How to remove Deria (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove Deria (Virus Removal Guide)

Deria virus encrypts your files, adds .deria to the end of each file, and demands a ransom.

Deria virus is a special variant of ransomware that employs a deceptive screen-locker window and encrypts personal files. Ransomware used to be one of both. Ransomware would either lock your computer screen (which would restrict access to the machine) and keep your files intact or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom. The Deria virus does both. The virus will lock a user’s screen with a window that contains a message claiming that files have been encrypted.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
Deria virus, Deria ransomware Freeware, Shareware, Dubious Torrent Files

Deria virus is ransomware that employs a lock screen to restrict access to an infected machine and also encrypts files that match certain file extensions. The virus will display a full-screen window that can not be closed. The lock-screen contains a message from the malware author and says “YOUR PC IS LOCKED BY DERIALOCK” in bold letters. The Deria virus lock-screen will state that your system has been locked and if you try to restart your PC all your data will be deleted; However, that is not actually the case.

deria virus

Ransom Note Example

Your System has Locked!
If you try to restart you PC ALL data will delete.
If you want your data back, pay 30 USD.
 
Instuctions:
 
Is give no other way to get you computer/data back exdcept to pay a special Key.
You can buy the Key at the following Skype account: "arizonacode".
If you contact the bellow named Skype account send him you HWID the bottom left is to be seen.
If you Spamming the skype account,  you can't get you data back
After you buy the key, paste him into the textbox.

At this time there is no current way to decrypt personal files. However, the screen-locked variant of this virus can be disabled and removed.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium Ransomware.Derialock Buy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ransomware.Derialock Download (Free)
HitmanPro by Surfright [Threat_Name] Download (Free)

View more: Antivirus Software, Antimalware Software, Optimization and Cleaning Software

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing help@decryptservice.info ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to remove help@decryptservice.info (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove help@decryptservice.info (Virus Removal Guide)

What is help@decryptservice.info?

help@decryptservice.info is an email address associated with a variant of BandarChor ransomware ransomware. The ransomware encrypts files, adds help@decryptservice.info to the end of files, and demands a ransom payment to recover encrypted files.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
help@decryptservice.info virus, help@decryptservice.info ransomware Email, Exploit Kit, Social Media

help@decryptservice.info virus is predominantly distributed by malicious email messages that contain malicious links and attachments. The email attachments will usually be a .zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If contents from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack another file that is usually a JavaScript file, JScript Encoded file, or VBScript Script file. When the file is manually executed by the user it will cause the malware to spread across the machine and begin the file encryption process.

Screenshot

help@decryptservice.info

help@decryptservice.info ransomware encrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA and AES encryption ciphers. Once the encryption process is finalized it will render the files inaccessible to the user. The files are appended a new file extension at the end of the file name and given a new file type. The file name will become randomized or be appended a pattern such as [original_file_name].id-[ID]_help@decryptservice.info.  A ransom note named HOW TO DECRYPT.txt will be placed in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop might also change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Luckily, this ransomware has free removal and decryption programs listed below. Third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can also be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium Ransomware.Globe Buy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ransomware.Globe Download (Free)
HitmanPro by Surfright [Threat_Name] Download (Free)

View more: Antivirus Software, Antimalware Software, Optimization and Cleaning Software

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing help@decryptservice.info ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove CIA Virus (Removal Guide)

How to Remove CIA Virus (Removal Guide)

CIA virus is screen-locker ransomware that claims to encrypt your files and delete them if you don’t pay $100.

CIA virus is ransomware similar to M4N1F3STO and the FBI virus that employs a deceptive screen-locker window containing an image of a CIA badge and a message that claims the files on your computer have been encrypted. However, the CIA virus does not actually encrypt files on the computer it infects.  Instead, the CIA virus will utilize a lock-screen and deceptive message in order to frighten victims into making an unnecessary payment.

