Ransomware is a sophisticated piece of malware that locks down all your devices by connecting to the operating system and thereby, it prevents you from accessing your own data. In order to have your data restored, you must pay the ransom that the hacker asks you for. This advanced malware encrypts the entire hard drive or some specific files and until the demanded ransom is paid, the hacker does not decrypt the files. There are few sophisticated free ransomware decryption tools that helps you decrypt the files encrypted by various ransomware.

Avast has listed some of the ransomware decryption tools so if you your files get locked by these ransomware, you may use the corresponding ransomware decryptor in order to restore your precious files.

FREE RANSOMWARE DECRYPTION TOOLS LIST – 2017


Alcatraz Locker

This ransomware uses AES-256 encryption associated with Base64 encoding in order to encrypt its victim’s files. Alcatraz Locker was first detected in the mid of November 2016.

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Filename changes:.Alcatraz” extension is found on encrypted files.

Ransom message: A ransom message similar to the one shown below appears after encryption (it is located in a file “ransomed.html” in the desktop of the user).

Alcatraz ransomware decryption tool

If Alcatraz Locker has infected your files, download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Alcatraz Locker Fix


 

Apocalypse

The signs of infection depicted by Apocalypse, first detected in June 2016, are as follows:

Filename changes: At the end of filenames, Apocalypse adds .encrypted, .FuckYourData, .locked, .Encryptedfile, or .SecureCrypted. (e.g., Idea.doc is converted to Idea.doc.encrypted)

Ransom message: Opening a file with the extension reading (.README.Txt, .How_To_Decrypt.txt, .Where_my_files.txt, .How_to_Recover_Data.txt, or .Contact_Here_To_Recover_Your_Files.txt (e.g., Idea.doc.Where_my_files.txt) will project a derived form of this message:

To fix your Apocalypse infected files for free; download the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

 Apocalypse Fix  |  ApocalypseVM Fix


BadBlock

BadBlock is a ransomware strain first spotted in May 2016. The signs of infection shown are:

Filename changes: It does not rename your infected files.

Ransom message: BadBlock projects this message from a file named Help Decrypt.html, after encrypting your files.

If your files have been encrypted with BadBlock, then download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

BadBlock Fix  |  BadBlock Fix
(For 32-bit Windows)   |   (For 64-bit Windows)


Bart

Bart is a form of ransomware first detected by the end of June 2016. The signs of infection are as follows:

Filename changes: At the end of the filenames, an extension named .bart.zip is added. (e.g., Idea.doc is converted to Idea.doc.bart.zip) These encrypted ZIP archives contains the original files.

Ransom message: Once your files are encrypted, Bart changes your desktop wallpaper to a similar image depicted below. Bart can be identified by the text on this image and is stored on the desktop in files named recover.bmp and recover.txt.

To cure your files of Bart, click to download the free ransomware decryption tool below:

Download:

Bart Fix


Crypt888

First detected in June 2016, Crypt888 also known as Mircop shows the following signs of infection:

Filename changes: This malware adds Lock. to the start of filenames. (e.g., Idea.doc is converted to Lock.Idea.Doc)

Ransom message: Crypt888 changes your desktop wallpaper, after encrypting your files to a similar one shown below:

If your files have been encrypted with Crypt888, then download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Crypt888 Fix


CryptoMix (Offline)

CryptoMix also known as CryptFile2 or Zeta, is a form of ransomware that was first detected in March 2016. A new variant of CryptoMix namely CryptoShield also appeared in early 2017. These variants use AES-256 encryption for encrypting files along with a unique encryption key, downloaded from a remote server. However, the ransomware will encrypt files with a fixed key (“Offline key”) if the server is unavailable or if the user is not connected to the Internet.

Note: The provided decryptor only supports files encrypted with a “offline key”. In cases where the offline key was not used to encrypt files, this tool will not be able to save the files and file modification won’t be accomplished.

Filename changes: This ransomware encrypts files with these extensions: .CRYPTOSHIELD, .rdmk, .lesli, .scl, .rmd or .rscl.

Ransom message: A similar file mentioned below may be found on PC, after encrypting files:

To cure your files of CryptoMix for free, click here for the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

CryptoMix Fix


CrySIS

CrySIS also named as JohnyCryptor, Virus-Encode, Aura, AND Dharma, is a form of ransomware that has been observed since September 2015. This ransomware uses AES-256 along with RSA-1024 asymmetric encryption.

Filename changes: Various extensions may be add to the encrypted files like:
.johnycryptor@hackermail.com.xtbl,
.systemdown@india.com.xtbl,
.{milarepa.lotos@aol.com}.CrySiS,
.{Greg_blood@india.com}.xtbl,
.{savepanda@india.com}.xtbl,
.{arzamass7@163.com}.xtbl,
.{tombit@india.com}.dharma

Ransom message: The message shown below appears after encrypting your files.  The message is located in “Decryption instructions.txt”, “Decryptions instructions.txt“, “README.txt“, or “HOW TO DECRYPT YOUR DATA.txt” on the user’s desktop. The desktop background is also changed to a similar picture shown below.

