LanRan ransomware : How To Remove & Recover Enciphered Files?

Brief Description on LanRan ransomware

LanRan ransomware is a newly detected crypto-malware which is under development mode. According to the security researchers, this ransomware is a new variant of MyLittle Ransomware virus. After the successful infiltration on the targeted machine, it alters the wallpaper of affected computer and shows a lock screen message. However, it has been a long to encounter such hideous ransom notification. Also, it modifies the Windows registry entries in order to remain undetected on the machine. These modifications allow the malware to take root into the computer and then activate plenty of malicious processes when the victimized PC users turn on their system. The main goal of LanRan ransomware is to encode the files stored on the computer immediately. It uses strong RSA-2048 encryption algorithm and targets the most popular file types, such as MS Office files, multimedia files, documents etc.

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As a result, the malware takes over all the confidential and personal files in order to convince the victimized machine users to pay the demanded ransom money. Although, it is quite easy to be threatened by LanRan ransomware attack. Once the virus completes the file encryption procedure, it displays a ransom note reported as “@___help___@”. Moreover, the criminal hackers ask 0.5 Bitcoin to transfer to the provided Bitcoin wallet address to purchase the decryption tool for this ransomware. It instructs the victimized users to contact the operators of this malware through a provided email address i.e. “lanran-decrypter@list.ru”. The threat promises to provide the decryption key which is a tool vital for file restoration when the users make the ransom payment. However, it is strongly advised against paying the ransom fee, instead use backup copies for data recovery after the complete removal of LanRan ransomware.

Invasion Techniques Used by LanRan ransomware

Furthermore, the ransomware could distribute its infection through various ways. The malicious payload of the malware initiates the harmful scripts, which in turn infects your system. It could also be spread its payload on social networking websites and peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Besides, the freeware which is found over the Internet could be presented as an useful tool but at the same time, it may hide the malicious script of LanRan ransomware. You should also refrain from opening the files that you have download from junk emails and never try to click on a link arrived from suspicious sources.

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How to Uninstall LanRan ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

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  • Click on System option

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

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  • Now Click on LanRan ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate LanRan 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”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the LanRan ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by LanRan ransomware infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall LanRan ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall LanRan ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with LanRan ransomware one by one then click on End Task.

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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.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

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Now select LanRan ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate LanRan ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the LanRan ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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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 LanRan ransomware.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the LanRan ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall LanRan ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove LanRan ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall LanRan ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall LanRan 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

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B. How to Delete LanRan 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

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Select all the malicious extensions including LanRan ransomware and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall LanRan ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find LanRan 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.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove LanRan 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.

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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.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select LanRan ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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