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Is file-encrypting malicious software really that harmful

Decoder Ransomware may be the file-encrypting malware responsible for your file encryption. Fake downloads and spam emails are the most probable way you got the threat. File-encrypting malware is a very harmful piece of malware because it encodes data, and demands for payment in exchange for recovering them. Malevolent software specialists might be able to develop a free decryption key or if you have backup copes of your files, you could recover your files from there. But otherwise, there is small chance you will restore your files. Paying the ransom will not necessarily lead to data decoding so bear that in mind if you pick to pay. It is probable that the cyber crooks will just take your money without unlocking your data. We would recommend that you uninstall Decoder Ransomware instead of going along with the demands.

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How does file-encrypting malware act

The most likely way you got the file-encrypting malicious software was via spam email. Attaching an infected file to an email and sending it to many users is all that needs to be done by damaging software authors so as to infect. When you open the the file attached to the email, the file-encoding malware downloads onto the PC. If you open all emails and attachments you get, your OS might be put in jeopardy. You need to become familiar with the signs of a malicious email, otherwise you will encounter a dangerous one someday. You being pushed by the sender to open the attachment is a huge red flag. If you consider every email attachment you get as possible malware, it may take time to ensure they are safe, but at least you would dodge severe threats. We need also warn you to stop downloading software from non-legitimate sites. Only trust legitimate websites with secure downloads.

Shortly upon entering, the ransomware will start encoding your data. The major targets of the threat will be images, documents and videos. The ransomware will leave a ransom note, and it will explain what is going on. Cyber crooks will threaten you that the only way to recover data is by paying. The biggest concern that you could encounter when dealing with cyber criminals is that you have no way of predicting their actions. This is why we don’t recommend giving them money. Keep in mind that even if you pay, you can not get the decoding application. There is nothing forcing the criminals to send you a decryption software, so they could just take your money. Backup might have saved you from a lot of issues, if you had it prior to encryption, you could restore data after you abolish Decoder Ransomware. Whether you have backup or not, we suggest you terminate Decoder Ransomware.

Decoder Ransomware uninstallation

You will need to obtain professional malware removal software if you wish to wholly eliminate Decoder Ransomware. If you are an inexperienced user, manual Decoder Ransomware termination might do more trouble than good. Sadly, even if you uninstall Decoder Ransomware, the security tool won’t be able to restore your files

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Learn how to remove Decoder Ransomware from your computer

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

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

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