.0ff Ungluk Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

A new malware strain known as the .0ff Ungluk ransomware has been discovered by computer security experts. To learn more about the threat read our removal guide.


Name
.0ff Ungluk

File Extensions
.0ff

Ransom
Varies

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove .0ff Ungluk with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
.0ff Ungluk ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

.0ff Ungluk Ransomware Description

The .0ff extension Ungluk ransomware is a new virus strain that is actually a modified version of the core threat. The information about the virus is very little as an active investigation into its appearance is ongoing. What we know about it is gathered from the computer security community who spotted the malware’s ransom note on Pastebin. The message reads the following:

Hello.

All your files have been encrypted using our private key. There is no way to recover them without our assistance.

If you want to get your files back you must be ready to pay for them.

If you are ready to pay then follow the instructions:

1) Create an archive (rar or zip) with 3 files inside:
Secret.key + Secret.key2 (should be on your desktop) + Any encrypted file of a small size. It can be a .doc or .pdf or .xls or whatever you have. 5 mb max. Note that this file should have this extention: .0ff; please don�t put more than one file in the archive, one file is enough. If you can�t find Secret.key2, that�s OK. It will take just a little bit more time to restore your files, so you shouldn�t worry.

2) Upload this archive to any file sharing site. Dropbox, Google Drive, sendspace.com etc.

3) Go to http://bitmessage.org/ and download Bitmessage.

4) Run Bitmessage. Select �Your Identities� tab. Then click New. Then click OK.

Then select �Send� tab.

TO: BM-2cUKkir7WzC1WoZCtZJpzzHqNuQ9aW31Gk (this is our address)

SUBJECT: I want my files back, you bastards! I�m ready to pay! (You can put your PC name here as well)

MESSAGE: Link to the archive with three files in it.

Then click �Send�.

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You are done!

To get the fastest reply from us with all further instructions, please keep Bitmessage running on your computer all the time, if possible. If you cooperate and follow the instructions, you will get all your files back intact and very, very soon.

Thank you.

.0ff Ungluk Ransomware Distribution

At the current moment we do not know the exact infection tactics of the virus as the experts are still conducting a thorough investigation. However it is believed that the primary means of distribution are email spam campaigns.

.0ff Ungluk Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete .0ff Ungluk completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely .0ff Ungluk Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of .0ff Ungluk requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete .0ff Ungluk ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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