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Promock ransomware will encrypt your files, as that’s the prime purpose of ransomware. Ransomware contaminations should be taken seriously, as they might result in you losing access to your files. Also it’s fairly easy to get the infection. Users often get infected through spam email attachments, infected adverts or bogus downloads. And once it’s launched, it will begin encoding your files, and once the process is finished, it’ll ask that you pay a certain amount to get a decryption method, which will allegedly recover your files. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what you will be asked to pay. Before rushing to pay, take a couple of things into consideration. Considering cyber criminals will not feel compelled to help you in data recovery, it’s probable they will just take your money. You would not be the only person to be left with encrypted data after payment. We suggest to take part of the requested money and invest it into backup, instead. You will find all types of backup options, and we are sure you will be able to find one that’s right for you. Uninstall Promock ransomware and then recover files if you had backup prior to contaminating your device. These kinds of contaminations are hiding everywhere, so you need to be ready. If you wish your machine to not be infected constantly, it is necessary to learn about malicious programs and how it could get into your computer.


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Ransomware distribution ways

doesn’t use complicated methods to spread and likes to stick to sending out emails with infected attachments, compromised ads and corrupting downloads. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean more complicated way will not be used by some ransomware.

Since file encrypting malicious program could be obtained via email attachments, try to recall if you have recently downloaded a strange file from an email. Crooks attach an infected file to an email, which gets sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. Crooks can make those emails very convincing, commonly using sensitive topics like money and taxes, which is why we aren’t shocked that those attachments are opened. You can expect the data encoding malicious program email to have a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), clear mistypes and mistakes in grammar, prompts to open the attachment, and the use of a known business name. A sender whose email you need to certainly open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. You may come across company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a known name would make the email appear more real. It’s also likely that when visiting a suspicious site, you pressed on some advertisement that was malicious, or downloaded a file or software from some dubious source. Be very careful about which advertisements you interact with, especially when on questionable sites. And when it comes to downloads, only trust official sites. Keep in mind that you ought to never download programs, updates, or anything really, from pop-up or any other types of ads. Applications commonly update themselves, but if manual update was necessary, you would be alerted through the application, not the browser.

What does it do?

One of the reasons why data encrypting malicious software are considered to be a highly dangerous infection is its ability to. And the encoding process is very fast, it is only a matter of minutes, if not seconds, for all files you think are important to become encrypted. You’ll notice a strange extension added to your files, which will help you identify the ransomware and see which files have been encoded. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to lock your data, which could make decrypting files for free probably impossible. You ought to then see a ransom note, which should explain what has happened. The note will offer you a decryption key, for a price, of course, but giving into the demands is not suggested. By paying, you would be putting a lot of faith in crooks, the very people accountable for your file encryption. You would also support the cyber criminals’s future malware projects, in addition to possibly losing your money. The easily made money is regularly luring crooks to the business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016. We suggest you instead buy in a backup option, which would always be there in case something happened to your files. Situations where your files are endangered may happen all the time, but if backup was accessible, file loss would not be a possibility. If complying with the demands isn’t something you have opted to do, proceed to eliminate Promock ransomware in case it’s still operating. If you become familiar with how these threats are distributed, you should learn to dodge them in the future.

Promock ransomware elimination

If you want to entirely eliminate the infection, you’ll have to acquire malicious program removal software, if it is not already present on your device. Because you have to know exactly what you’re doing, we don’t recommend proceeding to terminate Promock ransomware manually. Using professional elimination software would be a much wiser decision because you wouldn’t be jeopardizing your computer. It shouldn’t have any issues with the process, as those types of tools are designed to delete Promock ransomware and other similar infections. If you scroll down, you’ll find instructions to help you, if you aren’t sure how to proceed. Bear in mind that the program will not help with data decryption, all it’ll do is make sure the threat is gotten rid of. Although in some cases, a free decryptor might be released by malware researchers, if the data encoding malware can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Promock ransomware from your computer

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

b) Step 2. Remove Promock 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 Promock 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 Promock ransomware Removal
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Promock ransomware Removal
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 Promock ransomware Removal
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Promock ransomware Removal
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Promock ransomware Removal

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 Promock ransomware Removal
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Promock ransomware Removal
  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 Promock ransomware Removal
  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 Promock ransomware Removal
  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 Promock ransomware Removal
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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