If your personal files does not open normally, their extension changed and firstname.lastname@example.org added at the end of their name then your PC is infected with a new Ransomed@india.com virus from a family of file-encrypting ransomware. Once opened, it have encrypted all personal files stored on your computer disks and attached network drives.
The Ransomed@india.com virus is a variant of crypto viruses. It affects all current versions of Microsoft Windows operating system such as the Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. This ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm with 2048-bit key to eliminate the possibility of brute force a key which will allow to decrypt encrypted documents, photos and music. The Ransomed@india.com virus encrypts almost of files, including common as:
.wps, .slm, .pfx, .menu, .zif, .jpe, .xlsb, .x3f, .wpb, .psk, .xxx, .wdp, .wsh, .mddata, .hvpl, .epk, .p7b, .p12, .z, .raf, .m4a, .esm, .ai, .xx, .bc6, .forge, .wav, .7z, .cdr, .jpeg, .xlk, .arch00, .sidn, .fos, .wpd, .xmind, .wdb, .nrw, .gho, .mp4, .wp, .dxg, .x3f, .sid, .y, .wmo, .wp6, .0, .cas, .t12, .desc, .kdb, .odm, .pst, .upk, .wire, .wpe, .ncf, .crt, .map, .ltx, .eps, .vcf, .zdc, .mdf, .xdl, .webp, .hkdb, .wpt, .wbmp, .bik, .xll, .wsc, .hkx, .kf, .syncdb, .wpl, .xls, .das, .mcmeta, .2bp, .dcr, .x, .pdd, .xlgc, .wbc, .indd, .xwp, .3fr, .odb, .ff, .xbplate, .fpk, wallet, .rgss3a, .srw, .avi, .csv, .bar, .txt, .doc, .zip, .bay, .hplg, .accdb, .wsd, .odc, .wbd, .png, .vpk, .wps, .wb2, .zi, .zabw, .d3dbsp, .xar, .xml, .svg, .dbf, .rim, .pem, .sis, .yal, .ztmp, .sum, .p7c, .bkp, .1st, .mlx, .wmf, .srf, .layout, .wma, .wri, .wpa, .rtf, .css, .dng, .wbk, .docx, .wot, .xbdoc, .wcf, .sr2, .mpqge, .vpp_pc, .orf, .js, .zdb, .litemod, .xf, .psd, .iwd, .wm, .ods, .m3u, .lvl, .m2, .vfs0, .wp4, .gdb, .3ds, .dazip, .apk, .ibank, .kdc, .wpg, .asset, .pef, .zw, .mov, .xmmap, .pdf, .1, .cer, .big, .mdbackup, .dwg, .r3d, .odp, .xld, .icxs, .yml, .sb, .pak, .3dm, .der, .rar, .lrf, .wn, .re4, .bsa, .dba, .wmv, .rofl, .xy3, .xlsm, .xlsm, .ptx, .dmp, .xlsx, .vdf, .wpw, .erf, .wbz, .snx, .pkpass
When encrypting a file it will add the email@example.com extension to every encrypted file name to identify that the file has been encrypted.
For example, a file called
sample.doc will be encrypted and renamed to
In each directory, where the encrypted files are located, this virus will drop the instruction file named ‘HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html’. This file includes steps on how to purchase a private key (decryptor) to decrypt .firstname.lastname@example.org files.
The encryption method is so strong that it is practically impossible to decrypt .email@example.com files without the actual encryption key. The bad news is that the only way to get your files back is to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to makers of the Ransomed@india.com ransomware for a copy of the private (encryption) key. With some variants of this ransomware virus, it is possible to use Windows Shadow Copies or file recover utilities to recover personal files that have been encrypted by Ransomed@india.com virus. These free utilities listed below in this article.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below ASAP. The step-by-step instructions will allow you to remove Ransomed@india.com virus. What is more, the steps below will help you restore .firstname.lastname@example.org files for free.
- How to decrypt .email@example.com files
- How to remove Ransomed@india.com virus
- How to restore .firstname.lastname@example.org files
- How to prevent your computer from becoming infected by Ransomed@india.com ransomware?
- Finish words
How to decrypt .email@example.com files
Currently there is no available method to decrypt .firstname.lastname@example.org files, but you have a chance to restore encrypted photos, documents and music for free. The ransomware virus uses very strong encryption mode. What does it mean to decrypt the files is impossible without the private key. Use a “brute forcing” is also not a solution because of the big length of the key. Therefore, unfortunately, the only payment to the authors of the Ransomed@india.com virus entire amount requested – the only way to try to get the decryption key and decrypt all your files.
