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RansomNoteCleaner - Remove Ransom Notes Left Behind


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#61 Demonslay335

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

Sure, I can see about adding a similar feature as CryptoSearch, where it will download a local copy of the data (would require at least connecting to the internet once to grab it).


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

Thanks, it would help a lot :)

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

I think it will be better if we have some tool to Backup Ransom Note before delete it. Because some Decryptor Require Information from Ransom Note.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

RansomNoteCleaner is intended to assist folks with cleanup after the infection.

If your files cannot be decrypted, you should have first created a copy or image of the entire hard drive. Doing that allows you to save the complete state of your system (and all encrypted data) in the event that a free decryption solution is developed in the future.

Imaging the drive backs up everything related to the infection including encrypted files, ransom notes, key data files (if applicable) and registry entries containing possible information which may be needed if a solution is ever discovered. The encrypted files and ransom notes do not contain malicious code so they are safe. Even if a decryption tool is available, there is no guarantee it will work properly or that the malware developer will not release a new variant to defeat the efforts of security researchers so keeping a backup of the original encrypted files and related information is a good practice.
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