How to remove ESCANOR ransomware

ESCANOR ransom note:

Oops All Of your important files were encrypted Like document pictures videos etc..

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files, documents, photos, databases and other important files are encrypted by a strong encryption.

How to recover files?
RSA is a asymmetric cryptographic algorithm, you need one key for encryption and one key for decryption so you need private key to recover your files. It’s not possible to recover your files without private key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase an unique private key.Only we can give you this key and only we can recover your files.

What guarantees you have?
As evidence, you can send us 1 file to decrypt by email We will send you a recovery file  Prove that we can decrypt your file

Please You must follow these steps carefully to decrypt your files:
Send $980 worth of bitcoin to wallet: js97xc025fwviwhdg53gla97xc025fwv
after payment,we will send you Decryptor software
contact email:

Your personal ID: [REDACTED]

This is the end of the note. Below you will find a guide explaining how to remove ESCANOR ransomware.

What is ESCANOR ransomware?

ESCANOR is a malicious program that makes money via ransom (that’s why it’s called ransomware). Once on the victims’ computers, this program encrypts all the files using a cryptographic algorithm. This renders them inaccessible – you cannot view or edit the encrypted files – but this process can be reversed. However, to decrypt the files you will need a cryptographic key, a password essentially. This is how this ransom works. The hackers know how to decrypt the files, and if you want them to do it, you will have to pay quite a lot.
All files encrypted by ESCANOR ransomware have their filename modified; the string “.ESCANOR” gets appended to the end of the name, thus giving them .ESCANOR file extension.
To communicate its demands ESCANOR creates a ransom note called “HELP_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt” on the Desktop. You may read the full text above, but the gist is, the hackers want $980 for decryption, and they want it in Bitcoin.
This is quite a significant sum, and to add insult to the injury, many hackers do not bother decrypting victims’ files after receiving the money. Our guide will explain how to remove ESCANOR ransomware and decrypt .ESCANOR files without engaging with these criminals.

How to remove The Wise Guys ransomware

The Wise Guys ransom note:

All of your files have been encrypted by The Wise Guys.

What has happened?

All of your files have been encrypted with AES-256 Algorithm.
You may be looking online how to recover from this encryption.
Do not bother, you will never find results for our certain encryption.
Never contact anyone about this either, they cannot help you here.
However, do not panic. We still hold the decryption key for your files.
If you follow our instructions, we can get them back for you.

How can I get the key?

You must pay a sum of money in Ethereum, we accept nothing else.
We're looking at you sending us about $500 worth of Ethereum.
If you don't know how to get cryptocurrency, just Google it.
After you have completed that step, you will have to contact us.
Do not trust anyone saying they can help with decryption.
They are scammers, only we hold they key, they will do two things.
Either steal the money from you, leaving your files locked still.
Or they will add their fee on top of ours, making it more expensive.
You can only trust us here, everyone else is a scammer.

Where do I contact you?

You contact us via. e-mail at for payments.
Do not send curse words or we will ignore any requests of yours.
Please include your ID within this e-mail somewhere for decryption.
It is very important, and it allows us to decrypt your files.


If you do not include this ID, we cannot recover your files.
Do not spam our e-mail either, or we will ignore your requests.
Remember, patience is what works here. Don't be so hasty.

What if I try to recover my files?

You cannot recover them, at least not easily. We removed backups.
However, we have a backup copy of your own files we had stolen.
If you decide not to pay up, we'll just leak all your stuff.
This includes, passwords, personal info and files.
If you pay, not only do you get your files back quicker.
You also don't have to worry about stolen info.

Kind regards from The Wise Guys.
We wish you good luck with your files.

This is the end of the note. Below you will find a guide explaining how to remove The Wise Guys ransomware.

What is The Wise Guys ransomware?

The Wise Guys is a fake ransomware program. On the surface, it appears to act much like any other ransomware would, encrypting files and demanding payment for their decryption. The hackers behind these programs typically do not bother actually decrypting the files; once the victim has paid, they simply stop talking to them. Nonetheless, most ransomware actually encrypts files using genuine cryptographic algorithms, as this gives the victim an illusion that their files could be restored by paying the hacker.
The Wise Guys ransomware, however, doesn’t bother with keeping up this pretense. Though it does leave a ransom note, “readme.txt”, which you can see on the image above, the claims it makes are completely false. The virus does not encrypt the files at all, it simply deletes them.
Though this might sound bad, in a way, this is a blessing in disguise, as far as ransomware attacks go. Decrypting the files after such an attack without paying the hacker generally involves attempting to restore the original files in some way and not genuine decryption. It is possible to remove The Wise Guys ransomware, and restore at least some of your files; the guide below will explain how. And you will not waste your money knowing that there’s no possibility of decryption.

