About this infection

.FTCODE file virus ransomware is a piece of malware that will encode your files. Infection can result in serious consequences, as encoded files may be permanently damaged. Furthermore, infection happens very easily, thus making file encrypting malware a very damaging contamination. If you have it, a spam email attachment, an infected advert or a fake download is to blame. As soon as it is running, it will begin encoding your files, and when the process is finished, it’ll ask that you pay money to get a decryption method, which will allegedly decrypt your files. The money you are requested to pay will likely range from $100 to $1000, depending on which file encrypting malware you have. It isn’t recommended to pay, even if you’re asked for very little money. Consider whether you will actually get your files back after payment, considering there’s nothing preventing criminals from simply taking your money. There are many accounts of people receiving nothing after complying with the requests. Investing the money you’re requested into credible backup would be a better idea. We are sure you will find a good option as there are plenty to choose from. If you had backup prior to infection, you may recover data after you erase .FTCODE file virus. These kinds of threats are everywhere, so you need to be prepared. If you wish your computer to be infection-free, you’ll need to learn about malicious software and how it can invade your computer.


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How does ransomware spread

A lot of data encrypting malicious software use pretty basic distribution methods, which include attaching corrupted files to emails and displaying malicious ads. Seldom, however, more elaborate methods may be used.

Since ransomware could be obtained via email attachments, try to remember if you have recently obtained something strange from an email. Criminals attach an infected file to an email, which is then sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. It is not odd for those emails to contain money-related info, which alarms people into opening it. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and many grammatical errors are what you need to be careful of when dealing with emails from unknown senders with attached files. To explain, if someone important sends you a file, they would use your name, not general greetings, and it wouldn’t end up in the spam folder. You are likely to encounter company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as familiar names would make users trust the email more. Clicking on ads when on dubious web pages and downloading files from questionable sources could also result in an infection. Be very cautious about which adverts you engage with, especially when on suspicious sites. Or you may have downloaded a ransomware-infected file from an unreliable source. Bear in mind that you should never acquire anything, whether software or an update, from pop-up or any other kinds of ads. If an application was in need of an update, you would be alerted through the program itself, not through your browser, and commonly they update without your intervention anyway.

What does it do?

It is not impossible for a data encrypting malicious software to permanently encrypt data, which is why it is an infection you want to avoid at all costs. And it takes minutes to have your files encrypted. The file extension added to all affected files makes it highly obvious what occurred, and it usually shows the name of the data encoding malicious software. Ransomware will use strong encryption algorithms, which are not always possible to break. A ransom note will then launch, or will be found in folders containing encrypted files, and it should explain everything, or at least attempt to. The ransom note will demand that you pay for a decryption utility but we suggest you ignore the requests. Do not forget who you are dealing with, what’s there to stop cyber criminals from simply taking your money. Your money would also finance their future criminal projects. The easy money is constantly luring more and more people to the business, which is estimated to have made $1 billion in 2016. We encourage you consider investing the requested money into some kind of backup option. In case of a similar situation again, you could just get rid of it and not worry about potential data loss. Remove .FTCODE file virus if it is still present, instead of giving into demands. And try to familiarize with how these types of threats spread, so that you’re put in this situation again.

How to delete .FTCODE file virus

In order to ensure the threat is gotten rid of fully, we recommend you acquire anti-malware utility. You might unintentionally end up harming your device if you attempt to manually eliminate .FTCODE file virus yourself, so we do not encourage proceeding by yourself. It would be better to use dependable removal software because you wouldn’t be jeopardizing your system. The software would scan your device and if it can locate the infection, it will remove .FTCODE file virus. If you scroll down, you’ll find guidelines to assist you, if you come across some kind of issue. The program is not, however, capable of restoring your files, it will only remove the threat for you. In some cases, however, malware specialists can develop a free decryption utility, so occasionally check.

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Learn how to remove .FTCODE file virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete .FTCODE file virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete .FTCODE file virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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