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How to remove all .onion._ files from PC


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#1 cloneofstone

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

After removing ransomware, PC has been filled with .onion._ files that were once pictures, music, pdf files, etc.

I am wondering is there any way to remove as much as possible of these files safely.
My PC knowledge is not that great, and following advices posted on the Internet did not always prove to be secure (at least in my past).

Thank you in advance.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

If you don't want to decrypt them, but to delete them entirely altogether and you are on Windows 7 or earlier, just go to Start, Search, type onion and hit Enter. Once the search is over, press Ctrl + A to select all items. Then, pres Shift + Del. Then, Enter. That's it.:)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cryptosearch-finds-files-encrypted-by-ransomware-moves-them-to-new-location/



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:02 PM


Cry128 is a newer variant of CryptON (X3M, Nemesis) which uses the .onion._, .onion and .onion.to._ extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename (i.e .id_<id>_gebdp3k7bolalnd4.onion._, id_<id>_1506904074_fgb45ft3pqamyji7.onion, .fgb45ft3pqamyji7.onion.to._, id-<id>_qg6m5wo7h3id55ym.onion.to.63vc4) and leaves files (ransom notes) named _DECRYPT_MY_FILES.txt, -DECRYPT-MY-FILES.txt.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where victims can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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