How to remove Tuis ransomware

What is Tuis ransomware?

Tuis is a ransomware program – a virus designed to extort money by holding the victim’s data hostage. It belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. Generally speaking, all viruses in a family are similar to an extent since they share most of the code. This is especially pronounced in this case, as STOP/Djvu viruses are nearly identical. Tohj is an another STOP/Djvu strain; you may compare them to see the similarity for yourself.
Still, these theoretical details seldom help those who have fallen victim to Tuis or another ransomware. So here are some hard facts. When Tuis encrypts files, all of them are given .tuis file extension. This is useful since it allows you to know what ransomware you’re dealing with. Another way to make sure you’re indeed dealing with Tuis is to check its ransom note, called “_readme.txt” (shown on the image above). Although all STOP/Djvu notes are the pretty much the same, the hackers’ contact information is not.
The criminals demand $980 or $490, depending on how quickly you pay, but it’s likely they will not decrypt your files even after receiving the payment. The guide below will show you how to remove Tuis ransomware and decrypt .tuis files for free. Some files may not be recoverable, but it’s still better than putting your trust in a criminal.

How to remove Tury ransomware

What is Tury ransomware?

Tury is a computer virus labelled as ransomware. It belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family (a group of viruses generally similar in behavior). Tohj ransomware is an example of another malware in this family.
All ransomware viruses make money by encrypting victims’ files, and Tury is no exception. Once the files are encrypted, Tury renames them, adding .tury file extension. It also leaves a ransom note, called “_readme.txt” on the Desktop.
You can read the full text of the note in the image above, but here’s the recap. The criminals mention their contact information and that the decryption price is $980 (or half as much if the victim pays promptly). They also offer to decrypt one file to show you that the files are indeed recoverable.
You should note, however, that this doesn’t mean that they will recover them should you choose to pay. It is common for the hackers to ghost their victims once they’ve paid. Thankfully, it is possible to deal with this issue without contacting the cybercriminals at all. Our guide will explain how to remove Tury ransomware and decrypt .tury files for free.

How to remove Cyberpunk ransomware

Cyberpunk ransom note:

all your data has been locked us
You want to return?
write email or

This is the end of the note. Below you will find a guide explaining how to remove Cyberpunk ransomware.

What is Cyberpunk ransomware?

Cyberpunk ransomware, also known as Cyber ransomware, is a modified version of Dharma ransomware. This, however, is mainly of interest to cybersecurity researchers; although the two are similar under the hood, this doesn’t help victims of this program.
So, what do we know about Cyberpunk ransomware? As all ransomware programs, it encrypts all files; these files are given the .CYBER file extension. It creates a ransom note called “CYBER.txt”, the contents of which you can see on the image above. Another ransom note is presented to the victim as a pop-up. Although the message itself is different, functionally, it is identical and offers no new information.
Generally speaking, you should not expect the hackers to actually decrypt your data; nothing is stopping them from ghosting the victim once they pay the ransom. Such experiences are very common. The best course of action would be to not contact the criminals at all. Instead, read our guide that will help you remove Cyberpunk ransomware and decrypt .CYBER files for free.

How to remove Trg ransomware

Trg ransom note:

Внимание! Все Ваши файлы зашифрованы!
Для того что бы расшифровать свои файлы напишите нам на почту:

Ждем ответа сегодня ,если не получим ответа сегодня, после удаляем ключи расшифровки.

This is the end of the note. Below is a guide explaining how to remove Trg ransomware.

What is Trg ransomware?

Trg is a new virus in the Xorist family of ransomware. Much like all other ransomware programs, it encrypts files and demands payment to decrypt them. The files encrypted by Trg are given .trg file extension; in fact, this is how the virus got its name. This, too, is not unusual, but certain behaviors are.
Puzzlingly, the ransom note is called “КАК РАСШИФРОВАТЬ ФАЙЛЫ.txt”. Though admittedly long, and written in caps, that’s not a very readable filename… unless you speak Russian that is. This translates to “HOW TO DECRYPT FILES” in Russian (it is worth noting that we’ve encountered similar ransomware before). The note itself is in Russian too. You can see the original text on the image above, but here’s the translation.
Attention! All your files are encrypted!
To decrypt your files write to our e-mail:
Respond today or we will delete the decryption keys.

Because of this, it is reasonable to assume that Trg was aimed exclusively at Russian audience and all infections outside of that country are accidental. Most hackers do not decrypt their victims’ files after being paid, and in this case, the chances are pretty much infinitesimal.
Thankfully, it is possible to remove Trg ransomware and decrypt .trg files without paying the criminals or contacting them at all. The guide below will explain how to do it.

