Infected with Target777 Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Target777 Ransomware
In this report, we will describe in detail the Target777 Ransomware cryptovirus, which has become very arrogant for many users around the world. Technically, this is an updated version of Defray 2018. Target777 is a cryptovirus that encrypts user data (these can be office documents, archives, songs, photos, videos, and much more). Like other crypto viruses, Target777 uses an AES encryption algorithm and also changes file extensions to .***777 (*** – this is any set of numbers or letters). Moreover, Target777 removes shadow copies of files and system restore points to eliminate the possibility of self-decryption of files. The cryptovirus creates a special note file that contains information about possible redemption. At the same time, the name of the note can vary according to this template: !
Please, check this message in details and contact a person from IT department.
Your personal computer has been infected by ransomware virus.
All your personal files (confidential and business documents, backups and projects) are encrypted.
If you want to restore your files including your clients personal data, you will need to make the payment.
Otherwise all your files will be posted in the Internet which may lead you to the loss of reputation and cause the troubles for your business.
To show you that we can restore your files any time, we can send you decrypted files (about 50kb).
The rest of the data will be provided to you after the full payment.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Our email address: [redacted]@protonmail.com
If you don't get an answer from us within one day, please, download BitMessage application.
BitMessage homelink: https://bitmessage.org
BitMessage identity: BM-2cTkqtkZycNJVsALvShXq9gxGFCgUYj5m
In the note, the attackers insist that the user needs to contact the technical department to then pay the ransom, the amount of which can reach several hundred dollars. Of course, there is no guarantee that your files will be returned to you, so we do not recommend you to pay fraudsters. Instead, you can use our recommendations to try to delete Target777 and decrypt your files.
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How Target777 Ransomware infected your PC
Network insecurity is the most common problem that causes a computer to be attacked by such crypto viruses, sucome Target777. This may comes as a false update program or utility. In some cases, this is distributed as an attachment in a spam ezine. Be that as it may, you need to use paid (extended) versions of antiviruses that can really protect your system. Below we provide recommendations and instructions for self-removingTarget777 and decrypting 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 Target777 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 Target777 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 Target777 Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Target777 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 Target777 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
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.
Written by Rami Douafi