Remove FinalRansomware Virus and Restore Windows

A new virus by the name FinalRansomware has surfaced on the web. If you have the virus on your Windows computer, you must delete it as soon as possible. The virus uses the .encrpyted extension, and all infected files will carry it. The virus can target most versions of Windows.

FinalRansomware – How Did I Get It?

The crooks behind the FinalRansomware scam will try to infect you by various means. The most common methods are:

  • Email Spam – the crooks send emails that look like they were sent from a legit company like PayPal or Amazon.
  • Update spam – the crooks mask the virus to look like a Chrome, Skype, or Word update.
  • Pirated malware – illegally copied content often includes viruses like FinalRansomware.

All of these methods of distribution are possible, but the first one is the most effective and heavily utilized by scammers.

FinalRansomware Virus – Dangers and Threats

Here’s the ransom note of the virus- courtesy of researcher Amigo A:

“YOUR the FILE the HAS the BEEN The ENCRYPTED
the All of your files is by important has Been encrypted by ransomware
x
Contact me to the make and the make sure the payment to the attach yor identifier
[email protected]
the IDENTIFIER: *****
the COPY
the RESTORE Translation notes on Russian language: your file has been encrypted All of your important files were encrypted ransomware x Contact me for payment and attach your ID [email protected] iDENTIFIER: ***** the COPY the RESTORE”

The problems that FinalRansomware will pose to your computer are:

  • Encryption – the virus will encrypt your files with the strong AES algorithm, rending them useless without a key-code. Think of it like a math equation that remains unsolved until you utilize the right tech.
  • Slowing down of your system – the virus will consume a lot of your computer’s resources so that it can continue the locking of your computer.
  • Backdoor exploits – most ransomware viruses will include other malware that can do many things, including spying on you and getting your personal information (passwords, bank accounts, etc.)

The virus will target files that have a high-potential of being valuable – documents, audio files, videos, etc. Files that are used by professional programs like Photoshop, Premiere, Final Cut, or similar software are also targeted by ransomware viruses for their high value to freelancers and professionals.

How Can I Remove FinalRansomware and Restore My PC?

The virus can be removed easily by getting the right anti-malware tool (link in the table below.)
If your computer got infected once, it’d likely happen again. You should definitely think about strengthening your cyber-protection.

Summary of .Wallet File Virus

 


Name
FinalRansomware Virus

File Extension
.encrypted

Ransom
Varies

Easy Solution
You can skip all steps and remove FinalRansomware Virus ransomware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Manual Solution
FinalRansomware Virus ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam emails, malicious URLs, malicious attacments, exploit kits, freeware.

FinalRansomware Virus Ransomware Removal

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 FinalRansomware Virus Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of FinalRansomware Virus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete FinalRansomware Virus 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) Use professional data recovery software

      Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery – a specialist tool that can restore partitions, data, documents, photos, and 300 more file types lost during various types of incidents and corruption.
    3) Using System Restore Point

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


restore-files-using-system-restore-point

    4) 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

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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Alex Dimchev

Author : Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a beat writer for Best Security Search. When he's not busy researching cyber-security matters, he enjoys sports and writing about himself in third person.


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