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Overview

Names Distribution
CIA virus, CIA ransomware, CIA Special Agent 767, CIA Special Agent, CIA US Special Agent N/A

CIA virus is ransomware that displays a lock-screen window and message. The lock-screen will restrict access to the infected machine by utilizing a full-screen window that cannot manually be closed. The lock-screen contains a message and an image of a CIA badge. The message claims that files have been encrypted on your computer even though they have not been. The ransomware then tries to persuade you to send an “early bird” discount of $100 to the listed bitcoin address in order to get a decryption key or special software.

cia virus

Ransom Note

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! Unfortunately the files on this computer (documents, photos, videos) have
been encrypter using an extremely secure and unbreakable algorithm. This
means that the files are now useless unless they are decrypted using a key. The good news is that your files are not lost forever! This tool is able
to rescue the files on your computer for you! BY PURCHASING A LICENSE FROM US, WE ARE ABLE TO RESCUE YOUR FILES 100% GUARANTEED
FOR EVERY LOW EARLY BIRD PRICE OF ONLY $100 USD!* In 5 days however, the price of this service
will increase to $250 USD, and after $500 USD. Payment is accepted in Bitcoin only. You can purchase Bitcoin very easily in your area by bank transfer,
Western Union, or even cash. Visit www.localbitcoins.com to find a seller in your area. You can also goolge Bitcoin Exchanges to find
other methods for buying Bitcoin Please check the current price of Bitcoin and ensure you are sending the correct amount before making your payment! Visit
www.bitcoinaverage.com for the current Bitcoin Price. After making your payment, please wait up to 24 hours for us to make your key available. Usually done in much less time however. IMPORTANT: Once the key is available and you click \"Decrypt Files\", please wait and let the decryption process complete before closing
this tool. This Process can take from 15 minutes to 2+ hours depending on how many files need to be decrypted. You will get a
notification thatthe decryption process is complete, at which time you can click \"Exit\". Removing this tool from your computer without first
decrypting your files will cause your files to be lost forever. Bitcoin Address: 1GmGBH9ra2dqA8CgRg8a8Rngx4qHb2hLDW *Please note that early bird qualification is determined from the date that this tool was first run as recorded on our servers.

Unlock Code Message

The lock-screen can easily be unlocked by inputted a default code. The default code is very graphic and very offensive. To unlock the lock-screen you can submit this unlock code on the lock-screen: suckmydicknigga

JUST DELETE IT TO REMOVE IT HAHA YOU HAVE BEEN FOOLED

Once the unlock code is entered it will display the message above which clarifies that the virus is only a lock-screen designed to obtain currency by using social engineering tactics.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing CIA ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove M4N1F3STO Virus

How to Remove M4N1F3STO Virus

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that claims to encrypt your files and delete them if you don’t pay 0.3 bitcoins.

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that employs a deceptive screen-locker window that contains a message claiming that files have been encrypted even though they have not been. The virus lock-screen claims that the malware author will delete your files if you do not pay a ransom; However, the lock-screen can be disabled by inputting a (sexually graphic and racially offensive) code listed below on this page.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
M4N1F3STO virus, M4N1F3STO ransomware Freeware, Shareware, Dubious Torrent Files

M4N1F3STO virus is ransomware that employs a lock screen to restrict access to an infected machine. The virus will display a full-screen window that can not be closed. The lock-screen contains a message from the malware author and says “You are the victim of M4N1F3STO virus” in bold letters. The virus claims to encrypt files; However, it actually does not.

M4N1F3STO virus

Ransom Note Example

I want to play a game with you. Let me explain the rules:
Your personal files are being deleted. Your photos, videos, documents, etc...
But, don't worry! It will only happen if you don't comply.
However I've already encrypted your personal files, so you cannot access therm. Every hour I select some of them to delete permanently,
therefore I won't be able to access them, either.
Are you familiar with the concept of exponential growth? Let me help you out.
It starts out slowly then increases rapidly.
During the first 24 hour you will only lose a few files,
the second day a few hundred, the third day a few thousand, and so on, If you turn off your computer or try to close me, when i start the next time
you will het 1000 files deleted as punishment.
Yes you will want me to start next time, since I am the only one that
is capable to decrypt your personal data for you. Now, let's start and enjoy our little game together!" 1GmGBH9ra2dqA8CgRg8a8Rngx4qHb2hLDW Send 0,3 bitcoins to this adress to unlock your Pc with your email adress.
Your can purchase bitcoins from localbitcoins

The lock-screen can easily be unlocked by inputted a default code. The default code is very graphic and very offensive. To unlock the lock-screen you can submit this unlock code on the lock-screen: suckmydicknigga

Correct Code Message

JUST DELETE IT
TO REMOVE IT
HAHA YOU HAVE BEEN
FOOLED

Once the unlock code is entered it will display the message above which clarifies that the virus is only a lock-screen designed to obtain currency by using social engineering tactics.

 

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing M4N1F3STO ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove lovewindows Virus (Ransomware)

How to Remove lovewindows Virus (Ransomware)

What is lovewindows?

