.micro Virus Removal

Welcome to our .micro Virus removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove .micro Virus from your system and is designed to work for all Windows versions.

Dear reader if you are reading this then you are probably one of the unfortunate victims of .micro Virus. This is a computer virus of the fearsome and universally despised Ransomware variety.  We received numerous requests from our Italian users ranging from “decriptare file .micro” and “estensione .micro” to “rimuovere virus .micro” and “ripristinare file .micro”. We are going to do our best to answer these queries. In this article we will try to explain in details what is going on with your computer and how to deal with this eminent threat to your security. It is advisable that you read carefully this article in its entirety before continuing with the removal instructions. Valuable information pertinent to the .micro Virus removal will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

.micro Virus
.micro File Extension Virus

.micro Virus – Ransomware type

There are two major Ransomware types.

  • One of them is easier to deal with and mainly relies on scare tactics to force the affected users into paying while they are panicked. This usually involves locking the end-user’s screen with some derogatory messages and/or images. They might be often pornographic in nature or accusing you of some imaginary crimes. Very often a phone number would be provided for you to call or send a text message to, so that your problem would be resolved. Of course the flashing message would fail to mention that some premium billing rates would be employed, so a phone call or a sms message would turn out to be quite costly.
  • Unfortunately .micro Virus belongs to the second group of Ransomware applications. This belongs to the TeslaCrypt family and that means that your files have been indeed replaced with encrypted copies. The perpetrators claim that the only way you can decrypt your files would be by paying a ransom in Bitcoins. It is true that you can only decrypt these copies of your old files with a decryption key. But you might not need to do that anyway. Continue reading to find out what exactly we mean by that.

How were you infected with .micro Virus?

Malware like .micro Virus needs another virus to help infiltrate your computer. Almost always we would be talking about a Trojan horse. This is the preferred way for Ransomware applications to gain access to the victim’s computer. This is an important point to make – do not forget to look for the possible Trojan virus after you have taken care of the ransomware!

There are numerous ways for you to end up with a Trojan horse virus on your computer. Most often the source would be a corrupted and compromised executable or .dll file. You can easily end up with one of those if you are not careful what you download on your computer. Be especially wary of downloading from unconfirmed and unsecured sources like torrent sites, file-sharing websites and the like. The actual security control over what content gets uploaded is very limited, so you need to perform your own scans before opening anything downloaded in such fashion. Also be careful with files attached to e-mails in your inbox. Even if the sender seems reputable you should always take the extra safe approach. That means scanning each file carefully before and after downloading it to your hard drive.

Alternatives to paying a ransom

No doubt you will be asking yourselves whether coughing up the demanded money for a decryption key would be worth it. While we could hardly argue that this might be a possible solution, we strongly urge you to consider all possible alternatives and to exhaust them completely before even contemplating this. There are a couple of very strong points we would like to relay.

Firstly do not forget even for a moment that you will be trying to make an “exchange” – money for your files back, with people who extort victims for a profit. As a result you can never really be sure whether you will not end up with your pockets lighter and your hands empty. Let’s say that you are fortunate enough and the criminals keep their word and send you key so you can decrypt your own files. Take a moment and ask yourselves whether this is a long term solution. The only way to stop this criminal industry is to stop caving to the demands of the extortionists. Refuse to fuel their fraudulent ways.

There are alternatives. Make no mistake about that. You can try and wait for the many people trying to break this encryption to make a headway. Or you can try and revert back to a time when your files were not encrypted. We will show you how to do that. So if you are still interested in “decriptare file .micro” and “estensione .micro” then keep reading.

Threat .micro Virus
Classification Ransomware
Security Alert
High. Probably the scariest computer virus at the moment.
Negative Effects The encryption and “locking-away” of your personal files.

.micro Virus Removal

Step 1

Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2

Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 3

Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with .micro Virus. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 4

Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

Step 5

Get Your Files Back!

The only way you can do that is by backpedaling to a moment when you were not infected. You can achieve this in one of two ways:

  • System Restore. Start Button => Search field => Type System Restore=>Enter.
    Choose a Restore Point.
    Restore Point
    Click Next until the process has been completed.
  • Google and Download a Program called ShadowExplorer. Install and open it => Choose the Drive letter (C:, D:, F:, etc.) and date you want to restore information from => Right click on the files you want restored => Export.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!