Removing ransomware: a step-by-step guide

“Time to panic? Don’t!”


Really useful article published on Emsisoft blog, a base step-by-step guide to remove ransomware.

Emsisoft are proud associate partners of No More Ransom, an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and two additional cyber security companies. Our shared goal is to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay

Table of contents

  1. Create an image or backup of the system
  2. Disable any system optimisation and cleanup software
  3. Quarantine, but don’t delete!
  4. Server victims: identify the point of entry and close it
  5. Identify the type of ransomware
    5.1 Decrypter available? Use it!
    5.2 No decrypter available? Help us!

“No More Ransom” project?


No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together.

On www.nomoreransom.org , users can find information on what ransomware is and how to protect themselves and, equally important, victims can find tools to help them decrypt their blocked devices for free.

In order to better assist victims from all over the world, the online portal is now available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

References

How to remove ransomware the right way: A step-by-step guide

How to remove ransomware the right way: A step-by-step guide

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