Sharebyy ransomware encryption process.
Sharebyy is a new file-encryption ransomware, genealogy of which is not clear yet. This ransomware encrypts the definite file formats, they are all the types of office documents and a great variety of media files. The virus infects devices by the means of different tricks, like malicious email attachments, that look like ordinary files, contaminated installators and even direct injections of the virus into an operating system. It’s easy to understand that your device is infected with this malware, and if it’s so, we should warn you: don’t try to remove Sharebyy encryption from the names of your files manually, as the encryption isn’t just a file renaming. It’s a complex process and if you want to understand how to get rid of it, you have to know how it proceeds.
However, ransomwares add random extensions to the files from time to time, this process proceeds in a logical way. The first stage is the scanning of hard drives and connected devices. Sharebyy ransomware looks for the suitable files in all folders of the device. When it’s done, the virus uses special algortihms and changes the structures of the files. Every ransomware has its own unique algorithms and it requires a unique key or saved previous version of the files to restore. The characteristic feature of the successful encryption is changed files extensions: the virus adds .email@example.com appendixes to the end of the files’ names. Moreover, it creates a ransom note in order to force the owner of the infected device to pay for the decryption services. In our case this note is called help to decrypt.html and it contains the following information:
help to decrypt.html
Don’t pay them a cent, as there is no any firm guarantee, that they will really help you. Criminals are nothing more than criminals themselves and there is a great risk that a contact with them will make the situation even worse. If you wonder how to remove Sharebyy ransomware and decrypt .firstname.lastname@example.org files, you’d better use our free guide!
- How to remove Sharebyy Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove Sharebyy Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove Sharebyy 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 Sharebyy 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 Sharebyy, 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 .email@example.com files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sharebyy 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 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 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.