What is Doc Ransomware
Every day computer viruses change greatly. Every day we receive reports about new threats and the one of them is Doc ransomware. This virus belongs to the GlobelImposter file encryption ransomware family. As the rule the viruses of this family and Doc virus itself spread by the means of fake installers. Victims often download such files from numerous free file sharing services and torrent trackers. Criminals promote such files as a free or cracked software. Moreover, hackers also use direct attacks. They scan remote access ports and get the access by the means of brute-force. After the encryption the files get new “.doc” extensions. At the same time Doc ransomware creates the ransom note called “Read___ME.html”. The purpose of it is to assure victims, that the only way out is to purchase hackers’ decryption tool. But in the most cases, criminals ignore victims after the payment. Moreover, sometimes they force them to pay twice or even infect their computers with another virus. That’s why we strongly recommend you to stay away from them and if you wonder how to remove Doc ransomware and decrypt “.doc” files read this detailed guide!
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Fraudsters demand a ransom of 0.11 bitcoins. Also, they pointed out ways to purchase cryptocurrency. Of course, we do not recommend that you pay as there is no guarantee that your data will be decrypted. Follow our step by step instructions to remove Doc Ransomware and decrypt .Doc files.
How to remove Doc Ransomware
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 Doc Ransomware 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 Doc 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.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- 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.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Doc Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Doc Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Doc 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. 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
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.