What is Limbo Ransomware?
Limbo Ransomware – a new version of the cryptovirus from the Zeropadypt Ransomware family. These cryptographers are aimed at English-speaking users, however, as the practice has shown, Limbo has spread almost throughout the world. Technically, this cryptovirus does not encrypt user data but replaces their contents with zeros, but you still need to remove Limbo Ransomware. Also, Limbo assigns the extension .limbo to user files, which also makes this data unsuitable for use. The full extension is as follows: .[id=Ji7mn3l***(personal ID)][Mailfirstname.lastname@example.org].limbo. In addition, Limbo creates a special note file Read-Me-Now.txt that contains the requirements of the attackers. Here it is:
Your All Files Encrypted
If You Need Your Files You Should Pay For Decryption
You Can Send 1MB File For Decryption Test
Your ID For Decryption:Ji7mn3l***
Contact Us: email@example.com
According to the note, the user must contact the scammers at the specified email address. After that, you need to pay a ransom, the amount of which is not specified, but in fact, it can reach hundreds of dollars. Of course, no one wants to lose files, which, as a rule, are very expensive for users, but you should understand that no one can give you a guarantee that malicious developers will return your files to their original state. We recommend that you contact our guides listed below to remove Limbo Ransomware and decrypt .limbo files.
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How to remove Limbo Ransomware from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove Limbo ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .Limbo files?
Once you’ve removed the 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.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Limbo 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.
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 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 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.
Written by Rami D