.lovewindows is a file extension and file type appended to files infected with a variant of Globe ransomware. lovewindows virus encrypts personal files, appends .lovewindows to the end of the file, and downloads a ransom note on the computer, and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt files.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
lovewindows virus, lovewindows ransomware Email, Exploit Kit, Social Media

lovewindows virus is predominantly distributed by malicious email messages that contain malicious links and attachments. The email attachments will usually be a .zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If contents from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack another file that is usually a JavaScript file, JScript Encoded file, or VBScript Script file. When the file is manually executed by the user it will cause the malware to spread across the machine and begin the file encryption process.

Screenshot

.lovewindows virus

lovewindows ransomware encrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA and AES encryption ciphers. Once the encryption process is finalized it will render the files inaccessible to the user. The files are appended a new file extension at the end of the file name and given a new file type. The file name will become randomized or be appended a pattern such as [unique_id][identifier].lovewindows.  A ransom note (or series of ransom notes) in .html and text formats will be placed in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop might also change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

To further complications, a lock-screen may also be used to restrict access to the infected machine. A lock-screen is typically used to display a message from the malware author or distributor to the victim. The lock-screen acts as a ransom note or deceptive entity and contains steps to make a payment.

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Luckily, this ransomware has free removal and decryption programs listed below. Third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can also be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium Ransomware.Globe Buy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ransomware.Globe Download (Free)
HitmanPro by Surfright [Threat_Name] Download (Free)

View more: Antivirus Software, Antimalware Software, Optimization and Cleaning Software

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing lovewindows ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove UltraLocker Ransomware

How to Remove UltraLocker Ransomware

What is UltraLocker Ransomware?

UltraLocker ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts personal files and claims “the only way you can recover your files it to buy a decryption key.”

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
UltraLocker virus, UltraLocker ransomware Email, Exploit Kits, Social Media

UltraLocker is predominantly distributed by malicious emails that contain deceptive links or attachments. The email attachments or files downloaded by the links will typically consist of a.zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If files from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack a file such as a JavaScript file. When the JavaScript file is manually executed by the user or another file is opened it will cause the malware to spread across the machine.

Targeted File Extensions

.mid, .wma, .flv, .mkv, .mov, .avi, .asf, .mpeg, .vob, .mpg, .wmv, .fla, .swf, .wav, .qcow2, .vdi, .vmdk, .vmx, .gpg, .aes, .ARC, .PAQ, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .bak, .tar, .tgz, .rar, .zip, .djv, .djvu, .svg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .raw, .cgm, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .NEF, .psd, .cmd, .bat, .class, .jar, .java, .asp, .brd, .sch, .dch, .dip, .vbs, .asm, .pas, .cpp, .php, .ldf, .mdf, .ibd, .MYI, .MYD, .frm, .odb, .dbf, .mdb, .sql, .SQLITEDB, .SQLITE3, .asc, .lay6, .lay, .ms11 (Security copy), .sldm, .sldx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppam, .docb, .mml, .sxm, .otg, .odg, .uop, .potx, .potm, .pptx, .pptm, .std, .sxd, .pot, .pps, .sti, .sxi, .otp, .odp, .wks, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .slk, .xlw, .xlt, .xlm, .xlc, .dif, .stc, .sxc, .ots, .ods, .hwp, .dotm, .dotx, .docm, .docx, .DOT, .max, .xml, .txt, .CSV, .uot, .RTF, .pdf, .XLS, .PPT, .stw, .sxw, .ott, .odt, .DOC, .pem, .csr, .crt, .key, wallet.dat

This ransomware is an open-source program spawned from the “proof of concept” project on Hencrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA-2048 and AES-128 ciphers. The encryption process will render the files inaccessible to the user one successful. The files encrypted by the virus are given the .sage file extension and SAGE file type, and the file name will become randomized or given a pattern such as [unique_id][identifier].sage. Ransom notes named !Recovery_[6_random_characters].html and !Recovery_[6_random_characters]_.txt will then be placed in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop or wallpaper will change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

