Remove Donut Virus (Hidden Tear Ransomware) – Restore .donut Files

Donut Virus image ransomware note .donut extension

The Donut virus is a new descendant of the Hidden Tear ransomware family. Each individual attack can be configured so that it targets the targets specifically. Refer to our in-depth article for a technical analysis and full removal instructions.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .donut extensions 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
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Donut

Malware Removal Tool

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Donut Virus – Distribution Ways

The Donut virus is a newly discovered virus threat that is being distributed against users worldwide in targeted campaigns. Depending on the targets themselves the hackers can use various strategies. A popular tactic relies on the fact that email messages are among the main carriers of social engineering tricks. This relies on the fact they spread the virus files either attached or hyperlinked in the body contents in some way. The criminals often model them based on common messages that are sent out to clients by popular Internet services. The contained elements can directly lead to the infections or the hackers can produce a link to a payload carrier. They are dangerous instances that lead to Donut virus infections and two of the most popular types are the following:

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