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How To Decrypt Files Locked By a Ransomware

If your files gеt encrypted by a ransomware not all is lost, there is still a chance to save them. One of the main problems with ransomware is that there are always new ransomware versions appearing, making it difficult to create one omnipotent tool to decrypt them all. Even so, the security experts work hard to battle this new type of threat and they come up with new decryption tools every day. Here we have gathered and created a list with different tools to help you combat the encrypting thread of ransomware.

Note: We would like to point that that for cryptation of a file is used a specific algorithm, that might vary from version to version for specific ransomwares.

First of all, make sure that you have completely removed the threat that caused the problem, before decrypting the files otherwise you risk having them encrypted again

If decrypting the files does not work for you, you can always try restoring the lost files.

If you can't find a decryptor for your locked files and you cannot restore them, we suggest backing up all your encoded files in case a decryption software is released in the future.

EMSISOFT Decrypter

EMSISOFT have created several free decrypting tools. For every decryption tool there is a small description of what ransomware it decrypts and how to recognize it.

OG3 Patcher

This tool is advertised as easy to use and user friendly. All that you have to do is download it, install it, run it and it will, on its own, find the threat, remove it and decrypt your files.

Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor

This tool tries to decrypt encrypted files based on their ransomware family. It is not a user friendly tool, as it is strongly suggested all instructions to be read for its proper usage.

Free Ransomware Decryption Tools by Avast

These are the tools, developed by Avast to battle the ransomware threat:

Kaspersky Ransomware Decryptor

Kaspersky offers tools to combat ransomware with very detailed description.

WanaKiwi Ransomware Decryptor

Because of the specific way that it works, this tool is not user or beginner friendly at all. Additionally, it only works on machine that haven't been restarted or haven't had their RAM wiped after the infection.