How to remove ERROR Ransomware from PC

Files encrypted by ERROR Ransomware: Is there any solution?

ERROR Ransomware is a part of Globelmposter ransomware family that is mainly designed by cyber criminals in order to encrypt users file and demand huge amount of ransom money. It is designed to infiltrate inside any computer by stealth without having user’s permission. While doing so, it appends “.ERROR” extension to the name of all encrypted files. Once this process is completed, the ransomware creates a HTML file named “how_to_back_files.html” and dropped it on your desktop which provides instructions on how to contact cyber criminals and some other information.

The created ransom note informs victims that users can only decrypt files by using decryption software. In order to get such key users are instructed to contact cyber criminals by writing them an email on [email protected] email address. The crook behind the ransomware demands a specific ransom for providing the key. Additionally, victims are offered free decryption of 1 encrypted file as a proof that decryptions keys are really working. Despite this, users are also warned not to rename encrypted files using third party software otherwise it might cause permanent data loss.

Quick Glance

Name: ERROR Ransomware

Type: Ransomware, File-lockers, Crypto virus

Encrypted Files Extension: .ERROR

Ransom Demanding Message: how_to_back_files.html

Symptoms: Cannot open files stored on your computer, previously functional files now have a different extension. A ransom demand message is displayed on your desktop. Cyber criminals demand payment of a ransom (usually in Bitcoin) to unlock your files.

Distribution methods: bundles of freeware programs, spam email attachments, porn or torrent sites, pirated or cracked software, unsafe file sharing network and various other tricks.

Damage: All files are encrypted and cannot be opened without paying a ransom. Additional password-stealing Trojans and malware infections can be installed together with a ransomware infection.

Removal: In order to remove ERROR Ransomware, you are recommended to follow given below removal instructions or use reliable anti-malware tool. After that recover your files by using existing backup or other data recovery software.  

Should Victims pay money to cyber-criminals?

We recommend you not to provide the ransom fee to the cyber criminals and even contacting them at any cost. The evil people will never provide you the decryption tool even if the payment is done. Paying money to them does not generate any positive results. It is very important to note that the virus encrypt data by using an offline key if the infected system have no internet connection. So, in order to recover files you are advised to remove ERROR Ransomware completely from system. Once PC gets cleaned, recover your files by using backup, if one was created earlier. The other option is to use third party data recovery tool.

How did ransomware infect system?

Some common distribution techniques to infiltrate various malware on computer are by using malspam campaigns. Cyber crooks used this method to send emails that contain malicious attachments to the users in order to trick them. Once opened, such files install ransomware or infect PC with other malware. Another common way to infect system with such malware are untrustworthy software downloading channels, fake software cracking tools, Trojans, bundles of free programs and many more methods. So, users should not use all these methods as these are the sign of ERROR Ransomware infection on their computer.

Remove ERROR Ransomware

Complete removal instructions have been described below in step by step manner. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble while performing virus removal process. So, if you are novice users then we suggest you to use some reputable antivirus tool such as Spyhunter that can remove ERROR Ransomware easily and effectively from the computer.

Text presented in ERROR Ransomware’s ransom note:

YOUR PERSONAL ID


YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!

ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
To recover data you need decryptor.

 

To get the decryptor you should:

 

Send several files to [email protected] or [email protected]
(files with pictures or text up to 8 MB)
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
We will give you the decrypted file and set a price for decrypting all the files.
After payment you will receive a decryption program and instructions.
ATTENTION!
Only [email protected] or [email protected] can decrypt your files
Do not trust anyone [email protected] or [email protected]
Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Decoders other users are not compatible with your data, because each user’s unique encryption key

Special Offer (For Windows)

ERROR Ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.

Antimalware Details And User Guide

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Step 1: Remove ERROR Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”

Step 2: Delete ERROR Ransomware using “System Restore”

Step 1: Remove ERROR Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”

For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.

Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.

For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.

For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.

Step 2: Delete ERROR Ransomware using “System Restore”

Log-in to the account infected with ERROR Ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.

Special Offer (For Windows)

ERROR Ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.

In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”

  • During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”

  • In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.

  • Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”

  • Click “Next” on the new windows

  • Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to ERROR Ransomware infiltration in the PC.

  • In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.

Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove ERROR Ransomware files if they left in the work-station.

In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.

Important Note: Some variants of ERROR Ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.

How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:

In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.

In order to access the files encrypted by ERROR Ransomware, you can also try using “Shadow Explorer”. In order to get more information on this application, press here.

Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like ERROR Ransomware.

Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.

It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.

How to Recover the Files Encrypted by ERROR Ransomware?

Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with ERROR Ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.

Use of Data Recovery Tool

This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove ERROR Ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.

Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.

Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.

Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.

Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.

Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.

Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.

Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.

Special Offer (For Windows)

ERROR Ransomware can be creepy computer infection that may regain its presence again and again as it keeps its files hidden on computers. To accomplish a hassle free removal of this malware, we suggest you take a try with a powerful Spyhunter antimalware scanner to check if the program can help you getting rid of this virus.

Do make sure to read SpyHunter’s EULA, Threat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Spyhunter free scanner downloaded just scans and detect present threats from computers and can remove them as well once, however it requires you to wiat for next 48 hours. If you intend to remove detected therats instantly, then you will have to buy its licenses version that will activate the software fully.

Data Recovery Offer

We Suggest you to choose your lately created backup files in order to restore your encrypted files, however in case if you don’t have any such backups, you can try a data recovery tool to check if you can restore your lost data.