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What can be said about file-encoding malicious software

Vapor Ransomware can be the file-encrypting malware to blame for your file encoding. The preferred distribution way by file-encrypting malware is spam emails and bogus downloads. File-encoding malicious software will lock your files immediately upon infection and demand money, which is why we consider it to be a highly damaging contamination. In some cases, malware specialists are able to develop a free decoding key or if you have backup, you may get your files back from there. You ought to know, however, that if those two options are unavailable, file loss would be inevitable. Paying the ransom doesn’t mean you will get your files back so take that into account if you are leaning towards paying. Crooks already encrypted your data, what’s preventing them from being even more nasty by not recovering your files after payment. We would advise that you erase Vapor Ransomware instead of complying with the demands.

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How does the file-encrypting malware affect the computer

The most possible way you got the ransomware was through spam email. A contaminated file is adjoined to an email and sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. The ransomware will download onto the device as soon as you open the email attachment. This is why users are warned not to open all email attachments that end up in their inbox. Familiarize yourself with the signs of an infected email, like grammar mistakes and Dear Sir or Mada, used instead of your name. No matter how valid the email can look, be cautious of senders who press you to open the attachment. In general, be careful because any email attachment you get may be malevolent software. Downloads from not credible pages are also a great way to contaminate your system with ransomware. Only trust credible portals with secure downloads.

File encryption will be initiated the second the ransomware manages to get into your computer. Your images, documents and other data will become unreadable. A ransom note will then become visible, and it should provide information to you about what has happened. In exchange for data unlock, you are asked to pay. However, you shouldn’t forget that you are doing business with criminals, who can not behave as you want them. This is why paying is tricky. There aren’t any promises that by paying you will get the decryption utility. Do not be surprised if you pay and get nothing is sent to you, because really, what’s stopping cyber criminals from simply taking your money. Had you had backup, you might just eliminate Vapor Ransomware and then recover the files. Instead of paying, buy credible backup and erase Vapor Ransomware.

Vapor Ransomware termination

You are cautioned that the only safe method to erase Vapor Ransomware is by using anti-malware software. If you are an inexperienced user, manual Vapor Ransomware termination can be too complicated for you. Unluckily, even if you erase Vapor Ransomware, that doesn’t mean your files will be restored

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Learn how to remove Vapor Ransomware from your computer

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

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

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