About this infection

Cossy Ransomware file-encrypting malware, more commonly known as ransomware, will encrypt your files. It is a very dangerous infection, and it might lead to severe issues, such as you losing your data permanently. What is worse is that it’s fairly easy to obtain the threat. If you have it, a spam email attachment, an infected advertisement or a fake download is to blame. After infection, the encoding process starts, and afterwards, you’ll be requested to give money in exchange for a way to decrypt files. The money you are demanded to pay is likely to differ depending on the type of ransomware has infected your device, but should range from $50 to possibly thousands of dollars. Before rushing to pay, take a couple of things into account. Criminals won’t have a moral obligation to assist you in recovering your data, so you might end up getting nothing. You can certainly find accounts of users not getting files back after payment, and that isn’t really surprising. It would be a better idea to obtain backup with that money. From external hard drives to cloud storage, there are many backup options available, you simply have to select one. Just uninstall Cossy Ransomware, and if you had backup prior to infection, file restoration shouldn’t cause problems. Malware like this is lurking everywhere, and you’ll probably get infected again, so you have to be ready for it. To keep a system safe, one must always be ready to come across potential malware, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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Data encoding malicious program distribution methods

Many file encrypting malware rely on the most primitive spread ways, which include spam email attachments and corrupted adverts/downloads. Seldom, however, more elaborate methods might be used.

You must have recently downloaded a corrupted email attachment from a spam email. Criminals attach an infected file to an email, which gets sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. It’s quite normally for those emails to cover topic like money, which is the topic people are likely to think is important, therefore would not hesitate to open such an email. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the file added, and obvious mistakes in grammar are what you ought to look out for when dealing with emails that contain files. A company whose email you need to certainly open would use your name instead of the regular greeting. You may see company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as familiar names would make the email seem more authentic. permitted the threat to infiltrate your computer. Compromised pages might be hosting infected advertisements so stop pressing on them. And if you have to download something, only rely on official websites. Never get anything, not programs and not updates, from sources like adverts or pop-ups. Programs generally update automatically, but if manual update was necessary, you would be notified via the program, not the browser.

What does it do?

Researchers are constantly warning about how harmful file encrypting malicious software could be, basically because infection could lead to permanent file loss. The process of encoding your data is not a long process, so you may not even notice it. If your files have been encoded by this file encrypting malware, you will see that they have a file extension. Some file encrypting malicious programs do use strong encoding algorithms for file encryption, which makes it hard to recover files without having to pay. You ought to then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. It will encourage you to buy a decryption program, but whatever the price is, we don’t recommend complying. Remember that you’re dealing with crooks, and what’s stopping them from simply taking your money. The money you supply crooks with would also support their future criminal projects. Even though it’s understandable, by complying with the requests, victims are making file encoding malicious software a pretty profitable business, which already made $1 billion in 2016, and obviously that will lure many people to it. Consider buying trustworthy backup instead. Situations where your files are jeopardized can occur all the time, but if you had backup, file loss wouldn’t be a possibility. Simply pay no attention to the requests and erase Cossy Ransomware. And In the future, we hope you will try to avoid these kinds of threats by familiarizing with how they spread.

Cossy Ransomware termination

You will have to obtain malicious threat removal software to remove the threat, if it’s still somewhere on your system. If you are reading this, you may not be the most experienced when it comes to computers, which means you might damage your device if you try to erase Cossy Ransomware yourself. If you implement dependable removal software, you wouldn’t be risking doing more damage to your computer. Those tools are developed to detect and terminate Cossy Ransomware, as well as all other possible infections. You will see guidelines, in case you are not sure where to start. Take into account that the tool won’t help with data decryption, all it will do is take care of the infection. Although in some cases, malware specialists develop free decryptors, if the data encrypting malware can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Cossy Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Cossy Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Get rid of Cossy 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 Cossy Ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Cossy 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 Cossy Ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Get rid of Cossy Ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Get rid of Cossy Ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Cossy Ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Cossy Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Get rid of Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy Ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Get rid of Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy 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 Cossy Ransomware