.CORE Files Virus – How to Remove It and Restore Data

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This is an article that provides specific details on .CORE files virus infection as well as a step-by-step removal followed by alternative data recovery approaches.

As identified by security researchers the so-called .CORE files virus is a strain of Matrix ransomware. Once started on a target host it plagues various system settings in order to encrypt valuable files stored on it. The encryption is realized with the help of highly sophisticated encryption technique that combines AES-128 + RSA-2048 cipher algorithms. Upon encryption, all corrupted files remain inaccessible until an efficient recovery solution is employed. The long string of specific extensions [[email protected]].{random letters and numbers}-{again random letters and numbers}.CORE appears after the original names of encrypted files. According to hackers victims should pay a ransom within 7 days in order to decrypt their .CORE files.

Threat Summary

Name.CORE files virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA data locker ransomware that utilizes combination of AES-128 + RSA-2048 cipher algorithms to encrypt valuable files stored on an infected computer. A ransom for specific decryption solution is demanded.
SymptomsImportant files are locked and renamed with a long string of extensions that is enging with .CORE extension. Files remain unusable until an efficient recovery solution is used to revert back their original code.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .CORE files 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.

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