What is RAZOR?
Recently, the new threat, called RAZOR ransomware has been found. This virus doesn’t belong to any already known file-encryption ransomware family, what means, that this virus has unique encryption algorithms. Due to the ways it spreads, potentially everyone can face this threat. In the most cases, RAZOR ransomware infects computers by the means of various executable files. Generally, such files are represented by fake installers. Such files are shared by free file sharing services, torrent trackers and even by specially made websites. In the last case, hackers create web pages, that look like original websites of trustful companies. Then by the means of pop-ups, users are deceived to download and execute a malicious file, as if it’s something important for the operating system. When the virus is in the system, it changes keys in the Registry, infects system processes and then modifies the file structures. Encrypted files get new “.RAZOR” extension and are unreadable. In the end, the virus drops the ransom note, called “#RECOVERY#.txt”. By the means of this note hackers lure victims to purchase the decryptor. Generally, hackers stop all contacts with their victims once they’ve been paid or even make the situation much worse. That’s why we strongly recommend you to avoid any contact with them. With the purpose to help you, we’ve collected all possible ways how to remove RAZOR ransomware and decrypt .RAZOR files for free.
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- How to remove RAZOR Ransomware from your computer
- How to decrypt .RAZOR files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Other software
How to remove RAZOR Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove RAZOR ransomware from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is MacAfee. MacAfee scans your computer and detects various threats like RAZOR, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .RAZOR files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .RAZOR files or at least restore them. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Restore .RAZOR files with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Decrypt .RAZOR files with other software
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of RAZOR ransomware, there are no decryptors that can surely decrypt encrypted files. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Decrypt .RAZOR files with Emsisoft decryptor
This software includes information about more than 100 viruses of STOP(DJVU) family and others. All that you need are two files or some luck. You can freely use it as it distributes free of charge. If it doesn’t work for you, you can use another method.
Restore .RAZOR files with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore .RAZOR files with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.