About this malware

.Deal extension virus can lead to severe damage as it’ll leave your data locked. Generally, ransomware is considered to be a highly dangerous infection because of the consequences it’ll bring. Ransomware scans for specific files, which will be encrypted as soon as it’s launched. The most frequently encrypted files are photos, videos and documents as they’re likely to be the most essential. Files can’t be opened so easily, you will need to unlock them using a specialized key, which is in the hands of the criminals who locked your files in the first place. Do not lose hope, however, as researchers specializing in malware might be able to create a free decryptor. In case, you have not made backup, waiting for the mentioned free decryption tool is probably your best option.

You will notice that a ransom note has been placed either on the desktop or in folders that contain files which have been encrypted. The malware creators/spreaders will explain in the note that files have been encrypted and the only way of getting them back is to pay. You shouldn’t be shocked to know that paying criminals isn’t encouraged. Crooks taking your money while not helping you recover files isn’t a surprising scenario. Furthermore, that payment will probably go towards supporting other malware projects. Seeing as you’re considering paying cyber criminals, maybe investing money for backup would be better. If you have made backup, simply erase .Deal extension virus and proceed to file recovery.

If you recently opened a strange email attachment or downloaded some kind of update, that is how it could have gotten into your system. Both methods are commonly used by ransomware authors/distributors.

Ransomware distribution methods

You probably got the ransomware through spam email or fake program updates. Become familiar with how to spot infected spam emails, if you got the ransomware from emails. If you get an email from an unfamiliar sender, you have to carefully check the contents before you open the file attached. It’s also rather usual for hackers to pretend to be from notable companies, as a recognizable name would make users less suspicious. As an example, the sender may claim to be Amazon and that they’re emailing you because they noted weird behavior on your account. If the sender is who they say they are, it won’t be hard to check. Look at the sender’s email address, and no matter how real it may see initially, check that it really belongs to the company they claim to be from. You should also scan the added file with a reliable scanner for malicious software.

If you recently installed a software update via suspicious sources, that might have also been how the ransomware got in. Often, you will see such fake program updates on dubious web pages. The update offers might appear rather legitimate. Though no person familiar with how updates work will ever engage with them as they will be clearly fake. Since downloading anything from adverts is asking for trouble, be careful about what you use as your download sources. If you have automatic updates turned on, you will not even be notified about it, but if manual update is needed, the software will notify you.

What does this malware do

It’s possibly unnecessary to explain that your files have been locked. As soon as you opened the contaminated file, the encryption began, and you might have missed it. An extension will be attached to all files that have been affected. There is no use in trying to open affected files because they’ve been encrypted with a strong encryption algorithm. You can then find a ransom note, and it will say what to do about restoring files. Typically, ransom notes follow a certain pattern, they use intimidating language to scare victims, request money and threaten to permanently eliminate files. It is possible that hackers behind this ransomware have the sole decryptor but despite that, it isn’t suggested to give into the requests. Relying on people who locked your files in the first place to keep their end of the deal isn’t exactly the best decision. If you pay now, criminals could think you would pay a second time, therefore may target you specifically again.

Before you even think about paying, check your storage devices including cloud and social media ones to see maybe some of your files are kept somewhere. If there are no other choices, back up the locked files and keep them for the future, it is possible a malicious software analyst will release a free decryptor and you could be able to restore files. Whatever the case may be, it’s still necessary to remove .Deal extension virus.

Doing regular backups is essential so we hope you’ll begin doing that. You could be put into a similar situation again and risk losing your files if you do not take the time to do backups. In order to keep your files secure, you’ll need to purchase backup, and there are quite a few options available, some more expensive than others.

How to terminate .Deal extension virus

We can’t recommend manually removal if you have little knowledge about computers. Anti-malware program should be used for this purpose. You will likely have to boot your system in Safe Mode in order to successfully run the malware removal program. You shouldn’t come across problems when your launch the program, so you may successfully remove .Deal extension virus. However unfortunate it may be, malware removal program won’t help you restore files as that’s not its purpose.

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Learn how to remove .Deal extension virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete .Deal extension virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus Removal
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .Deal extension virus.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete .Deal extension virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus Removal
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup .Deal extension virus Removal
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus Removal
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus 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 .Deal extension virus Removal