Is this a severe threat

.ANTEFRIGUS locker is a file-encoding kind of malicious software, usually known as ransomware. If you get your computer contaminated, you could lose access to your files for good, so infection is no simple matter. It is quite easy to contaminate your computer, which only adds to why it’s so dangerous. File encoding malware developers target hasty users, as infection generally happens when people open infected email attachments, press on dangerous advertisements and fall for bogus ‘downloads’. And once it’s launched, it will start its file encoding process, and once the process is complete, it’ll ask that you pay a certain amount to get a way to decode files, which will supposedly decrypt your data. Depending on which data encrypting malicious software you have, the money demanded will differ. Even if a minor amount is demanded of you, we don’t recommend giving in. Crooks won’t feel obligated to return your data, so they might just take your money. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll certainly find accounts of users not being able to recover data, even after paying. Backup is a better investment, as you would not lose your data if the situation were to reoccur. While you’ll be presented with a lot of different options, it shouldn’t be hard to find the best option for you. If you had backup prior to infection, you will be able to recover data after you uninstall .ANTEFRIGUS locker. You’ll come across malicious software like this everywhere, and you’ll probably get infected again, so the least you could do is be prepared for it. In order to protect a system, one should always be ready to come across possible malware, becoming informed about their spread methods.


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Ransomware spread methods

Even though you may find exceptions, most file encoding malicious software use basic distribution methods, such as spam email, infected advertisements and bogus downloads. Sometimes, however, people get infected using more sophisticated methods.

The most likely way you got the infection is via email attachment, which might have came from a legitimate seeming email. All file encrypting malicious program creators need to do is add a corrupted file to an email and then send it to hundreds/thousands of users. It isn’t really surprising that people fall for these scams, seeing as those emails may sometimes seem quite realistic, mentioning money-related issues and similar sensitive topics, which people are likely to react urgently to. In addition to mistakes in grammar, if the sender, who definitely knows your name, uses greetings such as Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the attachment, it might be a sign that the email contains ransomware. To make it more clear, if someone important sends you a file, they would would know your name and wouldn’t use common greetings, and you wouldn’t need to look for the email in spam. Amazon, PayPal and other known company names are oftentimes used because people trust them, thus are more likely to open the emails. You could have also gotten the infection via some other ways, like compromised adverts or bogus downloads. Be very careful about which adverts you interact with, particularly when on questionable sites. And stick to legitimate download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you are putting your system in danger. You should never download anything from ads, as they aren’t good sources. If a program had to update itself, it would do it itself or notify you, but not through browser.

What does it do?

It is not impossible for ransomware to permanently encode files, which is why it’s such a dangerous infection to have. It has a list of files types it would target, and their encryption will take a very short time. You will notice a weird extension added to your files, which will help you identify the file encoding malicious program and see which files have been encoded. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which can make decoding files for free probably impossible. A note with the ransom will then appear on your screen, or will be found in folders containing encrypted files, and it should give you a clear idea of what has happened. You will be offered a decryption utility but paying for it is not suggested. By paying, you would be putting a lot of faith in crooks, the people who are to blame for locking your files in the first place. You would also support the hackers’s future malicious projects, in addition to potentially losing your money. Reportedly, ransomware made $1 billion in 2016, and such large amounts of money will just lure more people who want to steal from other people. As we have said before, a wiser purchase would be backup, which would ensure that your files are secure. And if this type of threat hijack your device, you wouldn’t be endangering your files. We would suggest you ignore the demands, and if the infection is still inside on your device, uninstall .ANTEFRIGUS locker, in case you need help, you may use the instructions we provide below this report. And try to familiarize with how to avoid these kinds of threats in the future, so that this doesn’t occur.

.ANTEFRIGUS locker elimination

If the ransomware still inhabits your computer, if you wish to terminate it, you will need to download malicious program removal software. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, which is likely not the case if you’re reading this, we don’t advise proceeding to terminate .ANTEFRIGUS locker manually. Instead of endangering your system, use anti-malware software. The program would scan your computer and if it can find the infection, it will eliminate .ANTEFRIGUS locker. In case there is a problem, or you are not sure about how to proceed, use the below provided guidelines. Sadly, the malware removal tool will simply terminate the threat, it will not be capable of restoring your data. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor may be developed by malware researchers, if the ransomware can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove .ANTEFRIGUS locker from your computer

Step 1. Delete .ANTEFRIGUS locker via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .ANTEFRIGUS locker.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .ANTEFRIGUS locker.

Step 2. Delete .ANTEFRIGUS locker via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer .ANTEFRIGUS locker Removal