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UltraLocker

Ransom Note Example

Not your language? Use hxxps://translate.google.com
WARNING!
YOUR DOCUMENTS, DATABASES, PROJECT FILES, AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT AND OTHER CRITICAL FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED WITH A PERSISTENT MILITARY-GRADE CRYPTO ALGORITHM
How did this happen?
Specially for your PC was generated personal 4096 bit RSA key, both public and private. All your files have been encrypted with the public key. Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and de-crypt program.....
What do I do?...
Don't wait for a miracle and the price doubled!Start obtaining Bitcoin now and restore your data easy way! If you HAVE REALLY VALUABLE DATA, you better NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, because there is NO OTHER WAY to get your files, EXCEPT MAKE A PAYMENT.Your personal ID:..
For more specific instructions, please visit your personal home page, there are a few different addresses pointing to your page below:
1 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to
2 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.cab
3 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.city
What should you do with these addresses?
1. Take a look at the first address (in this case it is
hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to);
2. Select it with the mouse cursor holding the left mouse button and
moving the cursor to the right;
3. Release the left mouse button and press the right one;
4. Select "Copy" in the appeared menu;
5. Run your Internet browser (if you do not know what it is run the
Internet Explorer);
6. Move the mouse cursor to the address bar of the browser (this is the place where the site address is written);
7. Click the right mouse button in the field where the site address is written;
8. Select the button "Insert" in the appeared menu;
9. Then you will see the address hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to appeared there;
10. Press ENTER;
11. The site should be loaded; if it is not loaded repeat the same instructions with the second address and continue until the last address if falling.If for some reason the site cannot be opened check the connection to the Internet. Unfortunately these sites are short-term since the antivirus companies are interested in you do not have a chance to restore your files but continue to buy their products. Unlike them we are ready to help you always. If you need our help but the temporary sites are not available:
1. Run your Internet browser (if you do not know what it is run the Internet Explorer);
2. Enter or copy the address hxxps://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en into the address bar of your browser and press ENTER;
3. Wait for the site loading;
4. On the site you will be offered to download Tor Browser; download and run it, follow the installation instructions, wait until the installation is completed; 
5. Run Tor Browser;
6. Connect with the button "Connect" (if you use the English version);
7. A normal Internet browser window will be opened after the initialization;
8. type or copy the address hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion in this browser address bar;
9. Press ENTER;
10. The site should be loaded; if for some reason the site is not loading wait for a moment and try again
!!! IMPORTANT !!!
Be sure to copy your personal ID and the instruction link to your notepad not to lose them.

Wallpaper Note Example

ATTENTION!
UltraLocker encrypted all your files!
All your files, images, videos, and databases were encrypted and made inaccessible by software known as UltraLocker.
You have no chance to restore the files without our help. But if you follow our instructions files can be restored easily. Instructions on how to get your files back are stored on every disk, in your documents and on your desktop. Look for files !Recovery_47UdPQ.txt and !Recovery_47UdPQ.html If you can’t find files, use the program “Tor Browser” (you can find it in Google) to access to (onion) web site http://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion to get your instructions.

The ransom note left on the computer by this ransomware contains information about what happened to the files, links to pages on Wikipedia, and steps to download and install Tor Browser in order to visit a web address and pay a ransom.

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Instead, third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing UltraLocker ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove Ransomware

How to Remove Ransomware

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is malware or an occurrence associated with a fraudulent message that is essentially used to procure currency from victims. There are many different forms of ransomware, different ransomware categories, and different variants of ransomware. Most ransomware encrypts personal files or will restrict access on an infected machine. The infection will usually leave a ransom note in .html format and text formats or utilize a lock-screen or image on Windows desktop that contains instructions to make a ransom payment in order to recover files or reestablish access to the restricted machine.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
Ransomware, Encryption Virus, Extortionware, Ransom Virus, Browser Lock Email, Social Media, Exploit Kits, Trojan Horses, Manual

Ransomware is predominantly distributed by malicious email attachments, exploit kits, social media messages, and free downloadable content such as dubious torrent files, software updates, and game patches. In most the most common scenario, the malware author will orchestrate a mass email campaign that sends email spam to email accounts around the world. The email messages contain malicious email attachments that are usually in the .zip file format. The attachment might also be a fake document file for Microsoft Word. If contents of the .zip file are manually extracted by the user it will unpack a JavaScript file or VBScript Script file that when manually executed will spread the ransomware across the machine in a matter of time.

There are many variants of ransomware and many programs and lock-screens that are recognized as ransomware by Antivirus and Antimalware publishers. For example, a browser-lock screen that is essentially a full-screen advertisement can be considered ransomware because it will lock a browser window in place using an allotted number of iframes. The webpage will usually contain content demanding that a fine or payment be made in order to avoid some sort of consequence. Once the browser window is closed or the amount of allotted iframes is depleted there will no longer be an issue with this type of threat.

