What can be said about ransomware

Fotaprovider virus is is a file-encrypting kind of malware. Ransomware normally uses spam emails and fake bogus to enter, and this one likely used the same methods. Ransomware will encrypt your files immediately upon entry and demand money, which is why we believe it to be a highly dangerous infection. If if you routinely backup your data, or if malware researchers develop a free decryptor, file-recovery would not be complex. You should know, however, that if those two options are nonexistent, data loss would be inevitable. Paying the ransom may seem like the solution to some people, but we must warn you that it does not ensure file recovery. There are of cases when ransomware creators just take the money and leave files locked. Instead of giving into the requests, a better option would be to eliminate Fotaprovider virus from your PC.

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How does ransomware behave

Be more vigilant about opening files attached to emails because that’s the possible way you might have gotten the contamination. Malware makers attach infected files to an email and send it to to a lot of users. As soon as the file attached is opened, the ransomware will download onto the machine. If you open all emails and attachments you get, you might be putting your PC at risk. You need to become familiar with the signs of an infected email, otherwise you will have to deal with a dangerous one eventually. The sender heavily urging you to open the attachment is a huge red flag. In general, be cautious because any email attachment you receive can be malware. We must also caution you to stop using non-legitimate sites for your downloads. Only rely on credible sites with safe, file-encrypting malicious software-free software.

As soon as the damaging software enters your machine, it will start encoding your files. All your crucial files will be encrypted, such as images, videos and documents. After encryption, a ransom note should become visible, if it does not launch on its own, it should be found in folders holding the encoded files. The note will state that you should pay in order to get your files back. People, however, tend to forget who they are doing business with and don’t know that putting trust in cyber crooks to keep their word is quite dangerous. This is why, giving into the demands may not cause the desired outcomes. Take into consideration that even after payment, you may not get the decoding tool. Do not be surprised if you pay and get nothing is sent to you, as there is nothing stopping hackers from just taking your money. Having backup might have saved you from a lot of problems, if you had it prior to encoding, you could just delete Fotaprovider virus and restore data from there. Whether you have backup or not, we encourage you erase Fotaprovider virus.

Fotaprovider virus elimination

You will have to download anti-malware software so as to terminate Fotaprovider virus. If you are an inexperienced user, manual Fotaprovider virus uninstallation might be too harm for you. We should mention, however, that the security tool will not decrypt your data, it will only remove Fotaprovider virus

Download Removal Toolto remove Fotaprovider virus

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove Fotaprovider virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete Fotaprovider virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete Fotaprovider virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider 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 remove Fotaprovider virus