How to remove PooleZoor virus and restore encrypted files

PooleZoor ransomware virus

PooleZoor ransomware had infected many machines around the world with help of most effective way: scam messages with viral attachments. Sometimes scammers use exploits to infect the system, but they are quickly corrected. After penetration, ransomware reviews the hard drive to find the folders to be encrypted and their general cost. At the moment, any modern virus is able to cypher video, text, image and audio files in all known formats. PooleZoor encrypts all folders, but those that could be business correspondence go first. All programs on computer will be safe because hackers are interested only in information. The process is performed through well-known AES and RSA algorithms, and it is so complicated that that it cannot be bruteforced. This is the basis for impressive effectuality of this type of viruses in last years: an ordinary user, even if he has a pretty high knowledge of the PC, will never be able to recover the data, and will have to pay the price. The only way to get back files is to find the scam site and get the encryption keys. Some skilled hackers can get these keys through defects in viruse's program code.

That page is about ransomware called PooleZoor which penetrates customers' laptops in diverse countries of the world, and corrupts their data. Here you will see complete info about PooleZoor's essence, and the uninstalling of PooleZoor from the PC. Besides, we will explain how to get back the encrypted files and is it possible.

PooleZoor ransomware virus

The computer knowledge is very important in progressive world, since it helps you to guard the laptop from computer viruses. For ransomware it's most relevant, as, in contradistinction to most suspicious software, when you delete ransomware from the system, the consequences of its actions will stay. To protect yourself, you have to keep in mind a three simple principles:

    • Be careful with the messages which contain something more than a message. If you don't know who send an e-mail and it notifies about winning some prize, a lost package or something like that, this is most likely ransomware. The #2 common sort of scam messages is a "business messages". complaints, summaries, lawsuits, Invoices for products and services and similar sensitive information don't be sent without warning, and the addressee should know the person who sent it. Otherwise, it is a fraud.
    • Don't accept any changes to the system, originating from suspicious software. If the laptop is infected by virus, it will attempt to delete the shadow copies of your files, to decrease the possibility of recovery. The deletion of copies needs admin rights and operator's acceptance. So, if you do not accept changes from a strange software at the right moment, you will reserve the opportunity to recover all corrupted data for free.
    • Don't neglect the signs that your PC shows. It takes a lot of CPU resources to encrypt the files. When the malware is starting to operate, the computer slows down, and the encryption process is visible in Process Manager. You may recognize this moment and unplug the workstation before data will be fully damaged. Naturally, the certain amount of information will be lost, but you will save the rest of them.

Malware elimination isn't solution of the whole problem - it's just a first step from many until the total data recovery. To get back the data you will have to read the tips in the below chapter of this article. To deelete PooleZoor, you have to launch the machine in safe mode and scan it through antivirus program. High grade viruses can't be uninstalled even with help of AV-program, and have lots of serious mechanics of defense. The very effective ransomware protection manner is the deletion of data in event of file recovery or PooleZoor removal attempt. To neutralize 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 deleting PooleZoor from the laptop, you just need to recover the corrupted data. We won't try to reverse the encryption, but we'll get them back via Windows functionality and the additional software. There are the lucky exceptions, but usually file recovery requires plenty of time and efforts. If you can't linger and are ready to restore the information by hand - here's the full entry on data recovery.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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