How to delete Cossy Ransomware

About this infection

Cossy Ransomware is a file-encrypting type of malware, often known as ransomware. Ransomware infections are not be taken lightly, as they might lead to you losing access to your data. What is worse is that it’s fairly easy to obtain the infection. Opening spam email attachments, clicking on infected advertisements and bogus downloads are the most common reasons why ransomware may infect. Once it carries out the encoding process, you’ll get a ransom note and will be requested to pay in exchange for a way to decoding your files. $50 or $1000 may be requested of you, it all depends on which data encoding malicious software you have. Whatever sum is demanded of you, consider every possible consequence before you do. File recovery isn’t necessarily guaranteed, even after paying, considering you cannot stop crooks from just taking your money. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll certainly find accounts of users not recovering files, even after paying. It would be wiser to invest that money, or some part of it, into trustworthy backup instead of giving into the demands. While you will be presented with many different options, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose the best option for you. For those who did back up data before the malicious software infiltrated, simply eliminate Cossy Ransomware and restore files from where they’re stored. You will come across malware like this all over, and infection is likely to happen again, so the least you could do is be ready for it. If you wish your machine to not be infected continually, it’s crucial to learn about malicious programs and how it can infiltrate your machine.

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How does ransomware spread

Typically, ransomware is obtained when you open a corrupted email, press on a malicious advert or download from untrustworthy sources. However, you might run into more sophisticated methods as well.

You could have recently opened an infected file from an email which ended up in the spam folder. All ransomware authors would need to do is add a corrupted file to an email and then send it to hundreds/thousands of users. Crooks can make those emails quite convincing, normally using sensitive topics like money and taxes, which is why it is not that surprising that plenty of users open those attachments. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong pressure to open the file added, and evident mistakes in grammar are what you ought to be caution of when dealing with emails that contain files. To clarify, if someone important sends you a file, they would would know your name and wouldn’t use common greetings, and you wouldn’t have to look for the email in spam. It wouldn’t be surprising if you see names such as Amazon or PayPal used, because when people notice a known name, they let down their guard. It may have also been the case that you engaged with an infected advertisement when on a suspicious website, or downloaded from a questionable source. Certain sites might be harboring malicious adverts, which if pressed could trigger malware to download. Or you may have downloaded a ransomware-infected file from an unreliable source. Sources like ads and pop-ups are infamous for being not trustworthy sources, so never download anything from them. If a program needed to update itself, it would do it itself or notify you, but not via browser.

What happened to your files?

What makes ransomware so damaging is that it can encrypt your files and lead to you being permanently blocked from accessing them. The ransomware has a list of target files, and their encryption will take a very short time. Strange file extensions will be added to all affected files, and they will commonly indicate the name of ransomware. Ransomware will use strong encryption algorithms, which are not always possible to break. When encoding is complete, a ransom note will appear, which is intended to explain to you what you ought to do next. The ransom note will demand that you pay for a decryption tool but our advice would be to ignore the demands. If you are expecting the hackers accountable for locking your files to provide you a decryptor, you may be disappointed, since they might simply take your money. The ransom money would also likely be funding future ransomware projects. When people pay the ransom, they are making ransomware a progressively more successful business, which is estimated to have earned $1 billion in 2016, and that will attract many people to it. Instead of paying hackers money, invest the money into backup. If this type of situation reoccurred, you could just remove it without being anxious about losing your data. Eliminate Cossy Ransomware if it’s still inhabiting your computer, instead of giving into demands. And In the future, try to avoid these kinds of infections by becoming familiar with how they spread.

How to eliminate Cossy Ransomware

Take into consideration that you will have to get anti-malware software if you want to entirely get rid of the file encoding malicious program. If you are reading this, you might not be the most tech-savvy person, which means you shouldn’t attempt to remove Cossy Ransomware manually. If you implement valid elimination software, everything would be done for you, and you wouldn’t unintentionally end up doing more harm. Those programs are designed to locate and delete Cossy Ransomware, as well as all other possible infections. So that you know where to begin, instructions below this report have been placed to help you. Sadly, the anti-malware isn’t able to decrypt your data, it will only erase the threat. However, if the file encoding malware is decryptable, malware specialists may release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove Cossy Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win8-startup How to delete Cossy Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove Cossy 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 Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win8-startup How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  3. Press Next in the window that appears. system-restore-point How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  4. Select the restore point and press Next. system-restore-list How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  3. Restore them, if possible. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy 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 How to delete Cossy Ransomware
  4. If folders appear and you want to restore them, select Export.

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