Do you know what Epor Ransomware is?
Epor Ransomware encrypts files and adds the “.epor” extension to their names. This is how you can confirm the identity of your files’ attacker. Do you have any idea as to how this malware might have slithered into your operating system? According to our research team, it is most likely that you were pushed into opening a file sent to you via email, and that helped with the execution of the malware payload. Cybercriminals know how to construct believable spam emails, and you could be tricked into opening seemingly harmless attachments without suspecting a thing. Unfortunately, if you make a mistake like that, your personal files could be doomed. Removing Epor Ransomware cannot help you decrypt files, and we are not sure if full decryption is possible at all.
Just like Foqe Ransomware, Mmpa Ransomware, Efji Ransomware, Kasp Ransomware, and other clones, Epor Ransomware attacks personal files. It aims to encrypt documents, photos, and other files alike so that you would be more willing to pay the ransom that is requested via the “_readme.txt” file. As you open it, you can find a message, according to which, you must pay $490 for a decryption tool and key. To pay this ransom, you also have to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not know why the original ransom note does not contain information about the payment, but perhaps that is a ploy to make victims contact cybercriminals. Even though they might have your email address already, it is easier to scam someone if they can confirm a successful attack. Needless to say, we do not recommend emailing the attackers, unless you want to be flooded with all kinds of misleading and intimidating messages.
Do the attackers behind Epor Ransomware have a decryptor? In theory, they should have it. That, of course, does not mean that they would give it to you if you paid the ransom. In fact, we are very sure that you would not get a decryptor, and that is another reason why you should not email the attackers and then follow their ransom payment instructions. Of course, if your have backup copies of your files, you should pay absolutely no attention to the ransom note at all. As soon as you delete Epor Ransomware, you will be able to use these copies to replace the corrupted files. Another thing you can try doing is employing the free STOP Decryptor. STOP Ransomware is the predecessor of Epor and other clone infections. So, the free decryptor should help the victims of all variants. Unfortunately, that is not guaranteed.Epor Ransomware screenshot
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Where is the executable file that launched Epor Ransomware? If you can locate it, delete it immediately. After this, all you will need to do is get rid of the infection’s ransom note file, as these are the only two components used. However, some victims might be unable to locate and delete Epor Ransomware manually, and that is not a huge issue. Anti-malware software can save the day, and since it is primarily built to secure systems, we strongly recommend installing it as soon as possible. Once you have your system cleaned, you also want it to remain protected; otherwise, new threats could try to attack it.
Remove Epor Ransomware
- Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files.
- Delete the ransom note file called _readme.txt.
- Empty Recycle Bin once you think all malware components are erased.
- Implement a malware scanner to help you scan the system for leftovers.
In non-techie terms:
Epor Ransomware is a file-encrypting infection, and when it encrypts files, they cannot be read due to the changes made within the data. To unscramble this data, a decryptor must be employed, and the attackers behind the infection are quick to offer their own decryptor. Of course, you cannot trust cybercriminals, and if you contact them and pay the ransom as instructed, note that you are unlikely to get anything out of it. Therefore, we suggest that you ignore the ransom note. You could give the free STOP Decryptor a chance, but there is no doubt that you are in the best position only if you have backup copies of the corrupted files. If you do, you can replace the files after removing Epor Ransomware. To eliminate this malware, we strongly recommend implementing anti-malware software. It will automatically erase threats and also secure your system against other attackers.