Ransomware attacks are a growing problem for computer users and server administrators. The FBI received 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2015, and each instance of ransomware infection can easily result in thousands of dollars of damages.
For years, we have recovered data for ransomware victims, but recently, we have begun to receive an influx of new cases. The threat will only grow in 2016, which is why Datarecovery.com now offers specialized services for ransomware recovery and decryption.
You need fast access to your files, but immediately paying the ransomware creator is not a safe or effective option. Call 1-800-237-4200 today to speak with a malware expert or read on to understand your options.
Ransomware or cryptovirus is a malicious program that blocks access to data by encrypting the victim’s media. It then presents the user with a message, asking for money (usually via a digital currency such as Bitcoin). Unless the victim pays, the data will remain permanently encrypted.
Examples of ransomware include the following and their variants:
The good news is that some ransomware programs use outdated encryption, some of the encryption techniques have been broken, and some keys and source code have been recovered (often after the creator is arrested) enabling decryption. However, in many cases, ransomware encryption is unbreakable.
If your computer is infected with ransomware, Datarecovery.com can help you restore the affected data. As one of the world’s top data recovery companies, we can assist malware victims in several ways:
Paying the ransom is always a last resort, but we leave it open as an option because our goal is to restore your files under any circumstances. As every case is different, we cannot guarantee that a decryption method exists for your case without performing an evaluation.
Call us at 1-800-237-4200 and ask to speak with a ransomware recovery specialist.
Ransomware is installed on your system when you open an infected file. Executables (.exe extension on Windows computers), or files with some sort of execution method, are the most susceptible. For example a Word document (.doc or .docx) may run a macro that allows the cryptovirus to start its process.
Below is a list of ransom note files.
This is a partial list of files, and it may not be completely up to date. If you believe that you have a ransomware-infected file, do not open it. Call us or send us an email to discuss your next steps toward safe recovery.