How to remove RedEye virus. Update: it is a fake-ransomware

Our article was created to assist users to uninstall RedEye ransomware. Here, we’ve gathered the most efficient tips on RedEye removal, together with wittings on file recovery. We also provide the basic hints on encrypting viruses which may assist you to avoid penetration in future.

RedEye ransomware virus

Ransomware is the worst thing that can happen to you on the Web It is a clear robbery, but with no alive robbers near you: ransomware owners penetrate the computer and take anything they need, leaving you with a crippled hard drive, filled with corrupted data. RedEye ransomware is the clearest example of encrypting programs: it’s not hard to pick up and very hard to defeat, but there are some measures you can take. In this item, we want to explain to you what is RedEye and how it infected your machine. We'll explain to you how you can avoid encrypting virus' infection, and what you have to do to get your information back. You should realize that most of the suchlike programs will never get beaten, so if you've got one – your files might be already gone completely. There's a possibility that hackers made mistakes to create the switch to remove ransomware or to turn the tide. The victim may be guarded by certain controls of the PC, and we will tell you how to use it.

What is RedEye ransomware and how it works

Update: it's another virus from iCoreX. They don't spread it by the web :)

The encoding viruses, AKA ransomware, are the programs that infect your computers and waste their info to earn money for its restoration. Most times, hackers get on customer's device via malspam campaigns or 0-day Trojans. Malicious message isn't hard to recognize – you'll get it suddenly, with a file in it. When it comes to 0-day Trojans, it’s way harder – you'll never know what it is before the computer gets penetrated so that the most efficient way is to regularly update the OS and other programs that you use.

The point is that the common viruses use the unbeatable ciphers, such as the RSA and the AES. These two are literally the very intricate in the world, and you can't decrypt them. Well, you might decipher them, having a hundred years of usual PC’s working time or a few years of operation on the very productive computing device on the Earth. We're sure that neither of the given options suits a user. It's time to learn that ransomware can plainly be avoided, but if it’s already in the system – it's a big issue.

Modern encrypting viruses are not too intricate in their code, though even the sloppiest ransomware is extremely perilous, and we’ll tell you why. They all use the very powerful mechanisms of encryption. Ransomware's goal is not to literally smug the files. Everything it needs to do is to penetrate the OS, encode the files and delete the originals, putting the encrypted files in their place. The information are useless afterwards. You can’t read them and cannot repair them. We know several ways to restore the information, and we've defined each of them in our article.

As soon as the job is done, virus gives you a ransom message, and as you see it – you know that the information is encrypted. The smartest thing you can do now - to delete a virus from your hard drive and concentrate on the information restoration. We've said “try” because the chances to achieve success with no decryptor are pretty low.

How to remove RedEye

It’s essential to remove a virus before you proceed since if it remains in the system – it will go on encoding every single file that gets into the hard drive. You need to understand that any flash drive you are connecting to the infected computer will get ciphered also. To avoid this – remove the virus through adhering our simple step-by-step instruction. Don't forget that this will not reverse the ransomware's deeds, and if you do it, you will not be capable of paying money to scammers. It will be wise that as every ransom gained is making web-criminals more confident in fraud schemes and increases their budget to create other viruses. It's worth mentioning that when you’re dealing with fraudsters, they might just receive your funds and forget about you. They have already stolen your information, and if you lean to give them the ransom after that.

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. Disable Safe mode

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

Deactivate Safe mode

RedEye decryption instruction

When you remove RedEye from the computer, and you double-checked it, you should consider the recovery techniques. First of all, we should notice that the most effective technique is to use the safety copies. If you had the copies of the files and the virus is completely uninstalled – don't bother. Erase the wasted data and use the backups. In case there were no backups – the chances to restore your files are critically low. The only way to succeed is the Shadow Volume Copies. It’s the inbuilt tool of Windows, and it saves every single file that was changed. You can access them with the help of custom recovery programs.

Unfortunately, all high-quality viruses may remove these copies, but if you're working from an entry that has no admin rights, RedEye simply had no way perform that not having your permit. You might recall that sometime before you've seen a hacker's note there was another menu, suggesting to apply changes to your device. If you have blocked these changes – your SVC are safe and waiting for you, so they may be reached through the utilities as Recuva or ShadowExplorer. You may easily locate each of them on the Internet. You might load them from the sites of their developers, with detailed instructions. In case you want more information about this – simply look at this entry about data restoration: article about files decryption.

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