Infected with FileSlack Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is FileSlack Ransomware
In this article, we will talk in detail about FileSlack Ransomware that became most active in early February of this year. Like a similar threat, it encrypts user files of various formats, such as audio files, video, photos, archives, office documents, and much more. It follows from this that files become unsuitable for further use. Moreover, the virus of me is the extension of these files on .FileSlack. All this is done in order to force the user to pay the ransom. To do this, the virus creates a special file that contains detailed information about what happened and how much the ransom costs. Below you can find the image of this note and its content.
The note contains the addresses at which the user can contact the attackers as well as the amount of the ransom. As practice shows, users sometimes pay several hundred dollars. Of course, you do not need to pay, because no one guarantees you that your files will be really decrypted. Below you can find our guides to help you remove FileSlack Ransomware.
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How FileSlack Ransomware infected your PC
The lion’s share of the penetration of such threats is due to the fact that user networks are not sufficiently protected. This is due to the fact that users do not use the paid version of antivirus software. You need to spend money on the paid version of antiviruses because this is what can really prevent the penetration of such threats. Keep in mind that such viruses come to your computer as an attachment to a spam mailing list or as a false update for a program or utility that resides on your system. Below you can find our recommendations for removing FileSlack Ransomware and decrypting 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 FileSlack 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 FileSlack 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.
SpyHunter 5 – fully removes all instances of FileSlack Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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 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 FileSlack Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by FileSlack 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 FileSlack 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 Douafi