About this ransomware

EncoderCSL ransomware is classified as file-locking ransomware. Infecting a system with ransomware can have highly severe outcomes, which is why it is considered to be such a harmful threat. When the ransomware is launched, it searches for specific types of files to encrypt. Ransomware has specific files it targets, and those are files that have the most value to users. Unfortunately, in order to decrypt files, you require the decryption key, which the ransomware authors/distributors will offer you for a price. In certain cases, a decryption tool might be released for free by malware who may be able to crack the ransomware. It isn’t certain if or when a decryption tool will be created but that is your best option if backup has not been made.

Once the encryption process has been finished, if you look on your desktop or in folders that have encrypted files, you ought to see a ransom note. You’ll find a short explanation about why and how your files have been locked, in addition to being offered to buy a decryptor. Our next statement should not surprise you but it isn’t encouraged to engage with cyber crooks. A much more likely scenario is cyber crooks taking your money while not providing anything in exchange. Take into account that there is nothing stopping them from doing just that. We ought to warn you, if you don’t wish to be put in this kind of situation again, you need to have dependable backup to store copies of your files. If backup is available, just delete EncoderCSL ransomware and recover files.

In the following section, we’ll explain how the ransomware got inside your computer, but to summarize, it was probably spread through spam emails and false updates. Both methods are popular among ransomware makers/distributors.

Ransomware spread methods

It’s pretty possible that you installed a fake update or opened a spam email attachment, and that’s how you got the ransomware. We suggest you be more cautious in the future if email was how the contamination managed to get into your system. If you get an email from an unexpected sender, you have to cautiously check the contents before you open the added file. Malicious program spreaders often pretend to be from legitimate companies to create trust and make people lower their guard. It’s pretty usual for the sender to claim to be from Amazon or eBay, with the email saying that questionable behavior was noticed on your account. You can ensure the sender is actually who they say they are rather easily. Look at the sender’s email address, and however legitimate it might see initially, check that it actually belongs to the company they say to be from. It would also be advisable to scan the file attachment with a malware scanner to make sure it is safe to open.

The ransomware may have also used false updates to enter. The fake update offers generally pop up on dubious sites. Those false update offers are also often promoted through ads and banners. We really doubt anyone familiar with how updates work will ever engage with them, however. Your computer will never be clean if you regularly download things from unreliable sources. If you have automatic updates turned on, you won’t even be alerted about it, but if you need to manually update something, the application will notify you.

How does ransomware behave

It’s probably rather obvious that your files have been encrypted. The encryption process was initiated soon after the infected file was opened and you might have missed it, seeing as the process is quite fast. All locked files will be marked with a weird extension, so it’ll be clear which files have been affected. Because of the powerful encryption algorithm used, you will not be able to open the locked files so easily. Details about file restoration will be given in the ransom note. If you have ran into ransomware before, you will notice that notes follow a specific pattern, hackers will initially attempt to intimidate you into believing your sole choice is to pay and then threaten to remove your files if you don’t comply. Giving into the requests isn’t a good idea, even if crooks have the decryption utility you need. It is not likely that the people responsible for your file encryption will feel any obligation to help you after you make the payment. The same criminals may make you a target particularly next time because in their belief if you paid once, you may do it again.

You ought to first try and remember if any of your files have been stored somewhere. Some time in the future, malicious software researchers might develop a decryption utility so keep your encrypted files stored somewhere. Uninstall EncoderCSL ransomware as quickly as possible, no matter what you do.

Backups should be made regularly, so we hope you’ll start doing that. Because the risk of losing your files never goes away, take our advice. There are various backup options available, some more costly than others but if your files are valuable to you it is worth buying one.

EncoderCSL ransomware removal

Manual removal is likely not for you. Acquire and have malware removal program to take care of everything because otherwise, you could cause additional harm. Occasionally, people need to reset their computers in Safe Mode so as to run malicious software removal program successfully. After you launch malware removal program in Safe Mode, you ought to be able to successfully eliminate EncoderCSL ransomware. Anti-malware program isn’t able to help you decrypt your files, however.

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Learn how to remove EncoderCSL ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete EncoderCSL ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete EncoderCSL ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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