The most common types of ransomware are malware and computer viruses that can cause many issues with computers they infect. Ransomware like Locky usually encrypts files, randomizes file names or uses a pattern to change file names, appends a new file extension (such as zzzzz) to the files it encryptes, and leaves a ransom note and image of the ransom note in each file it encrypted files in and Windows desktop. The encryption process performed by this ransomware will render the files inaccessible to the user.

This particular infection will also change Windows desktop background to an image of a ransom note. The ransom note will explain what happened to the files and how to make a payment to the malware author.

Payments and ransom demands are usually different per each variant and type of infection. Some forms of ransomware will ask victims to email the malware author in order to make a payment or receive instructions, while others may ask victims to download Tor browser and visit a webpage on the darkweb.

Payment methods are also changing over time; although, they are mostly consistent with the use of Bitcoins and other similar online currency services. Payment systems like Greendot MoneyPak and others that were famous with infections around 2012 such as the FBI virus have become less used by malware authors over the years.

Screenshot Example

ransomware

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Ransom Note Example

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!!!bIMPORTANT INFORMATION !!!!

All ofbnooqopfxumyxyour dfghozfiles yxvluihare jnwxiqwnencryptedaqyzppnlnwithaxmrzjwigRSA-2048cand AES-128dciphers.
More information about the RSA mcjsarajmand AES can zctxetybe uloihekcfounddhssxfkadhere:
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To yjdvdtreceive sqwwedyour vzkqswgvziprivate vyzrazfwgkey follow pijgqallonecbzhuhkboofatheclinks:
Ifballeunlnddkofdthis pupxdcttaddresses nmijozsare not xpgupavailable, follow these steps:
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jvqmurpakdknuntaamuwvrblaxis 2. Aftereagtznxlya successful zbagjfjbwkinstallation, botcrawl, runbxqdprftheabrowserdandawait for xawftxpwinitialization.
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 bgujuq hyzga  4.dFollowdprnjidtheeqfldfqinstructionsaondiyahkngfthe site.

!!!ccmejpvvdtzyYour personalbidentificationdiwlvnjgwqeID:  !!!
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It is suggested to avoid paying  the ransom fines and malware authors to decrypt your files. Instead, third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can be used to possibly recover files encrypted by this type of infection. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred or system recovery/reset.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Ransomware.Legion Buy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ransomware.Legion Download (Free)
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware.Legion Download (Free)

View more: Antivirus Software, Antimalware Software, Optimization and Cleaning Software

Decryption Software

Name Description Download
decrypt_nemucod Emsisoft Decrypter for Nemucod Download
NanoLocker_Decryptor.exe Decryption tool for NanoLocker Download
Decryptor Kawaii 1.0.0.0 Decoding files after KawaiiLocker Download
decrypt_nmoreira Emsisoft Decrypter for NMoreira Download
avast_decryptor_alcatrazlocker Avast Decryption tool for Alcatraz Locker Download
avast_decryptor_apocalypse Avast Decryption tool for Apocalypse Download
avast_decryptor_badblock Avast Decryption tool for BadBlock Download (32-bit) | Download (64-bit)
avast_decryptor_bart Avast Decryption tool for Bart Download
avast_decryptor_crypt888 Avast Decryption tool for Crypt888 Download
avast_decryptor__crysis Avast Decryption tool for CrySiS Download
avast_decryptor__globe Avast Decryption tool for Globe Download
avast_decryptor_legion Avast Decryption tool for Legion Download
avast_decryptor_noobcrypt Avast Decryption tool for NoobCrypt Download
avast_decryptor_szflocker Avast Decryption tool for SZFLocker Download
avast_decryptor_teslacrypt3 Avast Decryption tool for TeslaCrypt Download

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing Locky ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove Sage Virus

How to Remove Sage Virus

What is Sage Virus?

Sage virus is ransomware that encrypts personal files and appends the .sage file extension to the end of each files it encrypts.

REMOVE SAGE VIRUS NOW!

 

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
Sage virus, Sage ransomware Email, Exploit Kits, Social Media

Sage is predominantly distributed by malicious emails that contain deceptive links or attachments. The email attachments or files downloaded by the links will typically consist of a.zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If files from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack a file such as a JavaScript file. When the JavaScript file is manually executed by the user or another file is opened it will cause the malware to spread across the machine.

