Pr0tector Ransomware–Threat In Detail
Pr0tector is a newly detected ransomware that encrypts file and documents found on the target computer system and appends the files with .pr0tector extension.
The ransomware uses the combination of RSA-2048 key and AES CBC 256-bit encryption algorithm to encrypt the files with a pair of private and public key. The private key is stored on a remote server associated with the ransom owner. After encryption being done, Pr0tector ransomware leaves a ransom note on how to decrypt the data and contacting the ransomware authors with associated email ID: “[email protected]” or “[email protected]”.
Cyber experts always recommend keeping a backup of all important files and never pay any ransom to such criminals as it is no any guarantee that they are going to give your files back. Instead go for powerful removal tool to remove Pr0tector ransomware from PC and try recovering files using data recovery tool.
|Description||Pr0tector Ransomware encrypts files, videos, images and texts stored on the target PC and demand a ransom amount from users to decode the files.|
|Occurrence||spam mail attachments., exploit kits, malicious links and java script codes..|
|Possible Symptoms||The ransom note can be seen on desktop and other file directories and files could not be accessible.|
|Detection Tool||Download the Detection tool– To confirm attack of Pr0tector Ransomware virus on your computer.|
Pr0tector Ransomware is distributed via email spam attachments which might be in the form of a RAR, ZIP and un-archived DOCX-files that might be titled as any important document as of any invoice which contains malicious macro. Other sources might include visiting infected websites containing java script codes, exploit kits and spam bots.
More about Pr0tector Ransomware
After getting installed, Pr0tector Ransomware may drop malicious payloads and entries in the Windows’s registry to auto-launch its program when the user starts its machine.
Pr0tector Ransomware uses AES-256 bit encrypting algorithm to encrypt files like Documents, PDF, photos, music, videos, databases, etc. After encrypting the files, the ransomware changes the desktop wallpaper to ransom note:
Along with that, Pr0tector Ransomware also leaves a ransom note detailed with how to contact them and decrypt files.
The ransom Note says:
The associated mail id with Pr0tector Ransomware are:
List of file extension encrypted
→ .sql, .mp4, .7z, .rar, .m4a, .wma, .avi, .wmv, .csv, .d3dbsp, .zip, .sie, .sum, .ibank, .t13, .t12, .qdf, .gdb, .tax, .pkpass, .bc6, .bc7, .bkp, .qic, .bkf, .sidn, .sidd, .mddata, .itl, .itdb, .icxs, .hvpl, .hplg, .hkdb, .mdbackup, .syncdb, .gho, .cas, .svg, .map, .wmo, .itm, .sb, .fos, .mov, .vdf, .ztmp, .sis, .sid, .ncf, .menu, .layout, .dmp, .blob, .esm, .vcf, .vtf, .dazip, .fpk, .mlx, .kf, .iwd, .vpk, .tor, .psk, .rim, .w3x, .fsh, .ntl, .arch00, .lvl, .snx, .cfr, .ff, .vpp_pc, .lrf, .m2, .mcmeta, .vfs0, .mpqge, .kdb, .db0, .dba, .rofl, .hkx, .bar, .upk, .das, .iwi, .litemod, .asset, .forge, .ltx, .bsa, .apk, .re4, .sav, .lbf, .slm, .bik, .epk, .rgss3a, .pak, .big, wallet, .wotreplay, .xxx, .desc, .py, .m3u, .flv, .js, .css, .rb, .png, .jpeg, .txt, .p7c, .p7b, .p12, .pfx, .pem, .crt, .cer, .der, .x3f, .srw, .pef, .ptx, .r3d, .rw2, .rwl, .raw, .raf, .orf, .nrw, .mrwref, .mef, .erf, .kdc, .dcr, .cr2, .crw, .bay, .sr2, .srf, .arw, .3fr, .dng, .jpe, .jpg, .cdr, .indd, .ai, .eps, .pdf, .pdd, .psd, .dbf, .mdf, .wb2, .rtf, .wpd, .dxg, .xf, .dwg, .pst, .accdb, .mdb, .pptm, .pptx, .ppt, .xlk, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xls, .wps, .docm, .docx, .doc, .odb, .odc, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt
If you are among the one being a victim of “Pr0tector Ransomware”, then we would strongly suggest you not to pay any ransom to illegitimate persons behind it. Because even after paying they are not going to give your files back. So it is urged that you must opt for removal solutions for Pr0tector Ransomware and try to recover files by automatic data recovery tool or any backup copy if you have.
