Los Pollos Hermanos virus

Los Pollos Hermanos virus Removal Guide

What is Los Pollos Hermanos virus?

What is Los Pollos Hermanos virus?

Los Pollos Hermanos virus (can also be found as Los Pollos Hermanos crypto virus or Los Pollos Hermanos ransowmare) is a dangerous application, which was noticed in a the beginning of May. The main region where it has been spreading around is Australia and some other countries that are close to it. So, if you live somewhere in this region, you should think about installing a reputable anti-spyware that could catchLos Pollos Hermanos ransomware before it infiltrates the system. Another thing that you should definitely do is to make backups of your important files because this threat is capable of encrypting each of videos, documents, photos and other files that are kept on the system. If you don't know how could you do that, please check this post (Why do I need backup and what options do I have for that?) for getting more knowledge about that. Once this serious ransomware manages to block predetermined files, it displays such alert, which asks to pay a ransom in exchange for a specific decryption key that could help the victim to decrypt these encrypted files:

Your important files have been encrypted: photos, documents, videos, etc.
If you want to decrypt your files you must pay the fee of $450 AUD
Failure to pay within the specified time will mean you must pay $1000 AUD
For support related inquiries contact: [email address]

No matter that it may seem like it is the only method to recover your files, you should NEVER pay such ransom because there is no guarantee that this will help you to get your blocked files back. For that you should remove Los Pollos Hermanos virus and prevent encryption of additional data. In addition, you should try these tools: R-Studio, Photorec or Kaspesky Ransomware Decryptor. At the end, you may ask where this silly virus name came from. If you are a fan of Braking Bad TV show, you will understand…

How can Los Pollos Hermanos crypto virus infect my computer?

Lust like lots of other file-encrypting ransomwares (Cryptolocker, Simplelocker, Alpha Crypt, TeslaCrypt and others), this virus can be downloaded as a legitimate and very important attachment of the email. Such misleading emails are mostly set to inform people about missing payments, important deliveries, various purchases and similar things. Besides, it has also been noticed that this virus has been spreading via fake alters offering people to update such programs as Java, Flash Player, etc. Please, do NOT fall for such alerts because they have nothing in common with these programs. These alerts are just innovative tools to spread viruses around. If you want to protect yourself, you have to update programs just by visiting their official websites and clicking the 'Download update' or similar button. If you think that Los Pollos Hermanos crypto ransomware has already infiltrated your computer, you should use a guide below and fix it.

How to remove Los Pollos Hermanos virus?

If Los Pollos Hermanos virus has infected your computer and blocked each of your files, the main thing that you should do is to remove malicious files from your computer. In order to do that, try using one of these applications: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. If you want to restore connection to your files, you should try using their backups or, if you don't have them, try to run one of these file recovery tools as R-Studio or Photorec. Besides, Kaspersky Lab has also presented a tool for decrypting encrypted files, so you should also try Kaspesky Ransomware Decryptor. Please, do NOT pay a fine because this doesn't guarantee that you will receive a key required for the decryption of your files.

We highly recommend thinking about the prevention of such infections. For that you can use previously mentioned programs. Besides, don't forget to think about the immunity of your files and backup. For that you can use USB external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, or simply rely on online backups, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr and other solutions. More information about backups can be found in this post: Why do I need backup and what options do I have for that?

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Fortect Intego has a free limited scanner. Fortect Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

How to prevent from getting ransomware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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