How to delete ShutUpAndDance ransomware

Is this a serious infection

ShutUpAndDance ransomware is considered to be ransomware, a file-encrypting kind of malicious program. It is a highly severe threat, and it may lead to serious trouble, such as permanent data loss. It is quite easy to infect your device, which makes it a highly dangerous malicious software. If your computer is infected, you likely opened a spam email attachment, pressed on a malicious ad or fell for a bogus download. Once the ransomware is done encoding your data, a ransom note will be delivered to you, asking you to pay for file decryption. Between $100 and $1000 is likely what you’ll be asked to pay. It’s not suggested to pay, even if giving into the demands is not expensive. Considering crooks aren’t obligated to recover your data, what’s preventing them from taking your money and not giving anything in return. We wouldn’t be shocked if you were left with encrypted data, and you would certainly not be the only one. Investing the demanded money into some backup option would be wiser. You will be presented with a lot of backup options, you just need to select the one best suiting you. Erase ShutUpAndDance ransomware and then access your backup, if it was made prior to the infection, to restore files. This is not likely to be the last time malware will enter your computer, so you need to be ready. To safeguard a device, one must always be on the lookout for potential threats, becoming familiar with their spread methods.

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Data encrypting malicious software spread methods

Typically, the majority of data encoding malicious software like to use malicious email attachments and ads, and bogus downloads to corrupt systems, even though you could certainly find exceptions. Nevertheless, it’s possible for file encrypting malware to use more elaborate methods.

You probably got the infection through email attachment, which may have came from an email that at first glance seems to be completely real. The infected file is simply attached to an email, and then sent out to potential victims. Criminals can make those emails quite convincing, commonly using topics like money and taxes, which is why it isn’t really shocking that those attachments are opened. You can expect the data encoding malicious software email to have a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, prompts to open the file added, and the use of a famous business name. A company whose email is vital enough to open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. You will also notice that cyber criminals like to use big names like Amazon, PayPal, etc so that people become more trusting. You might have also gotten the infection through compromised advertisements or infected downloads. If you often engage with advertisements while visiting strange websites, it is not really surprising that you got your computer contaminated. Or you may have obtained the ransomware along with some file you downloaded from an unreliable source. Sources such as ads and pop-ups are notorious for being dangerous sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. Applications generally update automatically, but if manual update was necessary, you would get a notification via the application, not the browser.

What happened to your files?

Due to data encoding malware’s ability to permanently encrypt your files, it is categorized to be one of the most harmful malware infections. And it takes minutes to have your files encoded. You will notice a strange extension attached to your files, which will help you identify the data encoding malicious software and see which files have been encrypted. Some data encoding malicious software do use strong encoding algorithms on your files, which makes it difficult to recover files for free. When all target files have been locked, a ransom note will appear, and it should explain how you should proceed. The note will state that you have to buy a decryption key file recovery, but paying isn’t the best choice for many of reasons. Remember that you’re dealing with crooks, and how would you stop them from simply taking your money and giving you nothing in return. The money you give them would also probably be financing future ransomware activities. And, people will increasingly become attracted to the already highly successful business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. We would suggest investing in a backup option, which would store copies of your files in case you lose the original. If this kind of situation occurred again, you could just ignore it and not worry about potential file loss. If you have chosen to ignore the requests, you’ll have to uninstall ShutUpAndDance ransomware if you know it to still be inside the device. And attempt to avoid these types of threats in the future.

ShutUpAndDance ransomware removal

You’ll need to acquire anti-malware tool to check if the infection is still on the computer, and if it is, to terminate it. If you want to delete ShutUpAndDance ransomware manually, you might end up causing further damage, which is why we cannot recommend it. Instead of endangering your system, use credible elimination software. It shouldn’t have any problems with the process, as those kinds of tools are designed with the goal to terminate ShutUpAndDance ransomware and similar infections. If you scroll down, you’ll find instructions to help you, if you’re not sure how to proceed. Just to be clear, anti-malware will merely get rid of the infection, it will not help with data recovery. However, if the data encoding malware is decryptable, a free decryptor may be developed by malware researchers.

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Learn how to remove ShutUpAndDance ransomware from your computer

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

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

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