How to remove 856c virus and restore encrypted files

The article is dedicated to 856c ransomware which gets into laptops around the world, and encrypts the data. In this page we've compiled complete information about 856c's essence, and the deletion of 856c from the system. Besides, we'll teach you how to recover the cyphered information and is it possible.

856c is the perilous software penetrating machines mainly via e-mail spam and Trojans. Sometimes fraudsters use exploits to infect the PC, but big software companies promptly correct them. After the infection, the virus scans the hard drive to find the files to be cyphered and their approximate worth. Nowadays, any new virus is able to cypher image, text, video and audio files in all most used extensions. Virus corrupts all files, but the ones that look like business records go first. 856c corrupts only files with information, and does not spoil the programs, so that the victim can pay the ransom with help of an infected PC. The operation is carried out through famous RSA and AES algorithms, and its intricacy is so above the average level that decipherment of data with no key is impossible. This is the basis for unbelievable effectuality of this type of viruses in last years: usual PC operator, even having a very high knowledge of the PC, will never be able to recover the data, and will have no way out except paying to scammers. The only way to decrypt files is to crack the scam webpage and obtain the master key. Also there's a way to withdraw these keys through defects in the code of the virus itself.

The knowledge of computers is highly significant in our century, since it assists you to protect the machine from dangerous programs. It's sad to say, but most people understand the significance of PC literacy just after ransomware infection. To shield yourself, you should understand a few elementary rules:

    • Be careful with the messages that contain files. The very effective template of fraud letters is the notification about prize gaining or package earning. The #2 common sort of such letters is a forgery for business correspondence. lawsuits, Invoices for products or services, summaries, complaints and suchlike sensitive documents cannot come accidentally, and the receiver should know the sender. Otherwise, it is a scam.
    • Monitor the state of your computer. It requires a lot of computing resources to encrypt the information. If you see a strange decline in PC capacity or see a suspicious string in the Process Manager, you can shut down the machine, boot it in safe mode, and scan for viruses. This, if the machine is really infected, will protect a lot of your files.
    • Take notice to the pop-up windows. If the machine is polluted by virus, it will endeavour to delete all copies of the files, to lower the chances of restoration. Anyway, removal of copies needs admin rights and confirmation from the operator. The moment of thinking before confirming the checkbox might save your information and your efforts.

We draw your attention to the fact that the elimination of the virus is just a, first move, which is obligatory for the standard operation of the machine. If you uninstall malware, you will not get back the data instantly, it will demand more actions described in the "How to restore encrypted files" part. In case of ransomware we don't provide the hand uninstall tips, because its complication and the probability of mistakes will be extremely high for regular customer. We don't advise anyone to delete ransomware manually, since it has many protection mechanisms that can counteract you. The most common viral defensive technique is the deletion of information on the chance of data decryption or ransomware deletion attempt. To avoid this, abide to the tips below.

Removal instruction

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

If you performed all conditions, mentioned in previous part of an entry - it's time to restore the information. Actually, this is not literally decryption, as the encrypting algorithms used by fraudsters are very complicated. There are the some chances, but generally data recovery takes a lot of time and money. If you picked the by-hand data restore - take a look at our article, which shows all the most effective manners.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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