Remove .[].actin File Virus (+Recover Files)

.[].actin File Virus is a Phobos Ransomware variant which is a very nasty violent file encrypting malware. This perilous threat is able to infect any Windows computer very easily and encrypt all the store files using a powerful encryption algorithm. Upon encryption, it will add .[].actin extension to the end of all your file names to make them locked. It will also leave ransom note on your computer to explain why you are not able to access your files and what you need to do. This malware is so nasty that you won’t even know its presence on your computer until it has done all its destruction. It may disable your anti-virus and firewall to avoid any disturbance during the encryption process. This dubious .[].actin Ransomware only wants your money, so it will make all your files useless and ask you to pay ransom money to get decryption key.

.[].actin File Virus : Threat Analysis

 Name .[].actin File Virus
 Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
 Family Phobos Ransomware
 Extension .[].actin
 Description Encrypt all your files and demand 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

When your files are locked with .[].actin Virus, it does not mean that you can forget about your old files and create new ones. It will keep encrypting your data as soon you download it, copy it or create it yourself. It means that you cannot use your system anymore unless you pay the ransom amount. If you have backup of your files then do not try to recover your data unless this nasty .[].actin File Virus is removed or it will encrypt your backup files too. This virus clearly says in its ransom note that you can recover all your files if you buy the decryption key by paying ransom money in BitCoin. It is will ask you to contact the hackers through email address to negotiate the terms. You can also send some of your files for free decryption as proof that decryption key will work. But hackers are smart they will decrypt any of the important files database or something. Check the snapshot of ransom note here :

All your files have been encrypted!

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail

Write this ID in the title of your message (Some random ID number)

You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

Free decryption as guarantee

Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)

How to obtain Bitcoins

The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.


Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:



Do not rename encrypted files.

Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software; it may cause permanent data loss.

Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

If you are thinking that you can pay hackers behind .[].actin Virus Ransomware whatever they want and get your files back then it is a mistake. After getting the money they have no reason to give you decryption key. In most cases decryption key won’t even work because many of the ransomware victims already reported this kind of fraud. This types of nasty malware viruses are mostly spread through spam emails, suspicious links, malicious or pron sites, bundled freeware or shareware programs, cracked software and other social engineering methods. Hackers behind this .[].actin File Virus are only focused on making money and they don’t care about your files. If you once pay the ransom fees, this virus may again encrypt your files using other variants or other name. If you are looking for data recovery solution then you can use a third party data recovery tool to restore your files. But that process will work when you remove this nasty file locker malware from your system or it will keep encrypting your data. Follow this below instructions carefully to permanently remove .[].actin File Virus from your system and recover your files without paying money to hackers.

How To Remove .[].actin File Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty .[].actin File Virus 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 .[].actin File 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 shadow file explorer 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.

Recover file encrypted by .[].actin File Virus

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

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Manually Remove .[].actin File 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 .[].actin File Virus and right click on it then click End process.

Block .[].actin File Virus in Task Manager

 Part 3 – Remove .[].actin File 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 .[].actin File Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove .[].actin File 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.

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Windows 7

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Remove .[].actin File 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.

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Windows 10

 Part 4 – Remove .[].actin File 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.

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Chrome

Remove From Mozilla Firefox

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

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Firefox

Remove From MS Edge

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

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Edge

Remove From Internet Explorer

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

Remove .[].actin File Virus From Internet Explorer

 Part 5 – Remove .[].actin File 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 .[].actin File 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\.[].actin File Virus

 Tips To Prevent Malware Like .[].actin File 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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