How to remove ARGUS RANSOMWARE (Free Removal Guide)

ARGUS CRYPTOR

ARGUS RANSOMWARE


Learn what ARGUS ransomware is, how to remove the virus from your computer, and how to recover encrypted files with the .ARGUS file extension.

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What is ARGUS RANSOMWARE?


ARGUS (also called ARGUS virus, ARGUS CRYPTOR, ARGUS CRYPTOR V1.0, or ARGUS-DECRYPT) is ransomware that encrypts files on a computer using RSA-2048 encryption ciphers and affixes the .ARGUS file extension to the encrypted files. The ransomware will then drop two files named wallpaper.bmp and ARGUS-DECRYPT.html on Windows desktop and every root folder that the virus encrypted files in.

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The image above is the wallpaper.bmp file. ARGUS will replace the existing wallpaper with the image.

ARGUS RANSOMWARE v1.0
Dear admin!
All your files has been encrypted!
For encrypting used cryptographic algorithm RSA2048.
Only we can provide you decryptor.
Read the lnstructions.html for more information.
You can find this file everywhere on your PC.
Only we can provide you decryptor.
Do not attempt to decrypt the data yourself.
You might corrupt your files.
Not the Delete the Encrypted the Do Files
the Do not the Modify the Encrypted Files
the Do not Rename’s the Encrypted Files

The ARGUS-DECRYPT.html file is used as a ransom note. It explains what happened to the files on the computer and how to make a payment to decrypt them. The note insists that you follow their instructions and write an email to them.

.- = | ARGUS CRYPTOR V1.0 | = -.
Attention!
All your files, documents, photos, and other important files are encrypted!
The unique method of recovering private key. Only WE can recover your files!
You can get the TOR network. You can get there by the following ways
< ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------->
Main email : argusdecrypt@cock.li
Reserved email: argusdecrypt@mailfence.com
Classifieds Follow the instructions
the If the? answer for a long time the no
Download the Tor browser – https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy
The Tor browser the Install
the Open the Tor Browser
the Open link in browser TOR: http://argusqug6aw25gye.onion/
Classifieds Follow the instructions on the this page
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decrypt 1 file for free.
ATTENTION!
IN ORDER TO PREVENT DATA DAMAGE:
* DO NOT MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES
* DO NOT DELETE ENCRYPTED FILES
* DO NOT RENAME ENCRYPTED FILES

It is not recommended to contact the malware author or distributor. Be advised that paying the ransom will not guarantee that you will recover your files. Paying the ransom also does not remove the virus from your computer or ensure that your computer will not become infected with the same virus in the future.

How to remove ARGUS RANSOMWARE


1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer and remove malicious files and potentially unwanted programs.

2. To install the program, click the file you just downloaded. It can usually be located in the Download folder.

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3. A window that says “Welcome to the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard” will appear. Click Agree and Install to begin the installation. Once complete, click Finish.

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4. Now the Malwarebytes is installed, open the program and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

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5. When the scan is complete click the Quarantine Selected button.

6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

7. Next, Download HitmanPro to perform a second-opinion scan and remove any remaining malicious trace files.

8. Once installed, open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

9. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

10. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. Click the Reboot button.

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Troubleshooting


Alternative methods are suggested if there are issues removing ARGUS 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.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an experienced tech author with experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, and more. He has written for numerous online publications.