Group ransomware encryption process
Group ransomware is a freshly made type of Dharma ransomware. Most of the time, this virus is spread by the means of fake email attachments. Hackers make you to open it and once you do it, your device is infected. It means that Group ransomware proceeds two processes: scanning for the suitable files and then encrypts them. As the result you can’t open your files, because the virus has changed the extensions of your files to .[Cybergroup1@aol.com].Group ones. Don’t try to remove Group ransomware encryption by the file renaming! You may wonder, why hackers encrypt your files. The answer can be found in the special ransom notes which are called RETURN FILES.txt and special information windows and contain the following information:
All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, YOUR ID
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL: email@example.com
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
You can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you:
1. Decryption program.
2. Detailed instruction for decryption.
3. And individual keys for decrypting your files.
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
As you can see hackers try to assure you, that there is no other choice, but to pay them. In fact, you don’t have any real and firm guarantee that they will honor their promises. If you are interested how to remove Group ransomware and decrypt .[Cybergroup1@aol.com].Group files, read our detailed guide!
- How to remove Group Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove Group Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove Group 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 Group from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like Group, 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 .[Cybergroup1@aol.com].Group files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .Group files. 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.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Group ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. 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.