About this threat

[smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware file-encrypting malicious program, also known as ransomware, will encode your files. Ransomware infections are not be taken lightly, as they might result in you losing your data. Also it is very easy to infect your device. If you have recently opened a weird email attachment, clicked on a infected ad or downloaded a program advertised on some shady page, that is how it infected your computer. As soon as the ransomware is done encoding your files, you’ll get a ransom note, demanding money for a tool to decode your data. How much money is requested depends on the data encoding malicious software, the demands may be to pay $50 or the price could go up to a couple of thousands of dollars. It isn’t suggested to pay, even if giving into the demands is cheap. Don’t trust cyber crooks to keep their word and recover your data, as they might just take your money. You certainly wouldn’t be the only person to be left with locked data after payment. Backup is a far better investment, as you would not be risking losing your data if this were to reoccur. You will be presented with a lot of different options, but it shouldn’t be difficult to find the best option for you. If backup is available, recovering files shouldn’t be an issue. It’s important to prepare for these kinds of situations because another similar contamination is probably imminent. In order to keep a device safe, one should always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming informed about their spread methods.


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How does ransomware spread

Normally, ransomware sticks to the basic ways for distribution, such as via unreliable sources for downloads, malicious ads and infected email attachments. Seldom, however, more sophisticated methods might be used.

You must have recently opened an infected file from an email which landed in the spam folder. The method includes creators adding the data encoding malware infected file to an email, which gets sent to many users. As those emails commonly use topics like money, plenty of users open them without even thinking about what may occur. When dealing with unfamiliar sender emails, be vary of specific signs that it may be dangerous, like mistakes in grammar, strong suggestion to open the file added. Your name would certainly be used in the greeting if the sender was from a company whose email ought to be opened. Amazon, PayPal and other big company names are often used as users know of them, thus are not hesitant to open the emails. Pressing on ads when on questionable sites and getting files from questionable sources may also lead to an infection. Some adverts might be infected, so avoid pressing on them when visiting questionable reputation web pages. And use only legitimate pages when it comes to downloads. Sources like adverts and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. If an application was in need of an update, it would notify you through the program itself, and not via your browser, and most update without your interference anyway.

What does it do?

Malicious software specialists are constantly warning about the dangers of file encrypting malware, most importantly, its ability to permanently encrypt files. And it will take minutes, if not seconds, for all your important files to become encrypted. All affected files will have a file extension. A file encoding malware commonly uses strong encryption algorithms to make files inaccessible. When encoding is finished, a ransom note will appear, which is intended to explain to you how you should proceed. The note will demand that you pay for a decryption utility but our advice would be to ignore the demands. The crooks will not feel bound to help you, so they may just take your money. The money you provide them would also likely go towards financing future ransomware activities. Although it’s understandable, by giving into the requests, victims are making ransomware a progressively more profitable business, which is estimated to have made $1 billion in 2016, and obviously that will attract plenty of people to it. We advise you instead invest in some kind of backup, which would always be there if something happened to your files. And if this type of infection took over your system, you would not be risking losing your data as you could just access them from backup. Our suggestion would be to don’t pay attention to the requests, and if the threat still remains on your system, remove [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware, for which you’ll find instructions below. You can avoid these kinds of infections, if you know how they spread, so try to familiarize with its distribution methods, at least the basics.

[smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware termination

We strongly advise acquiring malicious program removal software to ensure the threat is gone fully. Because your device got infected in the first place, and because you are reading this, you may not be very computer-savvy, which is why it’s not suggested to manually remove [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware. Using anti-malware software would be a much better choice because you wouldn’t be risking damaging your computer. Malicious threat removal tools are created to terminate [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware and similar threats, so there should not be any problems. If you scroll down, you will see guidelines, in case you aren’t sure about how to proceed. The tool is not, however, capable of assisting in data recovery, it will only erase the infection from your computer. However, if the data encoding malicious program is decryptable, malware specialists may release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware - How to delete
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware - How to delete
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

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 [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware - How to delete
  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 [smithhelp@mail.ee].Barak ransomware - How to delete