Ransomware Removal Guide

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Have you noticed the id-{random characters}.[].best extension on your data? If so, you most likely infected your device with a vicious threat known as Ransomware. It encrypts the victim’s files with a robust encryption algorithm, which is why the data becomes unreadable. According to our specialists, the malicious program enters the system when the user launches some suspicious recently downloaded file. To learn more about this malware, we invite you to read our full report. Below the article, you will find instructions explaining how to remove Ransomware manually bit by bit. Thus, if you decide you have no wish to put up with any demands, you could eliminate the malware while following the provided steps. Also, the infection can be erased with a reliable security tool, so you can choose the option you prefer more.

We just mentioned the threat could be spread with malicious data that the user may launch himself. For example, Ransomware could hide inside email attachments received with Spam emails or software installers offered on unreliable websites, such as P2P file-sharing networks. This is why one of the best ways to guard computers against such malicious applications is to keep away from files originating from untrustworthy sources. In case, the user is in doubt, he should scan the suspected file with a reliable antimalware tool before launching it. You might be curious or in a hurry, but a scan should not take long, and in case the file appears to be harmful, performing it could help you dodge a bullet.

At first, Ransomware may need a couple of minutes to settle in. During this time it should create the files listed in the removal instructions located below. Then, the threat ought to identify its targeted data and lock user’s pictures, photos, and other personal files one by one with a robust encryption algorithm. Many users do not notice anything, as the malware works silently in the background. Nonetheless, once the encryption process is done, the malicious application should place a message on the victim’s screen. Ransomware’s note explains all the user’s files were encrypted and that if the user wishes to restore them, he has to email the malware’s developers in twenty-four hours. We have no doubt the reply would state what the user has to pay to receive decryption tools since the note also explains how to purchase Bitcoins. Not to mention it says the price depends on how fast the victim contacts the hackers.

Even so, we would urge you not to make rash decisions that you could later regret. Ransomware’s developers may say they can guarantee you will receive a decryption tool right after making a payment, but they might forget all their promises once they get the ransom. Therefore, if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain, we advise against putting up with any demands. To get rid of Ransomware manually you could follow the steps provided below, but if they appear to be too difficult, you may want to employ a reliable antimalware tool. Scan the computer with it and erase all malicious data at once by pressing the chosen security tool’s deletion button.

Get rid of Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. Look for a process associated with the malware.
  5. Select the process and click End Task.
  6. Leave Task Manager.
  7. Tap Win+E.
  8. Go to these locations:
  9. Find the malicious file opened before the system got infected, right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to these paths separately:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  11. Search for files named Info.hta, right-click them and select Delete.
  12. Go to these directories:
  13. Find documents named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt, right-click them and select Delete.
  14. Navigate to these paths:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  15. Identify malicious executable files, e.g., file.exe; right-click them and choose Delete.
  16. Close File Explorer.
  17. Tap Win+R.
  18. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  19. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  20. Identify the malware’s created value name, e.g., file.exe, right-click this value name and press Delete.
  21. Locate this directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  22. Find the malicious application’s created key, e.g., mshta.exe, right-click it and select Delete.
  23. Close Registry Editor.
  24. Empty Recycle Bin.
  25. Restart the computer.
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