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Is this a severe infection

BananaCrypt ransomware file-encrypting malware, also known as ransomware, will encrypt your data. It’s a highly dangerous infection, and it could lead to serious trouble, like permanent file loss. Another reason why it is considered to be one of the most dangerous malicious software out there is that threat is rather easy to obtain. Infection can happen through spam emails, malicious adverts or fake downloads. Once a device is infected, the encoding process will begin, and once it is finished, crooks will ask that you give money in exchange for a way to decrypt data. You will probably be asked to pay between tens and thousands of dollars, depending on what ransomware you have, and how valuable your data is. Before you rush to pay, take a couple of things into consideration. We highly doubt criminals will have a moral obligation to help you recover your data, so you may just end up wasting your money. You certainly wouldn’t be the first person to get nothing. It would be wiser to buy backup instead of giving into the demands. You’ll be presented with many different options, but it shouldn’t be hard to choose the best option for you. Erase BananaCrypt ransomware and then access your backup, if it was made before the infection, to restore data. This is not the last time malicious software will enter your system, so you have to prepare. If you wish to remain safe, you need to familiarize yourself with likely contaminations and how to guard yourself.

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How does ransomware spread

Generally, the majority of data encoding malware like to use malicious email attachments and ads, and false downloads to infect PCs, even though you could definitely find exceptions. Occasionally, however, more sophisticated methods may be used.

Since one of the ways you could obtain an infection is through email attachments, try and remember if you have recently downloaded something weird from an email. All criminals distributing the ransomware have to do is attach a corrupted file to an email, send it to potential victims, who contaminate their systems as soon as they open the file. As those emails commonly use sensitive topics, like money, plenty of users open them without even considering the consequences. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and many grammatical errors are what you ought to be wary of when dealing with emails that contain files. If the sender was a company whose services you use, your name would be put in automatically into the email they send you, and a common greeting wouldn’t be used. Do not be surprised to see known company names (Amazon, eBay, PayPal) be used, because when people notice a known name, they are more likely to let down their guard. It is also possible that when visiting a dubious website, you pressed on some ad that was dangerous, or obtained a file or program from some dubious source. Compromised sites could be hosting malicious advertisements so avoid engaging with them. And if you need to download something, only rely on valid websites. Keep in mind that you should never acquire software, updates, or anything really, from pop-up or any other kinds of adverts. If an application had to update itself, it wouldn’t alert you through browser, it would either update automatically, or alert you via the software itself.

What happened to your files?

Because data encrypting malicious programs is able to permanently lock you out of your data, it’s considered to be a highly dangerous infection. The process of encoding your files isn’t a long process, so it’s possible you will not even notice what’s going on. If not for other signs, the weird file extension attached to the files will make everything clear. Ransomware will use strong encryption algorithms, which aren’t always possible to break. When encryption is complete, you will get a ransom note, which will attempt to explain to you what has occurred. The note will demand that you pay for a decryption program but our suggestion would be to ignore the requests. The cyber criminals may just take your money, it is dubious they will feel obligated to help you. You would also be financing crook’s activity, in addition to possible money loss. Although it’s understandable, by complying with the requests, victims are making file encrypting malware an increasingly more profitable business, which is estimated to have earned $1 billion in 2016, and obviously that will lure plenty of people to it. Think about investing the demanded money into trustworthy backup instead. And if a similar infection hijack your system, you wouldn’t be risking losing your data as you could just access them from backup. Just ignore the demands and delete BananaCrypt ransomware. You can avoid these types of threats, if you know how they spread, so try to become familiar with its distribution ways, at least the basics.

BananaCrypt ransomware termination

If you want to fully get rid of the threat, you’ll have to acquire anti-malware software, if you don’t already have one. You may have decided to eliminate BananaCrypt ransomware manually but you might end up causing more damage, which is why we cannot recommend it. Employ anti-malware software instead. The program should delete BananaCrypt ransomware, if it is still present, as the goal of those tools is to take care of such threats. If you scroll down, you’ll find instructions to assist you, in case you encounter some kind of problem. In case it was not clear, anti-malware will merely get rid of the infection, it’s not going to decrypt your files. Sometimes, however, the ransomware is decryptable, thus malware specialists are able to create a free decryption tool, so be on the look out for that.

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Learn how to remove BananaCrypt ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove BananaCrypt ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove BananaCrypt ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove BananaCrypt ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Get rid of BananaCrypt ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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