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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans

Epor Ransomware

Epor Ransomware can encrypt your files with a robust encryption algorithm so that you would be unable to open them. Afterward, the malicious application displays a ransom note via which the malware’s creators ask their victims to pay ransom to receive decryption tools. Hackers may promise that you will get the promised tools as soon as they confirm your payment and that you will be able to decrypt all the threat’s locked files, but there are no guarantees that it will happen. Thus, if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain, you may want to ignore the malware’s ransom note. Whatever you choose, we advise you not to keep the malicious application for too long because it could be risky. You could read the rest of the article to learn how to erase Epor Ransomware and other details about the malware. We can also offer step by step removal instructions that you can find at the end of this page.

IF you want to avoid threats like Epor Ransomware, you have to know where they come from. There are a few known popular methods to spread them. One of them is to send targeted victims infected email attachments or links that start the installation process after being clicked. Thus, users have to take extra precautions when receiving data from people they do not know or under questionable circumstances. First, we advise reading the message that the data might come with to search for possible red flags, like grammatical mistakes, a sense of urgency in the tone, things that do not make sense, etc. Next, we advise checking if the sender’s email address is not forged. For example, if the email appears to be coming from a reputable company, you can check if the organization uses it. If the email contains a link, you should inspect its full URL address. If there is a file attached, we recommend scanning it with a reliable antimalware tool. The malware’s installer could be spread via unreliable file-sharing websites and pop-ups or advertisements, which is why we also advise not to visit unreliable websites or interact with doubtful pop-ups.

Epor Ransomware might enter the system without you noticing anything as it is programmed to work silently in the background until it finishes encrypting all targeted files. Our researchers say that the malware should encrypt pictures, documents, and other files considered private. It means that data associated with the operating system or belonging to other software should not get encrypted. This way, the infected device should remain bootable. The malware’s encrypted files ought to receive the .epor (e.g., nature.jpg.epor) extension, so it should no be difficult to recognize them. What happens when the malicious application is done with the encryption process? It should reveal itself by creating and opening a text document that says all files were encrypted. The ransom note should also contain instructions on how users can decrypt their files. In short, it should say that they can get the decryption tools needed for the task if they pay a ransom. Those who contact the Epor Ransomware’s creators for more details within 72 hours are promised a 50% discount.

Why do we advise you to think carefully before putting up with any demands? Because there are no guarantees that hackers will hold on to their end of the deal. They could easily scam you, in which case, your money would be lost in vain. If you do not want to take any chances, we advise you not to pay any attention to the malware’s ransom note (_readme.txt) and erase Epor Ransomware. There are a couple of ways to eliminate the malicious application. The instructions available below show how you could delete it manually. If the process seems a bit too challenging, we advise not to hesitate to employ a reliable antimalware tool. After a full system scan, the threat and other possible items should be detected. All that would be left to do is click the displayed removal button to erase Epor Ransomware and other identified items from your system.

Restart your system in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+I for Windows 8 or open the Start menu for Windows 10.
  2. Click the Power button.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
  4. Choose Troubleshoot and pick Advanced Options.
  5. Select Startup Settings and click Restart.
  6. Press the F5 key to restart the PC.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, pick Shutdown options and click Restart.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key when the computer starts restarting.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Click Enter and log on to the computer.

Remove Epor Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Check these directories:
  3. Search for the malware’s installer, right-click the threat’s launcher and press Delete.
  4. Go to:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  5. Find randomly named folders, for example, 7v7mk177-32c4-679d-7f16-7e28ac2d8th2, right-click them and press Delete.
  6. Find and right-click files called _readme.txt and select Delete.
  7. Go to: C:\SystemID
  8. Locate a file called PersonalID.txt, right-click it, and select Delete.
  9. Find this path: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  10. Check if there is a task named Time Trigger Task.
  11. If you see it, right-click it and press Delete.
  12. Exit File Explorer.
  13. Press Win+R.
  14. Type Regedit and press Enter.
  15. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  16. Look for a value name created by the malware, for example, SysHelper.
  17. Right-click the threat’s value name and choose Delete.
  18. Exit Registry Editor.
  19. Empty Recycle Bin.
  20. Restart your device.
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