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OPdailyallowance ransomware. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Ransomware

OPdailyallowance is a ransomware-type virus that locks your files with .CRYPTR appendix

  OPdailyallowance virus
OPdailyallowance is a ransomware virus that focuses on money extortion.

OPdailyallowance is dangerous ransomware demanding a specific payment for recovering encrypted user's files. The ransom amount asked by this virus is equal to 0.3 BTC. This virus is based on the Hidden Tear code and set to use .CRYPTR file extension to mark encrypted data. After it modifies the victim's photos, videos, documents or archives, ransomware[1]places a ransom note called INTRUCTION.html instead of the desktop background. If you got infected, you can also find two other two text files, called ATTANTION!!!.txt and PAYMENT!!!.txt, in each of your folders. These ransom messages are typically set to provide information about the attack and give instructions on how to recover encrypted files. However, you should know that people behind this virus are money driven and the only thing they need from you is ransom. You shouldn't contact cybercriminals in any way, and pay the ransom as there is a high chance to be left with nothing.

Name OPdailyallowance
Type Ransomware
Category Cryptovirus
File extension .CRYPTR
Encryption method AES
Ransom notes INTRUCTION.html; ATTANTION!!!.txt; PAYMENT!!!.txt
Ransom amount 0.3 BTC
Distribution Spam email attachments
Elimination Use Reimage for OPdailyallowance ransomware removal

The OPdailyallowance virus starts the infiltration with a full system scan to know if there is any encryption done already. If there is nothing detected, it modifies the most of your data by using sophisticated encryption methods[2]. This process locks photos, videos, documents, archives, and other files multiple times. Files affected by this malware are marked with .CRYPTR appendix. 

People behind this threat claim that they are the only ones who can decrypt your files. However, this alleged decryption tool might not exist. On one of the ransom notes, cybercriminals are stating that, if you are not going to pay the ransom, your files are going to be exposed for the world because hackers have allegedly copied them on their system. We cannot state that these facts are true.

The text file contains the following information:

ATTANTION!!!

YOUR PRIVATE KEY EXPIRED 3 DAYS IF IT EXCEEDS 3 DAYS WE CAN NOT HELP YOU TO DECRYPT YOUR FILE

PLEASE DON'T TURN OFF YOUR PC AND DON'T RENAME THE EXTENSION, IT WILL FILE YOUR CORRUPTION

GET THE KEY TO DECRYPT FILE. YOU HAVE PAY 0,3 BTC TO ADDRESS *****

IF YOU SEND EMAIL AND NO REPLY FROM US MORE THAN 2 DAYS PLEASE RESEND YOUR EMAIL

Another version of a ransom note displayed in a text file reads:

GET THE KEY DECRYPT FILE, YOU HAVE TO PAY 0,3 BTC TO ADDRESS: *****

The main ransom note is displayed in the HTML window and contains tips on how to get cryptocurrency, the wallet address, and contact cybercriminals. You can also see that you have three days to pay and should not try to recover your files with USB sticks or other external drives because this can lead to corruption of your data.

You need to remove OPdailyallowance ransomware because this statement is true and you can try several methods to recover your data after that. Besides, the longer the ransomware stays on your computer, the most additional data it can affect. If you want to restore your files, you need to get rid of the cyber intruder completely.

After OPdailyallowance ransomware removal, you can try to recover your data by replacing it with safe and clean files from an external drive or cloud service. However, you should use reputable anti-malware tools if you want to terminate this dangerous cryptovirus at first. Researchers[3] advise to use such tools as Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner to remove malware from your device.

Ransomware developers use spam email campaigns to spread threats 

Spam email is one of the most common methods used for spreading malware. Trojans, for example, can be set to open backdoors for hackers or spread direct ransomware script. Other malware can directly infect your device the minute you download an insecure file from an email. Ransomware can be installed for a while until you notice file encryption consequences and a ransom note on the system.

The biggest issue here is not paying enough attention while cleaning your email box or browsing on the internet in general. If you are not expecting any email, think twice before you open a questionable one. Malicious actors can hide their products in different emails or websites. Often they use known company names as the senders' address. However, you should always check the grammar mistakes, typos, and correlation with the content and attachments. If an email is filled with commercial material or has various hyperlinks, it can be malicious. Delete suspicious emails without opening them. 

Employ reputable tools for OPdailyallowance ransomware removal

To remove OPdailyallowance ransomware from the computer properly, you need to use professional malware-fighting tools like Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. These anti-malware tools can detect malicious programs, files or even system vulnerabilities. Anything from PUPs to trojans and ransomware can be found after a full system scan. This program also eliminates these threats and fixes other errors. 

OPdailyallowance ransomware removal using a reputable anti-malware can improve the overall performance of your device. If you already have a trustworthy antivirus, anti-malware tools can be a good addition to maximize the security of your device. This tool can detect and block malicious intruder before the initial attack if you keep the software up-to-date.

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To remove OPdailyallowance virus, follow these steps:

Remove OPdailyallowance using Safe Mode with Networking

Get rid of OPdailyallowance ransomware. The first thing you should try is rebooting the device in Safe Mode with Networking:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove OPdailyallowance

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete OPdailyallowance removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove OPdailyallowance using System Restore

System Restore feature should also help in this virus termination process:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of OPdailyallowance. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that OPdailyallowance removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove OPdailyallowance from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by 2-spyware.com security experts.

If your files are encrypted by OPdailyallowance, you can use several methods to restore them:

If you are concerned about your encrypted files, try Data Recovery Pro and restore them

This is a tool specifically designed to restore encrypted or accidentally deleted files

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by OPdailyallowance ransomware;
  • Restore them.

If you still want to restore your files, try Windows Previous Versions feature

If System Restore feature was enabled before the initial attack, you could recover your files

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

ShadowExplorer can restore data encrypted by OPdailyallowance ransomware

This file restoring method works if Shadow Volume Copies were left untouched

  • Download Shadow Explorer (http://shadowexplorer.com/);
  • Follow a Shadow Explorer Setup Wizard and install this application on your computer;
  • Launch the program and go through the drop down menu on the top left corner to select the disk of your encrypted data. Check what folders are there;
  • Right-click on the folder you want to restore and select “Export”. You can also select where you want it to be stored.

The official decrypter is not available yet

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from OPdailyallowance and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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Linas Kiguolis
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