What is CommonRansom ransomware?
CommonRansom ransomware is the virus, that is infectious and dangerous for any system. CommonRansom ransomware can block all the personal files on your computer and make them unreadable. First CommonRansom infiltrates your system, then starts encrypting procedure with AES-128 (CBC mode) encryption algorithm. This ransomware adds .[email@example.com].CommonRansom file extension to the name of all the encrypted data. In this article you can learn how to remove CommonRansom ransomware and decrypt .[firstname.lastname@example.org].CommonRansom files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, CommonRansom will DECRYPTING.txt ransom message. You can find demands and instruction on how to pay the ransom for decryption key in this file. This is what CommonRansom ransom note contains:
Hello dear friend,
Your files were encrypted!
You have only 12 hours to decrypt it
In case of no answer our team will delete your decryption password
Write back to our e-mail: email@example.com
In your message you have to write:
1. This ID-345678901234567
2. [IP_ADDRESS]:PORT(rdp) of infected machine
3. Username:Password with admin rights
4. Time when you have paid 0.1 btc to this bitcoin wallet:
After payment our team will decrypt your files immediatly
Free decryption as guarantee:
1. File must be less than 10MB
2. Only .txt or .lnk files, no databases
3. Only 5 files
How to obtain bitcoin:
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
CommonRansom is a typical ransomware, its main purpose is to force you to pay them. After finishing encrypting process, the ransomware will state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay ransom – 500$ in BitCoins. 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, CommonRansom 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 CommonRansom ransomware from your computer and restore files?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove CommonRansom 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 .[firstname.lastname@example.org].CommonRansom files encrypted by CommonRansom?
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 .[email@example.com].CommonRansom files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of CommonRansom 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 .[firstname.lastname@example.org].CommonRansom 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 CommonRansom?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including CommonRansom. 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 CommonRansom infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.