Oblivion Virus (.OBLIVION EXTENSION) Removal Instructions

The OBLIVION virus is a newly discovered threat that uses the built-in ransomware engine to rename target sensitive files with the .OBLIVION extension. Our in-depth removal guide shows how victims can recover the data and remove the threat from their computers.

Threat Summary

NameOblivion
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .OBLIVION extension and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Oblivion.Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

OBLIVION Virus – Distribution Ways

The Oblivion virus was discovered in a very limited attack campaign. At the moment it cannot be told which is the primary delivery method however we assume that the hacker or group behind it will use the most popular tactics.

One of the common methods is the use of email spam messages. They use social engineering tactics in order to coerce the targets into interacting with the dangerous element. The hackers typically take text and graphics from well known Internet sites and web services. Links to the malware strains can be embedded in the body contents, in other cases it can also be delivered directly as file attachments. The messages can also be used to deliver payloads. There are two popular types:

  • Software Installers — The hackers can embed the Oblivion virus (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/oblivion-virus-oblivion-extension-removal-instructions/