Anti-DDos ransomware – What Do You Know About It?
Apparently, Anti-DDos ransomware is classified as a file encoder virus which has only one aim to boost up Bitcoin account balance of its developers by extorting money from innocent Windows users. Sadly, it has screen locking capabilities. The screenlocker is smart it shows a fake Window update and it displays ransom message written in Portuguese. Seems like its developers is only aimed at Portuguese-speaking computer users. However, this is not true at all. Surprisingly, it has been spread all over the Internet and thousands of Windows users have already been infected with Anti-DDos ransomware. As a symptoms, you notice that certain types of files saved in commonly used data containers have become totally in accessible and useless. None of your Windows applications will be able to read or open the encoded files. When it comes to its distribution, its developers are currently using Email services only. Hence, if you receive email from anonymous source then you should move it to trash immediately and never double click attached files in order to keep your PC safe.
Possible Reasons Behind Anti-DDos ransomware Attacks
- You may not have installed a reliable Antivirus software onto your computer.
- Probably, you may not have updated or licensed your Antivirus from a very long time. Since, only an updated Antivirus can provide real time protection against Anti-DDos ransomware.
- You may have installed pirated games or software by disabling your security shield.
- Double clicking spam email attachments also deliver the ransomware onto your system.
- Installing trojanized updates falsely associated with Windows update or software update may bring Anti-DDos ransomware infection on your computer.
Recovering Files Using Alternative Options Instead Paying off Ransom
We take it as our responsibility to inform you that Anti-DDos ransomware encodes files and demands ransom in order to provide data decryption key. However, it is not safe. Hence, you should either use data recovery software or free decryptor software released by AV vendors to decipher your files. These two options are far better than paying of ransom. As of now, you need to follow Anti-DDos ransomware removal and data recovery procedures presented below:
Steps to Uninstall Anti-DDos ransomware from PC
Procedure 1: Reboot Your PC in Safe Mode
How To Start Computer in Safe Mode with Networking (Win XP/Vista/7)
- Please restart your system. Just before the Windows start, continuously press F8 on your keyboard. Now, you will be presented with Advanced Options Menu.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking from the selection options. Please use the keyboard’s arrow up or down to navigate between selections and then hit Enter to proceed.
Method To Start Win 8 in Safe Mode with Networking
- Restart your PC and as soon as it begins to start, kindly please press Shift+F8 keys.
- Instead of seeing the Advance Boot Options, Win 8 will display the Recovery Mode. So, continue with the given instructions until you reach the Safe Mode function.
- Tap on ‘See advanced repair options’.
- Then after, click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, select Advanced options.
- On the next window, choose Windows Startup Settings.
- At last, click on the Restart button. Now, Windows 8 will restart and boot into the Advanced Boot Option wherein you can run the computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
ShadowExplorer can be really helpful in restoring your file encrypted by Anti-DDos ransomware
When Anti-DDos ransomware attacks it generally tries to delete all shadows copies which is stored in your computer. But there are chances that Anti-DDos ransomware is not able to delete the shadow copies everytime. So you need to restore the original files using shadow copies.
Follow these simple steps to restore original files through shadowexplorer
- you need to download shadowexplorer link from http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html
- Install it on your system
- Now you need to open shadowexplorer and select c: drive on left panel
- Now choose at least one month ago date from date field.
- Now you need to go to the folder which have encrypted filed.
- Now right click the encrypted files
- You need to export the original files and choose a destination to store them.
System restore can be another method to restore your encrypted files
1. Open start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> System tools >> System Restore
2. Click next to go to restore window
3. See what restore points are available for you , choose a restore point at least 20 to 30 days back.
4. Once selecting click next
5. Choose disk c: (it must be selected by default)
6. Now click next and system restore will start working and will be able to finish in few minutes.
Another method for recovering your decrypted files are file recovery software
If above methods are not successful you can go for file recovery software. It can be helpful in recovering your encrypted files as Anti-DDos ransomware first makes a copy of original files and then encrypt it. After encryption it deletes the original files. So there is high probability that these file recovery software can help you in recovering your original files. You can find links to some best file recovery software below.
1. Recuva : you can download from http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download
2. Testdisk: you can download from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
3. Undelete360: you can get it from http://www.undelete360.com/
4. Pandora Recovery: you can download from http://www.pandorarecovery.com/
5. Minitool partition recovery: you can get it from http://www.minitool.ca/