What is FCP?
FCP is a ransomware-type virus that supposedly encrypts user’s personal files. This is indicated by a message on the screen-locker caused by FCP ransomware. In reality, it’s fake. The virus is designed for gullible users who are not too versed in such things. After infiltration, virus doesn’t encrypt your files and even doesn’t adds any extension to them but simply renames them. Then, it creates a ransom note in form of TXT file (READ_ME_HELP_ME.txt). Although, virus is harmless, you should get rid of it as soon as possible in order to avoid further problems which may arise. The best solution to this will be SpyHunter removal tool which contains FCP ransomware in its database, so that it will completely wipe out virus from your computer.
This is what FCP ransom note READ_ME_HELP_ME.txt contains:
Ooops,your important files have been encrypted!
… Here the text is written in Chinese …
Is the content of your files not readable? It is normal, because your important files have been encrypted by the “FCP Ransomware”. It means your files are NOT DAMAGED! Your files are just encrypted. From now it is not possible to use your files until they will be decrypted. The only way to decrypt your files safely is use special decryption tool “FCP Decryptor”. Please wait for “FCP Decryptor” to start automatically. If “FCP Decryptor” does not start automatically, open “FCP Decryptor” on the desktop.
Here is used a typical scheme of all ransomware-type viruses – to make the victim pay them. The only differences of them are the ransom price and encryption method. Cyber criminals state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay ransom. Moreover, user is given only 5 days for payment. Once payment is done, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that nobody can guarantee that they will fulfill their end of the bargain. The practice shows that cyber-criminals just ignore people who paid them. That’s why you should not be pushed about by them because you can remain without money and files. On the contrary, you only may encourage them to continue their dirty business. In any case, you will be simply scammed. In order to solve your problem, we prepared this step-by-step guide.
How to remove FCP from your computer?
The best and easiest way to remove FCP from your computer is to use special anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. As stated above, you need proper and reliable anti-malware program, that’s why we recommend you to use SpyHunter.
It scans your computer and detects various threats like FCP, then completely removes it. One of the best features of this program – large threat’s database. SpyHunter’s newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan and show you a message about detection. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete FCP. Use this removal tool to get rid of FCP for FREE.
How to decrypt files encrypted by FCP?
Once you’ve removed virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data 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 your files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take 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 the system 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.
How to protect PC from FCP?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including FCP. But you can easily prevent any infection of your PC. HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard can help you with this problem. It’s one of the best anti-ransomware applications. No matter how sneaky it is, HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard will stop FCP infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.