Donald Trump 2 Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The Donald Trump 2 Ransomware is a new virus threat that is under an active investigation, this particular strain includes a screenlocking function. Learn more about it in our removal guide.


Name
Donald Trump 2 Ransomware

File Extensions
.***

Ransom
Varies

Special Feature
Screen Lock Function

Solution #1
Use an advanced anti-malware tool to remove Donald Trump 2 Ransomware.

Solution #2
Donald Trump 2 Ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, Exploit kits, malicious ads & etc.

Donald Trump 2 Ransomware Description

Donald Trump 2 ransomware is a new virus that is probably related to the first iteration which we reported.

The ransomware was first reported in November 2016. Upon infection the virus blocks the screen displaying an app window with the title “You Have Been F*cked Mate”.

The displayed message reads the following:

Hello User all your files have been encrypted by Donald J. Trump
Pay in Bitcoin to the adress in the textbox to Decrypt your PC, you can Buy Bitcoins on
https://localbitcoins.com
Now You have 72 Hours left to pay or your Decrypt Key will be Deleted and you Cant get your files Back.

All compromised files are renamed with the .*** file name extension. Unfortunately we do not have the full list of target file extensions yet.

Donald Trump 2 Ransomware Distribution

The Donald Trump 2 ransomware is primarily distributed through spame email campaigns that link to the infected binaries, exploit kits and counterfeit software updates.

Donald Trump 2 Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Donald Trump 2 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 Donald Trump 2 Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Donald Trump 2 requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Donald Trump 2 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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