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

.[].actin File Virus is another Phobos Ransomware variant. It is a dangerous file locker malware which is very much similar to its previous versions except it is spreading fast and aggressively. This cunning malware infection can easily alter Windows computer security and hide in to your machine. It will encrypt your files and add .[].actin extension as suffix to all the file names to mark them as encrypted. This perilous threat will also leave ransom note on your computer to explain about what happened to your files and what you need to do in order to restore your data. This nasty .[].actin Ransomware wants you to contact its creator on email address to negotiate the price of decryption key that can unlock all your files.

.[].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

.[].actin File Virus is a clever malware infection. It does not reveal the ransom amount instead it ask you to send them some of your files for free decryption. Once it will unlock those files, you will get assured that you can recover all your data by paying ransom money to hackers. After you are completely convinced then it will demand huge ransom money to give you decryption key. It is just an elaborated blackmail technique used by .[].actin File Virus. Now when you know that you can recover your data then you will surely be willing to pay any amount of money after which it will elope without restoring your data. Hackers never intended to release your files, if they some how give you decryption key then still you won’t be able to recover all your files. Instructions of the creator of this virus are quite clear, you should not try to recover your data using any other method or your files will get corrupted. They know that everyone will try something to recover their files and when decryption won’t work they will think that they corrupted their own files. Check the screenshot of ransom note here :

.[].actin File Virus

Hackers mostly use spam emails to deliver threats like .[].actin File Virus directly into your computer. This perilous threat could also be spread through software bundling process and hacktool which is mostly used to crack software. When you download such bundled applications or cracked software on your machine, virus can easily get installed without your knowledge. Malicious websites, porn or torrent sites could also be used to serve malicious codes that could bring .[].actin Ransomware on your system without your knowledge. Apart from this, when you click on misleading ads and browser get redirected to some unknown phishing websites that will ask you to allow pop-up notifications these all actions are potentially caused by some infection and may bring more threats on your system including .[].actin Virus. So it is very important to be smart and alert when you browse the Internet or download anything for it. Do not entertain bogus website that keep redirecting your browser to make illegal profit.

.[].actin File Virus

As your computer is infected by .[].actin File Virus and all your files are locked, you must be thinking that if you could get decryption key then all your files can get restored. Do not think paying ransom money to hackers because it will start another chain reaction that can bring problems. If you pay money and don’t get decrpytion key then it will a total waste. If you get decryption key but it can decrypt your files but bring more malware on your system then it will be more dangerous. If in process of paying ransom money, your financial details get expose then you might become a victim of bank fraud. There are also dozens of possibilities that can end badly for you, so it is not safe to make any deal with hackers. We suggest everyone to remove .[].actin Virus Ransomware completely from their infected PC and then try to recover their files using data recovery software.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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