Targeted File Extensions

.mid, .wma, .flv, .mkv, .mov, .avi, .asf, .mpeg, .vob, .mpg, .wmv, .fla, .swf, .wav, .qcow2, .vdi, .vmdk, .vmx, .gpg, .aes, .ARC, .PAQ, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .bak, .tar, .tgz, .rar, .zip, .djv, .djvu, .svg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .raw, .cgm, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .NEF, .psd, .cmd, .bat, .class, .jar, .java, .asp, .brd, .sch, .dch, .dip, .vbs, .asm, .pas, .cpp, .php, .ldf, .mdf, .ibd, .MYI, .MYD, .frm, .odb, .dbf, .mdb, .sql, .SQLITEDB, .SQLITE3, .asc, .lay6, .lay, .ms11 (Security copy), .sldm, .sldx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppam, .docb, .mml, .sxm, .otg, .odg, .uop, .potx, .potm, .pptx, .pptm, .std, .sxd, .pot, .pps, .sti, .sxi, .otp, .odp, .wks, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .slk, .xlw, .xlt, .xlm, .xlc, .dif, .stc, .sxc, .ots, .ods, .hwp, .dotm, .dotx, .docm, .docx, .DOT, .max, .xml, .txt, .CSV, .uot, .RTF, .pdf, .XLS, .PPT, .stw, .sxw, .ott, .odt, .DOC, .pem, .csr, .crt, .key, wallet.dat

This ransomware encrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA-2048 and AES-128 ciphers. The encryption process will render the files inaccessible to the user one successful. The files encrypted by the virus are given the .sage file extension and SAGE file type, and the file name will become randomized or given a pattern such as [unique_id][identifier].sage. Ransom notes named !Recovery_[6_random_characters].html and !Recovery_[6_random_characters]_.txt will then be placed in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop or wallpaper will change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

Screenshot

sage virus

Ransom Note Example

Not your language? Use hxxps://translate.google.com
WARNING!
YOUR DOCUMENTS, DATABASES, PROJECT FILES, AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT AND OTHER CRITICAL FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED WITH A PERSISTENT MILITARY-GRADE CRYPTO ALGORITHM
How did this happen?
Specially for your PC was generated personal 4096 bit RSA key, both public and private. All your files have been encrypted with the public key. Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and de-crypt program.....
What do I do?...
Don't wait for a miracle and the price doubled!Start obtaining Bitcoin now and restore your data easy way! If you HAVE REALLY VALUABLE DATA, you better NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, because there is NO OTHER WAY to get your files, EXCEPT MAKE A PAYMENT.Your personal ID:..
For more specific instructions, please visit your personal home page, there are a few different addresses pointing to your page below:
1 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to
2 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.cab
3 - hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.city
What should you do with these addresses?
1. Take a look at the first address (in this case it is
hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to);
2. Select it with the mouse cursor holding the left mouse button and
moving the cursor to the right;
3. Release the left mouse button and press the right one;
4. Select "Copy" in the appeared menu;
5. Run your Internet browser (if you do not know what it is run the
Internet Explorer);
6. Move the mouse cursor to the address bar of the browser (this is the place where the site address is written);
7. Click the right mouse button in the field where the site address is written;
8. Select the button "Insert" in the appeared menu;
9. Then you will see the address hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion.to appeared there;
10. Press ENTER;
11. The site should be loaded; if it is not loaded repeat the same instructions with the second address and continue until the last address if falling.If for some reason the site cannot be opened check the connection to the Internet. Unfortunately these sites are short-term since the antivirus companies are interested in you do not have a chance to restore your files but continue to buy their products. Unlike them we are ready to help you always. If you need our help but the temporary sites are not available:
1. Run your Internet browser (if you do not know what it is run the Internet Explorer);
2. Enter or copy the address hxxps://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en into the address bar of your browser and press ENTER;
3. Wait for the site loading;
4. On the site you will be offered to download Tor Browser; download and run it, follow the installation instructions, wait until the installation is completed; 
5. Run Tor Browser;
6. Connect with the button "Connect" (if you use the English version);
7. A normal Internet browser window will be opened after the initialization;
8. type or copy the address hxxp://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion in this browser address bar;
9. Press ENTER;
10. The site should be loaded; if for some reason the site is not loading wait for a moment and try again
!!! IMPORTANT !!!
Be sure to copy your personal ID and the instruction link to your notepad not to lose them.

Wallpaper Note Example

ATTENTION!
Sage encrypted all your files!
All your files, images, videos, and databases were encrypted and made inaccessible by software known as Sage.
You have no chance to restore the files without our help. But if you follow our instructions files can be restored easily. Instructions on how to get your files back are stored on every disk, in your documents and on your desktop. Look for files !Recovery_47UdPQ.txt and !Recovery_47UdPQ.html If you can’t find files, use the program “Tor Browser” (you can find it in Google) to access to (onion) web site http://qbxeaekvg7o3lxnn.onion to get your instructions.

