About this malware

Lapoi virus can bring about serious harm to your system and leave your data locked. Infecting a system with ransomware could lead to permanently locked data, which is why it is considered to be such a dangerous infection. As soon as the ransomware launches, it searches for specific files to encrypt. Photos, videos and documents are among the most targeted files because of how valuable to victims they are. A decryption key will be needed to recover files but unfortunately, it is in the possession of people who are accountable for the attack. A free decryptor may be released at some point if malicious software researchers could crack the ransomware. If you haven’t made backup, waiting for the said free decryption tool is your best option.

When the encryption process has been finished, if you look on your desktop or in folders that have encrypted files, you should find a ransom note. The note you’ll find ought to contain an explanation about why you can’t open files and how much you need to pay to get them back. Our next statement won’t surprise you but it isn’t suggested to engage with cyber crooks. If you do make the decision to pay, don’t expect that you will receive a decryptor because cyber criminals can simply take your money. Moreover, that payment will probably go towards other malware projects. If backup is not an option to you, using the demanded money to buy it may be wiser. In case you have made copies of your files, simply eliminate Lapoi virus.

Bogus updates and spam emails were likely used to distribute the ransomware. Such methods are rather frequently used by hackers because they do not need superior knowledge in the field.

How is ransomware spread

You can obtain ransomware in a variety of ways, but as we’ve mentioned previously, you probably got the contamination through false updates or spam emails. If you opened a strange email attachment, you need to be more careful. If you get an email from an unfamiliar sender, carefully check the contents before you open the file attached. In order to make you lower your guard, hackers will pretend to be from legitimate/known companies. For example, senders pretend to be from Amazon or eBay, with the email saying that a receipt for a recent purchase has been added as an attachment. Whoever the sender claims to be, you should be able to easily check that. Research the company emailing you, check the email addresses that belong to their employees and see if your sender is real. Furthermore, scan the attached file with a malicious software scanner before you open it.

Another common method is fake updates. False alerts for updates usually pop up when you visit suspicious websites, constantly annoying you to install something. Those bogus update offers are also often pushed via ads and banners. However, because updates will never be pushed this way, people who know how updates work will not fall for it. Don’t download anything from dubious sources such as ads, because you are you are endangering your computer for no reason. Take into consideration that if an application requires an update, the program will either automatically update or alert you via the application, and definitely not via your browser.

How does ransomware behave

Ransomware has encrypted your files, which is why you cannot open then. File encrypting likely happened without you noticing, right after the infected file was opened. You should see that all affected files have an unusual extension added to them. Complicated encryption algorithms are commonly used to lock files, so do not spend your time attempting to open them. The ransom note, which ought to be placed on folders containing encrypted files, should explain what happened to your files and how you can recover them. The ransom notes ordinarily threaten users with file deletion and strongly encourage victims to buy the offered decryption tool. Despite the fact that crooks may have the decryption tool, you won’t see a lot of people recommending paying the ransom. It is not likely that the people to blame for encrypting your files will feel obligation to unlock them after you pay. It would also not surprise us if you became a specific target next time because criminals know you have paid once.

It may be the case that you’ve uploaded some of your files somewhere, so check storage devices you own and various online accounts. In case a free decryptor is released in the future, keep all of your locked files somewhere safe. Whichever choice you choose, you’ll still have to delete Lapoi virus.

No matter if your files are recoverable this time, from this moment on, you need to begin doing routine backups. As the risk of losing your files never goes away, take our advice. Backup prices vary based on in which backup option you opt for, but the purchase is certainly worth it if you have files you don’t wish to lose.

Lapoi virus elimination

Trying manual removal isn’t a wise idea. To delete the threat you will have to use anti-malware program, unless you are willing to risk doing damage to your computer. You may have issue running the software, in which case you ought to, reboot your computer in Safe Mode and attempt again. As soon as your device boots in Safe Mode, allow the anti-malware program to terminate Lapoi virus. Anti-malware program will not help you with file decryption, however.

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Learn how to remove Lapoi virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete Lapoi virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Lapoi virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

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 How to delete Lapoi virus
  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 How to delete Lapoi virus