How to remove Misszero@ virus and restore encrypted files

If you've suffered from a ransomware and have grounds to expect that it’s the Misszero@ virus – on this site you'll find useful information. We suggest plain and safe tips for Misszero@ uninstalling and potential manners to recover the encrypted data.

What is Misszero@

Misszero@ can be considered a bogey of a day society, and each PC operator knows that if you can not access your data and you see a ransom note – the things are turning ugly. It is a true, unfortunately. Misszero@ infection is the most dangerous threat that you might meet on the Internet because a common person has no resources to get rid of it. The exclusive event when you're able to beat ransomware is if you’re not facing a real virus, but a dummy, that covers your screen and attempts to lure your funds. In all other cases, if ransomware was created and adjusted in a proper manner – you should just trust that specialists can deal with it. If fraudsters failed somehow, and a malware has any flaws, that give you an ability to get back data – we will tell to you what to do on this page.



Bypassing the ransomware’s sort, the RSA and AES methods are very tricky difficult to bruteforce them. It can take centuries to make all required calculations on a usual home PC or, possibly, twenty or thirty years in case of usage of a mega-powerful computer. There are two effective manners to defeat a ransomware: to find flaws in its code, or hack its server, to get a master key. In some cases there is a breaker, allowing to cease ransomware's activity totally or to drive it off a particular device. If someone discovers that switch for Misszero@, or develop a decryptor, we'll update this article.

Let's find out, what do we know about ransomware? It consists of a completely legitimate coding algorithm that changes the files on operator’s machine, so you can't utilize them in any approach. The key is also encrypted with another algorithm. Usually, swindlers favour RSA and AES algorithms, which are famous for their complexity and fail-safety. These methods and the programs based on them can be easily found in the Net, so scammers only need to create mechanisms of defense, to restrict an inlet to a program, and make the perfect update and control pattern. Some encrypting programs can function off-line, and fraudsters know of another victim not before he turns to them and sends his ransom. The complex viruses are more active, and deliver files to hundreds servers, to puzzle the researchers and throw them off virus’ track.


Here we've gathered a few methods to check, before yielding and expecting for a decryption tool. As it is stated above, fraudsters also fail, and certain characteristics of your system may support you to recover information.


  • If you have a copy of your information, stored on an external media – just remove a virus and upload it. Make sure that the malware is removed in full, since if it isn't – all information will be encrypted instantly, including the files that were kept on an outer hard drive.
  • If you don't use the OS through an administrator's account – you're really lucky. The matter is that the Windows replicates any files until they’re eliminated or altered. Those copies are called Shadow Volume Copies, and Misszero@ knows how to eliminate them. If you're acting from the usual account – the OS asks for a permission at the very moment Misszero@ goes to remove those copies. If you saw such confirmation and ignored it – then the SVC are fine, and might be used to get back the information.


If all of these advice didn't work and there is no possibility to get back lost data – you should delete the virus from your device and wait until a decryptor will be developed.

How to remove Misszero@

As about the uninstalling – there’s no chance to entirely escape an automatic mode. This virus is incredibly cunning and there is a possibility to pass some parts and then suffer from it (for example, when you attach an outer drive with your saved information to a not-totally-clean machine). It knows how to lurk pretty good, so you just won’t have an opportunity to get rid of it entirely with your own hands. Here's your removal specification which will help you to beat this problem. It contains some by-hand stages and an extra AV software phase.

Removal instruction

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

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in 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 virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

When you cleared your computer of Misszero@, it's time for some file recovery. As we said earlier, if you use an admin profile and you granted Misszero@ an access into the device – you have no manner to recover the information save for the previously saved copies. If you haven’t done this – you still have some chances, but it will require specific recovery program. We advise you to use ShadowExplorer and Recuva programs. They're easy to download on the registered pages of their creators, with close instructions.

  • 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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