The reason why we are sharing this article is the constantly growing number of machines contaminated with .Svn Virus. Perhaps that’s why you are reading this text at the moment. Everything with your PC has been okay, but now there has suddenly appeared a notification letting you know that some of your files have been encrypted. What’s more – a ransom is required for setting that data free. Apparently, your computer has become a victim of a version of Ransomware –.Svn Virus. This information could appear frightening, however, there is still a chance to get rid this virus. In the following lines you will find some essential details about .Svn Virus and a Removal Guide, which could help you solve this problem.
Why is .Svn Virus harassing you?
The hackers are harassing you at the moment probably because they are after your money. The virus they have developed – .Svn Virus , is defined as Ransomware-based. That means it has been designed with the mere aim to lock up some of your data and following that – blackmail you into paying a ransom for decrypting it.
The Ransomware-like programs are perhaps the most hazardous of the most malicious software products that have ever been created. Sometimes even the experts specializing in fighting viruses could find it very hard to deal with and prevent the effects of any Ransomware virus.
What you need to know about .Svn Virus is that its developers may not really care about the data they encode. What does matter to them is the possibility of making some money easily, so you have no guarantee at all about actually recovering your data once you have paid the requested ransom.
The usual way of functioning of a virus like .Svn Virus:
Here you are going to find out in what ways this virus could infiltrate your PC, where it might possibly come from, and what you are supposed to do in case of catching it.
To start with, we are about to discuss the potential ways of distributing Ransomware. Usually, you can get infected with such a virus in varying way – from software bundles, from torrents, even from text documents. However, the most commonly used method for spreading Ransomware is as a spam letter or within any email attachment.
Another important point for you to be aware of is exactly how this type of malware gets incorporated into your PC. Wherever you have caught it from, it could have been bundled with a Trojan. This Trojan might have found a vulnerability in an installed program or in your operating system in general, and in this way both of them have infiltrated your device. After that the Trojan has been left to hide somewhere inside your PC whereas the Ransomware has begun following its normal plan. .Svn Virus’s routine includes checking all your drives for the data you regularly open and/or access. As soon as it has created a list of these files, .Svn Virus proceeds with encoding all the data with a complex encryption key. The encryption key is generally made of two components: a public part you receive immediately , and a private one you are supposed to pay the ransom for. After locking up your data, .Svn Virus usually generates a rather scary message on your monitor: “Your data has been encrypted. You should pay to get it back” or something of that sort. The requirements and demands in the ransom notification may vary. Sadly but true, in the majority of the recorded cases there is no way for you to realize your PC is being contaminated before such an alert appears.
However, please note that there may be particular cases in which you may notice the coming danger in your Task Manager as the program consuming the most resources. Such a possibility, however, always depends on the resources of your PC.
Last but not least, if you are fortunate enough to perceive the infection in progress, just shut down your machine and look for professional help.
Our removal guide and what to expect in case you manage to get rid of .Svn Virus
The first thing we would like you to realize is that removing the Ransomware doesn’t necessarily mean decryption of the affected files. Despite that, our removal guide is here to make at least the uninstallation process possible. Also, check our website for a Trojan-removal guide to help you deal with .Svn Virus’s companion.
.Svn Virus Removal
Prior to starting to execute the steps from the guide, we advise you to either bookmark this page or open it on a separate device since throughout the process of completing the guide, you might need to exit your browser.
1: Using Safe Mode
Before beginning to troubleshoot the issue, you are advised to enter Safe Mode on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, use this guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
2: Spotting the process
Open your Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Next, go to the processes tab and carefully look through the list for any shady entries. Usually, malicious processes will be consuming large amounts of CPU and RAM and will either have no description or will have a suspicious-looking one.
Once you identify the virus’ process, right-click on it and select Open File Location. Delete everything in the folder that opens if you are sure that the process was malicious. If you are not sure, contact us in the comments.
Go back to the Task Manager and end the potentially harmful process.
3: Hosts file IP’s
Go to your start menu and in the search field, paste the following address: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Select the first result and look at the bottom of the newly opened notepad file. See if there are any IP’s below “Localhost” and tell us in the comments if there were any IP addresses.
4: System Configuration Startup Programs
Type System Configuration in the Windows search bar and open the first result. Go to the Startup tab and take a look at the list of startup programs (on Windows 10, the Startup programs can be seen in the Startup Section of the Task Manager). If any of them look shady or have unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer with a sketchy name, uncheck those entries and click on OK.
Open the Run window (WinKey + R), type regedit and press Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus. Select Find Next and delete whatever gets found that has the virus’ name. Do that with all search results.
6: Deleting potential virus files
Open the Start Menu and separately type each of the following locations: %AppData% %LocalAppData% %ProgramData% %WinDir% %Temp% . Open each of those folders and sort their contents by date. Delete the most recent files and folders. When you open the Temp folder, delete everything in it.