Amnesia ransomware Comes Back with Amnesia2 ransomware
Amnesia2 ransomware is considered as a latest version of previously reported Amnesia ransomware. This updated version of the malware encrypts the file stored on victim's machine and then demands a hefty sum of ransom money to provide a decryption key needed for file restoration. The current version of Amnesia ransomware enciphers the system files and append their name by adding following extensions: .scarab, .am, [email protected], .01, .[[email protected]].TRMT, .CRYPTOBOSS, .onion, .02, .[[email protected]].LOCKED, .LOGOZ, .wncry (previously used by one of the notorious Wannacry ransomware), .[[email protected]].oled, .BAGI, .[[email protected]].SON. After successful file encryption, Amnesia2 ransomware displays a ransom note named 'HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT' onto the compromised system screen.
Although, it automatically opens the ransom notification through your default Internet browser or Notepad. In the displayed ransom note, you can find the victim's ID and email address that can be used by the victims of this malware to contact the operators behind Amnesia2 ransomware. The creators of this ransomware instructs the affected users to write an email to one of the following email address: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] The hackers typically urge the victimized computer users to contact them within just 24 hours after the completion of file encryption. According to the cyber extortionists, if the asked ransom money will not be paid in the give time frame, they claim to delete 24 system files each day.
How To Deal with Amnesia2 ransomware Virus?
Criminal hackers responsible of this vicious attack demands the payment of ransom money in the form of Bitcoins within 72 hours which starts from the minute when your machine got infected with Amnesia2 ransomware. At first glance, it seemed that the malware is a new variant of other previously detected file-encoder virus, but the depth-analysis revealed the real origin of this threat. Meanwhile, you may try the decryptor released by Emsisoft after the attack of its previous version i.e. Amnesia ransomware that may help you to decode your encrypted computer files. However, if the decryptor does not work, you may try to restore data using backup copies created before the attack of this ransomware. Besides, few data recovery softwares may also help you in recovering enciphered files. However, before going for the recovery procedure, you should delete Amnesia2 ransomware completely from your machine. For its removal, follow the guidelines provided below by the RMV security researchers.
What To Do If Your PC Get Infected By Amnesia2 ransomware
The ransomware infection has been mainly designed with the purpose to scare users and trick their money. It take your files on hostage and demand ransom to return your important data. But now the question is what you can do when your system got infected by Amnesia2 ransomware virus? Here are some option that you can use to get rid of this nasty infection.
Don’t Panic – Well the first thing is Don’t panic and then completely check out your system for any working files. If you got any working files then copy it to USB drive.
Pay Ransom – Other option is you can pay the ransom and wait to get your files back. (really a bad option)
Use Backup – Clean you entire system files, remove the infection completely from your PC and restore your files with any backup.
Remove Infection – You can also delete Amnesia2 ransomware virus using malware removal tool and remove all the infected files. You can later recover all your data by using any data recovery tool. (In case you don’t have backup of your files.) – Recommended Method.
Reinstall Windows – The last option is reinstall your Windows OS. It will completely remove all your data as well as infection. You will get a completely new infection free PC.
How To Remove Amnesia2 ransomware Virus From Your PC
Step 1 – Boot your computer in Safe mode.
Step 2 – Remove the infected registry entry files.
- Click Windows Flag and R button together.
- Type “regedit” and click OK button
- Find and delete following entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
Step 3 – Remove From msconfig
- Click Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to Startup tab and uncheck all entries from unknown manufacturer.
Step 4 – Restart your computer normally.
Check your computer now. If the virus has gone then you can start using your computer. If the infection still remains then head to the next step.
Step 5 – System Restore
- Insert Windows installation disk to CD drive and restart your PC.
- While system startup, keep pressing F8 or F12 key to get boot options.
- Now select the boot from CD drive option to start your computer.
- Then after you will get the System Recovery Option on your screen.
- Select the System Restore option from the list.
- Choose a nearest system restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Now follow the option on your screen to Restore your computer.
If the above manual methods didn’t removed Amnesia2 ransomware virus then you have only option to remove infection using a malware removal tool. It is last and the only option that can easily and safely remove this nasty threat from your computer.
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