Get rid of Defender ransomware

What is data encoding malware

Defender ransomware will encrypt your files, as that’s the main purpose of ransomware. Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you may end up permanently losing access to your files. It’s rather easy to get infected, which makes it a highly dangerous malware. Infection usually occurs through spam email attachments, infected advertisements or bogus downloads. Once the ransomware is finished encoding your data, a ransom note will appear, decryptor utility. You might be demanded to pay $50, or $1000, depending on which data encrypting malicious program you have. If you’re considering paying, look into other options first. Consider whether you will actually get your files back after payment, considering you cannot prevent cyber criminals from just taking your money. You can certainly find accounts of people not getting files back after payment, and that is not really surprising. Instead of paying, it would be better to buy backup with requested money. You can find all kinds of backup options, and we’re sure you will be able to find one that is right for you. Erase Defender ransomware and then recover files if you had backup prior to contaminating your computer. Malicious program like this is hiding everywhere, and you will possibly get infected again, so you have to be ready for it. To guard a machine, one should always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does data encoding malware spread

does not use sophisticated infiltration methods and typically sticks to sending out corrupted email attachments, compromised adverts and infecting downloads. That does not mean creators will not use methods that need more skill.

It is possible you opened an infected file added to an email, which would prompt the ransomware to start. The method includes developers adding the ransomware infected file to an email, which is then sent to hundreds or even thousands of people. It’s not rare for those emails to talk about money, which is the topic people are likely to believe to be important, therefore would open such an email without thinking. What you can expect from a ransomware email is a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, strong encouragement to open the file added, and the use of an established business name. Your name would be automatically put in into an email if it was a legitimate company whose email should be opened. It is also rather evident that that criminals tend to use big names like Amazon, PayPal, etc so that users aren’t as distrustful. It is also likely that when visiting a questionable page, you clicked on some advert that was dangerous, or downloaded a file or software from some questionable source. Be very cautious about which ads you engage with, particularly when visiting suspicious sites. It is likely you obtained the ransomware hidden as something else on an untrustworthy download platform, which is why you should stick to official ones. Keep in mind that you ought to never acquire anything, whether programs or an update, from pop-up or any other types of advertisements. If an application was in need of an update, you would be alerted via the program itself, not through your browser, and usually they update without your interference anyway.

What happened to your files?

If you contaminate your device, you may permanently lose access to your files, and that is what makes ransomware so dangerous. Once it is inside, it will take minutes, if not seconds to find the files it wants and encode them. All encoding files will have an extension added to them. The reason why your files might be not possible to decrypt for free is because strong encryption algorithms might be used for the encoding process, and can be impossible to break them. You will get a ransom note once the encryption process has been finished, and it should explain the situation. The creators/distributors of the data encrypting malicious program will request that you use their decryption utility, which you evidently have to pay for, and that isn’t recommended. If you’re expecting the crooks who locked your data in the first place to give you a decryptor, you may be in for a big disappointment, since there’s nothing stopping them from simply taking your money. Furthermore, you would be giving hackers money to further make malware. And, more and more people will become interested in the already highly successful business, which allegedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. A better investment would be some type of backup, which would store copies of your files in case you lose the original. And if a similar threat took over your device, your data wouldn’t be jeopardized as you could just access them from backup. If complying with the requests is not something you’re going to do, proceed to terminate Defender ransomware if it’s still on your computer. If you become familiar with how these threats are distributed, you should learn to avoid them in the future.

Defender ransomware elimination

For the process of fully eliminating the data encoding malicious program, you will need to acquire anti-malware tool, if it isn’t already present on your computer. If you are reading this, chances are, you aren’t the most computer-savvy person, which means you might end up damaging your device if you try to remove Defender ransomware yourself. Implementing anti-malware software would be a much wiser decision because you would not be risking damaging your system. If the file encoding malicious program is still on your system, the security utility ought to be able to uninstall Defender ransomware, as those programs are developed with the purpose of taking care of such infections. If you scroll down, you will find instructions to assist you, if you are unsure about how to proceed. However unfortunate it may be, those tools aren’t capable of decrypting your data, they’ll merely get rid of the infection. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor might be developed by malicious software researchers, if the data encoding malicious program can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Defender ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete ransomware via anti-malware

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Shut down → Restart.
  3. Press F8 multiple times, until Advanced Boot Options load.
  4. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter. win7-safe-mode Get rid of Defender ransomware
  5. Open your browser, and download trustworthy anti-malware software.
  6. Use it to remove the ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Windows key → Power button.
  2. Hold the Shift button and select Restart. win8-restart Get rid of Defender ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options. win8-option-restart Get rid of Defender ransomware
  4. Select Startup settings and choose Enable Safe mode with Networking (or just Safe Mode). win8-startup Get rid of Defender ransomware
  5. Press Restart.

Step 2. Delete ransomware using System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Shut down → Restart.
  3. Press F8 multiple times, until Advanced Boot Options load.
  4. Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Get rid of Defender ransomware
  5. Type in cd restore and press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore Get rid of Defender ransomware
  7. A system restore window will appear where you need to choose a restore point. Choose the one prior to infection and click Next. system-restore-list Get rid of Defender ransomware
  8. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Windows key → Power button.
  2. Hold the Shift button and select Restart. win8-restart Get rid of Defender ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options. win8-option-restart Get rid of Defender ransomware
  4. Select Command Prompt. win8-startup Get rid of Defender ransomware
  5. Enter cd restore when the Command Prompt window appears. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore Get rid of Defender ransomware
  7. Select Next in the window that appears, and pick a restore point that dates back before the infection took place. system-restore-point Get rid of Defender ransomware
  8. Press Next and then Yes. system-restore-list Get rid of Defender ransomware

Step 3. Recover your data

You can try to recover files in a couple of different ways, and we will provide instructions to help you. However, these methods might not always work, thus the best way to ensure you can always recover your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Data Recovery Pro

  1. Use a trustworthy site to download the program, install and open it.
  2. Start a scan on your computer to see if you can recover files. data-recovery-pro-scan Get rid of Defender ransomware
  3. If files are found, you can recover them. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 Get rid of Defender ransomware

b) Method 2. Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before your files were encrypted, you can recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Select Properties, and go to Previous Versions. file-prev-version Get rid of Defender ransomware
  3. Select the version from the list, press Restore.

c) Method 3. Shadow Explorer

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete the Shadow Copies of your files, which are made automatically by your computer in order to prevent data loss in case of a crash.
  1. Open your browser and access shadowexplorer.com to download Shadow Explorer.
  2. Once it is installed, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date, and if folders are available, select Export. shadowexplorer Get rid of Defender ransomware

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