}.2k19sys Removal

What is}.2k19sys

2k19sys is a file-encrypting virus that affects Windows computers. This type of virus encrypts files with genuinely strong encryption and demands money for allowing the victim to recover their files. 2k19sys is one of many new and active ransomware viruses that are threatening the security of individuals and businesses. It preys on systems protected with weak passwords, or vulnerable to deceptive e-mails.

Whether files can be recovered or not depends on how well the victim of 2k19sys was prepared before the infection, but even without backups, there is some hope of recovering a few files.}.2k19sys Removal

The features of 2k19sys

The 2k19sys-encrypted files are renamed by adding a suffix to the file name. The suffix includes the unique id of the victim, the e-mail address of the extortionists, and “2k19sysâ€. {}.2k19sys The e-mail address and the victim’s id can be found in a ransom note, as well as a window that’s opened by the 2k19sys virus after encryption has finished (so, if you don’t see it, it’s possible that your version of 2k19sys experienced some technical difficulties — maybe it did not encrypt everything?).

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2k19sys also shows a ransom message that looks a lot like the ones used by Dharma or Paradise cryptoviruses. In fact, the text is almost the same as NWA or Dharma-Btc.

How is 2k19sys distributed?

2k19sys and viruses like it use a few different distribution methods. First, breaking in through RDP. Cybercriminals can brute-force the login credentials if they’re weak, or they can use phishing to steal them. After getting access to the computers, they can do what they want, including installing 2k19sys, stealing information, installing Trojans. This sort of manual attack that requires the criminals to be involved is employed against small and medium-sized businesses which are expected to have enough funds to pay the ransom, but not enough to take revenge on the extortionists behind 2k19sys.

2k19sys can also come in spam e-mails with either infected attachments, or infected links. These e-mails can be sent out in bulk and affect both businesses, and individuals. 2k19sys could be hiding in an innocent-looking document, or an archive. This strategy of distributing ransomware requires the victim to open or run the infected file. To achieve this, the e-mails try to make recipients too anxious, excited, scared to ignore the spam e-mail.

It’s important to find out how specifically your system was infected, plug those security holes, and protect yourself from ransomware.

Can the files be recovered?

The files can be recovered in theory. There is decryption software, but it is useless without the decryption keys. Those keys are only known to the criminals behind 2k19sys. But if 2k19sys is anything like other ransomware, the decryption keys are going to cost thousands of dollars. If the encryption was implemented poorly or the keys were leaked, it’s possible for a free decryptor to be developed. Sometimes third parties offer paid decryption, but they don’t usually have any special tools and sometimes just contact the criminals. Other ways of restoring the 2k19sys-encrypted files include copying them from backups. If the backups were kept up-to-date and stored disconnected from the infected computers, they should be used to restore the files — just remove any malware before that.

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There is also a possibility that 2k19sys did not delete Windows Shadow Volume Copies, or that some files can be returned using data recovery software. Look at the guide below for a bit more details.

How to remove 2k19sys?

The 2k19sys virus possibly brought some additional malware with itself (like keyloggers or Trojans), so it’s a good idea to scan the infected computers with some professional and trusted antivirus program, like Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to}.2k19sys. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove}.2k19sys Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for}.2k19sys or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall}.2k19sys Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for}.2k19sys or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete}.2k19sys Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for}.2k19sys or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If}.2k19sys.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove}.2k19sys Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for}.2k19sys or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that}.2k19sys is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the}.2k19sys program.
  7. Select}.2k19sys or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from}.2k19sys

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete}.2k19sys

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect}.2k19sys, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find}.2k19sys in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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