What is ransomware

Argus Ransomware ransomware is a piece of malware that’ll encode your files. It really depends on which ransomware is responsible, but you might not be able to access your data again. In addition, contamination happens very quickly, thus making ransomware a highly dangerous threat. Users most often get infected through spam emails, infected ads or bogus downloads. As soon as it’s up and running, it will begin encrypting your data, and once the process is complete, it will request that you pay a specific amount to get a decryption tool, which in theory ought to recover your files. The amount of money you will be asked depends on the ransomware, some request thousands of dollars, some for less than $100. Paying is not something we advise doing, so consider all scenarios. We really doubt crooks will have a moral responsibility to assist you in restoring your data, so you may end up receiving nothing. If you take the time to look into it, you will certainly find accounts of users not being able to decrypt files, even after paying. Consider investing the money into some type of backup, so that if this were to reoccur, you you would not risk losing your files. From external hard drives to cloud storage, there are plenty of backup options out there, you simply have to choose one. And if by accident you had made copies of your data before the infection occurred, simply uninstall Argus Ransomware before you restore data. Malware like this is hiding everywhere, and infection is likely to occur again, so the least you could do is be ready for it. In order to safeguard a machine, one should always be on the lookout for potential threats, becoming informed about how to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

Normally, most ransomware like to use infected email attachments and adverts, and bogus downloads to spread, even though you could certainly find exceptions. More sophisticated methods can be used as well, however.

The likely way you got the data encrypting malware is via email attachment, which could have came from an email that appears entirely real initially. Crooks spreading file encoding malware add a corrupted file to an email, send it to hundreds of people, who contaminate their computers as soon as they open the attachment. Those emails might seem urgent, often talking about money or related issues, which is why people open them in the first place. You can expect the ransomware email to have a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical mistakes, encouragement to open the file attached, and the use of an established company name. Your name would definitely be used in the greeting if the sender was from some legitimate company whose email should be opened. Cyber criminals also tend to use big names like Amazon, PayPal, etc so that people are less distrustful. It might have also been the case that you engaged with an infected advertisement when browsing questionable websites, or downloaded something from a questionable source. If you often engage with adverts while visiting strange sites, it’s no wonder your system is infected. And use only legitimate web pages when it comes to downloads. You should never get anything, not programs and not updates, from dubious sources, which include advertisements. If an application had to update itself, it would do it automatically or alert you, but never through browser.

What does it do?

Ransomware could result in your data being permanently encoded, which is what makes it such a dangerous infection. It can take mere minutes for it to find the files it wants and encode them. Weird file extensions will be added to all affected files, and they will commonly indicate the name of ransomware. Your files will be locked using strong encryption algorithms, which are not always possible to break. You’ll get a ransom note once the encryption process is finished, and it ought to explain the situation. The creators/spreaders of the ransomware will offer you a decryption utility, which you obviously have to pay for, and that is not the recommended option. The hackers may simply take your money, they won’t feel any obligation to help you. Not only would you be risking losing your money, you would also be supporting their future criminal projects. These kinds of threats are believe to have made an estimated $1 billion in 2016, and such a profitable business is regularly attracting more and more people. As we have said above, a wiser investment would be backup, which would keep copies of your files safe for when the originals are lost. Situations where your files are endangered can occur all the time, and you wouldn’t have to worry about data loss if you had backup. Simply pay no attention to the requests and remove Argus Ransomware. If you become familiar with how these infections are distributed, you ought to be able to dodge them in the future.

How to delete Argus Ransomware

If you want to entirely terminate the infection, you’ll need to get anti-malware utility, if it isn’t already present on your computer. If you’re reading this, chances are, you are not the most computer-savvy person, which means you might end up harming your computer if you attempt to eliminate Argus Ransomware yourself. Employ anti-malware software instead. There should not be any problems with the process, as those types of programs are created to terminate Argus Ransomware and similar infections. Instructions to help you will be placed below, in case you are not sure how to begin. Unfortunately, the malware removal software is not able to decrypt your data, it will only erase the threat. However, if the ransomware is decryptable, malware specialists might release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove Argus Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Argus Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Get rid of Argus 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 Get rid of Argus Ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Argus Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Argus Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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