Infected with Refols Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Refols Ransomware
Refols Ransomware is a file encryptor, an aggressive form of the virus, that called “Ransomware”. Unfortunately, if your files have changed their extensions on refols – you have big troubles. After that, all files become unavailable, because Refols Ransomware also encrypts every file. The main purpose of these actions is extortion money from victims (more than $900). You may read ransom note, which is usually created on a desktop. We recommend to deny all offers and demands from cybercriminals, because sometimes a payment may be useless. We recommend removing Refols Ransomware firstly. Only after that, you can try to restore some files. You may also see our articles about Tronas Ransomware and Grovas Ransomware, all these viruses show similar features.
Scammers are beginning to reassure the user that his files can be successfully recovered, however, in fact, the amount of the ransom can reach several hundred dollars, all the more there is no guarantee that attackers can return your files. Moreover, the cryptovirus removes shadow copies of files and system restore points. Below we have indicated ways to remove Refols from your system.
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How Refols Ransomware infected your PC
In most cases, Refols penetrates your system through the vulnerabilities of your network due to lack of adequate protection. For example, users rarely use paid versions of antiviruses and other programs that can actually prevent the penetration of such viruses. In addition, Refols can come as a false update for programs and utilities, as well as an attachment to the spam mailing list. Below you can see our guides to remove Refols 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 Refols 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 Refols 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.
Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of Refols 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 Refols Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Refols 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 Refols 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 Tim Kas