Rotor ransomware virus – How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Get rid of Rotor ransomware virus

What is Rotor ransomware?

Rotor ransomware is a novel ransomware virus that encrypts data for money compensation. Just like other viruses, it spreads through spam emails and other fake and cheap advertisement methods created by cyber criminals that aim to gain any profit.  works by encrypting your stored files just after it invades your system and renames the files by adding various types of extension. After encrypting the files, you will lose access to them and actually you will not receive a guiding text file like other ransomwares. Here are some extensions that Rotor ransomware virus use:

How to get rid of Rotor ransomware virus


  • !___________ANCABLCITADEL@TUTAMAIL.COM__________.PGP
  • !____________DESKRYPT@TUTAMAIL.COM________.rar
  • !_____FIDEL4000@TUTAMAIL.COM______.biz
  • !==solve a problem==stritinge@gmail.com===.SENRUS17
  • !-=solve a problem=-=grandums@gmail.com=-.PRIVAT66
  • !_____INKASATOR@TUTAMAIL.COM____.ANTIDOT
  • !_____DILIGATMAIL7@tutanota.com_____.OTR
  • !__recoverynow@india.com__.v8
  • !____GLOK9200@GMAIL.COM____.tar
  • !==SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM==blacknord@tutanota.com==.Black_OFFserve
  • !decrfile@tutanota.com.crypo
  • ! ,–, Revert Access ,–, starbax@tutanota.com ,–,.BlockBax_v3.2

The reply from cyber criminals contains very little text and merely states that files are encrypted and that the victim must pay a ransom to restore them. The price of decryption is 7 Bitcoins (currently, 1 Bitcoin is equivalent to ~$637). This ransom is rather large as compared to other ransomware-type viruses (which usually fluctuate between .5 and 1.5 Bitcoin). Victims are permitted to send these cyber criminals a single file (up to 30MB), which is decrypted and returned to the victim. This is supposedly proof that files can be decrypted. Research shows, however, that cyber criminals often ignore victims, even if payment is submitted. Therefore, if your computer has been infected with a ransomware-type virus, you should never attempt to contact cyber criminals or pay any ransom – you will probably be scammed. Fortunately, files encrypted by Rotor can be restored using Kaspersky’s RakhniDecryptor and there is no need to pay. If your computer has been infected with other ransomware that is not decryptable, the only solution is to restore your system/files from a backup.

Rotor ransomware sole purpose is to make you pay some ransom fees, although they do not talk much with you, which might be a strategy to work on your weak spots. In fact, cyber criminals advanced tremendously in the past years and were able to make asymmetric encryption. Such encryption generates two keys, an encryption key and a decryption key, and they are stored securely by contacting them via email . Accordingly, the developers offer decrypting your files in exchange of some fees by proving such capability by decrypting one of your files. The estimate of these fees is in the range of 7 Bitcoins to avoid tracing the money. They allow you to send them a file up to 30 MB that was encrypted to prove that they can decrypt them, but one 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. Fortunately, you can decrypt these files using Kaspersky’s RakhniDecryptor. But if you were invaded by other ransomware, the only way to retain your files is by having a normal backup.

How did Rotor 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. Such 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 Rotor ransomware virus ?

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 Rotor ransomware 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.

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

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Option B: Remove Rotor ransomware Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Rotor ransomware 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 Rotor ransomware 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 Rotor ransomware

 

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 Rotor ransomware 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 Rotor ransomware.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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