The ransom note left on the computer by this ransomware contains information about what happened to the files, links to pages on Wikipedia, and steps to download and install Tor Browser in order to visit a web address and pay a ransom.

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Instead, third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing Sage ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove Popcorn Time Virus

How to Remove Popcorn Time Virus

What is Popcorn Time Virus?

Popcorn Time virus is ransomware that encrypts files, and appends the “.kok” or “.filock” file extensions to the end of each files it encrypts.

REMOVE POPCORN TIME NOW!

 

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
Popcorn Time virus, Popcorn Time ransomware Email, Exploit Kits, Social Media

The Popcorn Time virus is ransomware that is predominantly distributed by malicious email messages that contain deceptive links or malicious attachments. The malicious email attachments are usually a.zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If files from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack another file such as a JavaScript file. When the JavaScript file is manually executed by the user it will cause the malware to spread across the machine and enter the encryption process.

Targeted File Extensions

.mid, .wma, .flv, .mkv, .mov, .avi, .asf, .mpeg, .vob, .mpg, .wmv, .fla, .swf, .wav, .qcow2, .vdi, .vmdk, .vmx, .gpg, .aes, .ARC, .PAQ, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .bak, .tar, .tgz, .rar, .zip, .djv, .djvu, .svg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .raw, .cgm, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .NEF, .psd, .cmd, .bat, .class, .jar, .java, .asp, .brd, .sch, .dch, .dip, .vbs, .asm, .pas, .cpp, .php, .ldf, .mdf, .ibd, .MYI, .MYD, .frm, .odb, .dbf, .mdb, .sql, .SQLITEDB, .SQLITE3, .asc, .lay6, .lay, .ms11 (Security copy), .sldm, .sldx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppam, .docb, .mml, .sxm, .otg, .odg, .uop, .potx, .potm, .pptx, .pptm, .std, .sxd, .pot, .pps, .sti, .sxi, .otp, .odp, .wks, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .slk, .xlw, .xlt, .xlm, .xlc, .dif, .stc, .sxc, .ots, .ods, .hwp, .dotm, .dotx, .docm, .docx, .DOT, .max, .xml, .txt, .CSV, .uot, .RTF, .pdf, .XLS, .PPT, .stw, .sxw, .ott, .odt, .DOC, .pem, .csr, .crt, .key, wallet.dat

This ransomware encrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA-2048 and AES-128 ciphers. The encryption process will render the files inaccessible to the user. The encrypted files are appended the new file extension and file type, and the file name will become randomized or given a pattern such as [unique_id][identifier].kok or [unique_id][identifier].filock. A ransom note (or series of ransom notes) named restore_your_files.html (or other) will then be dumped in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop will change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

Screenshot

popcorn time virus

Ransom Note Example

Warning Message!!
We are sorry to say that your computer and your files have been encrypted, but wait, don’t worry. There is a way that can restore your computer and all of your files. When countdown ends your files will be lost forever.
You must send at least [AMOUNT] Bitcoin to our wallet and your will get your files back.
Your personal unique ID: -
Send [AMOUNT] BTC to this address:
Warning Message!!
********************
We are sorry to say that your computer and your files have been encrypted,
but wait, don’t worry. There is a way that you can restore your computer and all of your files.
****************************************************************************************************
Your personal unique ID: -
You must send at least - Bitcoin to address - to get your files back
Warning! ! ! If you will not pay for the next 7 days, the decryption key will be deleted and your files will be lost forever.
****************************************************************************************************
Restoring your files - The fast and easy way
To get your files fast, please transfer - Bitcoin, to our wallet -. When we will get the money we will immediately give your your private decryption key. Payment should be confirmed in about 2 hours after payment made.
Restoring your files - The nasty way
Send the link - below to other people, if two or more people will install this files and pay, we will decrypt your files for free.
What we did?
We had encrypted all of your important images, document, videos and all other files on your computer. We used a very strong encryption algorithm that used by all governments all over the world. We store your personal decryption code to your files on our servers and we are the only ones that can decrypt your files. Please don’t try to be smart, anything other than payment will cause damage to your files and the files will be lost forever! ! ! If you will not pay for the next 7 days, the decryption key will be deleted and your files will be lost forever.
What we do that?
We are a group of computer science students from Syria, as you probably know Syria is having bad time for the last five years. Since 2011 we have more the half million people died and over 5 million refugees. Each member of our team has lost a dear from his family. I personally have lost both my parents and my little sister in 2015. The sad part is that the world remained silent and no one helping us so we decided to take an action.
How to buy Bitcoins?
If you aren’t familiar with Bitcoin and don’t know what is it. Please visit the official Bitcoin website (https://bitcoin.org/en/getting-started), follow the steps and you’ll get your Bitcoins. To understand more you can check also on the FAQ page (https://bitcoin.org/en/faq). Please check this website (https://coinatmradar.com) where you can find Bitcoin ATM all over the world.
List of encrypted files on your computer -

