Get Rid of Shark Ransomware Completely

Shark

Shark is a ransomware, which is created for encrypting users’ files and demands users of money. The creators of this virus insert this virus into random computers via free programs, dirty websites, spam email attachments, and many other illegal ways. Therefore, when you are associated with these stuffs, you would be infected with Shark virus easily. The moment Shark penetrates into your computer, it infects all of your devices. Then, it encrypts all of your personal files in a minute without your approval.

Those encrypted files won’t be used for this ransomware wants to use this trick to require you to pay some ransom. It has been said that users how pay the ransom also cannot regain access to their files. Therefore, when you encounter Shark, don’t pay the ransom as it demands. It is only a virus that is used to cheat users of money. Once you fall into its trap, it can collect money and may also record your banking information to steal more money from you. As you can see, paying the money cannot get back your files. The only way to decrypt the files is to remove Shark ransomware right now and completely.

How to remove Shark Ransomware and decrypt the encrypted files

1. Restore your computer to previous state

Step 1: Boot your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Different Operating Systems have different ways to bring up the Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

On XP, Vista and Windows 7

1. To enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you should press F8 on your keyboard continually while you are starting your system.
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2. When the Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt by using the arrow keys and hit Enter.
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On Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10

1. When you are at login screen, click the Power button.
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2. Hit Shift and hold it and click Restart button at the same time.
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3. Select Troubleshoot.
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4. Then choose Advanced options.
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5. Click Startup Settings.
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6. Click Restart.
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7. When the system is rebooting, choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing F6.
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Step 2: After entering Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you can restore the system now.

1. Type cd restore and hit Enter.
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2. Then, type rstrui.exe, and also hit Enter.
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3. Click on Next when you see the window appears.
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4. Choose the Restore Point which was infected with Shark Ransomware and click on Next to begin restoring the system.
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5. Click on Finish to continue.
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6. When you click on Finish button, you will be asked to confirm again. Click Yes if you want to do it.
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2. Remove Shark Ransomware from the PC thoroughly

When the restore system is done, you are be advised to do a system scan with this malware detect tool to make sure the ransomware virus is removed completely.

3. Decrypt files encrypted by Shark ransomware via Shadow Volume Copies

If you use Windows XP service Pack 2, Vista, 7 & 8, you can use the following ways: Shadow Explorer or native Windows Previous Versions to restore the files through Shadow Volume Copies

Shadow Explorer

1. Run Shadow Explorer.
2. Select the drive and folder which you want to restore from the left top corner.
3. Right click the folder as you want to restore and choose Export.
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4. Then select the export files location to store them.

Native Windows Previous Versions

Please right click one of the file which has been encrypted and choose Properties, and then navigate to Previous Versions tab. After that, all copies of this selected file and when it was saved in a Shadow Volume Copy will be displayed for you. Select the retrieved file which you want and click Copy, or click Restore. To read more content of this file, you can click on Open.


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