How to remove Tohj ransomware

What is Tohj ransomware?

Tohj is an illegal program made by cybercriminals to extort money. When Tohj infects the victim’s computer, it encrypts all files on it using a cryptographic algorithm. These encrypted files cannot be opened, edited, previewed, or otherwise accessed. As people often have important files on their computers, losing access to them can pose a serious issue. This is how hackers make money; they demand a large payment from the victim to decrypt the files and make them accessible again. This is why this type of programs is called ransomware.
When it comes to Tohj specifically, it is a part of the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. All viruses in this family are near-identical; you can compare Tohj with Aayu, another program in this family, to see for yourself. There are only three differences. First is the name of the virus. All STOP/Djvu viruses rename the files they encrypt, giving them a new extension. In this case, the .tohj file extension (this is how the virus got its name). Another difference is in the ransom note they leave. All of them are named “_readme.txt”, and contain identical demands, but the hackers’ contact information obviously differs. Check the image above to see Tohj ransom note. The final difference is the encryption algorithm.
However, it is likely that your interest is not purely theoretical. Practical instructions explaining how to remove Tohj ransomware and decrypt .tohj files can be found in the guide below.

How to remove Towz ransomware

What is Towz ransomware?

Towz is a new strain of the STOP/Djvu ransomware. Illegally created by cybercriminals, this virus performs a series of actions ultimately designed to make them money. The first step, of course, is to infect the victim’s computer. Similarly to other types of malware, this can happen by opening suspicious mail attachments, running programs downloaded from shady websites, and many other routes.
What matters most is what happens after infection. The program, using cryptographic encryption, makes all files on the computer inaccessible. All of them are also given .towz file extension (for example, a file “video.mp4” would be renamed to “video.mp4.towz”). Finally, the virus creates a file named “_readme.txt” on the Desktop. Its full text can be read on the image above, but basically, the hackers want the victim to pay $980 to decrypt the files and make them accessible again. As a psychological trick, a 50% discount is offered to those who pay quickly. This is similar to how other STOP/Djvu viruses behave.
Obviously, paying the criminals is a bad idea, so we have prepared a guide explaining how to remove Towz ransomware from your computer and decrypt .towz files for free.

How to remove Ofoq ransomware

What is Ofoq ransomware?

Ofoq is a malicious program classified as ransomware. Ransomware programs exist to illegally make money, a goal they try to accomplish by taking over a victim’s computer and encrypting (locking) all their files. The program then communicates its demands to the victim, usually via a simple text file. They generally consist of sending a large amount of money to the hacker who wrote it, promising that their files will be decrypted (unlocked) if they do this. It is worth noting that often, the hackers do not honor this promise; the victims who paid the hackers but did not receive their files back are not uncommon.
Ofoq in particular belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family (this means that it’s similar to other programs in this family). It modifies the names of the files that it encrypts by adding .ofoq file extension, which is how it got its name. Its ransom note is called “_readme.txt”. You can read the full text on the image above, but the short version is, the hackers do not mention the price at all. The only information given is the hacker’s email and that the victim will have to pay in Bitcoin.
But this is not something you should do. It is possible to remove Ofoq ransomware completely on your own, for free. It is more difficult to decrypt .ofoq files, but there are free options for that too; this is still better than paying the criminals. The guide below will explain the specifics.

How to remove Exploit6 ransomware

Exploit6 ransom note:

Attention! All your files are encrypted!
To restore your files and access them,
send an SMS with the text - to the User Telegram @root_exploit6

You have 1 attempts to enter the code. If this
amount is exceeded, all data will irreversibly deteriorate. Be
careful when entering the code!


This is the end of the note. Below you will find a guide explaining how to remove Exploit6 ransomware.

What is Exploit6 ransomware?

Exploit6 is a malicious computer program (a virus) designed to do several different things. The first, and the most damaging act it performs on the victim’s computer, is encrypting all files it can find. This means they can no longer be opened or edited. However, this damage is not permanent; with the right key (password) they can be decrypted back to normal. This brings us to the second function of the program.
The hackers make their program encrypt random people’s files for a reason; it is a way to make money. Their virus leaves a note on the victim’s computer (called “READMI.txt” in this case). These notes typically contain the hacker’s demands (how much money they want to decrypt the files) and contact information. In this case, it does not mention how much money the criminal wants. Perhaps it is negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The note itself is very short; you can see the full text on the image above.
These two are the primary functions of the program, functions that caused it to be categorized as ransomware. However, it also has a third one. All files it encrypts are given .exploit6 file extension. This, too, is common for these programs.
The guide below will explain how to remove Exploit6 ransomware from your computer and decrypt .exploit6 files without paying anything to the hacker behind it.

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