In this article we are going to try and help you remove Ransoc Ransomware. Our instructions cover all Windows versions.
Your files might not be safe with this newly released malicious virus
If you have not been acquainted with Ransomware yet, it is high time you learned about this sort of highly problematic and malicious software programs. One of the latest of this type is the notorious Ransoc. In this article we will provide you with several vital tips and pieces of information that you need to be aware of in order to successfully protect your machine from this new and nasty piece of programming. Also, for those of you who have been unfortunate enough to already have had their files encrypted by the nasty Ransomware, we will attempt to aid you in dealing with it. Just below the main article you can find a detailed Ransomware removal guide, which might help you handle the issue. However, take notice of the fact that this sort of viruses is so popular among hackers for a reason. Ransomware viruses are indeed some of the most difficult to handle. Often, there is no effective fix, especially for their newer versions despite the IT community’s best efforts. This is not to say that things will remain like that in the long run, but you need to know that there might not be an effective remedy for your Ransoc related problem.
What you need to know…
Even if you had your machine invaded and infected by the Ransomware, we strongly recommend that you first read through the whole article and only then proceed with the actual guide. Bear in mind that even in order to successfully deal with the noxious virus and also keep your PC safe afterwards, you need to have a good understanding of how Ransomware works and what it actually does. Therefore, without further ado, let us get into getting you acquainted with some of the main characteristics of this nasty piece of coding. A typical thing about Ransomware viruses is that they do not actually target your PC system. There are hardly any instances of Ransomware where the computer itself gets damaged. Instead, the main target of viruses of this type is the user’s files. However, Ransoc is cunning – instead of outright deleting the files, it copies them first and only then removes them from your PC. The idea behind that gets revealed, once you realize that each of the copies is encrypted, which in turn renders them inaccessible to you. Once the virus has done this to the file formats that are in its list of potential targets, it displays a message on your screen. This message basically tells you that if you are to regain access to your own files, you’d need to pay a certain amount of money in the form of bitcoins. Instructions on how to acquire bitcoins and transfer them to the hacker are also provided within the message. Know that since bitcoins (an untraceable cyber-currency) are the method used for the ransom payment, there’s little to no chance that the hacker could ever be tracked and brought to justice, especially by a regular user. Therefore, should you pay the ransom, know that your money is gone for good.
Our tips and advice
Obviously, Ransomware is nasty. However, it is not a flawless system and if you are fortunate enough to have made it here without actually having your PC infected by it, then you can really exploit its weaknesses so that it cannot actually be a problem to you. In fact, even if you have your files locked, after some time all this will go away and you will still need to know how to protect yourself from software like Ransoc in the future. Therefore, remember and utilize the following vital tips and pieces of advice that we are about to present you with.
- Probably the most important and vital thing that you can do so as to counteract potential Ransomware invasions is to back your files up. Go out, buy a simple flash memory or if you need more space, a portable hard drive and copy all your important stuff there. Since Ransoc’s main target is your files, this would basically neutralize most of the virus’ effect as you will always have an intact copy of all your important files.
- Use your common sense, especially when roaming the internet. It has been said a million times, yet still way too many people tend to break the most basic rules of keeping your machine secure. Do not open shady or suspicious emails and do not ever open anything from your spam folder. Also, stay away from dangerous sites. Download content only if you’re sure its source is reliable and trustworthy and have a good and frequently updated security program that stays activated the whole time.
- If your files have been already encrypted by the virus and the ransom-demanding message has been displayed, you are surely not left with many options. Still, we strongly advise against paying the ransom since you never know if you are going to be sent the needed code. Instead of doing that, try our guide and even if it does not solve everything, bear in mind that the war against Ransomware is in full swing and sooner or later a remedy for your problem will be devised.
- Last but not least, it is possible to intercept Ransomware during its incubation period. These programs require substantial amounts of resources from your machine in order to operate. Therefore, if you notice an unusual slowdown to your PC’s productivity without a clear reason and also if it seems that you have less free disk space than you’re supposed to, it might be Ransomware. In this case, shut down your PC ASAP and bring it to a professional. Also, DO NOT attach any devices to your machine if you suspect an infection – they might get infected as well, which causes even more trouble.
Ransoc Ransomware Removal
Enter Windows Safe mode.
- Win 7 Users: Restart your PC –> keep on clicking F8 –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Win 8 Users: Start Button –> Control Panel –> System and Security –> Administrative Tools –> System Configuration –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Boot –>
- Win 10 users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Startup Settings –> Restart –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
Open Task Manager and locate any processes associated with Ransoc.
- Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously –> Processes Tab –> Select a suspicious process (use Google or ask us in the comments if you are not sure about a process) –> Right Click and Open File Location –> End the suspicious process in Task Manager –> Delete the Folders containing the suspicious files.
Open the Registry Editor and search for Ransoc.
- Win 7 Users: Click Start and type regedit –> Enter –> Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Cryp1 Virus in the search field.
- Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Enter Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Ransoc in the search field.
Try to recover your files. First you will need System Restore.
- Win 7 Users: Start button –> Type Windows System Restore –> Enter –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and revert to it.
- Win 8 Users: Hold down the Windows key + Q –> Type Recovery –> Settings –> Choose the Recovery icon –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point.
- Win 10 Users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and apply it.
Secondly use program that can access your Shadow Copies.
- Use Google to find the official website of such a program and download it.
- Use the program to select the file types and the hard drive locations you want the program to scan for.
- Start the scan and keep in mind that it might take a while.
- Once the scan has been completed just select the files you want to be recovered.
If you have questions or suggestions feel free to use our comments section!