How to remove Fprgbk virus and restore encrypted files

That item is dedicated to virus called Fprgbk which penetrates users' PC in diverse countries of the world, and encrypts the files. Here you can find full info about Fprgbk's essence, and how to uninstall Fprgbk from your PC. Besides, we will explain how to get back the cyphered data, if possible.

Fprgbk is the harmful software penetrating laptops mainly through Trojans and scam e-mails. Also, web-criminals use zero-day vulnerabilities to penetrate the system, but well-known program vendors promptly correct them. When infection is done, ransomware reviews the hard disc, defines the number of files for encryption and their general value. Nowadays, any modern ransomware can cypher audio, image, video and text info in all known extensions. High attention is attracted to businesslike information, since businessmen are the priority target for criminals. Ransomware targets only files with information, and does not affect the software, so that the user can pay the ransom through an infected PC. The process is performed via famous RSA and AES algorithms, and it is so sophisticated that that decryption of information without a key is impossible. Such complexity is the base for impressive effectuality of ransomware in last years: an ordinary customer, even if he has a pretty high experience in suchlike things, will never recover the files, and will need to pay the price. The single manner to decrypt files is to crack the fraudster's webpage and withdraw the master key. Also there's a chance to get the keys due to defects in viruse's program code.

There is one thing in common between all types of computer viruses: it is much simpler to prevent it than to neutralize its effects. For encrypting viruses this is very relevant, since, unlike normal viruses, after deleting ransomware from the PC, the consequences of its doings won't disappear anywhere. To defend your PC, you should remember these few elementary regulations:

    • Keep an eye on the state of your PC. It requires a big part of hardware resources to encode the information. If you detect a sudden decline in PC power or see a weird process in the Process Manager, you can switch off the laptop, load it in safe mode, and search for viruses. These measures, if the workstation is really infected, will guard a lot of your data.
    • Be careful with the messages which contain something more than a message. The most effective template of scam messages is the notification about prize gaining or package obtaining. The second most efficient kind of scam messages is a forgery for business correspondence. It is natural to take an interest and open the letter even if it's sent to the improper address, but don't forget that a single click on the attached file may cost you a lot of time, money and headache.
    • Do not admit any alterations to the PC, originating from weird software. The simplest method of file recovery is the restoration via Shadow Copies, and hackers have added the deletion of SC in the primary functionality of viruses. The removal of copies requires admin rights and user's verification. The moment of thinking before confirming the changes can save your information and your money.

Fprgbk deletion isn't the happy end - it's only a one step from many before the full data restoration. If you delete ransomware, you won't return the data immediately, it will demand more actions written down in the following section. In case of encrypting virus we do not provide the hand removal instruction, since its complexity and the probability of errors is extremely high for average user. High class viruses can't be uninstalled even with help of AV-tool, and have lots of serious mechanisms of protection. The very effective viral defensive manner is the removal of data in event of data restoration or ransomware removal attempt. To avoid this, abide to the advices 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


After uninstalling the ransomware from the PC, you should get back the polluted information. We won't try to reverse the encryption, but we'll get them back using Windows features and the special programs. Commonly, to recover the data, you should ask for help on targeted forums or from renowned virus researchers and antivirus program manufacturers. If you don't want to wait and are ready to recover the information manually - here's the full entry on that topic.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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