption tool is created by criminals which is stored on Command & Control servers.
[email protected] add two different extension
Most of the ransomware applies any single extension to the encrypted file but not this threat. This ransomware add .dharma or .wallet extension to the encoded file. So if you also notice your file with such extension then beware because it may be the attack of [email protected] ransomware. In addition, the encoded file also get convert into a white icon. Like other ransomware it also drop a ransom note on the desktop of infected computer which inform victim that their file has been encrypted. The ransom note want user to contact on [email protected] or [email protected] email to know the process of decryption. But it is advised to not communicate with the criminals and try to remove [email protected] from your PC.
The ransom note email ID is used as a bait
[email protected] ransom note want victim to contact on email is nothing more than a bait. Like majority of ransomware it also want victim to purchase Bitcoin through CoinCafe and LocalBitcoin sites and then transfer them to the wallet address provided by criminals. So once you contact on the email address then the criminals want you to send transaction detail in order to provide the decryptor. But don’t get into that because like your file you can also lose your money. You cant trust on spammers because they can easily ignore you after receiving the payment and you can’t do anything against them. So beside from contacting the criminals, it should be the best to restore your files from backup. Delete [email protected] before taking any step toward recovery because it again encrypt your data.
How [email protected] contaminate your PC?
Like Crysis ransomware, it is also distributed through spam email campaigns. So you must be alert from the email message which you got from unknown person because it may be a trap of criminals to inject the ransomware in your system. Such fraud email also contain some attachment which look legitimate so that it is send by reputed companies and medical organization. Once you open such attachment then the ransomware immediately get active and start encrypting your files quickly.
Remove [email protected] ransomware
If your file has been encrypted by [email protected] then you can recover your file from backup or with help of recovery software. But if you let the threat in your system then all the effort goes to waste. Here are the manual removal ways which help you to remove the ransomware.
Step 1 : Restart your PC to Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- Click on Start button then click Shutdown button.
- After that click on Restart then click OK.
- Start pressing F8 key once your PC become active.
- It opens the Advanced Boot Options window.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking and press enter.
For Windows 10 / Windows 8
- Press Power button > hold Shift key and click Restart.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings
- Press Restart button, it open the startup setting window
- Select Safe Mode with Networking after PC become active
Step 2 : Remove ransomware related files from control panel
- Close all programs and select control panel.
- Now choose uninstall a program and features option.
- Here you will get all the installed program.
- Find out suspicious program and click on uninstall option.
Note : Removing ransomware manually need high technical skill and knowledge. Malware create different malicious files and modified registry so it is advised to use anti-malware tool such as Free-scanner.