Full OoPS Virus Removal Guide. Restore .ramen Files

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The OoPS virus is a new ransomware threat that contains a built-in encryption engine. It encrypts sensitive user and system data and renames all affected files are packed in an archive with the .ramen extension. Victims can follow our complete removal guide to learn how to restore their computers and data.
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How Does OoPS File Virus Infiltrate the System?

The OoPS virus infiltrates victim computers using different methods. Depending on the initiated attack campaign by the criminals behind the malware, different strategies can be used.

One of them is the use of email spam messages. The criminals create and coordinate large-scale attack waves against potential victims by sending messages that employ different social engineering tricks. Their contents contain text, images and other elements that make it appear as being sent by legitimate companies or even government agencies. The OoPS virus can be delivered as an attachment or the payload can be linked as an infected office document or malicious software installers.

Computer criminals often distribute viruses by means of scripts included in dangerous office documents. They appear as legitimate invoices, letters or other files of user interest. Once the victims opens them a prompt appears that asks for permission to execute them. If this is done then the OoPS virus payload is downloaded from a hacker-controlled download site and executed on the local machine.

Infected software bundles are another possible source of infections. The hackers download free or trial versions of popular software and modify them to include the OoPS virus. They are then distributed on hacked or hacker-controlled download sites and P2P networks.

As the files are distributed in a single binary executable file it is very easy for other infection methods to be employed as well. Such include browser hijackers, hacker-designed addons made for the most popular web browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

They not only change important settings (default home page, search engine and new tabs page), but also harvest sensitive information: cookies, stored passwords, account credentials, cookies, bookmarks and history sessions. Redirects and built-in functions can download the OoPS virus to the infected machines.

The computer hackers can also opt to directly target whole networks of potential targets using automated software. They seek to find a vulnerability in outdated applications that can be exploited to gain entry to the machines and infect them with the OoPS virus.

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Infection Flow of OoPS File Virus

The OoPS virus is a newly discovered malware that does not bear a resemblance to any of the famous malware families. We believe that this is the work of an independent hacker or a hacker collective as there are no signatures or leads that link it to any of the detected threats so far.

Like other similar viruses the OoPS virus automatically starts to encrypt user and system files based on a predefined list. During the analysis the researchers uncovered the file type extensions thaat the current samples target:

.7z, .ai, .apk, .asp, .avi, .css, .csv, .dat, .db, .doc, .docx, .es, .gif, .html, .jpg, .js, .mkv, .mp3,
.mp4, .mp4, .parti, .pdf, .php, .png, .ppt, .pptx, .psd, .py, .rar, .rb, .rm, .rmvb, .sav, .sav, .save, .tif,
.torrent, .vb, .wav, .webm, .webp, .wmv, .xls, .xlsx, .zip

All processed files are placed in an archive with the .ramen extension. The affected files are of various types: archives, music, videos, photos, documents and etc.

The majority of the file viruses (ransomware) encrypt all files individually and assign an extension to mark the processed files. The OoPS virus does thing in a different way by first archiving the compromised data and then renaming them. The use of the AES-256 cipher makes it impossible for the victims to restore their computers without the use of a professional anti-spyware solution and data recovery software.

Remove OoPS File Virus and Restore Data

WARNING! Manual removal of OoPS File Virus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removing important data accidentally can lead to permanent system damage. If you don’t feel comfortable with manual instructions, download a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your system for malware and clean it safely for you.

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OoPS File Virus – Manual Removal Steps

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. The steps bellow are applicable to all Windows versions.

1. Hit the WIN Key + R

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

Show Hidden Files

Some ransomware threats are designed to hide their malicious files in the Windows so all files stored on the system should be visible.

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

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4. Click Apply and then OK button

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

Repair Windows Registry

1. Again type simultaneously the WIN Key + R key combination

2. In the box, write regedit 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

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Recover .ramen Files

WARNING! All files and objects associated with Blooper file virus should be removed from the infected PC before any data recovery attempts. Otherwise the virus may encrypt restored files. Furthermore, a backup of all encrypted files stored on external media is highly recommendable.

WARNING! Manual removal of OoPS file virus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removing important data accidentally can lead to permanent system damage. If you don’t feel comfortable with manual instructions, download a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your system for malware and clean it safely for you.

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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

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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
    – Hit the “Restore” button

Preventive Security Measures

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