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XHAMSTER Ransomware: Data Recovery & Removal

Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini is a content writer whose background in journalism make her an asset when researching and writing tech content. Also, her personal aspirations in creative writing and PC gaming make her articles on data storage and data recovery accessible for a wide audience.

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Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini is a content writer whose background in journalism make her an asset when researching and writing tech content. Also, her personal aspirations in creative writing and PC gaming make her articles on data storage and data recovery accessible for a wide audience.

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XHAMSTER ransomware, like Zepto, encrypts the infected device files and demands payment ‌for the description key. This is a new virus infection variant that can demand Bitcoins as a ransom payment.

Once the XHAMSTER gets on your device, it changes your file’s name and extension, using the .XHAMSTER extension.

Although there are a few things you can do to‌ recover your files without paying a ransom, remember that none are as guaranteed to work as a data recovery service.

Your computer can get infected after a visit to a shady website or even after you open an infected email attachment. The email can have an invoice, receipts, events tickets, or other trustworthy files, like work-related ones. 

Top Summary: A ransomware attack can happen at any moment. You can prevent it by only opening files you trust the origin and visiting only secure websites. Since being online is still a vulnerability, you can ease your mind knowing that removing the ransomware and recovering the data is possible.

How to remove XHAMSTER ransomware and restore data

The first thing to do after a ransomware attack is to notify authorities, like the federal police, that will work to track and identify the hacker group. There are a few solutions to remove the ransomware and recover the data you can do on your own. And you can always use a data recovery service to get all your data back.

If the ransomware attack compromised sensitive data, such as health and patient data, you should immediately ask for professional help.

Important: Don’t delete the virus. It can make you lose all your files with a nearly impossible recovery chance.

Is there a public decryption tool for XHAMSTER ransomware? 

No. Currently, there are no public decryption tools to recover files from the XHAMSTER ransomware attack.

Restart your device in Safe Mode 

Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do this, restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly before Windows loads. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and hit Enter.

Once you’re in Safe Mode, open your web browser and download a reputable anti-malware program. Run a full scan of your system to remove XHAMSTER ransomware and any other malicious files that may lurk on your computer.

A different way you can reach the safe mode on Windows is the Run window. Press the Windows Key with R to open the window. Write the “msconfig” command and go to the Boot menu. Select the Safe Boot.

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Uninstall XHAMSTER from Windows and iOS

To uninstall the ransomware from Windows, open the Run window again and type the “appwiz.cpl” command. Search for the ransomware program, it may appear as a “suspicious program”, and hit uninstall.

To uninstall the XHAMSTER ransomware from your Mac you have to open the Utility tab. There you can open the Activity Monitor where you can find the suspicious activity and force it to quit. Then go to the Applications menu and look for the virus there so you can move it to trash.

Restore the files from a recent backup

After you successfully remove the ransomware, you can use an updated backup to restore your files and keep using them.

But, only plug another device into your computer after you make sure that there is no trace of the ransomware still on it. Otherwise, you can compromise your storage device along with your computer.

Contact ransomware data recovery specialists

With ransomware data recovery, experts will decrypt your file, making sure it is not corrupted or partially recovered. There is no guarantee that you’ll get all your files with the key you get from the ransom payment, along with a high chance of them being corrupted.

Meanwhile, recovery services can not only increase your chances of fully restoring your data, but they protect you further by communicating with the hacker group on your behalf if that is the case.

Summary: Whatever you do, don’t give in to the demands of XHAMSTER ransomware. If you’re not comfortable taking on the task yourself, seek ‌data recovery experts’ help. SalvageData specialists are here to remove the XHAMSTER ransomware and restore files.

SalvageData experts are ready to help you as you need to recover data from a XHAMSTER ransomware attack. If you prefer, you can also go to the nearest data recovery center and request help there.

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Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini

Heloise Montini is a content writer whose background in journalism make her an asset when researching and writing tech content. Also, her personal aspirations in creative writing and PC gaming make her articles on data storage and data recovery accessible for a wide audience.

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