What is Aperfectday2018 ransomware?
Aperfectday2018 ransomware – is a dangerous virus, that is able to encrypt all the important files like documents, photos, videos. It is obviously targeted at Swedish users, as cyber criminals offer to pay them 25 000 sek (Swedish krona) in exchange for decryption. The scheme is very typical and common for ransomware viruses. First Aperfectday2018 infiltrates your system, then starts encrypting procedure with AES encryption algorithm. This ransomware adds (enc) prefix to the name of all the encrypted data. For example, graphics.doc file turns into (enc)graphics.doc file. In this article you can learn how to remove Aperfectday2018 ransomware and decrypt (enc) files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, Aperfectday2018 will create aboutYourfiles.txt file. You can find demands and instruction on how to pay the ransom for decryption key in this file. This is what Aperfectday2018 ransom note contains:
Hi. Thank you for using my program. If you’re reading this, a lot of your files have been encrypted. To decrypt them, you need my decryption program. For this, I want 25 000 sek, I want them in bitcoin. Email me when you’ve paid with details about the transaction. I’ll give you two days.
If you have not paid in two days(from the day you received the email), It will cost 1000 sek more per day.
If I have not heard from you after five days (from the day you received the email), I assume your files are not that
important to you. So I’ll delete your decryption-key, and you will never see your files again.
After the payment, email me the following information:
* the bitcoin address you sent from (important, write it down when you do the transaction)
* the ID at the bottom of this document (this is important!! Otherwise I don’t know which key belongs
Then I will send you the decryption-program and provide you with instructions of how to remove
the virus if you have not already figured it out.
Make sure to get the bitcoin adress right, copy and paste and double check. If you send the bitcoin
to the wrong adress, it will be lost forever. You cant stop or regret a bitcoin transaction.
Do not loose this document. You also have a copy of it on your desktop.
Do NOT change any filenames!!! !!!
Thank you for the money, it means a lot to me.
Aperfectday2018 is a typical ransomware, its main purpose is to force you to pay these cyber criminals. They want you to pay ransom cost. Once you’ve done payment, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that cyber criminals are not going to give you a decryption key. Mostly they are just ignoring their victims. That’s why there is no need to contact them, it wouldn’t help. Still, Aperfectday2018 ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have chance to restore your personal data.
How to remove Aperfectday2018 ransomware from your computer and restore files?
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How to decrypt (enc) files encrypted by Aperfectday2018?
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.
Decrypt (enc) files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of Aperfectday2018 ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this virus yet. Still, there is no need to invest in malicious scheme by paying ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
Decrypt (enc) files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
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 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 Aperfectday2018?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including Aperfectday2018. 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 Aperfectday2018 infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.