Know More About ExecutionerPlus ransomware
ExecutionerPlus ransomware is a newly discovered file encrypting virus which is based on the source code of CryptoJoker. It uses AES encryption algorithm to encrypt the affected computer files and appends '.destroy.executioner' or '.pluss.executioner' file extension to every enciphered data. After it completes the file encryption procedure, the malware displays a ransom note which is identified as 'Readme.html'. The ransom message that it displays is quite short and does not provide detailed information on how to restore enciphered files. According to the ransom note ExecutionerPlus ransomware displays on infected computer screen, the cyber security analysts observed that the threat is especially programmed by the team of criminal hackers in order to target English and Turkish speaking computer users.
The malicious executable file of this ransomware is reported as 'CryptoJoker_dump.exe.bin' which might get inside the targeted machine with the help of rogue system security application, spam email attachments or bogus updates. Once ExecutionerPlus ransomware installs successfully on the computer, it alters the default Windows registry entries and then initiate file encryption process. Based on the latest research report, the malware is designed to encode the popular file types to cause a bigger damage to the victimized system users. There after, the victim's will not able to open their vital PC files. It might cause various changes to the affected device and has the ability to inject malicious codes on Windows startup service. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to eliminate ExecutionerPlus ransomware immediately from your system, otherwise it may cause huge damages to your computer.
How Can ExecutionerPlus ransomware Infects Your PC?
Just like other destructive viruses, this ransomware uses phishing strategy to enter systems. Mostly, cyber criminals rely on spam email campaigns in order to deliver infected files to potential victims directly into their mail boxes. All that the system user has to do is download a malicious file attached to a convincing looking spam email and the ExecutionerPlus ransomware is let loose. Today, there are still number of PC users who fall into such online traps. It is hard to blame them because just because the cyber extortionists always apply advanced but deceptive social engineering tactics to make targeted users believe they must download supposed invoice, plane tickets or billing documents. It only teaches us that we need not take every email for granted, in case, even if it is arrived from some reputable organization or any other government institution. Most importantly, you should always check your email before opening the attached file and prevent from ExecutionerPlus ransomware attack.
A: How To Remove ExecutionerPlus ransomware From Your PC
Step: 1 How to Reboot Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
- Click on Restart button to restart your computer
- Press and hold down the F8 key during the restart process.
- From the boot menu, select Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.
Step: 2 How to Kill ExecutionerPlus ransomware Related Process From Task Manager
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together on your keyboard
- It will Open Task manager on Windows
- Go to Process tab, find the ExecutionerPlus ransomware related Process.
- Now click on on End Process button to close that task.
Step: 3 Uninstall ExecutionerPlus ransomware From Windows Control Panel
- Visit the Start menu to open the Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a Program option from Program category.
- Choose and remove all ExecutionerPlus ransomware related items from list.
B: How to Restore ExecutionerPlus ransomware Encrypted Files
Method: 1 By Using ShadowExplorer
After removing ExecutionerPlus ransomware from PC, it is important that users should restore encrypted files. Since, ransomware encrypts almost all the stored files except the shadow copies, one should attempt to restore original files and folders using shadow copies. This is where ShadowExplorer can prove to be handy.
- Once downloaded, install ShadowExplorer in your PC
- Double Click to open it and now select C: drive from left panel
- In the date filed, users are recommended to select time frame of atleast a month ago
- Select and browse to the folder having encrypted data
- Right Click on the encrypted data and files
- Choose Export option and select a specific destination for restoring the original files
Method:2 Restore Windows PC to Default Factory Settings
Following the above mentioned steps will help in removing ExecutionerPlus ransomware from PC. However, if still infection persists, users are advised to restore their Windows PC to its Default Factory Settings.
System Restore in Windows XP
- Log on to Windows as Administrator.
- Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
- Find System Tools and click System Restore
- Select Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next.
- Choose a restore point when system was not infected and click Next.
System Restore Windows 7/Vista
- Go to Start menu and find Restore in the Search box.
- Now select the System Restore option from search results
- From the System Restore window, click the Next button.
- Now select a restore points when your PC was not infected.
- Click Next and follow the instructions.
System Restore Windows 8
- Go to the search box and type Control Panel
- Select Control Panel and open Recovery Option.
- Now Select Open System Restore option
- Find out any recent restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Click Next and follow the instructions.
System Restore Windows 10
- Right click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Control Panel and Find out the Recovery option.
- Select Recovery > Open System Restore > Next.
- Choose a restore point before infection Next > Finish.
Method:3 Using Data Recovery Software
Restore your files encrypted by ExecutionerPlus ransomware with help of Data Recovery Software
We understand how important is data for you. Incase the encrypted data cannot be restored using the above methods, users are advised to restore and recover original data using data recovery software.