What is ransomware

DriedSister ransomware ransomware is a piece of malware that’ll encrypt your files. It’s a severe threat that could leave you with encoded data and no way to get them back. It is rather easy to infect your computer, which only adds to why it is so dangerous. If you recall opening a strange email attachment, pressing on some dubious ad or downloading an application promoted on some shady web page, that’s how you likely picked up the threat. Soon after contamination, the encryption process will be performed, and once it’s finished, criminals will ask that you pay a specific sum of money for file decryption. Between $100 and $1000 is likely what will be demanded of you. Whatever amount is requested of you, think about every likely outcome before you do. Do not forget these are crooks you are dealing with and they may simply take your money providing nothing in exchange. If you were left with undecrypted files after paying, we would not be shocked. Backup would be a much wiser investment, because you would not lose your files if the situation were to happen again. You will encounter different backup options but we are certain you will be able to find one that’s right for you. Delete DriedSister ransomware and then proceed to file restoration if you had backup prior to infection. You’ll run into malicious program like this all over, and you’ll possibly get contaminated again, so you need to be prepared for it. If you want your computer to not be infected constantly, it is essential to learn about malware and what to do to avoid them.

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Ransomware spread methods

Commonly, file encoding malicious software is obtained when you open a corrupted email, press on a malicious advertisement or download from unreliable sources. However, it is possible for file encrypting malicious software to use more sophisticated methods.

If you recall opening a file which you obtained from an apparently legitimate email in the spam folder, that might be why your files are now encrypted. Once you open the infected file, the ransomware will be able to start the encryption process. Since those emails normally use topics like money, many people open them without even considering what could occur. What you can expect a ransomware email to have is a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical mistakes, prompts to open the attachment, and the use of a known business name. A sender whose email is important enough to open would not use general greetings, and would use your name instead. Criminals also like to use big names such as Amazon, PayPal, etc so that people are less suspicious. It might have also been the case that you clicked on an infected advert when browsing suspicious sites, or downloaded something from a source that you ought to have avoided. If you are someone who engages with advertisements while on questionable web pages, it’s no wonder your computer is infected. Avoid downloading from untrustworthy pages, and stick to legitimate ones. You ought to never get anything, not software and not updates, from sources like adverts or pop-ups. If a program had to update itself, it wouldn’t notify you via browser, it would either update by itself, or alert you via the software itself.

What does it do?

Ransomware may result in permanent file loss, which is what makes it such a damaging threat. It has a list of target files, and it’ll take a short time to locate and encode them all. All files that have been encrypted will have an extension added to them. The reason why your files might be impossible to decrypt for free is because some data encoding malware use strong encryption algorithms for the encryption process, and can be impossible to break them. You should then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. The ransomware note will encourage you to buy a decryptor, but whatever the price is, we do not recommend complying. You are dealing with crooks, and how would you stop them from simply taking your money and not giving you a decryption utility in return. The money you provide cyber crooks with would also support their future criminal activity. And, people will increasingly become interested in the already very successful business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. You may want to consider investing into backup with that money instead. And if this type of threat reoccurred again, you wouldn’t be risking losing your files as you could just access them from backup. If complying with the requests isn’t something you’re going to do, proceed to uninstall DriedSister ransomware if it is still on your system. You can dodge these types of threats, if you know how they spread, so try to familiarize with its distribution ways, in detail.

DriedSister ransomware removal

If the ransomware still remains on your device, if you want to terminate it, malicious program removal software will be needed. If you are reading this, chances are, you aren’t the most computer-savvy person, which means you might damage your device if you attempt to uninstall DriedSister ransomware yourself. It would be better to use dependable elimination software which wouldn’t be jeopardizing your device. If the file encoding malicious software is still present on your computer, the security utility will erase DriedSister ransomware, as those programs are created for taking care of such infections. If you come across some kind of issue, or aren’t sure about how to proceed, scroll down for guidelines. In case it was not clear, anti-malware will only be able to get rid of the infection, it’s not going to decrypt your data. Sometimes, however, the data encrypting malware is decryptable, thus malware researchers are able to create a free decryptor, so be on the look out for that.

Download Removal Toolto remove DriedSister ransomware

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Learn how to remove DriedSister ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete DriedSister ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete DriedSister ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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