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Instead, third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Ransomware Download (Free) | Buy
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware Download (Free)

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing Popcorn Time ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Remove Legion Ransomware

How to Remove Legion Ransomware

What is Legion Ransomware?

Legion ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts personal files, downloads a ransom note on the computer, and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt files.

Table of Contents

Overview

Names Distribution
Legion virus, Legion ransomware Email, Exploit Kit, Social Media

Legion is predominantly distributed by malicious email messages that contain malicious links and attachments. The email attachments will usually be a .zip file or fake Microsoft Word document file. If contents from the .zip file are manually extracted it will unpack another file that is usually a JavaScript file, JScript Encoded file, or VBScript Script file. When the file is manually executed by the user it will cause the malware to spread across the machine and begin the file encryption process.

Targeted File Extensions

.mid, .wma, .flv, .mkv, .mov, .avi, .asf, .mpeg, .vob, .mpg, .wmv, .fla, .swf, .wav, .qcow2, .vdi, .vmdk, .vmx, .gpg, .aes, .ARC, .PAQ, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .bak, .tar, .tgz, .rar, .zip, .djv, .djvu, .svg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .raw, .cgm, .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .NEF, .psd, .cmd, .bat, .class, .jar, .java, .asp, .brd, .sch, .dch, .dip, .vbs, .asm, .pas, .cpp, .php, .ldf, .mdf, .ibd, .MYI, .MYD, .frm, .odb, .dbf, .mdb, .sql, .SQLITEDB, .SQLITE3, .asc, .lay6, .lay, .ms11 (Security copy), .sldm, .sldx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppam, .docb, .mml, .sxm, .otg, .odg, .uop, .potx, .potm, .pptx, .pptm, .std, .sxd, .pot, .pps, .sti, .sxi, .otp, .odp, .wks, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .slk, .xlw, .xlt, .xlm, .xlc, .dif, .stc, .sxc, .ots, .ods, .hwp, .dotm, .dotx, .docm, .docx, .DOT, .max, .xml, .txt, .CSV, .uot, .RTF, .pdf, .XLS, .PPT, .stw, .sxw, .ott, .odt, .DOC, .pem, .csr, .crt, .key, wallet.dat

Legion ransomware encrypts files that match certain file extensions with RSA and AES encryption ciphers. Once the encryption process is finalized it will render the files inaccessible to the user. The files are appended a new file extension at the end of the file name and given a new file type. The file name will become randomized or be appended a pattern such as [unique_id][identifier].File_Extension.  A ransom note (or series of ransom notes) in .html and text formats will be placed in every folder the virus encrypted files in and on Windows desktop. In addition, Windows desktop might also change to an image of the ransom note and an image file of the ransom note will also be left in every folder the virus encrypted files in.

Screenshot

Legion Ransomware

The example in the image may not reflect the actual infection

To further complications, a lock-screen may also be used to restrict access to the infected machine. A lock-screen is typically used to display a message from the malware author or distributor to the victim. The lock-screen acts as a ransom note or deceptive entity and contains steps to make a payment.

It is suggested to avoid paying ransomware authors to decrypt your files. Luckily, this ransomware has free removal and decryption programs listed below. Third-party programs Shadow Explorer, PhotoRec, or Recuva can also be used to potentially recover files encrypted by this virus. A user may also be able to retrieve encrypted files by performing a system restore to a date and time before the infection occurred.

Removal Software

Name Detection Download
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Ransomware.Legion Buy
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Ransomware.Legion Download (Free)
HitmanPro by Surfright Ransomware.Legion Download (Free)

View more: Antivirus Software, Antimalware Software, Optimization and Cleaning Software

Decryption Software

Decryption Software

File Recovery Software

Name Description Download
Shadow Explorer Restores lost or damaged files from Shadow Copies Download (Free)
Photorec Recovers lost files Download (Free)
Recuva Recovers lost files Download (Free) | Buy

Troubleshoot

Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing Legion ransomware from an infected computer.

How to Restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to Recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.