How to delete Rotor ransomware

Is file-encoding malware really that dangerous

Rotor ransomware is file-encrypting ransomware. Ransomware for the most part arrives in systems via spam emails or bogus downloads, and this one possibly used the same methods. File-encrypting malicious software is considered to be a very dangerous malicious program because it encodes files, and demands that you pay to get them back. If back up is something you regularly do, or if malware researchers create a free decryptor, file-recovery should not be hard. You not having backup may lead to file loss as file recovery using other ways is not always possible. Paying for the presented decoder will not necessarily result in file decoding so take that into consideration if you are considering paying. There are a lot of of cases when file-encrypting malicious software makers just take the money and leave files encrypted. We would advise that you uninstall Rotor ransomware instead of giving into the demands.

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How does the file-encoding malicious software affect the system

The most likely way you got the file-encoding malware was by opening a spam email. All malware developers have to do is adjoin an infected file to an email and send it to unsuspecting users. When a user opens the email attachment, the ransomware downloads onto the computer. This is why by opening all email attachments you may be jeopardizing your system. Learn the signs of an infected email, like grammatical errors and Dear Customer, used instead of your name. A big red flag is the sender pushing you to open the file attached to the email. If you identify every email attachment you get as possible malware, it may take time to make sure they are safe, but at least you would be dodging malicious contaminations. Downloading from unsecure pages may also lead to ransomware. If you want secure, file-encoding malicious software-free software, download everything from dependable portals.

By the time the ransomware is seen, it will be too late since you will no longer be able to access files since they will be encoded. The main things targeted will be images, documents and videos. After encryption, a ransom note should appear, if it does not launch on its own, it should be found in all folders that hold the encoded files. You will, of course, be asked to pay to recover the data. When dealing with cyber crooks, there are zero reassurances about how they will act. This is why we do not advise giving them money. You are not guaranteed to receive a decryption tool even if you give them money, so bear that in mind. There is nothing stopping crooks from just taking your money, and leaving your files as they are, encrypted. These situations are why having backup is so important, you would not need to worry about losing your data, you may simply terminate Rotor ransomware. We advise that you remove Rotor ransomware and instead of paying the ransom, you invest that money into backup.

Rotor ransomware uninstallation

You are alerted that the only safe way to remove Rotor ransomware is by using professional malware removal software. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand Rotor ransomware uninstallation might bring about more trouble than good. It needs be said that if you remove Rotor ransomware, the security utility will not be able to restore your data

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Learn how to remove Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options. win8-option-restart How to delete Rotor ransomware
  4. Select Startup settings and choose Enable Safe mode with Networking (or just Safe Mode). win8-startup How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware
  5. Type in cd restore and press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware
  8. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Windows key → Power button.
  2. Hold the Shift button and select Restart. win8-restart How to delete Rotor ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options. win8-option-restart How to delete Rotor ransomware
  4. Select Command Prompt. win8-startup How to delete Rotor ransomware
  5. Enter cd restore when the Command Prompt window appears. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware
  8. Press Next and then Yes. system-restore-list How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware
  3. If files are found, you can recover them. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor 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 How to delete Rotor ransomware

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