If your files have been encrypted with CrySIS, click here to download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

CrySIS Fix


Globe

Observed since August 2016, this ransomware uses RC4 or Blowfish encryption method. The signs of infection are shown below:

Filename changes: One of the following extensions are added by Globe to the file name: “.ACRYPT“, “.GSupport[0-9]“, “.blackblock“, “.dll555“, “.zendrz“, “.duhust“, “.exploit“, “.purged“, “.globe“, “.gsupport“, “.raid[0-9]“,”.xtbl“, “.zendr[0-9]”, or “.hnyear“. Some of its versions encrypts the file name as well.

Ransom message: A similar message like the one depicted below, appears after encrypting your files (it it located in a file “How to restore files.hta” or “Read Me Please.hta“):

To cure your files of Globe for free, click here for the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Globe Fix


HiddenTear

HiddenTear dates back to August 2015. It is one of the first open-sourced ransomware codes introduced on GitHub. Since then, by using the original source code, many HiddenTear variants have been produced by snoopers. This ransomware uses AES encryption.

Filename changes: The files been encrypted will have one of the following extensions:  .locked.34xxx, .bloccato.Hollycrypt.lock.unlockit.mecpt.monstro.lok.암호화됨.8lock8.fucked.flyper.krypted.CAZZO.doomed.

Ransom message: After file encryption, a text file (READ_IT.txt, MSG_FROM_SITULA.txt, DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.HTML) appears on the user’s deskptop. A ransom message may also be shown by various variants.

To fix your HiddenTear infected files for free, click here to get the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

HiddenTear Fix


Jigsaw

It is a ransomware strain that has been observed since March 2016. The name Jigsaw is derived from the movie character “The Jigsaw Killer”. Therefore, several variants of this ransomware use the Jigsaw Killer’s picture in the ransom screen.

Filename changes: It adds one of the following extensions to the encrypted files: .btc.J.encrypted.porno.pornoransom.epic.xyz.versiegelt.encrypted, , .pays.paymds.paymts.paymst.payrms.payrmts.paymrts.hush.uk-dealer@sigaint.org, or .gefickt.

Ransom message: A similar screen like the one depicted below appears after encrypting your files:

If your files have been encrypted with Jigsaw, click here to download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Jigsaw Fix


Legion

Legion was first detected in June 2016. The signs of infection by Legion are shown below:

Filename changes: To the end of filenames, it adds a variant of  ._23-06-2016-20-27-23_$f_tactics@aol.com$.legion or .$centurion_legion@aol.com$.cbf.

Ransom message: After encrypting your files, Legion displays a popup like the one shown and also changes your desktop wallpaper.

If Legion has encrypted your files, click here to download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Legion Fix


NoobCrypt

It has been around since late July 2016. NoobCrypt uses AES-256 encryption method for encrypting the user’s files.

Filename changes: It does not change file names. However, encrypted files are unable to be opened with their associated application.

 

Ransom message: A similar message like the one shown below appears after encrypting your files. (it is located in a file “ransomed.html” in the user’s desktop):

To cure your files of NoobCrypt for free, click here to get the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

NoobCrypt Fix


Stampado

This ransomware has been written using the Autolt script tool. It has been observed since August 2016. On the dark web, Stampado is being sold and hence new variants are appearing. Philadelphia is one of its versions.

Filename changes: To the encrypted files, Stampado adds the .locked extension. Some variants also encrypt the filename itelf so the file may look either as document.docx.locked or 85451F3CCCE348256B549378804965CD8564065FC3F8.locked.

Ransom message: The following screen appears, after encryption is completed:

If your files have been encrypted with Stampado, click here to download the free ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

Stampado Fix


SZFLocker

SZFLocker is a ransomware strain that was first detected in May 2016. The signs of infection are:

Filename changes: To the end of filenames, SZFLocker adds .szf . (e.g.,Idea.doc =Idea.doc.szf)

Ransom message: When you try to open an encrypted file, SZFLocker displays the following message (in Polish):

To cure your files of SFZLocker for free, click here for the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

SFZLocker Fix


TeslaCrypt

This ransomware was first spotted in February 2015. The signs of infection include:

Filename changes:  Files are not renamed by the latest version of TeslaCrypt.

Ransom message: TeslaCrypt displays a variant of the following message, after encrypting your files:

To cure your files of TeslaCrypt for free, click here to get the ransomware decryption tool:

Download:

TeslaCrypt Fix


CONCLUSION

Ransomware is becoming the emerging aspect of online security. It is vital for an Internet user to take all the safety measures when conceding his sensitive information to the global village, so that your data is protected from the cyber pillagers. These safety measures are crucial to be applied because if your data gets hacked, then you become helpless at the hands of the hacker.

One of the easiest option to restore data even after getting hit by ransomware is to use a ransomware decryption tool. A decryption tool will decrypt your files that have been encrypted by the ransomware. The above-mentioned ransomware decryption tools will help you tackle the corresponding ransomware.

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