How to remove FileCoder (FileCoder.CR) Ransomware
What is FileCoder:
Threat Classification: Rogueware
FileCoder is classified as a ransomware infection (or a trojan horse ransomware), and just like the Cryptolocker, Cryptorbit or Cryptowall, it will try to extort money from its victims, because it holds their private data hostage (encrypted). Filecoder overwrites your system settings so it could run in the background and will conduct series of tasks that would result in serious system damage or even data loss. The general idea is that cyber criminals will hold your private data hostage and would release it for ransom, which should be paid within a pre-defined time frame. Usually, these types of infection (ransomware) have gotten on victims computers thru some other malware infection, which initially had infected the computer and had installed some back-door program, which later will be used to infect the machine with the FileCoder.CR ransomware. The ransomware uses very strong encryption and once your data is encrypted, the only way to decrypt it is to use the initially generated private keys, which are held by the cyber criminals on their hidden command & control servers.
FileCoder should be considered extremely dangerous because its main goal is to damage victim’s private data and extort people. This is why this ransomware infection should be removed immediately from the infected computer. FileCoder is often bundled with other malware products, which might have been already installed on your computer. The FileCoder ransomware injects itself into the system and changes permission policies and modifies the registry, so it stays in the background. Once FileCoder gets on the user’s computer, it starts looking for specific files, with the following extensions:
3fr, accdb, ai, arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, crt, crw, dbf, dcr, der, dng, doc, docm, docx, dwg, dxf, dxg, eps, erf, indd, jpe, jpg, kdc, mdb, mdf, mef, mrw, nef, nrw, odb, odm, odp, ods, odt, orf, p12, p7b, p7c, pdd, pef, pem, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtf, rw2, rwl, srf, srw, wb2, wpd, wps, xlk, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx
and starts encrypting them. Once the encryption process is completed, it informs the owner, that he/she will be able to get his data back for a certain price – typically ranging from $100-$500, depending on the geographic region and other social and economic factors.
The possible distribution of the FileCoder varies but is not limited to – peer-2-peer networks, torrent downloads, downloading fake Windows updates, installing software “supposedly” required to view an online video, clicking on ads or banners, downloading e-mail attachments or receiving files through a social media website or software.
Please note that FileCoder could seriously damage your system and if you decide to pay the ransom, you are not dealing with a legit company, which would refund your money if nothing happens moreover you are giving money to cyber criminals.
This is a high-level, high-risk threat, and it should not be left unattended and this is the reason you should take actions and remove it immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online identity and security.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove FileCorder (FileCorder.CR) Ransomware:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users), by using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove FileCoder (FileCoder.CR) Ransomware Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect FileCoder and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Remove FileCoder (FileCoder.CR) Ransomware Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove FileCoder manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove FileCoder by restoring your system to a previous state:
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
***For Windows 8/10:
If you are using Windows 8/10, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and press Enter on your keyboard.
3. When the command prompt loads up, type:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
4. System Restore should initialize, and you will be displayed a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time before the FileCoder virus has infected your computer.
When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows normal mode, you would need to perform a scan with your anti-spyware software as the infection might still be on the system.