Is this a severe infection

RedEye ransomware is a highly dangerous infection, known as ransomware or file-encrypting malware. You may not necessarily have heard of or came across it before, and to figure out what it does might be an especially nasty experience. If a strong encryption algorithm was used to encrypt your files, you will be unable to open them as they will be locked. Because file decryption isn’t always possible, not to mention the time and effort it takes to get everything back to normal, data encoding malicious software is believed to be a highly dangerous infection. You do have the option of buying the decryptor from crooks but for various reasons, that isn’t the best choice. First of all, you might end up just spending your money because crooks don’t always recover files after payment. We would be surprised if crooks did not just take your money and feel obligated to decode your data. Also consider that the money will go into future criminal projects. Do you really want to be a supporter of criminal activity. People are lured in by easy money, and the more victims give into the requests, the more appealing file encrypting malware becomes to those kinds of people. Investing that money into backup would be a much wiser decision because if you ever come across this type of situation again, you may just recover files from backup and not worry about their loss. And you could just erase RedEye ransomware without worry. We will provide information on how file encrypting malicious program is distributed and how to avoid it in the following paragraph. RedEye_ransomware-6.jpg
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How does ransomware spread

Frequently, file encoding malware is distributed via spam emails, exploit kits and malicious downloads. Seeing as these methods are still used, that means that people are somewhat careless when they use email and download files. It could also possible that a more elaborate method was used for infection, as some ransomware do use them. Crooks don’t have to do much, just write a simple email that less careful people may fall for, add the contaminated file to the email and send it to possible victims, who may believe the sender is someone credible. You will generally come across topics about money in those emails, as those kinds of sensitive topics are what users are more likely to fall for. It’s quite frequent that you will see big company names like Amazon used, for example, if Amazon sent an email with a receipt for a purchase that the person did not make, he/she would open the attachment at once. There a couple of things you should take into account when opening email attachments if you want to keep your computer safe. Check the sender to see if it is someone you are familiar with. Do no rush to open the attached file just because the sender seems familiar to you, you first have to double-check if the email address matches. Look for obvious grammar mistakes, they are frequently glaring. Another significant clue could be your name being absent, if, lets say you use Amazon and they were to email you, they would not use universal greetings like Dear Customer/Member/User, and instead would insert the name you have given them with. Vulnerabilities on your system Out-of-date software may also be used to infect. Those vulnerabilities in software are commonly patched quickly after they’re discovered so that malware cannot use them. Unfortunately, as as may be seen by the widespread of WannaCry ransomware, not all people install fixes, for one reason or another. You’re encouraged to install a patch whenever it is released. If you do not want to be disrupted with updates, you can set them up to install automatically.

What can you do about your files

Ransomware will begin looking for specific file types once it installs, and they will be encoded as soon as they’re identified. If you have not noticed until now, when you’re unable to open files, it will become obvious that something is not right. You will realize that all encrypted files have weird extensions attached to them, and that probably helped you identify the file encrypting malicious program. If file encoding malicious software used a strong encryption algorithm, it might make data decryption rather difficult, if not impossible. In the ransom note, cyber criminals will tell you what has happened to your data, and propose you a way to restore them. According to the criminals, the only way to recover your files would be through their decryptor, which will evidently not come for free. A clear price ought to be displayed in the note but if it’s not, you would have to contact crooks through their given email address to find out how much the decryptor costs. As we have already specified, we don’t suggest paying for a decryptor, for reasons we have already mentioned. You should only consider paying as a last resort. Maybe you simply do not remember creating copies. Or maybe there’s a free decryptor. Security specialists could every now and then develop free decryption tools, if they are able to decrypt the ransomware. Before you make a decision to pay, search for a decryption program. A much smarter purchase would be backup. And if backup is available, file recovery should be performed after you terminate RedEye ransomware virus, if it still remains on your device. Try to familiarize with how ransomware is distributed so that you do your best to avoid it. Stick to secure web pages when it comes to downloads, pay attention to what kind of email attachments you open, and make sure you keep your software updated at all times.

How to uninstall RedEye ransomware virus

If the ransomware is still in the device, a malware removal utility will be necessary to get rid of it. If you’re not experienced with computers, you could accidentally bring about additional damage when attempting to fix RedEye ransomware virus manually. Thus, choosing the automatic method would be what we suggest. The software wouldn’t only help you take care of the threat, but it might also prevent similar ones from getting in in the future. Once the anti-malware software of your choice has been installed, just scan your device and if the infection is identified, allow it to remove it. Don’t expect the anti-malware software to restore your files, because it won’t be able to do that. When your device is clean, start regularly create copies of your data.
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Learn how to remove RedEye ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete RedEye ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete RedEye ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

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 Erase RedEye ransomware
  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 Erase RedEye ransomware