Victims of four file-encrypting malware can retrieve their files


  1. Posts : 34,130
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    Victims of four file-encrypting malware can retrieve their files


    People who have fallen victim to FortuneCrypt, Yatron, WannaCryFake or Avest ransomware should now be able to retrieve their encrypted files without giving into the extortion demands of cyber attackers.

    Three of the decryption tools have been released for free as part of No More Ransom, a joint initiative by tech security companies and law enforcement that is designed to help businesses and consumers in the fight against cybercrime.

    Now more free decryption tools have been added to the No More Ransom arsenal, as Kaspersky Lab has provided tools for decrypting Yatron and FortuneCrypt, while Emsisoft has released a free decryptor for WannaCryFake.
    Hit by ransomware? Victims of these four types of file-encrypting malware can now retrieve their files for free | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 11,211
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi folks

    I think we need to keep saying this "AD NAUSEAM" that if you take regular backups with decent FREE software (for example on this Forum FREE MACRIUM is used successfully by loads of users here --there are other similar packages too out there if you want to use something else) then a stand alone restore from a clean image will simply restore your system withjout relying on any "Malware cleansers", Virus cleaning stuff etc etc and usually -- especially if you have an SSD a restore will take maybe 15 mins at the most even with quite modest hardware. Why go through hours of trying to cleanse a computer --you can probably never guarantee it would be 100% cleansed at all.

    If you really haven't got a backup then a re-install of Windows is probably the only sure 100% way of ensuring computer is clean.

    In future - so long as you have regular clean backups - if anything like Ransomware etc comes up do the following immediately :

    1) Hard Power off immediately -- don't do a software shutdown -- switch off immediately --if it's a laptop hold the power switch until the computer powers off --otherwise it might go into standard windows shutdown.

    2) Remove all internet connections and USB devices

    3) connect your stand alone recovery software and the device your clean system image is stored on.

    4) restore

    5) remove devices and re-boot computer -- KEEP INTERNET DISCONNECTED.

    6) do any checks you have to ensure device is clean. Similarly before connecting any external devices that you normally have attached to your machine check them too.

    7) if all OK now connect internet

    That's the best way to tell these scammers and low lifes how to GET LOST. !! And it costs ZILCH - so you don't need any kaspersky stuff etc etc to clean your machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 219
    Win 10, Win 7 & KDE Neon
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    Well said Jimbo45.
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  4. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
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    Link to > The No More Ransom Project Decryption Tools
    The No More Ransom Project
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