xipr ransomware. Yet another new attack targeting german users.

xipr ransomware lately developed seems to be targeting german users. Since ransomware has become the biggest threat among all viruses, people ask themselves if there’s a way to protect from such. It is already too late if you once suffered ransom attack and file has been locked. For some there is a solution but for others disappointment. Either way popularity of ransomware rises and new development are presented every day.

The big difference between what a virus use to be and just damaging files, now files are taken as a hostage and kept until you pay to get them back. This is what ransomware exactly do. It gets to your computer and restrict access to your entire system or lock files and demand ransom usually in bitcoin to give access back. Ransomware is a malicious software (malware) also considered as a online fraud to steal money. There is a variety of virus attacks like this, but all ransomware does the same just in different ways. Cyber criminals are using software vulnerabilities and openly install on user pc. Vulnerable computer system is one without any protection such as antivirus, anti-malware or internet security, also if protective software is not up to date.

Cyber criminals always use good tactics to get victims scared and force them into faster payments. Some will offer a free decryption for a few files to show victims how things work. Most of the case user will be given time limit or pretending FBI messages to convince them to pay.

While some of the ransom viruses are not greedy some are ridiculous. The ransom to hostage files varies significantly from 30$ to over 5000$ for home users, however we have seen a big companies, schools and hospitals hit by a ransomware which have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Common ways that ransom attacks in throat spam email attachments or suspicious url leading the way to damage beyond repair.

What we currently known about this xipr ransomware is that it is distributed via email Lebenslauf.zip attachment. The note left behind is as follows:

ATTENTION
All important files and information on this comuter (documents, databases, etc.) will be decrypted using a RSA cryptographic algorithm
  Without special software decoding a single file with the help of the most powerful computers will take about a 20 years.:
__________________________________________
contact an expert  on e-mail: [email protected]
xipr ransomware

 

All encrypted files will left with “.xipr” extension and email “[email protected]” to contact thieves. Specifies an xipr.txt on the desktop.

NOTE: The steps below might not work. We recommend using anti-malware tool to remove “.xipr” Ransomware.

Now that you have been infected you have a few options:

Many suggest that you simply pay and hope that you will get all off your data back. However in this case you risk losing money and still being stuck with crypted files. We do not recommend this way simply because you will support the work of hackers and the more money thay get the stronger they will become.

The best option for you is if you have a backup, wipe your hard drive and perform system restore.

Use any type of anti malware software to remove “.xipr” Ransomware.

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

Decrypt xipr Ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.

  • Name – xipr
  • Type Spamming – Malware, Ransomware, Trojan Horse
  • Danger Level – High
  • Brief Description – Encrypt files and demand ransom.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, ransom massages.
  • Method – Via Trojan Horse or spam email.

How to remove “.xipr Ransomware”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall any suspicious software.
  3. Use any type of anti malware software to remove xipr.
  4. Decrypt .xipr  files.
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing xipr Ransomware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

Manual steps, how to remove “.xipr ransomware”

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.