How to remove (uninstall) Oldbat

Internet is filled with the dangerous programs, but Oldbat is one of the worst. Most of viruses only bring discommode, and the fruits of their work can be removed in few minutes, while ransomware inflicts great harm, and often, you have to spend funds and time to fix it. The most harmful of all is the ransomware that ciphers user's data, like Oldbat, which brings substantial gain to its makers, and great damage to its victims. Don't concern, we have the answers for all your questions. How to get rid of ransomware? How to recover the encrypted files? Just keep reading and you'll find the solution!

Oldbat gets on your PC with the help of viral additions in e-mail, and after that at once starts to encrypt information. If you failed to stop the virus before it sneaked in, your data will be corrupted. Oldbat encodes all file extensions, including video, images, audio and text. The encoding takes from five minutes to few hours, depending on the quantity of data on the computer. Web-criminals demand you to give them money for your own data.

The generality of viruses apply extremely strong encryption algorithms like RSA-2048 and AES-128 that easily secure the files of military forces, governments and major corporations. Oldbat isn't an exception. I'm trying to say that you only have single completely efficient way of data recovery: to use the backup. If don't have backups - you can say goodbye to your data, because you have no guarantee that web-criminals, which hacked your PC, won’t deceive you one more time when the ransom will be received. Your files might be restored in several ways, but they are not absolutely dependable.

How to delete Oldbat Virus

When your machine is infected by Oldbat, the major thing is not the elimination of the ransomware itself, but the recovery of data. Nonetheless, the virus needs to be eliminated to ensure the safety of new files. It doesn't matter what restoring method you will use, you still need to delete the virus. The instant elimination is needful if you prefer the decryption in manual manner, or you are going to use the backups, and if you are going to pay the price - Oldbat should be uninstalled when the data will be completely restored. You can uninstall the ransomware with help of special anti-virus program, or in manual mode. Safety and swiftness of both ways are equal, but the requirements for user practice and skill are extremely different. Hand removal requires some practice of the person, which produces it. You must know what to do and how to fix a possible mistake. Uninstall with use of antivirus does not require any practice of the operator. The only things that you must perform are to click on few icons and wait for a few minutes. Below this paragraph, you'll see the detailed instructions to eliminate Oldbat. This guide is tested multiple times by hundreds of thousands of customers, they are completely reliable and very simple. However, if you don't want to get rid of Oldbat in manual mode, and prefer the highest level of protection against any malware - you should purchase the decent AV-tool. Download Spyhunter to remove Oldbat virus automatically.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

How to restore files encrypted by Oldbat

In this guide we have already told that the user whose laptop is infected with Oldbat has just one entirely secure technique to get back your data: to upload the backups. You should try other methods if there's no another choice, but you need to know that they may not be successful. The significant advantage of backups is that they are stored on an external media, and are not accessible for viral impact. Other ways depend on the Windows functionality, and their success may be decreased by the complexity of the ransomware and the lack of skill. We can propose you few extra recovery ways that might be helpful but we can't guarrantee that. All these ways are described in our special article about how to decrypt files and restore information.




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