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If you want to understand what Trojan.Encoder.6491 Ransomware is, how it works and how you can remove it, then you need to read this article.

Trojan.Encoder.6491 is a type of malware that is designed to encrypt your personal files and then demand a ransom from you in order to decrypt them. This particular strain of ransomware was first discovered in June 2017 and has been active since then.


Trojan.Encoder.6491 is usually spread through email attachments or fake downloads. The Trojan.Encoder.6491 developers will create a fake email that looks like it’s from a legitimate company or organization (such as FedEx or DHL) and send it to victims with an attachment or link that contains the Trojan.Encoder.6491 ransomware payload. When the victim opens the attachment or clicks on the link, Trojan.Encoder.6491 will then infect their computer and start encrypting their files. This malware can also be spread through fake downloads, such as fake updates for Adobe products or other software programs. The Trojan.Encoder.6491 developers will create a fake website that looks like a legitimate download site (such as CNET or Softonic) and host the Trojan.Encoder.6491 ransomware payload on it. When victims go to the site and try to download the “update”, they will actually be downloading and installing the ransomware onto their computer without realizing it.


It uses a strong encryption algorithm known as RSA-2048, which makes it very difficult (if not impossible) to decrypt your files without the proper decryption key. When Trojan.Encoder.6491 encrypts your files, it will append the .encrypted extension to them (for example: myphoto.jpg would become myphoto.jpg.encrypted). Once your files have been encrypted, it will then display a ransom note on your screen which demands that you pay a ransom of 1 Bitcoin (which is currently worth approximately $7,000) to decrypt your files. The Trojan.Encoder.6491 developers recommend that you use the Tor browser to access their payment site and instruct you on how to buy Bitcoins if you don’t already have them. They also warn you that trying to decrypt your files without paying the ransom will result in your files being permanently corrupted and unrecoverable.


Protection against Trojan.Encoder.6491 and other ransomware strains can be difficult since they are constantly evolving and finding new ways to infect computers. However, there are some things that you can do in order to protect yourself. First and foremost, you should always have a backup of your important files so that you can restore them if they become encrypted by Trojan.Encoder.6491 or any other type of ransomware. You should also make sure that your antivirus software is up-to-date and that you have a good anti-malware program installed on your computer as well. Lastly, you should be very careful about what emails you open and what links you click on, as Trojan.Encoder.6491 and other types of ransomware are often spread through email attachments and fake download links.


If it has infected you, we do not recommend that you pay the ransom. This is because there is no guarantee that you will actually receive the decryption key even if you do pay the ransom and there is also no way to be sure that the ransomware developers will not just take your money and run.

Instead, we recommend that you focus on trying to recover your files from a backup if you have one or use a reliable data recovery program to try to recover your files yourself.

Data recovery software can sometimes recover files even if they have been encrypted by Trojan.Encoder.6491. This is because the program will scan your hard drive for traces of the original unencrypted file and then attempt to reconstruct it. SalvageData data recovery software has had success in recovering files encrypted by this ransomware and we recommend that you try it first if you are looking for a way to decrypt your Trojan.Encoder.6491 encrypted files.


If you don’t have a backup and you can’t recover your Trojan.Encoder.6491 encrypted files using data recovery software, then your only other option is to wait for a Trojan.Encoder.6491 ransomware decryptor to be released by someone. This is usually created by security researchers who analyze the ransomware and find a way to break the encryption. However, it can sometimes take months or even years for a decryptor to be created and there is no guarantee that one will ever be created for Trojan.Encoder.6491.


So, is there a public decryption tool available for Trojan.Encoder.6491?

At this time, there is no public decryption tool available for this ransomware.


However, you can try using a reliable data recovery program such as SalvageData to see if it can recover your files.


Trojan.Encoder.6491 might be difficult to remove manually. We recommend that you scan your computer with a reliable antivirus program to remove the malware. So, to remove it from your computer, we recommend using SpyHunter 5.

Contact SalvageData for Professional Trojan.Encoder.6491 Decryption Services

If you would like our team of security experts to try to decrypt your Trojan.Encoder.6491 encrypted files, please contact us at +1 (800) 972-3282 or submit a case here. When you contact us, one of our representatives will ask you some questions about the infection and then give you a quote for the decryption service. If you decide to use our service, we will then instruct you on how to send us your Trojan.Encoder.6491 encrypted files so that we can begin working on decrypting them. Once we have successfully decrypted your files, we will return them to you on a new external hard drive or via secure FTP transfer.



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