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What is ransomware

DriedSister ransomware will encode your files, as that is the prime intent of ransomware. These kinds of contaminations aren’t be taken lightly, as they could result in file loss. Because of this, and the fact that getting infected is pretty easy, data encrypting malicious software is considered to be a highly dangerous infection. If you remember opening a strange email attachment, clicking on some infected advert or downloading an application promoted on some untrustworthy site, that’s how it infected your computer. Soon after contamination, the encryption process begins, and afterwards, cyber criminals will demand that you give money in exchange for a decryption. How much money is asked depends on the ransomware, some demand thousands of dollars, some for less than $100. Giving into the demands isn’t something you be thinking about doing do, so think through all scenarios. Cyber criminals won’t feel compelled to help you in recovering your files, so you might just end up wasting your money. You can certainly find accounts of users not being able to decrypt data after payment, and that isn’t really surprising. This type of thing might occur again or something could happen to your computer, so would it not be wiser to invest the demanded money into some type of backup. You’ll be presented with a lot of backup options, all you need to do is select the one best matching you. For those who did take the time to make copies of the files before the infection took place, simply terminate DriedSister ransomware and then proceed to recover files from where you are keeping them. These threats are hiding everywhere, so you need to be prepared. To keep a system safe, one must always be ready to encounter possible threats, becoming familiar with their spread methods.

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File encoding malware distribution methods

Typically, data encoding malware uses quite basic ways for distribution, such as via questionable downloads, malicious adverts and infected email attachments. More sophisticated methods are generally less common.

It is possible you opened an infected email attachment, which is what allowed the ransomware to enter. Once the infected attachment is opened, the data encrypting malware will be able to begin encrypting your files. It is not rare for those emails to talk about money, which is the topic users are likely to think to be important, therefore would open such an email without hesitation. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong pressure to open the attachment, and obvious mistakes in grammar are what you ought to look out for when dealing with emails from unfamiliar senders that contain files. If the email was from a company whose services you use, your name would be automatically inserted into the email they send you, instead of a regular greeting. It would not be surprising to see names such as Amazon or PayPal used, as users are more likely to trust the sender if it’s a familiar name. Through malicious ads/downloads might have also been how you acquired the ransomware. Some ads may be infected, so it is best if you refrain from pressing on them when on dubious reputation sites. And stick to official web pages when it comes to downloads. You should never get anything, whether it is software or updates, from sources like ads or pop-ups. If an application had to update itself, it wouldn’t alert you via browser, it would either update without your interference, or alert you via the software itself.

What does it do?

Specialists regularly caution about the dangers of ransomware, basically because infection would lead to permanent data loss. The ransomware has a list of target files, and their encryption will take a very short time. If not for other signs, the weird file extension attached to the files will make everything clear. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which makes decrypting files for free pretty hard or even impossible. If you don’t understand what is going on, a ransom note should explain everything. The creators/spreaders of the data encrypting malware will demand that you use their decryption program, which you obviously have to pay for, and that isn’t advised. Complying with the requests does not guarantee file decryption because there’s nothing stopping hackers from just taking your money, leaving your files locked. And the money will possibly go into other malicious software projects, so you would be supporting their future activity. According to reports, ransomware made an estimated $1 billion in 2016, and such a profitable business is regularly attracting more and more people. A wiser choice would be a backup option, which would always be there in case something happened to your files. And if this type of threat occurred again, you wouldn’t be risking your files. We encourage you ignore the demands and erase DriedSister ransomware. If you become familiar with how these threats are spread, you ought to be able to avoid them in the future.

DriedSister ransomware termination

Take into account that you will have to get malicious threat removal software if you want to fully eliminate the file encrypting malicious software. You could involuntarily end up damaging your device if you try to manually remove DriedSister ransomware yourself, so doing everything yourself is not recommended. It would be better to use anti-malware software which would not be jeopardizing your device. The utility would locate and remove DriedSister ransomware. So that you know where to start, instructions below this report have been placed to help with the process. The tool is not, however, capable of recovering your data, it will only erase the threat from your system. However, if the ransomware is decryptable, a free decryptor may be released by malware specialists.

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Learn how to remove DriedSister ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Get rid of DriedSister ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Get rid of DriedSister ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Get rid of DriedSister ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Get rid of DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister 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 DriedSister ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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