About this infection

Quimera ransomware will try to lock your data, thus the categorization file-encrypting malware. It’s also generally known as as ransomware. If you’re unsure about how you managed to get such a threat, you probably opened an infected email attachment, pressed on an infected advertisement or downloaded something from an unreliable source. We will further discuss this in a later paragraph. There’s a reason ransomware is thought to be so dangerous, if you want to dodge possibly severe outcomes, ensure you know how to prevent an infection. If you’re not familiar with ransomware, it could be pretty shocking to see encrypted files. A ransom message should appear soon after the files are locked, and it will demand that you buy the decryption tool. We doubt a decryption utility will be sent to you after you pay, as the people you are dealing with are criminals, who will not feel obligated to help you. We really doubt cyber crooks will aid you restore files, it’s more probable that they will ignore you after you pay. You’d also be financing more malware projects and the people behind them by paying. Occasionally, malicious software analysts can crack the ransomware, which might mean that there is a free decryption utility available. Before you hurry to pay, attempt to find a decryption software. For those cautious enough to have backup, simply erase Quimera ransomware and then restore files from backup.

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Ransomware spread methods

There are a couple of ways you might have gotten the ransomware. Ransomware tends to employ somewhat basic ways for infection but more elaborated ones are not impossible. We’re talking about methods like adding ransomware to emails or covering malware as legitimate downloads, essentially things that could be done by novices. It is quite probable that by opening a spam email attachment you got the malware. The ransomware infected file was added to an email that could be written kind of convincingly, and sent to all possible victims, whose email addresses they obtained from other criminals. It’s not really that shocking that users open these emails, if it’s their first time coming across it. You have to look for particular signs, such as grammar mistakes and weird email addressees. Crooks also tend to use famous company names to ease people. Our recommendation would be that even if the sender is familiar, the sender’s address ought to still be checked. You ought to also take note of whether your name was used somewhere in the email, the greeting in particular. If you get an email from a company/organization you’ve dealt with before, instead of Member or User, your name will always be used. For example, if eBay emails you, they will have automatically included your name if you are a customer of theirs.

If you want the short version, just remember that looking into the sender’s identity before you open the attached file is crucial. Be cautious to not interact with ads when visiting pages with a dubious reputation. If you do, you could be redirected to a web page that would download some type of malware onto your machine. The adverts you see on those websites are certainly not trustworthy, they’ll only bring trouble. Using untrustworthy web pages as download sources could also bring about a contamination. Downloads via torrents and such, could be dangerous, thus at least read the comments to ensure that you are downloading secure files. Ransomware, or other malware, may also use vulnerabilities in software to enter. In order to stop malicious software from using those flaws, your software needs to be updated. When software vendors become aware of the vulnerabilities, they it’s fixed in a patch, and all you have to do is allow the fix to install.

How does file-encrypting malware act

When the infected file is opened, the infection will look for certain file types. It will target documents, photos, videos, etc, essentially everything that you might think of as important. The ransomware will use a strong encryption algorithm to encrypt files as soon as they are located. You will notice that the files that were affected have an unfamiliar file extension attached to them, which will help you identify locked files fast. A ransom message ought to then appear, which will offer you a decryptor in exchange for money. Ransomware ask for different amounts, you could be requested to pay $100 or a even up to $1000. Whether to pay or not is up to you, but the former is not recommended. It’s likely that you can restore files via other ways, so look into them before anything else. Maybe a free decryption utility has been made by people who specialize in malware research. Try to recall if you have backed up at least some of your files somewhere. You should also try file recovery through Shadow Explorer, the ransomware might have not erased the copies of your files known as Shadow copies. If you don’t wish this situation to reoccur, we highly suggest you invest money into a backup option to keep your data safe. If you just realized that backup is indeed available, proceed to data restoring after you uninstall Quimera ransomware.

How to erase Quimera ransomware

Unless you are absolutely sure about what you’re doing, manual elimination is not suggested. You device might undergo irreversible damage if mistakes are made. Our advice would be to acquire a malware elimination program instead. The utility would successfully remove Quimera ransomware because it was developed with the intention of terminating such threats. Unfortunately, the tool isn’t capable of decoding data. Data restoring will need to be performed by you.


Learn how to remove Quimera ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Quimera ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

Step 2. Delete Quimera ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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