Remove Virus (Xorist) – Restore Files

This article has been created in order to help you by explaining to you how to remove the [email protected] virus which can be encountered via email messages.

The [email protected] virus is the newest strain of the Xorist ransomware family. Like previous strains it modifies the target operating systems in various ways. Its associated ransomware engine appends the .PAY_IN_MAXIM_24_HOURS_OR_ALL_YOUR_FILES_WILL_BE_PERMANENTLY_DELETED_PLEASE_BE_REZONABLE_you_have_only extension to the victim files. Refer to our in-depth instructions for more information about it.

Threat Summary

Name[email protected]
Type Scam / Malware
Short DescriptionSilently infects the computer victims and modifies the operating system.
SymptomsThe victim’s personal data will be encrypted with the .PAY_IN_MAXIM_24_HOURS_OR_ALL_YOUR_FILES_WILL_BE_PERMANENTLY_DELETED_PLEASE_BE_REZONABLE_you_have_ extension.
Distribution MethodVia e-mail messages that imitate well-known companies .
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[email protected] virus – Overview

The [email protected] virus is being distributed using the most common tactics. The most popular one is the use of email SPAM messages that rely on the social engineering elements that attempt to blackmail the victims into interacting with the virus element. The virus files are either directly attached or hyperlinked in the body contents. They also serve as the main delivery mechanism for infected payloads. Two of the most common types are the following:

  • Infected Software Applications — The hackers take the legitimate application installers of famous software and modify them to include the virus code. Popular targets are system utilities, creativity suites, productivity software and etc. The criminals take the legitimate copies from the official vendor sites and create the virus copies which are then distributed on hacker-controlled sites and attached and/or hyperlinked in the emails.
  • Infected Documents — In a similar way the criminals can embed the virus code in files of different types: text files, presentations (Read more...)

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