Infected with DotNoData Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is DotNoData Ransomware
DotNoData is a cryptovirus that encrypts user data in various formats, such as documents to the office, audio, video, multimedia, archives, and more. It encrypts files using AES encryption, and then requires a ransom in bitcoins, which can be up to $1,000. Like many other cryptoviruses, this changes the extension of the infected files to ._Crypted. Of course, the files become unusable for further use. DotNoData can also delete shadow copies of files or system restore points so that the user cannot restore his files on his own. This virus uses the screen lock screen as a note. Here’s what it looks like.
ALL YOUR IMPORTANT FILES ARE ENCRYPTED
TO RECOVER YOUR FILES CONTACT US
E-mail : DotNoData@Tuta.io
YOUR ID : [ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU]
*** DO NOT RENAME OR CHANGE EXTENSION THE ENCRYPTED FILES ***
*** DO NOT EDIT THE ENCRYPTED FILES ***
*** DO NOT TRY TO DECRYPT YOUR DATA USING THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, IT MAY CAUSE PERMANENT DATA LOSS ***
*** DO NOT RESTORE WINDOWS - FILES MAY BE DAMAGED ***
AS A PROOF WE CAN DECRYPT 3 FILES FOR FREE
In the note, attackers warn users against making changes to encrypted files themselves. According to attackers, these files can be lost forever. Also, fraudsters offer free decrypt 3 files, thereby proving their good intentions. Of course, we do not recommend you to do this, you need to and familiarize yourself with our instructions, which are listed below, to try to delete DotNoData and decrypt your files.
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How DotNoData Ransomware infected your PC
Most often, these Crypto-viruses come to the computer through gaps in the user network settings. Such vulnerabilities are due to the fact that they sell to use free antivirus software or do not use it at all. You need to use proven antiviruses and other utilities that are able to prevent the penetration of similar Crypto viruses. Below we have indicated several ways to remove DotNoData and decrypt your files.
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 DotNoData 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 DotNoData 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.
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Restore your 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.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of DotNoData Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by DotNoData Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of DotNoData Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to 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
Written by Rami Duafi