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Russenger ransomware file-encoding malicious program, more commonly known as ransomware, will encode your data. Ransomware is considered to be a very serious infection as you might end up permanently encoded files. Additionally, contamination can happen very quickly, which is one of the reasons why ransomware is so harmful. Spam email attachments, infected adverts and fake downloads are the most common reasons why ransomware may infect. After contamination, the encryption process starts, and afterwards, cyber crooks will demand that you give money in exchange for a way to decode data. The sum of money demanded varies from ransomware to ransomware, some might ask for $50, while others could demand $1000. We do not advise paying, no matter how little the sum is. Cyber crooks will not feel obligated to help you recover your data, so you may end up receiving nothing. There are a lot of accounts of users receiving nothing after giving into with the requests. It would be better buy backup, instead. Many backup options are available for you, you just need to pick the one best matching you. You may restore data after you remove Russenger ransomware if you had backup already prior to the threat infiltrating your computer. These threats won’t go away any time soon, so you will have to prepare yourself. If you want to remain safe, you have to become familiar with likely contaminations and how to shield your device from them.

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File encrypting malicious program spread methods

Typically, most file encrypting malicious software like to use malicious email attachments and advertisements, and false downloads to spread, although there are exceptions. Sometimes, however, people get infected using more elaborate methods.

You could have recently opened an infected file from an email which landed in the spam folder. The contaminated file is simply added to an email, and then sent out to possible victims. Those emails may appear important, often covering money topics, which is why people may open them without thinking about the danger of doing so. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and many grammatical errors are what you need to be wary of when dealing with emails from unknown senders with attached files. A company whose email is vital enough to open would use your name instead of the regular greeting. Amazon, PayPal and other big company names are oftentimes used because users know of them, therefore are more likely to open the emails. Via infected adverts/downloads could have also been how you acquired the infection. Certain advertisements could be harboring malicious program, so avoid pressing on them when visiting suspicious reputation sites. You may have also obtained the ransomware accidentally when it was hidden as some kind of software/file on an untrustworthy download platform, which is why you should stick to valid ones. Sources such as ads and pop-ups are notorious for being untrustworthy sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. If a program had to update itself, it wouldn’t notify you via browser, it would either update by itself, or alert you via the software itself.

What does it do?

Because ransomware is able to permanently lock you out of your files, it’s classified to be one of the most harmful malicious programs infections. It has a list of target files, and it will take a short time to locate and encode them all. You will notice a weird extension attached to your files, which will help you identify the data encoding malware and see which files have been encoded. Your data will be locked using strong encryption algorithms, which may be impossible to break. When all target files have been locked, a ransom note will appear, with information about what has occurred. The creators/spreaders of the data encoding malware will offer you a decryption program, which you obviously have to pay for, and that isn’t recommended. Complying with the demands does not guarantee data decryption because hackers could just take your money, leaving your files as they are. The ransom money would also probably go towards funding future data encoding malicious software projects. And, more and more people will become attracted to the business which is predicted to have made $1 billion in 2016. Like we said before, investing into backup would be wiser, which would keep copies of your files safe for when the originals are lost. In case of a similar infection again, you could just get rid of it without worrying about losing your files. If you have made the choice to not put up with the demands, proceed to eliminate Russenger ransomware if it is still present on the system. If you become familiar with the spread methods of this infection, you should be able to dodge them in the future.

How to delete Russenger ransomware

To check if the infection is still present and to get rid of it, if it’s, you will have to acquire malicious threat removal software. If you want to terminate Russenger ransomware manually, you might end up causing more harm, which it is not recommended. A wiser choice would be using professional malicious software elimination software. There should not be any issues with the process, as those kinds of programs are developed to delete Russenger ransomware and similar infections. If you scroll down, you will see guidelines to help you, in case you are not sure how to proceed. The utility is not, however, capable of restoring your files, it’ll only get rid of the infection for you. In some cases, however, the data encoding malicious program is decryptable, thus malware specialists can create a free decryption tool, so be on the look out for that.

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Learn how to remove Russenger ransomware from your computer

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

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

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