How to remove UIWIX virus

UIWIX belongs to the highly harmful sort of dangerous programs, which may affect the common customer. Most of viruses only cause inconvenience, and the fruits of their work can be removed in few minutes, but ransomware deals major harm, and often, you have to waste money to fix it. The very dangerous of them is the encrypting ransomware, like UIWIX, which grants major profit to its makers, and big losses to its victims. Don't fret, we know the solution for all your problems. How to delete the virus? How to recover the encrypted files? Simply keep reading, and you'll find the solution!

The virus infects the PC via malicious additions in e-mail, and then at once starts to encrypt folders. If you did not manage to stop the virus before it came in, then your data will be corrupted. UIWIX encodes all file types, including video, text, images and audio. The process takes from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the number of data on the hard drive. Web-criminals demand you to pay the ransom in BTC, for more privacy.

UIWIX uses the very complex encryption algorithms that can't be broken if you have no key. Thereby, you only have one completely efficient technique of restoring files: to use the backup. If don't have backups - you can say "bye" to your data, since there's no guarantee that scammers, which hacked your machine, won’t trick you again when the payment will be received. You still have several methods to recover the files, however, they cannot warrant the success.

How to remove UIWIX Virus

File decryption is the main issue that you think about, when your PC is infected by UIWIX. Deleting UIWIX doesn't change the status of folders that are already ciphered, however, as UIWIX is in the system, each downloaded file will be at risk. The disposal of UIWIX is an essential phase of all recovery ways. If you use the recovery in manual manner or the load of backups, you have to eliminate the ransomware immediately, and if you are going to pay those hackers - the virus should be deleted after the complete data recovery. You can uninstall UIWIX with use of special anti-viral tool, or in manual mode. Each way has its advantages and disadvantages, but the main distinction among them lies in the requirements. You have to be an experienced PC operator to execute the by-hand removal with no complications. Practice is needed in order to avoid mistakes or to correct the consequences of error, if it does occur. Uninstall with help of AV-tool does not require any experience from its operator. The only actions that you must perform are to make some clicks and wait for 5 minutes. Under this part, you'll see the detailed set of advices for uninstalling of UIWIX. We accurately describe each stage of removal process, to decrease the chance of error. But, if you don't like the manual disposal, and want to get the great level of protection against any ransomware - the best decision for you is to try the reputable antivirus. Download Spyhunter to remove UIWIX 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 UIWIX

There is only one decent and 100% safe method to get your files back after ransomware infection: to load a previously made backup that was stored on external media. If you don't have such backup - you better wait until the experienced programmers and malware fighters will develop a decryption tool. if you're up to this method - just remove the virus from your computer, store all encrypted files in one folder and wait. If you, for some reasons, can't do that and want your files now, without paying - you can try other methods of recovery. We should say that they can't guarantee a success, and their effectivity depends on a version of virus you're dealing with, the version of your OS and many other factors. We've gathered all these methods in a one article that is called "How to decrypt files and restore information".




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