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Is ransomware really that harmful

Sexy ransomware is file-encrypting ransomware. Commonly, file-encrypting malware uses spam emails and malicious downloads to spread itself, and one of the two possibly caused the contamination on your PC. Ransomware is an extremely harmful piece of malevolent software as it encodes files, and requests that you pay to get them back. If back up is something you regularly do, or if malevolent program analysts make a free decryptor, file-recovery should not be complex. But otherwise, there is a high possibility you will lose your files. You could think paying the ransom is a good option, but we need to warn you that it doesn’t guarantee file recovery. Cyber criminals already encrypted your data, what is preventing them from being even more horrible by not recovering your files after payment. Instead of paying, you should uninstall Sexy ransomware from your system.

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How does the file-encrypting malware affect the machine

Try to recall if you have recently opened a file attached to an email as it is likely you got the infection from there. Adjoining a contaminated file to an email and sending it to hundreds or even thousands of users is all that needs to be done by damaging software makers in order to infect. The file-encrypting malware will download onto the machine the moment the email attachment is opened. Reckless or less informed users might be putting their OSs in danger by opening every single email attachment they receive. Familiarize yourself with the signs of a dangerous email, like grammar errors and Dear Sir or Mada, used instead of your name. No matter how authentic the email might seem, be cautious of senders who urge you to download the attachment. Overall, be vary since any email attachment that lands in your inbox can contain ransomware. Downloading from unsecure sources may also lead to file-encrypting malware. You should only download from credible pages if you want to bypass file-encoding malware.

The file-encrypting malicious software will use difficult encoding algorithms for file encryption so that you can no longer access them. All your crucial files will be locked, including images, videos and documents. After encoding, you should be able to locate a ransom note, if it does not open on automatically, it ought to be located in all folders that contain the encrypted data. You will, of course, be asked to pay in exchange for file recovery. Hackers’ actions is erratic therefore dealing with them is rather troublesome. So by giving into the demands, you’re risking losing your money. You receiving the decoding tool for which you have to pay, may not necessarily happen. There is nothing forcing the cyber criminals to send you a decoding tool, so they can simply take your money. Had you had backup, you could just eliminate Sexy ransomware and then restore the files. We suggest that you eliminate Sexy ransomware and instead of paying the ransom, you purchase backup.

Sexy ransomware removal

You will have to get professional malware removal software in order to terminate Sexy ransomware. The process of manual Sexy ransomware removal may be too complicated to execute securely, so we do not suggest it. Professional malware removal software is designed to terminate Sexy ransomware and similar infections, so do not expect it to recover your data

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Learn how to remove Sexy ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to delete Sexy ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu How to delete Sexy ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove Sexy 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 Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options How to delete Sexy ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy 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 How to delete Sexy ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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