Asasin ransomware - how to remove?

Asasin - another version of Locky - is the unwanted software infecting laptops mostly via Trojans and phishing e-mails. Sometimes hackers use zero-day vulnerabilities to penetrate the system, but big software vendors quickly correct them. After the infection, ransomware inspects the hard disc to find the folders to be cyphered and their rough value. Currently, each new ransomware is able to cypher image, video, audio and text info in all popular formats. Extra attention is paid to businesslike documents, since medium and large companies are the key target for scammers. Ransomware targets only information, and does not spoil the software, so that the man can pay the ransom via an infected computer. The process is made with the help of famous RSA and AES algorithms, and its complexity is so high that decryption of information without a key is impossible. Such complexity creates root for impressive efficiency of ransomware in recent years: usual PC operator, even having a very high experience in suchlike things, will never restore the files, and will have no way out except paying to scammers. The only manner to get back files is to find the fraudster's webpage and retrieve the encryption keys. Also there's a chance to get these keys due to defects in the code of the virus itself.


Asasin encryptor


The article is about Asasin virus which penetrates machines around the world, and corrupts the files. In this item we've compiled complete information on Asasin's essence, and how to eliminate Asasin from your laptop. Furthermore, we'll teach you how to restore the corrupted data and is it possible.

For all kinds of computer viruses, one statement is correct: it is way simpler to dodge it than to get rid of its consequences. Statistically, 90% of users realize the significance of computer literacy just after ransomware infection. To defend your computer, you should understand these three basic regulations:

    • Keep an eye on the state of your PC. Data encryption is a complex act that requires a lot of PC resources. If you detect an abnormal fall in PC performance or detect a weird process in the Process Manager, you should unplug the computer, start it in safe mode, and scan for threats. Of course, some files will be corrupted, but the rest of them will remain intact.
    • Do not accept any changes to your system, coming from weird software. The simplest way of file recovery is the restoration via Shadow Copies, so scammers have added the elimination of shadow copies in the primary functionality of ransomware. However removal of shadow copies requires administrator rights and your confirmation. So, if you don't accept changes from a unknown software at the proper moment, you will save the opportunity to decrypt all corrupted information for free.
    • Carefully study your emails, particularly the messages that have files attached to them. The #1 template of scam messages is the story about prize winning or package obtaining. Also you should keep an eye on business-related e-mails, particularly if you don't know the man who send it and not sure about its content. summaries, appeals, lawsuits, Bills for services or goods and suchlike sensitive files cannot be sent without warning, and you, as a minimum, should know the sender. In all other cases it is a scam.

Asasin elimination isn't the happy end - it's only a one step from many until the full file recovery. To recover the data you will have to read the advices in the below section of our article. In case of encrypting virus we do not provide the manual uninstall guide, since its complexity and the possibility of faults will be very high for average customer. We do not suggest you to remove Asasin by hand, since it has various defensive mechanics that will interfere you. The most efficient ransomware defensive technique is the removal of data on the chance of data restoration or virus removal attempt. To neutralize this, abide to the guide under this paragraph.

How to remove Asasin Virus from the computer

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.


Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

Alternative way how to boot computer into safe mode:


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok

Step 3. Remove Asasin files

Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%

Step 4. Clean registry

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and search for "Asasin"
  • Delete items found

Step 5. Scan the computer by antivirus

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How to decrypt your files

After deleting the virus from the system, you should recover the corrupted data. Actually, this is not about decipherment, since the encryption methods owned by web-criminals are very complicated. There are the few chances, but most of the time data recovery needs lots of time and money. If you're very interested in the by-hand information recovery - read this entry, which shows all the easiest manners.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore


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