Welcome to the Encrypted Data Recovery Help page.
A ransomware attack leading to encryption of all your personal and important files is devastating. A sudden malware attack on your PC and all your data is locked and you can’t do anything. One can only imagine how frustrating that can be until they become the victim themselves. Such an attack mostly leads to irreversible data loss and not to mention computer damage. Paying hackers to buy decryption keys is not an option because you can easily get cheated and it will also encourage them to carry out more similar attacks. If you are also a ransomware victim then you can try some alternative solutions to recover your ransomware encrypted files.
This guide will try to explain all the possible methods you can use to recover your encrypted files. So before you start the process please bookmark this page (press “Ctrl + D” buttons on your keyboard) in case if you have to close your browser or restart your computer. You can also open this page on any alternate device like a smartphone, tablet, or any other computer. Keep in mind that this page is written for helping you to recover files encrypted by known Ransomware infection. If your PC is infected by any latest malware infection then you can submit the name and extension of the virus in the comment section for more help.
Once you decide to recover your ransomware encrypted files through the alternate method (i.e. without paying money to hackers), you’ll need to do some preparations first. The first step begins with identifying the ransomware variant. Then there is the removal of the infection from your system. After that creating a backup of all your encrypted files is also necessary in case if this whole process doesn’t work. So let’s get started.
First, before you start the Encrypted Data Recovery process, you should know the name of the particular Ransomware infection. You can get an idea about the type and origin of the malware by checking its Ransom note or file extension. Some Ransomware also changes the desktop background with their own wallpaper, some display their names within their Ransom note. If you are still unable to identify the malware then you can visit the ID Ransomware website. It’s an online tool to identify the Ransomware infection. You just have to upload the ransom note and encrypted file and it will tell you the name of the virus.
Second, you must first remove the virus from your computer before recovering your data. Because the virus is still there then it can re-encrypt your files and you will have to do it all over again. It is also possible that this time virus will delete all your files permanently. So if you have already removed the ransomware then start the Encrypted Data Recovery process. If the virus is still on your PC, then download the Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove the infection.
Once you made sure that your computer is no longer infected only then begin the Encrypted Data Recovery process. First of all, you should create a backup of all your encrypted files. You can copy those files on any external hard drive or you can upload them on any cloud drive like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. In case the alternate method of file recovery doesn’t work and you end up corrupting your files then you can restore those encrypted files with backup.
If you are really careful about your data then you must have created a backup of your original files somewhere. Most people tend to keep backup of their important data on an external hard drive or USB drive or cloud drive. This method will only work if you have created a backup of your files. Once you remove the ransomware from your PC, you can easily restore all your files.
Another way to get rid of the ransomware infection and restore your files is to restore your computer to a previous date when your PC was not infected. For doing a system restore, you must have a restore point on your computer. Restoring your PC may or may not remove the Virus because sometimes viruses can also delete the restore points. But still, this method is worth giving a try. Follow the below steps:
- Press Windows Key + R buttons together on the keyboard.
- Type cmd in the Run box and then click the OK button.
- Now type cd restore and press Enter, then type rstrui.exe and press Enter.
- When the System Restore window opens, click on the Next button
- Select a System Restore point that you have created in the past, and click the Next button.
- Finally, click on the Yes button to start the system restoration process.
Don’t get disappointed if the system restore method doesn’t resolve the issue. Scan your PC using a Powerful Anti-Malware program to detect and remove any hidden threats automatically. After that, you can use this next method to recover your ransomware encrypted files.
If you don’t have any recent backup of your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recover your files. Stellar Windows Data Recovery software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to register the full version to recover more than 1 G of files. But in this case, you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are a much cheaper option than paying ransom money.
- First, you need to download the Stellar Data Recovery Software.
- After installing the software launch the program, select the type of data you want to recover then click the Next button.
- Now you can select the location, Drive or volume and then click on the Scan button.
- After the scan, you can choose the file to recover by previewing them. Select files to recover and click on the Recover button to save the files.
Shadows File Explorer is a free Windows tool that detects and recovers shadow copies of your files. This tool can be used to used recover deleted or lost files but in this case, we can also use this tool for Encrypted Data Recovery. First, you need to download the shadow file explorer program.
Now after installing the software launch the program. Here you can select your Drive from the upper left corner. Then select any data when your computer was not infected by the ransomware virus.
After that select any file or folder and then right-click on it. After that click on the Export button and select any destination to save the file.
As you know many Anti-Virus companies release their own decryption tool to recover data for free. In most cases, it can take months or even years to find any suitable decryptor to newly found ransomware. So if you have made the backup of all your encrypted files, you can wait for the other security vendors to launch a free decryption tool. Some of them are already in the market and available for free download. It is not guaranteed that the previous version of the decryption tools will help in your Encrypted Data Recovery, but still, I am going to list some of the most powerful of them so you can check them for yourself.
Trend Micro Decryptor Tool (Free) – This tool is created and distributed by the famous security company Trend Micro. It is a free tool that is known for recovering data from numerous Ransomware infections. So you can download this software and try it yourself. Visit Site Now
Here is also a list of the viruses that this decryptor can currently deal with
- CryptXXX V1, V2, V3
- CryptXXX V4, V5
- TeslaCrypt V1
- TeslaCrypt V2
- TeslaCrypt V3
- TeslaCrypt V4
- CERBER V1
Avast Free Ransomware Decryptor – Today who don’t know about Avast anti-virus. It might not be the best tool to remove Ransomware infection from your PC but it has found several powerful Ransomware decryptors to which can be quite helpful in the Encrypted Data Recovery process without paying ransom money. Visit Site Now
Here is also a list of the viruses Avast decryptor can help you recover
- Alcatraz Locker
- CryptoMix (Offline)
Emisoft Decryptors (Free) – Another security company that offers several free Ransomware decryption tool that can help you. The company has created separate decryptor tools for a big number of Ransomware viruses and are also developing new ones. You can the official web link of the company for the decryption tools to find yourself a free decryptor. Visit Site Now
Here are some of the Ransomware versions that Emisoft has covered and created decryptors for:
Note: If the above Encrypted Data Recovery tricks fail to work for you then don’t get upset. We are working very hard to find new ways to recover encrypted files. You can give us more information about your ransomware like name, extension types, date of infection and we will try to help you. We will also update the list and methods as soon we find other reliable ways. If you liked the information or my attempt to find the real solution for your encrypted files, then please share this information with your friends.