How to remove Argus Ransomware

Is ransomware really that dangerous

Argus Ransomware might be the file-encrypting malicious software to blame for your file encoding. Commonly, file-encoding malware uses spam emails and dangerous downloads to invade users, and one of the two was the possible cause of the infection. File-encoding malicious software will encode your files as soon as it enters your computer and ask for money, which is why we believe it to be a highly harmful threat. Sometimes, malware specialists are able to build a free decoding key or if you have backup copes of your files, you might get your files back from there. But otherwise, there is limited chance you will restore your data. Paying for the presented decoder won’t necessarily lead to file decryption so take that into consideration if you opt to pay. Crooks already encoded your data, what’s stopping them from becoming even more horrible by not decoding your data after payment. We would suggest that you eliminate Argus Ransomware instead of complying with the demands.

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What does file-encoding malicious software do

The most probable way you acquired the ransomware was through spam email. An infected file is added to an email and sent to a lot of users. The file-encoding malware will download onto the device the moment the email attachment is opened. If you open all emails and attachments you receive, you might be putting your computer at risk. Familiarize yourself with how to tell apart secure and infection-bearing emails, look for grammatical errors and Dear Customer, used instead of your name. The sender heavily pushing you into opening the attachment is a huge red flag. If you consider every email attachment you get as probable malicious software, it may take time to ensure they are non-malicious, but at least you would avoid malicious contaminations. You also need to stop using not reliable sources for your downloads. If you wish to have safe, ransomware-free software, download everything from legitimate websites.

The second the malware invades your device, it will begin encrypting your data. Your images, documents and other files will no longer be openable. A ransom note will then become visible, and it should inform you about what has occurred. The note will insist that payments is required so as to get your data back. The biggest issue that you can bump into when dealing with cyber crooks is that you have no way of forecasting how they will behave. This is why, giving them money wouldn’t be the greatest idea. Take into account that even if you pay, you may not get the decoding application. You could lose your money and not get back your data. Had you had backup, you might just remove Argus Ransomware and proceed to restore the files. Whether you have backup or not, we suggest you eliminate Argus Ransomware.

Argus Ransomware uninstallation

If you wish to ensure you safely and thoroughly terminate Argus Ransomware, professional malware removal software will be necessary. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand Argus Ransomware termination can do more trouble than good. Professional malware removal software is made to eliminate Argus Ransomware and similar threats, so don’t expect it to recover your data

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Learn how to remove Argus Ransomware from your computer

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

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

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