About this threat

Erica Encoder file-encrypting malware, often known as ransomware, will encrypt your data. Ransomware is classified as a very serious infection due to the fact that file-decryption is not necessarily likely. What’s worse is that it’s quite easy to get the threat. If you have recently opened a strange email attachment, pressed on a dubious advertisement or downloaded an ‘update’ advertised on some untrustworthy website, that’s how it contaminated your device. Once it carries out the encryption process, victims are asked for a certain amount of money, and if they give in, supposedly, crooks will send them a decryptor. The amount of money asked depends on the data encoding malicious software, you could be demanded to pay $50 or the price could go up to a couple of thousands of dollars. Paying isn’t something you should do, so think through all scenarios. Don’t forget these are cyber criminals you’re dealing with and they might not give you anything in return for the payment. There are plenty of accounts of people getting nothing after giving into with the demands. This kind of thing could happen again or your computer might crash, so would it not be better to invest the requested money into some kind of backup. You will find different backup options but we’re sure you will be able to find one that is right for you. Erase Erica Encoder and then access your backup, if it was made prior to the contamination, to recover files. This is not likely to be the last time you will get infected with some kind of malicious software, so you need to prepare. If you want to remain safe, you have to familiarize yourself with possible threats and how to guard your computer from them.


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How does ransomware spread

Ransomware typically uses pretty basic methods for distribution, such as through questionable downloads, malicious adverts and infected email attachments. More elaborate methods are not as common.

Since one of the ways you could have gotten the ransomware is via email attachments, try to recall if you have recently obtained a strange file from an email. The method includes developers attaching the file encrypting malware infected file to an email, which is then sent to many users. It isn’t actually surprising that users fall for these scams, considering that cyber criminals sometimes put in a decent amount of work in order make the emails convincing, sometimes talking about money and similar sensitive topics, which people are likely to react urgently to. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the file attached, and evident mistakes in grammar are what you should be careful of when dealing with emails from unknown senders that contain files. If the sender was a company whose services you use, they would have automatically inserted your name into the email, and a general greeting would not be used. It ought to also be mentioned that crooks like to use big names such as Amazon so that users become more trusting. It is also likely that when visiting a dubious site, you clicked on some advert that was malicious, or obtained a file or software from some dubious source. If while you were on a compromised web page you pressed on an infected advert, it might have caused the ransomware download. And use only official sites when it comes to downloads. Sources such as advertisements and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. If a program was needed to be updated, it would alert you through the program itself, and not via your browser, and most update without your intervention anyway.

What does it do?

Due to file encrypting malicious software’s ability to permanently lock you out of your data, it is considered to be one of the most harmful malware infections. The file encrypting malicious program has a list of target files, and their encryption will take a very short time. Strange file extensions will be added to all affected files, from which you can judge which file encoding malware you’re dealing with. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which makes decoding files for free probably impossible. In case you’re confused about what is going on, a ransom note should explain everything. The ransom note will have information about how to buy the decryptor, but consider everything carefully before you make the decision to do as cyber crooks demand. The crooks could simply take your money, they will not feel obligated to help you. Your money would also finance their future criminal activity. Even though it is reasonable, by complying with the demands, people are making data encrypting malware a progressively more profitable business, which is thought to have made $1 billion in 2016, and that attracts many people to it. Consider investing the requested money into reliable backup instead. In case of a similar situation again, you could just get rid of it without worrying about losing your files. If you have decided to not put up with the demands, you’ll have to delete Erica Encoder if you know it to still be inside the system. If you become familiar with the spread methods of this infection, you should learn to avoid them in the future.

How to terminate Erica Encoder

If you want to completely terminate the threat, you’ll have to obtain malicious threat removal software, if you do not already have one. Because your computer got infected in the first place, and because you are reading this, you may not be very experienced with computers, which is why we wouldn’t encourage you try to terminate Erica Encoder manually. It would be wiser to use professional elimination software because you would not be risking harming your device. Anti-malware tools are developed to uninstall Erica Encoder and all other similar infections, so problems should not occur. If you scroll down, you’ll see guidelines to help you, if you’re not sure how to proceed. However unfortunate it may be, those utilities aren’t capable of decrypting your data, they’ll just erase the threat. However, free decryption utilities are released by malware specialists, if the data encoding malicious program is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove Erica Encoder from your computer

Step 1. Delete Erica Encoder via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Erica Encoder via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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