How to remove Aurora Ransomware and decrypt .Aurora files

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What is Aurora Ransomware

Aurora Ransomware (sometimes called OneKeyLocker Ransomware) is new crypto-virus, that started circulating the web since the end of May, 2018. It uses DES algorithm to encode files and adds .Aurora extension, after which it got its name. After encryption ransomware creates several text files HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt, newest version creates single #RECOVERY-PC#.txt file, containing ransom note with contact information and instructions. Initial version used anonimus.mr@yahoo.com e-mail for communication, recent version switched to big.fish@vfemail.net. Here is the content of this file:

==========================# aurora ransomware #==========================
SORRY! Your files are encrypted.
File contents are encrypted with random key.
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you NOT to use any "decryption tools".
These tools can damage your data, making recover IMPOSSIBLE.
Also we recommend you not to contact data recovery companies.
They will just contact us, buy the key and sell it to you at a higher price.
If you want to decrypt your files, you have to get RSA private key.
In order to get private key, write here:
big.fish@vfemail.net
And send me your id, your id:
***
And pay 200$ on 1GSbmCoKzkHVkSUxqdSH5t8SxJQVnQCeYf wallet
If someone else offers you files restoring, ask him for test decryption.
Only we can successfully decrypt your files; knowing this can protect you from fraud.
You will receive instructions of what to do next.
==========================# aurora ransomware #==========================

Usually, viruses of this type ask for $100 – $500 in BitCoins. At the moment, there are no public decryption tool available. Full recovery is only possible with help of backups. You can preserve your files till actual decryptor will be created. Some data can possibly be restored using instructions on this page. This tutorial was written to help users remove Aurora Ransomware and decrypt .Aurora files in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7.

How Aurora Ransomware infected your PC

Aurora Ransomware virus spreads via infected websites. On infected sites, JSCoinminer is detected, a Web attack is conducted on visitors’ computers. Can be also distributed by hacking through an unprotected RDP configuration, using email spam and malicious attachments, fraudulent downloads, exploits, web injections, fake updates, repackaged and infected installers. Virus assigns certain ID with the victims, that is used to name those files and supposedly to send decryption key. In order to prevent infection with this type of threats in future we recommend you to use SpyHunter and BitDefender Anti-Ransomware.

Download Aurora Ransomware Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Aurora Ransomware completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoftware Group LLC. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Aurora Ransomware.

How to remove Aurora Ransomware manually

It is not recommended to remove Aurora Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.

Aurora Ransomware files:

White.exe (WhiteRose.exe)
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES2.txt
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES3.txt
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES4.txt
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES5.txt
HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES6.txt
List.exe
hack.exe

Aurora Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .Aurora files

Use automated decryptors

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .Aurora files. Download it here:

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom, because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

If you are infected with Aurora Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro to restore .Aurora files

  1. Download Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Select location to scan for lost files and click Scan button.
  3. Wait until Quick and Deep scans finish.
  4. Preview found files and restore them.

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there is other dates in the list choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses like Aurora Ransomware in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware

bitdefender anti-ransomware

Famous antivirus vendor BitDefender released free tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as additional shield to your current protection. It will not conflict with bigger security applications. If you are searching complete internet security solution consider upgrading to full version of BitDefender Internet Security 2018.

Download BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

onedrive backup

Regardless of success of protection against ransomware threats, you can save your files using simple online backup. Cloud services are quite fast and cheap nowadays. There is more sense using online backup, than creating physical drives, that can get infected and encrypted when connected to PC or get damaged from dropping or hitting. Windows 10 and 8/8.1 users can find pre-installed OneDrive backup solution from Microsoft. It is actually one of the best backup services on the market, and has reasonable pricing plans. Users of earlier versions can get acquainted with it here. Make sure to backup and sync most important files and folders in OneDrive.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

spamfighter

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is SpamFighter. It works with various desktop applications, and provides very high level of anti-spam protection.

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