Welcome to our Aes-ni ransomware removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC for free.
If you’ve discovered that a ransomware virus called Aes-ni ransomware has attacked your system and is now demanding that you pay money to the cyber criminals behind it, we can sympathize, as we know how traumatizing such experiences can be. Not only is this a direct violation of your property and breach of privacy, but the actions of this malware may have also robbed you of some of your most important digital data. Ransomware viruses like Aes-ni ransomware are notorious for their ability to sneak into the victim user’s computer or even computer network and encrypt the files found on it, making them inaccessible to anyone not in possession of a secret decryption key. And who do you think has that key? That’s right, the hackers behind the ransomware. And that is precisely what they try to blackmail users to pay for: the decryption key which will allegedly set the affected files free. But since you’re here, you’re obviously not too eager to be paying some criminals and thus reward them for their misdoings. And that is why we have tried to assemble a removal guide, which will both help you remove this dangerous virus from your system, but may also help you recover the files it has robbed you of. Read on to find out more about how this virus functions and what your options of countering it are.
How ransomware operates and why it’s so dangerous
Programs like Aes-ni ransomware usually have no trouble getting away with their malicious activities, because – oddly enough – they aren’t really malicious. Don’t be outraged just yet, we’re about to reveal one of the key components to this malware types unheard of success. You see, once it invades your system the ransomware virus scans your system for certain file types. After this, it begins to create encrypted copies of those files and deletes the originals. Now, if you know anything about encryption, it is an essential security technique, meant to protect data. Therefore, the majority of antivirus programs out there won’t see it as a threat and will let it slip under their radar. That is precisely why programs like Aes-ni ransomware rarely ever encounter any resistance when they’re conducting their evil scheme. However, new and more advanced antivirus programs are now being developed with features that may be able to detect encryption processes and notify the users about them.
But now that the harm has already been done, there’s not much use of detecting and ongoing attack for you at this exact moment, right? So what do you do? Well, there are different alternatives to combating an attack that has already taken place, which don’t involve sending money to cybercriminals. In case you’ve been contemplating that, one good reason not to do that is that you may never receive a decryption key and you might as well have just tossed your money out the window. It’s actually fairly common that once they receive their ransom payment, the hackers are then never heard of again. What we recommend is first removing Aes-ni ransomware from your system, because whatever you decide to do later, the virus will still be there to cause more harm. As we mentioned, you can refer the instructions in the removal guide for that purpose. In addition, there’s a section in that very same guide, which will show you how you can restore the deleted copies of the files from system backups. Now, we can’t promise that this will necessarily work, as each case is different, but it certainly won’t hurt to try. In addition, we also have a list of decryptor tools, which you may refer to. We update it frequently, so perhaps you may be able to find the tool that will do the job for you.
But once you’ve cleaned the infection and dealt with its aftermath, it’s important that you steer clear of source of ransomware from now on. These are typically spam emails, malvertisements (malicious online ads) and different suspicious and illegal downloadable content. We advise you to be very careful with incoming emails and also be sure to limit your download sources as well as any websites you visit to only trusted locations. Finally, but perhaps even more importantly, try to keep backups of your most important files on separate drives. That way, even if you do land an infection, your files will be safe and sound on some other drive.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.|
|Distribution Method||From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.|
Aes-ni ransomware Removal
Here is what you need to do in order to remove a Ransomware virus from you computer.
I – Reveal Hidden files and folders and utilize the task manager
- Use the Folder Options in order to reveal the hidden files and folders on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, follow this link.
- Open the Start Menu and in the search field type Task Manager.
- Open the first result and in the Processes tab, carefully look through the list of Processes.
- If you notice with the virus name or any other suspicious-looking or that seems to consume large amounts of memory, right-click on it and open its file location. Delete everything in there.
- Make sure that the hidden files and folders on your PC are visible, else you might not be able to see everything.
- Go back to the Task Manager and end the shady process.
II – Boot to Safe Mode
- Boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you do not know how to do it, use this guide/linked/.
III – Identify the threat
- Go to the ID Ransomware website. Here is a direct link.
- Follow there in order to identify the specific virus you are dealing with.
IV – Decrypt your files
- Once you have identified the virus that has encrypted your files, you must acquire the respective tool to unlock your data.
- Open your browser and search for how to decrypt ransomware, look for the name of the one that has infected your system.
- With any luck, you’d be able to find a decryptor tool for your ransomware. If that doesn’t happen try Step V as a last ditch effort to save your files.
V – Use Recuva to restore files deleted by the virus
- Download the Recuva tool. This will help you restore your original files so that you won’t need to actually decrypt the locked ones.
- Once you’ve downloaded the program, open it and select Next.
- Now choose the type of files you are seeking to restore and continue to the next page.
- When asked where your files were, before they got deleted, either use the option In a specific location and provide that location or choose the opt for the I am not sure alternative – this will make the program look everywhere on your PC.
- Click on Next and for best results, enable the Deep Scan option (note that this might take some time).
- Wait for the search to finish and then select which of the listed files you want to restore.