New Hitler Ransomware Virus Removal Tutorial

A new version of the Hitler ransomware virus has surfaced. The virus demands €20 for the unlocking of encrypted files. The virus is still in development. The sum demanded from the new Hitler is smaller. The new Hitler virus doesn’t have a known extension.


Name
Hitler Ransomware

File Extensions
The ransomware removes the file name extensions instead of renaming them

Ransom
25 Euro

Solution #1
Hitler Ransomware can be removed easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

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

Distribution
Hitler ransomware is distributed mainly through spam email campaigns that link or contain infected binary files.

Hitler Ransomware Virus – Technical Details

The new Hitler ransomware virus is still in development. It was reported by CyberSecurity GrujaRS .
When the virus displays the following message on infected systems:

Warning: Your files was Encrypted!!!!
to back your PC you have to Pay 20€ PlaySafeCard
Please enter the Code of the Card below;

Other than that, there aren’t many differences from the old Hitler, except for the “updated” picture of Hitler surrounded by his subordinates.

Hitler Virus and Ransomware Prevention

Ransomware viruses similar to Hitler pop up every day. Since they’re so numerous, it’s hard to protect your computer by installing a simple anti-virus program. If you want a more thorough protection, you’ll need to download an anti-malware program.
The investment in a malware protection tool can prevent serious data and money losses. Ransomware attacks cost millions of dollars worldwide. The new Hitler virus looks fairly sloppy, but there are more serious ransomware threats. You should watch out for these infections:

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

The New Hitler Ransomware Virus Removal Guide

Viruses like the new Hitler ransomware can be removed by following our step-by-step guide, which you can find below. There’s a chance that the virus doesn’t encrypt any files, so an anti-malware program should be able to take care of the problem quickly.

Just because the new Hitler isn’t finished doesn’t mean that the virus is harmless. There are many malicious functions that still operate within the malicious software and can cause a lot of harm to your computer. That’s why it must be removed.

Hitler Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution and prevention, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Hitler 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

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    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

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    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 Hitler Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

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

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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

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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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