.UselessFiles Ransomware Virus – How to Remove and Restore Data

This article has been created in order to help explain to your what is the .UselessFiles ransomware virus and how to remove this infection from your computer plus how to try and restore files, that have been encrypted by it.

A new ransomware sample was detected by MalwareHunterTeam to append the file extension .UselessFiles on the files of the computers it infects after the malware encrypts them. The virus’s primary purpose is to make sure that the files remain no longer openable, until the victim pays ransom in BitCoins. These activities may result in the victim being extorted in return for his or her files. If your computer has been infected by the .UselessFiles virus, we recommend that you read this article and learn how to remove this ransomware from your computer and how to restore the files encrypted by the virus.

Threat Summary

Name.UselessFiles virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on your computer after which extort you into paying a ransom fee to make them openable again.
SymptomsThe main symptoms of this virus are a ransom note, called “UselessFiles!” and the files encrypted with the same name as a file extension added to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .UselessFiles virus.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.

.UselessFiles Ransomware – How Does It Infect

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