Know How To Restore Files from .Cl0p file virus
.Cl0p file virus is a highly vicious computer infection that the main function is to lock down the target PC and encrypt all kind of stored files. If your System files encrypted by this noxious infection. Are you unable to open any file as earlier states? Is this demands ransom money? If yes, don’t worry this guide will help you to remove Fob Ransomware and restore all the encrypted files.
What is .Cl0p file virus?
.Cl0p file virus is a ransom-type virus that was discovered by the malware researcher Jakub Kroustek. It is mainly designed to encrypt all kind of files of the targeted System. The main intention behind it to demands ransom money for the decryption. It is able to lock down all the Windows Based Operating System including the latest version Windows 10. It can easily alter your System and encrypt all your personal and System files like as word, documents, text, images, and pictures and so on. Like as other Ransomware it uses a powerful encryption algorithm AES and RSA to encrypt all kind of files. It also renames all the files by appending the “.Clop” extension. In this way it makes all the files totally inaccessible for the users. After completed the encryption process, it demands ransom money to unlock your files by the sending a ransom-demands message”ClopReadMe.txt”.
Cyber-criminal states that their all kind of files are encrypted by the powerful encryption algorithm so that accessing even single file is completely impossible. The only way to restore all encrypted file is to purchase a unique decryption key. Unfortunately the unique decryption key is stored on the remote server which controlled by the cyber-criminal. In order to receive a unique decryption key victim have to contact to the cyber-criminal. The cost of the decryption key is between $500 and $1500 and the payments must be pay in the form of Bitcoins, Ethereum, Monero, DASH or another crypto-currency. Cyber-criminal also offered to attach selected non-valuable files up to 5 MB in total which are decrypted and returned as a guarantee. At the end of ransom note they warned, if victim will attempt to restore data from third party recovery Software then their data will delete permanently.
Text presented in Clop ransomware text file (“ClopReadMe.txt”):
Your network has been penetrated.
All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorithm.
Backups were either encrypted or deleted or backup disks were formatted.
Shadow copies also removed, so F8 or any other methods may damage encrypted data but not recover.
We exclusively have decryption software for your situation
No decryption software is available in the public.
DO NOT RESET OR SHUTDOWN ñ files may be damaged.
DO NOT RENAME OR MOVE the encrypted and readme files.
DO NOT DELETE readme files.
This may lead to the impossibility of recovery of the certain files.
Photorec, RannohDecryptor etc. repair tools are useless and can destroy your files irreversibly.
If you want to restore your files write to emails (contacts are at the bottom of the sheet) and attach 2-3 encrypted files
(Less than 5 Mb each, non-archived and your files should not contain valuable information
(Databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.)).
You will receive decrypted samples and our conditions how to get the decoder.
Your warranty – decrypted samples.
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software.
We don`t need your files and your information.
But after 2 weeks all your files and keys will be deleted automatically.
The final price depends on how fast you write to us.
Should Victim Pay ransom money:
Paying money to the hacker is highly risky there is no any proof that you will get the decryption key after paid ransom money. Most of the cases cyber-criminal cuts all the communication after received ransom money. There are highly chance victim can losses their data and money as well.
How To Restore Encrypted Data?
This Ransomware used strong encryption algorithm so that accessing even single file is impossible. The only method to restore data and file by using backup files if you have. If you don’t have any back-up then you can use third party recovery software to recover your files. But firstly you have to completely remove .Cl0p file virus by using strong antimalware tool.
How .Cl0p file virus infect your PC?
.Cl0p file virus mostly intrudes into the PC via the spam email attachments. Spam email contains various kind of malicious files into the form of documents, text, images, excel sheet , PDF, Java script and so on. At the first inspection these file seems legitimate and useful as well as send through reputable organization. Once opening such types of files might cause the infiltration of malicious infections. It also spreads by the updating system Software from irrelevant sources, clicking on malicious links, peer to peer sharing files and other ways.
How To Prevent the installation of .Cl0p file virus:
We are highly advice do not receive any mail which send through unknown sender. If any file seems suspicious do not open them. It is highly important to check the grammatical error and spelling mistakes of the content body. Users must update the system Software from relevant site or direct links. Do not click on malicious links because it executed the malicious script which may cause the installation of such types of infections. Scan the PC with reputable antimalware tool to keep the System safe and secure forever.
Name: .Cl0p file virus
Threat Type: Ransomware
Encrypted File Extension: “.Cl0p”
Ransom Demanding Messages: ClopReadMe.txt
Symptoms: you cannot open files as earlier states, .bad extension appends on the suffix, A ransom demanding message is displayed on your desktop screen.
Distribution Methods: It is mostly distributed into the System via the spam email attachments, updating System Software, Clicking on malicious links and other tricky ways.
Removal Tool: In order to keep the files safe and secure from further encryption then you are highly advice to delete .Cl0p file virus by using the reputable antimalware tool.
[Tips & Tricks] How to remove .Cl0p file virus?
If your System has infected with .Cl0p file virus, then be careful. You should try to remove this Ransomware from your computer immediately. As we all know that Ransomware is able to encrypt/lock your personal files stored in your computer hard drives by adding its own extension in each file. However, it spreads the copies of itself in each location of your computer quickly and makes all types of files encrypted. So, we recommended you to remove .Cl0p file virus from System as soon as possible. Here, you can get proper solution to remove Ransomware from your machine. To remove crypto-malware, read the instructions given below.
Harmful impacts of .Cl0p file virus: How it gets into your machine? And what it does?
Thanks to Cyber security experts & researchers who have discovered .Cl0p file virus that is activity being distribute against computer users. It uses several techniques to get enters into your PCs and makes all files of your System locked. According to experts, cybercriminals uses several techniques to spread .Cl0p file virus in your machine i.e.,
- Infected files: The hackers can create infected documents by injecting malicious codes in it and spread these malicious files via free software packages which you are downloaded from internet.
- Phishing Campaigns: Cybercriminals use email spam techniques to distribute .Cl0p file virus on target machine. They can launch large scale email campaigns and develop such websites that will impersonate genuine services. As receipt or visitors, you will see stolen or fabricated content that forced the users into downloading and running the infected files.
- Malicious sites or file sharing network: Cyber crooks can redirect your browser’s search on shady or hacked websites and also use file sharing network to spread the harmful programs.
Further explanation about .Cl0p file virus, this nasty Ransomware injects malicious codes in targeted machine and performs malicious actions against System security including disabled all the security application, block Firewall, Modifies System registry setting, locks all files and many other damages in your computer. The main motive of cybercriminals behinds the Ransomware attack is to lock your personal files and asks you to pay ransom money for decryption key. However, it spreads the copies of ransom note as explanation on your System screen which suggests you what to do when all files have been locked.
.Cl0p file virus considered as crypto-virus helps extortionists to earn illegal money
It is another dangerous Ransomware program created cybercriminals for malware campaigns. Initially, the extortionists start injecting System registry to achieve and interfere with processes in Windows. However, it encrypts all files stored in your computer and displays the ransomware note in front of you on the screen. They demand certain amount of ransom money and ask you to contact their technical experts for further information about decryption key. We recommended you should not to pay any amount of extortion money for decryption. I am sure that .Cl0p file virus or hacker behind this ransomware will never decrypt or recover your files at any cases. However, it could be set to delete all Shadow Volume copies from Windows Operating System. In case if your System has infected with .Cl0p file virus, then you should try to remove .Cl0p file virus and also try to know how to get back your encrypted data.
Preparation before starting the procedure to remove .Cl0p file virus
- Before starting the removal process, make sure you have strong backup of your all files. You should have strong backup & recovery tool to insure your files against any data loss.
- You should follow the removal steps in proper ways and to do that you can open the instructions in front of your eyes.
- Be patient while removal process not done and follow the instructions carefully.
Procedure 1: Boot your PC in Safe Mode to isolate and remove .Cl0p file virus
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “msconfig” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Now, go to “Boot” tab
Step 3: Select “Safe Boot > Network” and click on “Apply” and “OK”
Step 4: Click on “Restart” to go into safe mode
Procedure 2: Clean the System Registries, created by .Cl0p file virus on your machine
In most of the cases, .Cl0p file virus (Ransomware) targeted following System registries of Windows machine
To open registry editor and delete any values created by .Cl0p file virus, you can follow the instruction given below
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “regedit” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Once System registry Editor opened, you can freely navigate to “Run and RunOnce” keys whose location are shown above
Step 3: Now, you can remove the value of virus by right clicking on it and removing it
Procedure 3: How to find files created by .Cl0p file virus on your System?
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “explorer.exe” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Click on your PC either “My Computer”, “My PC” or “This PC”
Step 3: Now, navigate to search box in top-right of your PC screen and type “file extension” after which type the file extension.
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows XP)
Step 1: Click on “Start Menu” icon and then choose “search” preference
Step 2: Now, choose “More Advanced options” from search assistant box
Step 3: After that, type the name of file which you are looking for and click on search button.
Procedure 4: How to restore or recover encrypted files? (Automatic Solution)
We recommended you to please avoid paying any extortion money for decryption and use powerful backup & recovery tool to restore files encrypted by Ransomware. You can easily restore all files locked by Ransomware if you have created backup of your files in some other external storage media drives. In case if you have not created any backup of your data or not backup & recovery software is not available in your computer, then you have to use third-party data recovery tool for creating backup. To do this, follow the instruction given below
Step 1: At first, you need to download “Data Recovery Tool”
Step 2: Now, execute “Data Recovery Setup” carefully by following On-Screen instructions
Step 3: After that, launch the software and scan the PC deeply to retrieve the files encrypted by .Cl0p file virus
Step 4: Now, restore the files encrypted by Ransomware