FessLeak (Virus Removal Guide)

The FessLeak virus (Fess Leak virus) is dangerous malware in the ransomware category that encrypts personal computer files, hijacks the computer system, and demands that the computer owner pay a ransom in order to retrieve files and gain back control of the infected computer system. The FessLeak virus is similar to many ransomware variants, including CTB Locker and others.

FessLeak virus removal

Once a computer system becomes infected with FessLeak ransomware and similar computer viruses, the computer will become restricted and a message on the computer will appear. The message will state that personal files on the the computer system have been encrypted. It will detail instructions on how to pay the ransom to decrypt files; usually by using bitcoins or other online currencies. Users who pay the fine and follow the instructions pay be able to retrieve their personal files and remove the ransomware, but it is not suggested to do so.

Instead, malware analysts suggest to first use various procedures and third-party computer security software to remove the FessLeak virus and similar ransomware. Paying the ransom may actually cause further issues for some computer users.

How does FessLeak infect a computer?

The FessLeak virus is often contracted from malicious files in email messages, malicious advertisements, and questionable downloads.

How to remove FessLeak

  1. FessLeak removal Software and Tools – Detect and remove FessLeak ransomware
  2. System Restore/Reset – Restore PC to date and time before the FessLeak malware infection
  3. Tech Support – Call 1-888-879-0084 and they will kindly assist you with removing the FessLeak computer infection

1. FessLeak removal Software and Tools

1. We highly recommend writing down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues or problems while following the instructions. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

2. System Restore/Reset
System Restore/Reset is an easy solution to restore an infected computer to a date and time before it became infected with the FessLeak computer virus. To learn more please select a link below:

Windows Recommended Restore And Choose A Restore Point

FessLeak virus removal tips:

If the FessLeak virus is difficult to remove there are several steps you can use to troubleshoot the removal process:

User accounts

Ransomware often infects 1 user account on Windows systems at a time. Here are some tips to remove ransomware by using different user accounts.

  • Log into an account not affected by malware (with administrative rights) and perform a scan with reputable software to detect and remove malware.
  • You can also delete the infected account.

Denying flash

Some variants of ransomware use flash and symptoms of the infection can be halted by denying flash via Macromedia’s real-time options. To learn more and deny flash please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

Troubleshoot internet/network issues

Safe Mode With Networking can be used to access the Internet for updates, drivers, removal software, or other files if internet and network connectivity is compromised.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.