Remove .popoticus file virus Ransomware (+Recover Files)

.popoticus file virus is a newly found file locker virus which is a variant of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware. This new threat is released by the same group of hackers and it adds .popoticus extension to the end of your encrypted files. This perilous threat is mainly aimed to deceive users and cheat their money in form of ransom fees to buy the decryption tool to recover your files. If your computer is infected by .popoticus Ransomware virus then you will not detect any change on your system until all your files are encrypted. This perilous threat is quite good in laying low and do its malicious activities under the radar. It uses a powerful encryption algorithm to encrypt your files and you can only recover those files through the private decryption key created for your system.

.popoticus File Virus : Threat Analysis

Name .popoticus Ransomware, .popoticus file virus, .popoticus extension virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Extension .popoticus
Family GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware
Ransom note “HOW-TO-RESTORE-FILES.txt”
Description popoticus Ransomware encrypt your files by adding .popoticus extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
Distribution Spam Emails, Email Attachments, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites
Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
Data Recovery ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro

After the .popoticus virus infect your computer, all your files will become useless and you cannot access them. You will see that every files on your system has some new extension and when you try to access those files, you will get error. After encrypting your data, this nasty virus will also leave ransom note on your computer with the name of “HOW-TO-RESTORE-FILES.txt” which contains threatening message. When you will open that note, you will find that all your files are locked with .popoticus file extension virus and you can get the decryption key by paying the ransom money to hackers in BitCoins. This perilous Ransomware infection is mainly intended to cheat your money and it has no reason to give you decryption key. It is not advised to trust this nasty .popoticus Virus Ransomware and do not pay the ransom money under the duress because we are here to help you remove this infection and restore your files.

.popoticus file virus can use several different methods to encrypt your files which simply means that it is hard to block the intrusion. Most of the time your regular anti-virus miss to detect and block the infection due to which Ransomware threats are very popular. After intruding your machine, this perilous threat can also disable all the security related programs which means you cannot remove this infection. This .popoticus Ransomware virus is able to encrypt all types of system files including images, documents, videos, musics and others which leaves your system completely useless. This data locker virus is relying on the fact that you need your data back badly and you will be willing to pay any amount of money for that. But paying ransom money to hackers will not bring your files as they do not care for your files. You should not download freeware programs, cracked software, never browse malicious, porn or torrent websites and do not open spam email attachments without scanning if you want to avoid .popoticus file virus infection.

Now as the matter of file recovery is concerned there are other ways to get your data back. You can recover your files through backup or you can use data recovery software to get your data back but first you will need to remove this .popoticus file virus. If don’t remove this infection and recover your files, it will encrypt those files as well. So it is very risky to perform any task on your machine until this nasty virus still residing on your system. You can also use the extensive data recovery guide to know more how to recover files using the shadow explorer. Many security companies also create some ransomware decryptors to unlock the encoded files but you might have wait for that for some long time, so you can keep your encrypted files safe on cloud drives. But the best and most satisfying solution for this problem is to remove .popoticus file virus and recover your files using data recovery software.

How To Remove .popoticus Files Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty .popoticus Files Virus. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If the STOP Decryptor was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro 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 pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.

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  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

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  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

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Manually Remove .popoticus Files Virus

Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to .popoticus Files Virus and right click on it then click End process.

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Part 3 – Remove .popoticus Files Virus From Control Panel

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that .popoticus Files Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove .popoticus Files Virus From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and malicious programs.

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Remove .popoticus Files Virus From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and harmful programs.

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Part 4 – Remove .popoticus Files Virus From Browser

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

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Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

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Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

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Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

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Part 5 – Remove .popoticus Files Virus From Registry Editor

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

  • Find and remove .popoticus Files Virus related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.popoticus Files Virus

Tips To Prevent Malware Like .popoticus Files Virus In Future

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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