Infected with “24H” Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is “24H” Ransomware
“24H” is another cryptovirus aimed at getting user money. Crypto-extortioners are constantly updated and changing, but they have the same pattern of behavior. After entering the PC, it encrypts user files, including photos, videos, office documents, PDP files, archives and other important files. Also, “24H” changes the extension of the encrypted files, adding .24H. After that, the data becomes unusable and recoverable, since the cryptovirus deletes all file backups and system restore points. “24H” creates a special text file ReadME-24H.txt containing the following instructions:
with the following text:
Welcome to the "24H" Ransomeware! all your system information is encrypted. For receive the decryption program, transfer 0.24 bitcoins to 1FniWsB6T3n7GjBGs3UizspTshBvt9qFqR address and then send your request to the 24H@tutanota.com and 24HDecryptor@Mail.ru email addresses. Your Personal KEY: ***
The content of the note left by the attackers approves that the user must pay the ransom to get a special program that decrypts the user files. The amount is indicated in bitcoins and is 0.24 BTC. Scammers choose to use the currency in order to avoid punishment since such operations are not monitored. Note also contains the addresses for communication with extortionists. You cannot trust them, because they are deceiving you. You will pay money and get nothing! You need to get rid of this ransomware right now. Read our instructions to remove “24H” Ransomware and decrypt .24H files.
How “24H” Ransomware infected your PC
The main way to penetrate “24H” Ransomware is an unprotected network setting. It can also come in the quality of attachments in spam mailings. You need to use special programs and utilities that can protect your PC from such threats and decrypt files that have already been encrypted. For example
HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the “24H” Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to “24H” Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of “24H” Ransomware:
Related emails and folders:
Remove following files:
How to decrypt files infected by “24H” Ransomware?
Use automated decryption tools
There is ransomware decryptor from Kaspersky that can decrypt Spora files. It is free and may help you restore files encrypted by “24H” Ransomware virus. Download it here:
You can also try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of “24H” Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged (in our case – “24H” Ransomware by “24H” Ransomware). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore .24H files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi