Know How To Restore Files from Fresh ransomware
Fresh ransomware is a kind of malicious computer infection that belongs to Dharma Ransomware family. It is mainly designed and distributed by hacker with the sole motive to encrypt files of the targeted System and force victim’s into paying ransom money. It uses the latest and powerful encryption algorithm to encrypt all the personal and System files including word, documents, text, images, and so on. It renames files by adding victim’s ID, email@example.com email address and appending the “.fresh” extension at the end of their filenames. After the completed the encryption process, it displays a pop-up windows with instructions on how to contact its developer and creates “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” file which inform victim to how to decrypt files and pay demands money.
As written in both ransom notes, Victims are informed that their all files are encrypted by the powerful encryption algorithm therefore accessing even single file is impossible. The only way to decrypt file is to purchase a unique decryptor tool from the cyber-criminal. In order to know how to purchase decryption tool for data encryption victim have to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of the decryption tool is not stratified, it is only depends on how to fast victim will contact to the developer. Unfortunately cyber-criminals behind this infection are the only ones who can provide tool that can decrypt files by their Ransomware. It also offers one file for free decryption which does not contain any valuable information like as database, documents, large excel sheet and so on. The file size of the file should not large than 1MB. At the end of the ransom note they also warned, if victim will attempt to restore data from third party software it may cause permanent data loss.
Text presented in Fresh ransomware‘s pop-up window:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED
Don’t worry,you can return all your files!
If you want to restore them, follow this link:email email@example.com YOUR ID –
If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
File Types Encrypted By Fresh ransomware:
.doc, .docm, .docx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .psd, .pst, .ptx,.xlk, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .zip, .gif, .htm, .html, .iso, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .kdc, .lnk, .mdb, .mdf, .mef, .mk, .mp3, .mp4,.avi, .mkv, .bmp, .1c, .3fr, .accdb, .ai, .arw, .bac, .bay, .cdr, .cer, .cfg, .config, .cr2, .crt, .crw, .css, .csv, .db, .dbf, .dcr, .der, .dng, .dwg, .dxf, .dxg, .eps, .erf, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .odb, .ode, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .orf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .png, .r3d, .rar, .raw, .rtf, .rw2, .rwl, .sql, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .tif, .wb2, .wma, .wpd, .wps, .x3f and many more.
Should Victim Pay Ransom Money:
It is common that cyber-criminal behind this infection do not send any decryption took even received ransom money on the given time period. It is not sure that you will recover all your data even after paying ransom money. Actually it is only a scam to extort huge money by phishing innocent users. The more you pay the more it will demand. In most of the cases cyber-criminal cuts all the communication just after received ransom money. There are highly chance victim can loss their files and money as well.
How To Restore Data from Fresh ransomware:
Paying money to the hacker is highly risky for the victim. In this case we are highly advice to remove Fresh ransomware completely from System by the using appropriate removal tool to prevent the remain file for further encryption. After completed the encryption process you can easily restore your data and files by the using back-up files, volume shadow Copy or third party recovery Software.
How did Fresh ransomware distributed into the PC:
Fresh ransomware usually distributed into the System via the various intrusive methods like as spam email campaign, unwanted Program installation, Fake Software Updater and other tricky ways. Cyber offender often sends thousands of spam email which contains malicious attachments like as archer, zip, PDF, Exe and so on or suspicious website links with the aim to opening attachments of clicking on suspicious website links. If opened such types of malicious files cause the installation of Ransomware program. Installation of unwanted program by the click on suspicious links might lead lots of infections one of them are Ransomware. Update the System Software from irrelevant sources like as torrent, emule and other sources might offers to infiltration of malicious infections.
How To Protect your System from Fresh ransomware:
It is highly recommended victim should not attach any mail which comes through unknown address. Check the email address before attached them. Don’t try to open file if looks suspicious. Must be check the grammatical error and spelling mistakes of the content body. Users also must be avoiding the installation of unwanted program and don’t try to click on the suspicious links. Users must be update the System or software regularly with a latest version from relevant sources. In order to keep the System safe and secure scans the System with reputable antimalware tool.
Name: Fresh ransomware
Threat Type: Ransomware, File Virus
Encrypted File Extension: .fresh
Ransom Demanding Message: Pop-up window, FILES ENCRYPTED.txt
Cyber Criminal Contact: email@example.com
Symptoms: A ransom demanding message is displayed on your desktop screen. Cannot open files stored on your System, encrypted file by a unique extension.
Distribution Methods: spam email campaign, unwanted Program installation, Fake Software Updater and other tricky ways.
Removal Process: In order to keep the System safe and secure by the scan PC via the reputable antimalware tool.
[Tips & Tricks] How to remove Fresh ransomware ?
If your System has infected with Fresh ransomware , 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 Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware : How it gets into your machine? And what it does?
Thanks to Cyber security experts & researchers who have discovered Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware , 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.
Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware , then you should try to remove Fresh ransomware and also try to know how to get back your encrypted data.
Preparation before starting the procedure to remove Fresh ransomware
- 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 Fresh ransomware
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 Fresh ransomware on your machine
In most of the cases, Fresh ransomware (Ransomware) targeted following System registries of Windows machine
To open registry editor and delete any values created by Fresh ransomware , 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 Fresh ransomware 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 Fresh ransomware
Step 4: Now, restore the files encrypted by Ransomware