Delete IGotYou ransomware

Is file-encoding malicious software really that harmful

IGotYou ransomware is file-encrypting ransomware. Dangerous downloads and spam emails are usually used to spread the ransomware. File-encrypting malicious software is a very dangerous piece of malicious software as it encodes data, and demands for payment in exchange for getting them back. If ransomware researchers are able to crack the ransomware, they can develop a free decryption tool, or if you have backup, file loss would not be a problem. Other than that, data recovery might be impossible. Paying the ransom might look like an acceptable option to certain victims, but we ought to warn you that it might not lead to data decryption. It is likely that the cyber criminals will just take your money and choose to not aid you. Since payment might not be the most good option, you should simply eliminate IGotYou ransomware.

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What does ransomware do

The most possible way you obtained the file-encrypting malicious software was by opening a spam email. All malicious program makers need to do is add a contaminated file to an email and send it to innocent users. The file-encoding malicious software will be able to download onto the operating system the moment you open the email attachment. This is why opening every single email attachment that lands in your inbox is pretty dangerous. You must learn the signs of a malicious email, otherwise you will encounter a dangerous one sooner or later. Be especially vigilant of senders pressuring you into opening the attachment. Just be careful when dealing with email attachments and make sure they are non-dangerous before opening them. Another way to get corrupted with ransomware is by downloading from not credible sites, which can be easily compromised. Only rely on dependable websites with real downloads.

By the time the file-encoding malicious software is seen, it will be too late as it will have encrypted your data. The major things targeted will be images, documents and videos. After the encryption procedure is complete, you should be able to find a ransom note, if it does not launch on its own, it ought to be placed in all folders that contain the encoded data. The note will insist that you should pay so as to recover your files. Criminals’ behavior is unpredictable for that reason doing business with them is somewhat problematic. Therefore, paying may not cause the desired outcomes. You receiving the decryption utility for which you have to pay, may not necessarily happen. Do not be surprised if you pay and get nothing is sent to you, because really, what’s preventing cyber criminals from just taking your money. Backup could have saved you a lot of issues, if you had it prior to encoding, you could restore files after you eliminate IGotYou ransomware. If you do not have backup, it would be smarter to purchase reliable backup after you abolish IGotYou ransomware.

IGotYou ransomware removal

We always caution inexperienced users that the only safe method to remove IGotYou ransomware is by using professional malware removal software. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand IGotYou ransomware termination can do more trouble than good. Professional malware removal software is developed to eliminate IGotYou ransomware and similar contaminations, so do not expect it to recover your files

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Learn how to remove IGotYou ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove IGotYou ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
  2. Press F8 multiple times until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking win7-safe-mode Delete IGotYou ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win8-restart Delete IGotYou ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart Delete IGotYou ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win8-startup Delete IGotYou ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove IGotYou ransomware.

Launch your browser and download a trustworthy anti-malware program. Scan your computer with it and have it remove any malicious files it can find. If for some reason you cannot get rid of the ransomware this way, try the following methods.

Step 2. Remove IGotYou ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
  2. Press F8 multiple times until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Delete IGotYou ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win8-restart Delete IGotYou ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart Delete IGotYou ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win8-startup Delete IGotYou ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. Enter cd restore in the window that appears and press Enter.
  2. Enter rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore Delete IGotYou ransomware
  3. Press Next in the window that appears. system-restore-point Delete IGotYou ransomware
  4. Select the restore point and press Next. system-restore-list Delete IGotYou ransomware
  5. Read the warning carefully and press Yes.
We would still recommend that you download a reputable anti-malware software and scan your computer. If any leftover malicious files were left, the program would find it.

Step 3. Recover your data

If prior to the infection you did not make backup copies to your files, you might be able to recover them by using one of the following methods.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download the program from a reliable source, install and launch it.
  2. Scan your computer for encrypted files. data-recovery-pro-scan Delete IGotYou ransomware
  3. Restore them, if possible. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 Delete IGotYou ransomware

b) Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Right-click on an encrypted file.
  2. Properties → Previous versions. file-prev-version Delete IGotYou ransomware
  3. Select the version you want and click Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

Some more advanced ransomware deletes shadow copies, which your operating system creates automatically in case your system was to crash. Not all ransomware does this, and you might get lucky.
  1. Go to shadowexplorer.com and download the Shadow Explore program.
  2. Install and then open it.
  3. Select the disk with encrypted files in the drop down menu. shadowexplorer Delete IGotYou ransomware
  4. If folders appear and you want to restore them, select Export.

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