How to remove (uninstall) Atlas

Ransomware is the extremely risky sort of dangerous software, which can affect the ordinary user. Viruses are nothing in comparison with ransomware, and the damage that it might bring. Atlas is the worst problem of all, which could appear on your PC. Don't fret, we have the solution for all your problems. How to uninstall the virus? How to recover the ciphered data? Just keep reading, and you'll learn the answers!

The virus gets on the system with the help of viral additions in e-mail, and then immediately begins to encrypt data. The strength of Atlas is that you can beat it only until it enters your machine. After the infection you can do nothing to stop it, and have to face the outcome. Atlas encrypts the files of all sorts, including images, audio, video and text. Encryption takes from a few minutes to few hours, depending on the amount of files on the hard drive. The amount of payment is BTC.

This malware uses the strongest encryption algorithms that can't be broken if the secret key is unknown. We're trying to say that you only have single completely efficient method of data recovery: to use the backup. If you have no backups - you can say "bye" to your files, because there's no guarantee that scammers that stolen your data, won’t deceive you again when the ransom will be received. You still have several techniques to decrypt the data, but they can't warrant the success.

How to remove Atlas Virus

Data restore is the first thing that you worry about, when you have the encrypting virus in your system. Eliminating the virus doesn't change the status of files that are already ciphered, however, until Atlas remains in the system, all new files are at hazard. Regardless of which restoring method you will use, you still need to remove ransomware. Using the restore in manual manner or the usage of backups, you have to remove the virus ASAP, and if you prefer to pay those hackers - Atlas should be removed after the total data restore. The deletion can be made with help of special anti-virus software, or by-hand. Swiftness and security of each method are the same, but the requirements for your experience and skill are extremely different. You have to be a seasoned PC operator to do the by-hand uninstalling with no complications. You must know what to do and how to avoid a possible mistake. Disposal via anti-virus doesn't need any experience from its customer. Customer just has to load the program, install it and run the scanning process. Below this part, you'll find the detailed instructions for uninstalling of Atlas. We carefully describe each stage of this process, to prevent any failures. If you want to have the real-time protection and complete cleanup of system without user's interference - you can download a good AV-software right now! Download Spyhunter to remove Atlas 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 Atlas

In this entry we have already told that If your computer is captured by ransomware, you have just one totally effective technique to restore data: to upload the backup. All other manners that we describe here cannot guarantee the success. The fact that the backup copies are kept on external media, makes them completely immune to Atlas. All other methods depend on the operating system functionality, and their effectiveness depends on the complexity of virus itself and user's skills in virus deletion. Of course, if you don't want to wait until this ransomware will be finally beaten, you can try one of these methods. They all are described in our article about data recovery.




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