About this infection

.com Ransomware will encrypt your files, which is why it’s thought to a dangerous threat. Ransomware is another word for this type of malicious software, and it could ring a bell. If you remember opening a spam email attachment, clicking on a weird ad or downloading from untrustworthy sources, that’s how the infection could have slipped into your computer. We’ll examine how you might safeguard your machine from such infections further on in the article. Familiarize yourself with how ransomware is distributed, because there could be severe outcomes otherwise. If you haven’t come across file-encrypting type of malware before, it may be particularly troublesome to see all your files locked. Soon after you see that something isn’t right, a ransom message will pop-up, which will explain that in order to get the files back, you need to pay the ransom. If you’ve made the choice to give into the demands, keep in mind that you’re dealing with crooks who will not feel any accountability to send you a decryptor after they get your money. It would be more probable that they will not send you a decryption tool. You should also consider where the money would be used, it will probably support other malware. It should be mentioned that malicious software analysts do help victims in data recovery, so you might get lucky. Before you even consider paying, carefully look into other options first. If you did create backup prior to contamination, after you delete .com Ransomware there you shouldn’t have problems when it comes to recovering data.

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How does ransomware spread

If you are uncertain how the ransomware might have gotten into your system or what you could do to prevent such threats in the future, carefully read the following sections. While there is a bigger possibility that you infected your device via a basic method, file encrypting malware also uses more elaborate ones. Low-level ransomware creators/distributors tend to use methods that don’t require advanced knowledge, like sending spam or hosting the infection on download platforms. You probably picked up the infection when you opened an email attachment that was harboring the malware. Hackers would be sold your email address by other criminals, attach the contaminated file to a somewhat convincing appearing email and send it to you, hoping you’d open it. If you know the signs, the email will be rather obvious, but otherwise, it is not hard to see why someone would fall for it. There might be signs that it’s malware you are dealing with, something like a nonsense email addresses and a text full of grammar errors. We ought to also mention that hackers feign to be from legitimate companies to put users at ease. Thus, even if you do know the sender, always check the email address. Be on the lookout for your name not used somewhere in the email, particularly in the beginning. Senders whose attachments are important enough to be opened ought to be familiar with your name, thus would include it in the greeting, instead of a regular Sir/Madam or Customer. So if you have used Amazon before, and they email you about something, you will be addressed with the name you have given them, and not as Member, etc.

To summarize, before rushing to open email attachments, make sure the sender is who they insist they are and you won’t be risking losing your files. And when on a questionable site, avoid advertisements as much as possible. If you engage with a malicious advert, you may be allowing malware to get into your machine. It is best to disregard those advertisements, no matter how tempting they might be, because they’re always never trustworthy. In addition, do not download from untrustworthy sources. Downloads through torrents and such, are a risk, thus at least read the comments to make sure that you are downloading safe content. Another contamination method is via flaws that may be found in programs, the ransomware could use those vulnerabilities to contaminate a computer. Thus you should keep your programs updated. Software vendors release patches a regular basis, you just have to authorize their installation.

How does file-encrypting malware behave

As soon as the malware file is opened, the ransomware will start scanning for certain file types to encrypt. It will target documents, photos, videos, etc, all files that could hold some value to you. Once the files are found, they’ll be encrypted with a strong encryption algorithm. The ones that have been locked will have a strange file extension attached. Crooks will deploy a ransom message, which will explain how you might recover your files, aka how much you need to pay for a decryptor. You may be requested to pay a couple of thousands of dollars, or just $20, it all depends on the ransomware. While the decision is yours to make, do consider the reasons why malicious software specialists don’t suggest paying. Before complying with the requests even crosses your mind, you should research other data recovery ways. Malicious software researchers are on some occasions successful in cracking ransomware, therefore a free decryption utility might be available. Or maybe you’ve made copies of your files some time ago but forgotten about it. It may also be possible that the Shadow copies of your files were not deleted, which means you may recover them via Shadow Explorer. We hope you start backing up your files, so that you don’t end up in this type of situation again. If backup is an option, you can proceed to restore files from there after you fully eliminate .com Ransomware.

Ways to terminate .com Ransomware

We can’t recommend manual elimination, for one big reason. A single mistake may mean permanent damage to your computer. Using a malicious software elimination program to erase the threat would be much better because the program would take care of everything for you. Those utilities are made to uninstall .com Ransomware and similar threats, so you should not come across trouble. Keep in mind, however, that the utility does not have the capabilities to recover your files, so it will not be able to do anything about them. You will need to look into how you could restore files yourself.


Learn how to remove .com Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete .com Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete .com Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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