Brief Details on Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware
Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware is a newly detected malware that may be distributed to the targeted system users with the help of spam email attachments, file sharing networks, and other intrusion methods as well. Although, this ransomware is used by the criminal hackers in order to encrypt the files stored on the victim's machine and then demands ransom money to provide the affected users with a decryption tool that may help them to decode the enciphered files. It is also known as a File Security Protected Virus and Fake WU Virus which uses strong encryption algorithm i.e. AES-256 and the Electronic Codebook, which is not complicated as compared to others.
Although, it not quite difficult to identify the files encoded by Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware, because it uses a weird file extension identified as “.encrypted” and append the enciphered file name with this extension. Once it completed the file encryption process, it will then display a ransom notification which instructs the victimized PC users to pay a heft sum of ransom money i.e. 0.02 Bitcoin, which is approximately equal to 25 USD at the time of writing security note. However, the demanded ransom amount is surprisingly very low. Moreover, the cyber criminals behind this ransomware provides an email address “firstname.lastname@example.org”, so that the victimized PC users can contact the developers to inform them about the transaction details of BTC transfer and ID of affected machine.
Is Paying Ransom Money Guarantee File Restoration?
Most importantly, it is never a good idea to pay the asked ransom money, because there is a high possibility that the people responsible for Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware attack will not provide the decryption key after the ransom payment is made. It is strongly advised by the security researchers to look for an alternative method to restore the files encoded by this dangerous file-encrypting virus. Specifically, the malware usually exploit two files i.e. WindowsUpdater.exe and Transaction-Report.docx.exe. Besides, the system users that are invited to download and install any of above mentioned files should stay away from it and use a credible and reliable anti-malware scanner in order to delete Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware to protect their PC from any damages.
How to Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE