Know How to delete .dotmap ransomware permanently
These are few questions that victims of .dotmap ransomware often ask. What is .dotmap ransomware or .dotmap file virus? How can I recover the files encrypted by it? Is it any free decryptor tool that can retrieve the locked files?
.dotmap ransomware is a very perilous data-encrypting malware that secretly attacks the targeted PC and starts locking the personal files of victims. The file that gets encrypted is usually those which the users use on daily basis. That could be files related to movies, music, audios, and MS Office docs and so on. On every encrypted file, you would notice .dotmap extension as suffix along with the unique ID of victim and email ID of .dotmap ransomware developer. The main aim of the associated cyber-criminal is to encrypt the targeted files and asks the victims to make payment for decryption key. They threat you that if the demands are not met, your files and data will get damaged permanently.
What does .dotmap ransomware do? (More Details and Depth Analysis)
As already mentioned above, its aim is to lock the targeted files. In order to achieve its persistence in the marked PC, it modifies the important registries and System files. It collects important information about the System and manages to get read-write administrator privilege. One thing that it confirms is to make sure that the PC it is infecting has been attacked earlier. After settling down, it does a quick scan of PC hard-disk in search of the files and data it can encrypt. It searches for the files such as documents, audios, videos, archives, MS Office docs, database, virtual drive files and so on. A ransom note named as “ReadMe.txt” is also stored in every folders containing the locked files.
First thing that you have to understand is that you don’t have to fulfill any demands of cyber-criminals. There is no guarantee that you will get the original decryption key after the money is paid. This is a spam and you will definitely lose you money. Actually, the cyber-criminals totally ignore the victims after getting the payment. Further, they continue encrypting and damaging other files and programs. So, if you want to recover the locked files then you have to use some alternative tricks such as:
- Use the backup files
- Use “Volume Shadow Copies” created by PC operating system
- Use a data recovery tool
Note: The recovery of file encrypted by .dotmap ransomware is difficult to recover. And most of all, it is required to delete all the related payloads and scripts of .dotmap ransomware from your work-station before you begin the data recovery process. Hence, you first have to remove .dotmap ransomware by scanning the PC with a powerful anti-malware tool. Once the ransomware gets removed, you can begin the encrypted files recovery process.
Some Precautionary Measures to Avoid Ransomware Attack:
- Be careful from scam email campaigns. Don’t open email attachment that are sent by unknown senders
- Choose advance or custom installation method and uncheck all the preselected programs and files
- Avoid visiting unsafe webpage and URLs
- Upgrade the PC security settings by using a powerful anti-malware tool that has strong scanning algorithm and programming logics
.dotmap ransomware is a perilous malware. In order to avoid its removal, it hides its payloads and scripts deep inside the PC. You may try downloading SpyHunter Malware Scanner and check if it detects this malware for you.