What is UGMH Ransomware
Ransomware has become one of the most dangerous threats to personal data security in recent months. UGMH Ransomware is one of them and, like most other crypto-viruses, encrypts user data, after which it demands a ransom. UGMH Ransomware uses a multi-stage algorithm, as a result, the encrypted data is not suitable for further use. Also, it is worth noting that UGMH Ransomware is able to remove shadow copies of files and system restore points, which will greatly complicate file recovery.
UGMH Ransomware appeared on the net along with the new month, marking, figuratively speaking, September. The virus changes the file extension to .ugmh, after which it is impossible to restore the original extensions on its own. Also, the virus creates a text document containing information about encryption and instructions for the advance payment of the ransom. This is how it looks:
Your country is weak, your system is like a poor cheese, lot of holes, lot of vulnerabilities. You will never see your files again and we will public it to everyone. Fear us 11 We are UGMH
Fraudsters demand a ransom, which in some cases reaches $1,500. Moreover, payment must be made in cryptocurrency, namely, in bitcoins. The reason is simple – this is how cybercriminals manage to avoid prosecution by law enforcement agencies. However, we do not recommend that you pay as there is no guarantee that you will receive your files back. Use our recommendations to remove UGMH Ransomware and decrypt .ugmh files.
How to remove UGMH Ransomware
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 UGMH 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 UGMH 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.
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 Aiseesoft Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- 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 UGMH Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by UGMH Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of UGMH 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
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.