How to remove SGLH virus and restore encrypted files

That article is dedicated to SGLH virus which gets onto PC around the world, and cyphers their files. In this article you can find complete info about SGLH's essence, and how to get rid of SGLH from your machine. Except that, we'll explain how to get back the cyphered files, if possible.

SGLH ransomware virus

SGLH is the perilous software penetrating machines mainly through Trojans and phishing e-mails. Sometimes web-criminals use exploits to take control over the PC, but they are speedily fixed. When infection takes place, the virus reviews the computer memory, determines the quantity of files to be cyphered and their approximate value. At the moment, any modern virus is able to cypher image, audio, video and text info in all popular extensions. Virus corrupts all folders, but the ones that might be business correspondence go first. All software on computer will be safe because criminals are interested only in information. The process is carried out with the help of well-known encryption algorithms, and its intricacy is so above the average level that it can't be bruteforced. This is the foundation for unbelievable efficiency of this type of viruses in recent years: common customer, even if he has a fairly high experience in suchlike things, will never decrypt the files, and will have no choice except paying to criminals. The single way to decrypt files is to crack the scam website and withdraw the master key. Sometimes it is possible to retrieve encryption keys due to flaws in viruse's program code. .

For all sorts of computer viruses, one statement is correct: it is way easier to prevent it than to neutralize its effects. For ransomware it's very relevant, as, unlike common viruses, when you eliminate ransomware from the system, the consequences of its actions will stay. It's very easy to decrease the chances of getting ransomware by following these principles:

    • Do not ignore the red flags that your machine displays. It requires a lot of computing power to encrypt the files. When the virus is starting to operate, the machine slows down, and the encrypting process emerges in Process Manager. You can catch this moment and unplug the machine before information will be completely lost. These measures, if the workstation is really infected, will save some of your files.
    • Carefully study your e-mails, specifically the messages which have files attached to them. The #1 template of scam e-mails is the notification about prize winning or package receiving. The #2 common type of fraud messages is a forgery for business correspondence. lawsuits, summaries, complaints, Bills for goods or services and similar specific files cannot be sent without warning, and the addressee should know the person who sent it. In all other cases it is a scam.
    • Heed to the dialog boxes. If the PC is penetrated by malware, it will seek to eliminate the shadow copies of the files, to lower the possibility of recovery. However removal of copies needs admin rights and your acceptance. The moment of thinking before verifying the dialogue box can save your information and your efforts.

You should know that deleting the virus is just a, first step, which is obligatory for the safe operation of the machine. If you get rid of virus, you won't restore the information instantly, it will require multiple measures described in the "How to restore encrypted files" section. To remove SGLH, you have to load the computer at safe mode and run the scanning via antivirus. High class viruses can't be removed even with help of antivirus-tool, and have lots of serious mechanics of protection. The very efficient ransomware defensive manner is the deletion of data on the chance of data recovery or SGLH removal attempt. This is extremely undesirable, and the below part will help you to avoid it.

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 SGLH from the machine, user has to get back the corrupted data. In fact, this is not about decipherment, since the encryption manners used by swindlers are too complex. There are the certain exceptions, but most of the time data restoration takes plenty of time and efforts. If you don't want to linger and are going to get back the data in manual mode - here's the complete entry on that topic.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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