There is absolutely no guarantee that after pay a ransom to the authors of this ransomware, they will provide the necessary key to decrypt your files. In addition, you must understand that paying money to the cyber criminals, you are encouraging them to create a new ransomware.
How to remove Ransomed@india.com virus
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software, viruss and other potentially unwanted apps. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you remove all components of the Ransomed@india.com ransomware from your disk and Windows registry.
Get rid of Ransomed@india.com virus with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of the ransomware. The utility is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, ransomware viruses, adware, malicious software, toolbars and other security threats from your computer for free.
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the following example.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on your PC.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Ransomed@india.com virus and other kinds of potential threats like malware and potentially unwanted applications. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana Free utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
As the scanning ends, a list of all threats found is prepared. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of Ransomed@india.com virus and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and PUPs and add items to the Quarantine.
Automatically remove Ransomed@india.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Ransomed@india.com removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ransomware can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your machine of virus. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted apps, adware and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your system. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole computer for the Ransomed@india.com virus related files, folders and registry keys. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Free will show you the results. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will delete Ransomed@india.com virus and other kinds of potential threats like malware and PUPs. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your computer of ransomware with KVRT
KVRT is a free portable program that scans your PC for adware, potentially unwanted programs and viruses such as Ransomed@india.com ransomware and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you remove any malicious browser extensions and add-ons.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Kaspersky® lab
Category: Security tools
Update: March 5, 2018
Once the download is finished, double-click on the KVRT icon. Once initialization process is finished, you will see the KVRT screen as shown on the image below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next press Start scan button to detect Ransomed@india.com virus . A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC.
Once finished, Kaspersky virus removal tool will open a list of all items found by the scan as shown in the figure below.
Review the scan results and then click on Continue to begin a cleaning process.
How to restore .email@example.com files
In some cases, you can recover files encrypted by Ransomed@india.com virus. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to restore all encrypted files.
Use shadow copies to recover .firstname.lastname@example.org files
In order to recover .email@example.com photos, documents and music encrypted by the Ransomed@india.com virus from Shadow Volume Copies you can run a tool named ShadowExplorer. We suggest to use this solution as it is easier to find and recover the previous versions of the encrypted files you need in an easy-to-use interface.
Download ShadowExplorer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 27, 2018
When downloading is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to ShadowExplorer-0.9-portable and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the ShadowExplorerPortable folder as shown on the image below.
Start the ShadowExplorer utility and then select the disk (1) and the date (2) that you wish to restore the shadow copy of file(s) encrypted by the Ransomed@india.com virus as displayed in the following example.
Now navigate to the file or folder that you wish to restore. When ready right-click on it and press ‘Export’ button like below.
Use PhotoRec to recover .firstname.lastname@example.org files
Before a file is encrypted, the Ransomed@india.com ransomware makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your files using file recover applications such as PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec on your personal computer from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 1, 2018
After downloading is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder as shown on the screen below.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for Windows. It’ll display a screen as displayed below.
Select a drive to recover as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of available partitions. Choose a partition that holds encrypted personal files as displayed on the screen below.
Click File Formats button and specify file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the recovery of certain file types. When this is finished, click OK button.
Next, press Browse button to choose where restored documents, photos and music should be written, then press Search.
Count of restored files is updated in real time. All restored personal files are written in a folder that you have selected on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the restore process is not finished.
When the recovery is complete, click on Quit button. Next, open the directory where restored files are stored. You will see a contents like below.
All restored photos, documents and music are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you are looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your recovered files by extension and/or date/time.
How to prevent your computer from becoming infected by Ransomed@india.com ransomware?
Most antivirus apps already have built-in protection system against the ransomware virus. Therefore, if your PC system does not have an antivirus program, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, run the CryptoPrevent.
Run CryptoPrevent to protect your computer from Ransomed@india.com ransomware
Download CryptoPrevent by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Run it and follow the setup wizard. Once the installation is finished, you’ll be displayed a window where you can choose a level of protection, as on the image below.
Now click the Apply button to activate the protection.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the Ransomed@india.com virus. Remove MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) and KVRT. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new malware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new ransomware, malicious applications and adware are released.
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