How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware

What is ransomware

RansomWarrior ransomware is categorized as ransomware, a type of malicious software that will encrypt your files. Ransomware is a very severe infection as you might end up permanently encoded data. It is very easy to contaminate your computer, which only adds to why it’s so dangerous. If you remember opening a strange email attachment, pressing on some infected advertisement or downloading a program advertised on some shady site, that is how it contaminated your device. And once it’s opened, it will start encrypting your files, and when the process is complete, you’ll be requested to buy a decryptor, which will supposedly recover your data. The sum of money requested varies from ransomware to ransomware, some demand $1000 or more, some could settle with $100. Think carefully before you agree to pay, even if it asks for very little money. It’s highly doubtful criminals will have a moral obligation to assist you in restoring your data, so you might just end up wasting your money. You certainly would not be the only person to be left with locked data after payment. Investing the money you are requested into trustworthy backup would be wiser. You will find a big array of backups available but we’re certain you can find one that’s right for you. You may restore data from backup if you had it done prior to infection, after you delete RansomWarrior ransomware. These threats are hiding everywhere, so you need to prepare yourself. If you wish your computer to not be infected continually, you will need to learn about malware and how it can enter your device.

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How does data encoding malware spread

Normally, ransomware is obtained when you open an infected email, interact with an infected advertisement or use questionable platforms as download sources. More elaborate methods are not as common.

Since ransomware could be gotten through email attachments, try and recall if you have recently downloaded a strange file from an email. All ransomware authors would need to do is add a corrupted file to an email and then send it to hundreds/thousands of users. Crooks could make those emails quite convincing, normally using delicate topics like money and taxes, which is why we are not shocked that plenty of users open those attachments. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who certainly knows your name, uses greetings like Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the attachment, you have to be vary. A sender whose email is vital enough to open would use your name instead of the common greeting. It would not be shocking to see known company names (Amazon, eBay, PayPal) be used, because when people see a familiar name, they let down their guard. It could have also been the case that you clicked on an infected advert when browsing suspicious web pages, or downloaded something from an unreliable source. Be very cautious about which advertisements you interact with, particularly when visiting questionable pages. Or you may have acquired the ransomware along with some software you downloaded from an unreliable source. One thing to remember is to never acquire programs, updates, or anything really, from strange sources, such as ads. If a program was needed to be updated, it would notify you through the application itself, and not via your browser, and most update without your interference anyway.

What happened to your files?

It is not impossible for a data encoding malware to permanently encrypt files, which is why it is an infection you want to definitely avoid. Once it’s inside, it will take a short while to locate its target file types and encode them. If not for other signs, you will notice the data encoding malware when strange file extension appear added to your files. Strong encryption algorithms are used by data encrypting malware to encrypt files. In case you do not understand what is going on, everything will become clear when a ransom note appears. Even though you’ll be offered to buy a decoding tool, paying for it is not something we suggest doing. The crooks won’t feel obligated to help you, so what’s stopping them from just taking your money. The money you provide them would also possibly go towards financing future data encoding malware projects. When victims give into the requests, they are making ransomware a pretty profitable business, which is thought to have earned $1 billion in 2016, and obviously that attracts many people to it. We recommend you instead invest in some type of backup, which would store copies of your files in case something happened to the original. And if a similar infection reoccurred again, you wouldn’t be risking your files again. Just pay no mind to the requests and uninstall RansomWarrior ransomware. And attempt to familiarize with how to avoid these kinds of threats in the future, so that this does not occur.

How to remove RansomWarrior ransomware

You’ll need to obtain malicious program removal software to figure out if the infection is still present on the computer, and if it is, to terminate it. If you’re reading this, you may not be the most tech-savvy person, which means you shouldn’t try to terminate RansomWarrior ransomware manually. Employ reliable removal software instead. The tool should eliminate RansomWarrior ransomware, if it’s still present, as the intention of those tools is to take care of such infections. If you run into some kind of problem, or aren’t sure about how to proceed, scroll down for instructions. Just to be clear, anti-malware will merely get rid of the infection, it cannot aid with file recovery. In certain cases, however, malware researchers are able to develop a free decryption tool, so occasionally check.

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Learn how to remove RansomWarrior ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete ransomware via anti-malware

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start menu -> Shut down -> Restart. win7-restart How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options loads.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  4. When your computer boots, download anti-malware software via your browser.
  5. Launch the program, scan your computer and delete the infection.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard and click on the power icon.
  2. Select Restart while holding the Shift key. win10-restart How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  3. Choose Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. win-10-startup How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  4. In Advanced options, choose Startup Settings and select Enable Safe mode with Networking (or just Safe Mode). win10-safe-mode How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  5. Press Restart.

Step 2. Delete RansomWarrior ransomware using System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start menu -> Shut down -> Restart. win7-restart How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options load.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and press Enter. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter again. win7-command-prompt How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  6. A new window will appear where you will have to choose a restore point. Choose one dating back prior to infection and press Next, and then Finish. win7-restore How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard and click on the power icon.
  2. Select Restart while holding the Shift key. win10-restart How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  3. Select Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. win-10-startup How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  4. In Advanced options, choose Startup Settings and select Enable Safe mode with Command Prompt. win10-safe-mode How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  5. In the Command Prompt window that appears, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  6. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter again. win10-command-prompt How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  7. In the window that appears, you will have to select a restore point dating back prior to infection. Select one and press Next, then Finish. win10-restore How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware

Step 3. Recover your data

When your files are encrypted by ransomware, you may be able to recover them. Below, you will find methods that could help you with file decryption. However, bear in mind that file decryption is not guaranteed. These methods are not always reliable, thus the best way to recover files would be via backup. And if you don't already have it, we suggest you invest in it.

a) Method 1. Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download the Data Recovery Pro program.
  2. Install and run the program.
  3. Press Start Scan to see if data can be recovered. data-recovery-pro How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  4. If it finds recoverable files, you can restore them.

b) Method 2. Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled prior to infection, your files should be recoverable through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover and right-click on it.
  2. Properties -> Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware
  3. Choose a version from the list and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Shadow Explorer

Some ransomware does not delete automatically created copies of your files, which are known as Shadow Copies. If they were not deleted, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from a reliable source.
  2. Install and run the program.
  3. Choose a disk that contains encrypted files and if it contains folders with recoverable files, press Export. shadowexplorer How to get rid of RansomWarrior ransomware

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