About this threat

Winsecure ransomware will promptly start encrypting your files, since that’s the primary purpose of ransomware. It’s not a threat to take lightly as it may leave you with no way to recover your data. Additionally, contamination happens very easily, which is one of the reasons why data encoding malicious software is considered to be highly damaging. Opening spam email attachments, clicking on malicious advertisements and fake downloads are the most typical reasons why data encoding malicious software may be able to infect. As soon as it’s up and running, it will start encoding your files, and when the process is finished, it’ll demand that you pay a certain amount to get a method to decode data, which theoretically ought to decrypt your data. Between $100 and $1000 is likely what will be requested of you. We do not recommend paying, no matter how little you are asked to pay. Do not forget these are criminals you are dealing with and they may just take your money giving nothing in return. If you’re left with undecrypted data after paying, it wouldn’t be that surprising. Consider investing the money into backup, so that if this were to reoccur, you wouldn’t risk losing your data. From external hard drives to cloud storage, there are many backup options available, you just have to choose one. Terminate Winsecure ransomware and then restore files if you had backup prior to infecting your system. It’s important to prepare for these kinds of situations because another similar infection is probably forthcoming. If you want to remain safe, you need to familiarize yourself with potential threats and how to guard yourself.

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How does data encrypting malware spread

Although there are exceptions, most file encoding malicious program like to use primitive ways of infection, which are spam email, infected advertisements and downloads. It does, however, sometimes use methods that are more elaborate.

It’s possible you opened a malicious email attachment, which is what permitted the data encrypting malicious software to enter. Malicious program would add the infected file to an email, and then send it to hundreds/thousands of users. Those kinds of emails commonly land in the spam folder but some people find them convincing and move them to the inbox, believing it’s credible. What you could expect from a ransomware email is a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), evident mistypes and mistakes in grammar, strong encouragement to open the attachment, and the use of a famous firm name. A sender whose email you need to certainly open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. Big company names like Amazon are frequently used because users know of them, thus are not afraid to open the emails. It is also likely that when visiting a questionable page, you pressed on some advertisement that was malicious, or obtained something from a suspicious web page. Be very careful about what adverts you press on, particularly when on suspicious sites. It’s possible you obtained the ransomware concealed as something else on an unreliable download platform, which is why you should stick to legitimate ones. Bear in mind that you should never download anything, whether programs or an update, from pop-up or any other kinds of ads. Programs commonly update without you even seeing, but if manual update was needed, a notification would be sent to you via the application itself.

What happened to your files?

Because data encoding malware is able to permanently encode your data, it’s considered to be a very harmful threat. File encryption doesn’t take a long time, ransomware has a list of target files and can find all of them immediately. What makes file encryption highly obvious is the file extension attached to all affected files, usually indicating the name of the data encrypting malicious program. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your data inaccessible, which can make decoding files for free likely impossible. When encryption is complete, you’ll get a ransom note, which is supposed to explain to you what has happened. You will be offered a decoding tool but paying for it would not necessarily be the best idea. Paying doesn’t necessarily mean file decryption because there’s nothing preventing crooks from just taking your money, leaving your files encrypted. Not only would you be risking losing your money, you would also be funding their future projects. By giving into the demands, victims are making ransomware a pretty profitable business, which is estimated to have earned $1 billion in 2016, and obviously that attracts plenty of people to it. Instead of paying crooks money, invest the money into backup. In case of a similar infection again, you could just get rid of it without being worried about possible file loss. If you have chosen to ignore the demands, proceed to delete Winsecure ransomware if it is still present on the device. And In the future, try to avoid these kinds of infections by becoming familiar with how they are spread.

Winsecure ransomware removal

You will need to use malicious program removal software to check if the infection is still on the computer, and in case it is, to get rid of it. If you try to manually delete Winsecure ransomware, you may accidentally end up harming your device, so we don’t suggest proceeding by yourself. It would be better to use anti-malware software which would not be endangering your device. Malicious threat removal programs are created to erase Winsecure ransomware and all other similar threats, so there should not be any problems. However, if you are not sure about where to begin, you can use the below provided guidelines to help you. The utility isn’t, however, capable of recovering your files, it’ll only terminate the threat from your system. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor may be released by malware specialists, if the data encoding malware can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Winsecure ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Winsecure ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Winsecure ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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