About this malware

Foop ransomware may lead to serious damage as it will leave your data locked. Ransomware is believed to be one the most damaging malicious software out there due to it encrypting data and easy infection. Not all files end up being encrypted, as the ransomware looks for specific file types. Users usually find that the encrypted files include photos, videos and documents as they’re likely to be ones users will pay for. Files can’t be opened so easily, they will have to be decrypted using a specialized key, which is in the possession of the crooks who encrypted your files in the first place. If the ransomware can be cracked, researchers specializing in malicious software may be able to develop a free decryption utility. If you do not have backup for your files and do not intend to pay, that free decryption tool might be your best option. Foop_ransomware-3.jpg
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Among the files that have been encrypted or on your desktop, you will find a ransom note. You’ll see an explanation about what happened to your files in the note, in addition to being offered to buy a decryption tool. Buying the decryption utility isn’t advised due to a couple of reasons. If you do make the decision to pay, do not have high expectations to receive the decryption tool because cyber criminals can just take your money. Furthermore, that payment is likely to go towards other malicious software projects. Consider using that money to purchase backup. Simply terminate Foop ransomware if you had taken the time to create backup.

If you remember opening a weird email attachment or downloading some type of update, that is how it may have gotten into your PC. Those two methods are behind a lot ransomware infections.

Ransomware distribution ways

Spam emails and fake updates are probably how you got ransomware, despite the fact that there are other spread methods. Because dangerous spam campaigns are pretty typical, you have to familiarize yourself with what malicious spam look like. Don’t blindly open all attachments that end up in your inbox, you first have to make sure it is safe. It’s also not unusual to see cyber crooks pretending to be from popular companies, as a well-known company names would make users less apprehensive. For example, they could pretend to be Amazon and say that the added file is a receipt for a recent purchase. It is not hard to affirm if the sender is actually who they say they are. You just have to see if the email address matches any actual ones used by the company. Additionally, use a malware scanner to ensure the file is not harmful before you open it.

It is also possible that you were tricked into installing a false software update. Fake notifications for updates appear on various web pages all the time, continually pestering you into installing updates. Oftentimes, the false update notifications could appear in banner or advertisement form. It is very doubtful anyone who knows how updates are offered will ever engage with them, however. Because downloading anything from adverts is asking for trouble, be cautious to never download anything from such unreliable sources. Bear in mind that if a program has to be updated, the application will either automatically update or you will be notified via the software, and certainly not through your browser.

How does this malware behave

If you are wondering what happened to your files, they were locked. Right after you opened an infected file, the encryption process began, which is not necessarily noticeable. Files that have been encrypted will have an extension added to them, which will help you differentiate affected files. There is no use in attempting to open affected files as they’ve been locked with a powerful encryption algorithm. A ransom note will then appear and it will say how you may restore your files. Text files that act as the ransom note usually tend to threaten users with erased files and strongly encourage victims to buy the offered decryption tool. Paying the ransom isn’t a good idea, even if hackers are in the possession of the decryptor. Realistically, how likely is it that the people who locked your files in the first place, will feel obligated to restore your files, even after a payment is made. If you pay one time, you may be willing to pay a second time, or that’s what cyber criminals are likely to believe.

It’s possible you may have stored at least some of your critical files somewhere, so try to recall if that could be the case. Some time in the future, malicious software specialists may make a decryption utility so keep your encrypted files stored somewhere. Whatever the case may be, you will need to remove Foop ransomware from your system.

Whatever decision you have made, you have to start backing up your files on a regular basis. If you don’t make backups, you could end up in the same situation again. In order to keep your files secure, you will need to buy backup, and there are quite a few options available, some more pricey than others.

Foop ransomware elimination

Attempting manual elimination isn’t encouraged. You need to get anti-malware program for safe ransomware elimination. The malware could prevent you from running the malicious software removal program successfully, in which case just reboot your system in Safe Mode. The anti-malware program ought to be working fine in Safe Mode, so you should be able to eliminate Foop ransomware. Unfortunately anti-malware program won’t help with file recovery, it’s only there to erase the ransomware.

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Learn how to remove Foop ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Foop ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Foop ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Remove Foop ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Remove Foop ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Remove Foop ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Foop ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Foop ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Remove Foop ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop 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 Remove Foop ransomware