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About this threat

Azero Ransomware virus will lock your files, as it is ransomware. Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you might not be able to access your data again. What is more, infecting a system is fairly easy, which is one of the reasons why file encoding malware is thought to be highly damaging. Infection usually occurs via spam email attachments, infected advertisements or fake downloads. After files are successfully encoded, it will request that you pay a specific amount of money for a decryptor. How much money is requested depends on the data encrypting malware, the demands may be to pay $50 or the price could go up to a couple of thousands of dollars. Whatever you are demanded to pay by this infection, consider the situation cautiously before you do. Considering cyber crooks are not obligated to recover your files, what is preventing them from just taking your money. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll definitely find accounts of people not being able to recover data, even after paying. Backup is a far better investment, since you wouldn’t lose your data if this were to reoccur. We’re certain you will find a good option as there are many to choose from. And if by chance you had made copies of your data before the infection took place, simply remove Azero Ransomware virus before you restore data. This isn’t the last time you will get infected with some kind of malware, so you need to prepare. If you wish to stay safe, you have to familiarize yourself with potential contaminations and how to shield your device from them.

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How does ransomware spread

doesn’t use complicated methods to spread and tends to stick to sending out emails with infected attachments, compromised ads and infecting downloads. More sophisticated methods are generally less common.

If you recall opening a file which you got from an apparently legitimate email in the spam folder, that may be why your files are now encoded. The infected file is simply attached to an email, and then sent out to hundreds of potential victims. It’s quite normally for those emails to talk about money, which is the topic people are likely to think is important, therefore wouldn’t hesitate to open such an email. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who certainly knows your name, uses greetings like Dear User/Customer/Member and strongly encourages you to open the attachment, it might be a sign that the email isn’t what it appears. A company whose email you need to certainly open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. You are likely to encounter company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as known names would make people trust the email more. Infected advertisements and bogus downloads may also lead to an infection. Compromised websites might be hosting infected adverts, which if pressed could trigger malicious downloads. And stick to valid web pages when it comes to downloads. Never get anything, whether it is software or updates, from questionable sources, such as adverts. Applications commonly update automatically, but if manual update was necessary, you would get a notification via the program, not the browser.

What does it do?

If you infect your system, you might be facing permanently encoded files, and that is what makes ransomware so malicious. And the encoding process is rather quick, it’s only a matter of minutes, if not seconds, for all files you believe are important to become encrypted. You’ll notice that your files have an extension added to them, which will help you identify the data encoding malware and see which files have been encrypted. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which makes decrypting files for free pretty hard or even impossible. In case you do not understand what is going on, a ransom note should explain everything. The note will demand that you pay for a decryption program but giving into the demands is not advised. You are dealing with hackers, and how would you prevent them from just taking your money and giving you nothing in return. And it’s probable that the money will go into other malicious software projects, so you would be supporting their future projects. The easily made money is constantly luring cyber criminals to the business, which reportedly made more than $1 billion in 2016. We encourage you consider investing the money requested into some kind of backup option. And if a similar threat occurred again, you wouldn’t be endangering your files. Simply pay no attention to the requests and remove Azero Ransomware virus. And make sure you avoid these kinds of threats in the future.

Azero Ransomware virus termination

The presence of malicious threat removal software will be needed to see if the infection is still present on the system, and in case it is, to terminate it. If you want to uninstall Azero Ransomware virus manually, you might end up causing more harm, which is why we cannot recommend it. Instead of risking damaging your computer, employ professional elimination software. The software would scan your system and if the infection is still present, it will uninstall Azero Ransomware virus. If you scroll down, you’ll see instructions to assist you, in case you aren’t sure how to proceed. The tool isn’t, however, capable of recovering your files, it’ll only remove the threat for you. But, you should also bear in mind that some file encoding malware may be decrypted, and malware researchers could develop free decryption tools.

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Learn how to remove Azero Ransomware virus from your computer

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

b) Step 2. Remove Azero Ransomware virus.

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

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

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