Welcome to our Onion.to Ransomware removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC for free.
The article below is going to discuss the characteristic features and effects a program called Onion.to Ransomware might have on your PC. The first thing you need to know is that it’s based on Ransomware. Briefly speaking, Ransomware is a term, which is used to describe all the malicious products, which can harm or block your PC in some way. Such programs are also known for demanding a ransom payment in exchange for reversing the damage they cause. This particular Ransom-requiring program, Onion.to Ransomware, is fully capable of rendering you unable to reach or use most of your usually accessed files. More information about the malware-related activities of this Ransomware version has been shared throughout the text you are about to read below. This ransom-demanding product could infect your computer in many possible manners (the most usual of which we are going to explain fully below). Furthermore, it is also known to creae a list of the data you regularly access, alter or use in any way; after which it encrypts these enlisted files, making them totally inaccessible to you. The malicious programs, which are known for data encryption, belong to the file-encrypting Ransomware subfamily.
Other types of Ransomware:
There are other Ransomware categories, as you might expect, and we are going to briefly discuss them here:
- Viruses, which are after your mobile devices – Ransomware may also invade tablets and phones, so none of them are ever safe. Such viruses might result in making you unable to access the screens of the affected devices. Actually, what prevents you from using a particular device’s display is the ransom alert stating you are supposed to pay ransom in order to remove it and access this screen again.
- Viruses which lock up desktops – These malicious programs strongly resemble the mobile-targeting Ransomware. Their potential consequences are similar, just the affected devices are different. In this case your desktop computers and laptops might get infected. Their displays might be covered with very big ransom notifications and you may end up incapable of accessing any icons and items there.
- Criminals-punishing Ransomware – In fact, very rarely hackers could get punished for whatever wrong they do with the help of programs, which exploit Ransomware-like code. Authorities and certain agencies fight cybercrimes using similar programs by making hackers pay fines, etc.
The most common sources that Onion.to Ransomware may come from
It’s extremely likely for you to catch Onion.to Ransomware (and any other virus) if you:
- Open emails or their attachments, which could look strange; or may be unexpected: This way of catching Ransomware is among the very widely used methods for spreading such malware across the web. Possibly the worst aspect about that is the chance to get infected by a Trojan along with the Ransom-demanding virus. These two might come together from such sources as attachments and letters.
- Open/ click on fake system requests: Such viruses might come automatically in case you click on a suspicious system-looking notification. Actually, you could get such malicious notifications in the form of pop-ups from certain pages, which may contain malware. As soon as you follow such a pretending to be system request, your computer might end up contaminated.
- Most (illegal) video/movie/torrent/software-sharing websites: Of course, you can watch videos and movies online, still, stick to the trustworthy web pages. Never download software illegally – such products are among the most usual malware sources. Moreover, avoid all the torrents, which look suspicious – they could be contagious as well.
Always remind yourself that: Ransomware is an extremely harmful threat and it could potentially be hiding in any kind of content on the web.
Getting rid of such infections:
If your system has already been infected by Onion.to Ransomware, we’ll have to admit that your options are, unfortunately, awfully limited. You may try asking an expert for some advice. Another thing that could help is to download a specific piece of software that has a reputation of successfully managing to deal with such malware, and reversing its damaging consequences. What’s more, it’s always a good idea to look at the Removal Guide after the characteristics table we have especially created to facilitate the process of getting rid of this Ransomware for you. However, unfortunately, we cannot promise you that these methods will work. It depends on how the hackers have programmed Onion.to Ransomware. Just do not immediately pay the necessary ransom – try all the other possible options first.
Onion.to 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.