Methods to remove Pr0tector Ransomware from the computer
If you have Pr0tector Ransomware dropped inside, then your computer might also be infected with other spyware and potentially unwanted programs. You can try removing those manually, but manual method may not help you out fully to remove all the threats as they can regenerate itself if a single program code remain inside. Also, manual method requires very much proficiency in registry and program details, ant single mistake can put you in big trouble. Your computer may even crash down in the middle.
Thus, Security researchers and virus experts always recommend using powerful and effective anti-spyware scanner and protector tool to completely remove the spyware or other potentially unwanted software from the infected computer system or other device.
Automatic Pr0tector Ransomware Removal solution
SpyHunter has got all the feature that can help to remove Pr0tector Ransomware from the infected computer and also prevent the other threats to attack the device in future. Once SpyHunter starts to run in the background, it will keep up notified if any threat or PUP tries to enter. Another feature of SpyHunter is that, whenever you install any new program it will Pr0tector scan the program and if it is not from any trusted source, it will notify you. Thus you can choose yourself either to go through the next installation step or stop right there.
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Step:1 (Recommended) Pr0tector Ransomware virus may not allow you to download and Install any security program so “Pr0tector Reboot your PC in the Safe mode” and then try downloading the Spyhunter.exe program from the download button below:
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The brand new advantage of the software is this feature providing the list of even the most malicious malware. After a complete and advanced system scan is conducted, the user can quickly have all system threats removed – even the ones which were not found by other anti-spyware programs.
It is important to emphasize that the systems having Spyhunter installed are protected from all types of existing malware. The program traces and completely deletes adware, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits and other threats including trojans and worms. None of the malware is now able to steal your personal data and use it against you.
Step:-1(Manual Search) Remove all associated files From Operating System
- Click Start
- In the menu choose Control Panel
- Choose Add / Remove Programs.
- Find Pr0tector Ransomware related files.
- Click Remove button.
- Click Start and choose Control Panel.
- Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
- In the list of installed programs find files and programs associated to Pr0tector Ransomware
- Click Uninstall button.
- Right click on the bottom left corner of the desktop screen
- From the left menu choose Control Panel
- Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
- Locate the files and programs associated with Pr0tector Ransomware or other suspicious program.
- Click Uninstall button.
Step2 (Manual Way):- 3 Remove all Registry Entries added by Pr0tector Ransomware
Pr0tector Ransomware creates a files under folder:
Next, Pr0tector Ransomware creates the following registry entries:
Perform the following steps to delete the associated Registry entries by Pr0tector Ransomware
- While in the desktop view, Press window’s icon and R.
- It will open the Run window and type “regedit”.
- It will open the Registry Editor window, Now you need to locate and delete all registry items associated to Pr0tector Ransomware program.
- Go to File<Click Export
- Save the file in c:\ as regbackup. Click save.
- Go to Edit< find< Type Pr0tector Ransomware
- Press F3 to search.
- Once an item is found, read to make sure it is a link to that program.
Press delete to remove it.
Continue pressing F3 and deleting items pertaining to the program, until all the links are gone.
Warning: you must only choose and delete the values and their associated registry entries for Pr0tector Ransomware, others should not be tampered, edited or deleted. At any point you think not comfortable with the manual process, stop it immediately and use Pr0tector Ransomware Registry fixer Tool for safe problem solution.
Step2 (Automatic Clean up of Registry):- 3 Remove all Registry Entries added by Pr0tector Ransomware
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How to Recover Encrypted files
Step:-4 The most important one is to recover the encrypted files.
However you can do it manually, if you have any backup or from previous versions of windows called shadow copies. If don’t have any of them then try recovering your important files from Advanced Stellar Windows Recovery Tool.
Now Reboot the computer and run the scanner to detect any threat or suspicious program remaining inside. If you are not satisfied with the results and still see the issues, We recommend using the automatic Pr0tector Ransomware Removal Tool for complete removal.
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- Follow two easy steps to install MacKeeper.
- Drag the MacKeeper icon from the Applications folder to your Dock.
Experts Guide To Prevent Future Attacks
The following steps will guide you to reduce the risk of infection further.
- Scan all files with an Internet Security solution before transferring them to your system.
- Only transfer files from a well known source.
- Always read carefully the End User License agreement at Install time and cancel if other “programs” are being installed as part of the desired program.
- When visiting a website, type the address directly into the browser rather than following a link.
- Do not provide personal information to any unsolicited requests for information.
- Don’t open attachments or click on Web links sent by someone you don’t know.
- Keep web browser up to date and computer is configured securely.
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