How I recover my files from .dot file virus:
My System files have been infected with .dot file virus. So I am unable to access any single files as earlier. While I try to open even single files then it demands money. Please help me to remove .dot file virus and recover all useful files.
Overview of .dot file virus:
.dot file virus is a malicious files encryption infection that comes under the category of ransomware family. It is recently launched by the team of remote hacker with the sole motive to extract huge money by the phishing innocent users. It is the most harmful computer System virus that infects target PC and then encrypt all useful files and block the user’s access to certain data. .dot file virus is able to encrypt all kinds of System files like as Word, Excel, Power-point, Images, Pictures, Games, Apps, Audios, Videos, Software, and other system files. It uses mixture AES-256 and RSA-4096 encryption algorithm to encrypt all useful files. Therefore users are unable to open even single files. While users try to open even single files it demands money by popup ransomware message. This message having the reason to encrypt all useful files and the amount of ransom money about 500 US dollars as a bit coins. It also sends threat full message if you don’t have to pay money within 48 hrs then you may lose all useful files forever.
Distribution Methods of .dot file virus:
.dot file virus is a very harmful virus which mostly distributed by the attachments of spam mails which comes through unknown sources. Once users click on either attached files or the hyperlink then the .dot file virus get automatically install in to the System.
Should Users Pay Money or Not?
According to the researcher users should not pay money to the hacker because there is no any guaranteed that you will access all useful files just after paid money to the hacker places. There is highly probability you may lose your data and money as well. In this process you may lose your private and sensitive details including bank details, IP address, Email-id etc. So the thinking to pay money is not a good idea for the victim.
What Victim Should Do?
According to the Expert, if victims want to access all useful files without paying money to the hacker, first of all users must take serious action to remove .dot file virus completely from System. After that users can easily restore data and files by using recovery toolbars and backup files.
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