DataKeeper Ransomware Virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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What is DataKeeper?

S!R! discovered a malware called DataKeeper ransomware virus, that once enters your device starts encrypting your stored files via RSA-2048. It is developed by Microsoft .NET Framework and designed to work as RaaS. Just like other viruses, DataKeeper Ransomware spread through spam emails and other fake and cheap advertisement methods created by cyber criminals that aim to gain any profit from such movements. .gif works by encrypting your stored files just after it invades your system without adding any extension to the encrypted files, which is very unique. After encrypting the files, you will lose access to them and you will receive a guiding text in all the placed folders that holds some information about how to regain your files with mentioning the needed ransom fees.

DataKeeper Ransomware


After the text file is created, it holds some meesages informing the users about the encryption process and that they should pay some fees to restore the files. Cyber criminals advanced tremendously in the past years and were able to make asymmetric encryption. DataKeeper Ransomware generates two keys, an encryption key and a decryption key, and they are stored securely. Accordingly, gif developers offer decrypting your files in exchange of some fees. Although we have not been able to know the price exactly, but hackers usually ask for $500 to $1500 in any crypocurrency so that they can’t be traced. One more thing worthy of notice is that many hackers take the money from you and stop contacting you, or even ask for more money later, which enters you in a loop hole. So the only possible way to retrieve your files is via a normal back up.

How did DataKeeper Ransomware installed on my computer?

Such Ransomware-type demand a medium to propagate in like junk email, P2P networks, unreliable software and download sites, and trojans. Spam emails could hold many malware attachments that are written with a Java Script and the action of opening these attachments runs these scripts spontaneously to do their malicious. DataKeeper Ransomware invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of DataKeeper Ransomware?

It is always better to prevent the problem before happening rather than solving the issue later. That is why we are recommending everyone to be very cautions while downloading any software updates or opening any emails from suspicious senders. Kindly download all of your updates and applications from certified places with direct download without getting redirected from one site to another. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates. So please do not follow such strategies and have your own original anti-virus.

Despite the fact that this virus DataKeeper Ransomware virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

DataKeeper Ransomware virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall DataKeeper Ransomware virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove DataKeeper Ransomware virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove DataKeeper Ransomware virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove DataKeeper Ransomware virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete DataKeeper Ransomware virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select DataKeeper Ransomware virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by DataKeeper Ransomware virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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