Infected with Hitler-Ransomware? Need to restore your files?
What is Hitler-Ransomware
Don’t worry! Hitler-Ransomware is fake ransomware, it does not encrypt files and it won’t remove those files. It can be easily removed by most antiviruses, you can download removal tool below.
Hitler-Ransomware is fake crypto-virus, that is not actually encrypting your files. Alert message is written with tons of grammar mistakes and states, that user files are encoded and demands $25 ransom to be paid in 1 hour. Users need to buy Vodafone card with $25 value and send its code to the attackers. Many inexperienced users are scared with the message, and this is something that they expect. Virus generates error messages and BSOD to make the problem look serious. Complete guide below to remove Hitler-Ransomware and restore deleted files.
How Hitler-Ransomware infected your PC
Hitler-Ransomware distributes using standard methods (malicious email attachments, torrent (P2P) networks, fake invoices). It copies files Firefox32.exe on your computer and sets it to run at startup. Way to protect your computer from such threats is to use antiviruses with crypto-protection like 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 Hitler-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 Hitler-Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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What Hitler-Ransomware really does:
Removes extensions of all files in following folders:
Copies following files on the computer:
Stops csrss.exe process that causes Blue Screen of Death (BSOD):
Nothing to worry about. You can restart computer using “Reset” button or power off and power up your PC.
After the restart process Firefox32.exe deletes all files in %UserProfile% folder
There is usually no critical files located in User Profile folders, anyway, you can easily restore files using instructions below.
How to restore files deleted by Hitler-Ransomware?
Use automated restore tools
There is a great free program to restore deleted files called Recuva. It may help you restore files deleted by Hitler-Ransomware virus. Download it here:
You can also try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt .rekt files.
Restore removed files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of Hitler-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
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.
Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov