What is ransomware

Vapor Ransomware is categorized as ransomware, a type of malware that will encrypt your files. These kinds of infections should be taken seriously, as they could result in you losing access to your data. It is very easy to contaminate your computer, which makes it a highly dangerous malicious program. If you have it, you likely opened a spam email attachment, pressed on a malicious advert or fell for a fake download. After the encryption process is successfully finished, it will request you to pay a certain amount of money for a decryptor. $50 or $1000 may be demanded of you, it all depends on which data encoding malicious software you have. Whatever you are demanded to pay by this threat, think about every likely outcome before you do. Don’t forget these are criminals you are dealing with and they may not give you anything in return for the payment. If your files still remains locked after paying, you would definitely not be the first one. Investing the money you’re requested into some backup option would be wiser. Many backup options are available for you, all you have to do is pick the one best matching you. If you had backup prior to infection, you can restore files after you erase Vapor Ransomware. Malicious program like this is lurking all over the place, and you will probably get contaminated again, so you have to be ready for it. If you wish to remain safe, you need to become familiar with possible threats and how to safeguard yourself.

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How does ransomware spread

People normally infect their computers with ransomware through malicious email attachments, engaging with infected adverts and downloading from sources they shouldn’t. It does, however, sometimes use methods that are more elaborate.

You possibly got the infection via email attachment, which may have came from an email that initially looks to be completely legitimate. As you have likely guessed, all malware authors need to do is attach an infected file to an email, and send it to many users. It’s pretty normally for those emails to talk about money, which is the topic users are likely to think is important, thus would not hesitate to open such an email. You can expect the ransomware email to have a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), noticeable mistypes and errors in grammar, encouragement to open the file added, and the use of a famous firm name. Your name would be put into the email automatically if it was a legitimate company whose email should be opened. You will also see that crooks like to use big names like Amazon so that users become more trusting. If you clicked on a suspicious ad or downloaded files from unreliable pages, that is also how you could’ve gotten the threat. Be very cautious about what ads you press on, particularly when visiting dubious websites. And try to stick to valid download sources as frequently as possible, because otherwise you may be jeopardizing your device. One thing to bear in mind is to never download anything, whether programs or an update, from strange sources, such as advertisements. Applications generally update without you even seeing, but if manual update was needed, an alert would be sent to you through the program itself.

What happened to your files?

A very big reason on why ransomware are thought to be a very dangerous threat is its ability to. File encryption doesn’t take long, ransomware has a list of target files and locates all of them immediately. If other signs aren’t obvious, you will notice the ransomware when strange file extension appear attached to your files. The reason why your files may be permanently lost is because strong encryption algorithms could be used for the encryption process, and it is not always possible to break them. You ought to then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. The note will state that you have to buy a decryption key to recover files, but paying isn’t the best choice for a couple of reasons. If you are expecting the people to blame for locking your files to provide you a decryptor, you may be in for a big surprise, because they might just take your money. The money you give them would also probably be funding future ransomware projects. And, more and more people will become interested in the business which reportedly earned $1 billion in 2016. We would suggest investing in a backup option, which would store copies of your files in case you lose the original. These kinds of infections could reoccur again, and you would not need to worry about file loss if you had backup. Erase Vapor Ransomware if you suspect it is still present, instead of complying with the demands. These kinds threats can be avoided, if you know how they are distributed, so try to familiarize with its distribution methods, at least the basics.

Ways to remove Vapor Ransomware

If the file encoding malware is still present on your device, if you want to terminate it, malicious threat removal software will be required. If you attempt to manually uninstall Vapor Ransomware, you may accidentally end up harming your system, so doing everything yourself isn’t advised. If you implement anti-malware software, you wouldn’t be risking doing more damage to your system. The program should eliminate Vapor Ransomware, if it is still present, as those programs are developed with the intention of taking care of such infections. If you scroll down, you’ll see instructions to assist you, if you run into some kind of problem. Sadly, the anti-malware is not able to restore your data, it will only erase the threat. However, free decryptors are released by malware specialists, if the data encoding malware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove Vapor Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Vapor Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

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 Vapor Ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to remove Vapor Ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to remove Vapor Ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Vapor Ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Vapor Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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