What is Exploit6 Ransomware

Exploit6 is a ransomware infection that encrypts personal files and blackmails victims into paying money for their return. During the encryption process, the file-encryptor changes the file appearance by adding the custom .exploit6 extension. To illustrate, a file previously titled 1.pdf will turn into 1.pdf.exploit6 and become no longer accessible. Alike in other malware of this kind, developers create a text file (READMI.txt) to explain decryption instructions.

Attention! All your files are encrypted!
To restore your files and access them,
send an SMS with the text - to the User Telegram @root_exploit6
You have 1 attempts to enter the code. If this
amount is exceeded, all data will irreversibly deteriorate. Be
careful when entering the code!
Glory -

As said in this note, victims have to establish contact with cybercriminals by sending a message to their Telegram account (@root_exploit6). Although there is no further information about decryption inside the note, developers will more likely give it after reaching out to them. As a rule, collaborating with swindlers and paying money to them is not recommended – this is because there is a chance they will fool you and not give any decryption tool/codes even after completing the payment. At the same time, it is often the case that decrypting data is hard, if not even impossible, without the help of cybercriminals. You can try some reputable recovery/decryption tools from our guide, however, there is no guarantee that they will be able to help. Due to strong military-grade algorithms used by many developers, third-party software is oftentimes useless and sometimes can lead even to permanent damage to files. The best way users can regain access to their data risk-free is to recover it using backup copies. If such are available on external storage like USB flash cards, you can easily use them to restore your data. Note that prior to trying any recovery methods that exclude the participation of cybercriminals, it is first important to get rid of the virus. Otherwise, it may continue its malicious activity and deal even more damage. Follow our guidelines to do it and then recover your files.

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How Exploit6 Ransomware infected your computer

Malicious infections like ransomware are usually distributed via trojans, deceptive third-party downloads, fake software updates/installers, backdoors, keyloggers, botnets, system exploits, and e-mail spam. Many users tend to receive e-mail messages that attempt to bait into opening malicious attachments. Cybercriminals behind such letters often highlight some kind of ostensibly important information explaining why it is important to perform various steps. MS Office documents, PDFs, Executables, Archives, or JavaScript files are usually the formats that users report being attached to such e-mails. Note that these files have nothing to do with malware on the initial basis, however, cybercriminals can change their configuration to inject a virus and set it up for automatic installation. If you receive a message from sources that seem legitimate and at the same time ask you to open something attached, think twice before following the provided guidelines. Should something question your mind in a message you received, close it immediately and delete it from your e-mail inbox. Many of such messages also end up in “spam” folders, already giving an extra sign of warning for users that they can be dangerous. Avoid them and do not interact with content that seems malicious or dubious. In addition to removing the virus, you can also read our guide to get recommendations on protecting yourself against such threats in the future.

  1. Download Exploit6 Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .exploit6 files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Exploit6 Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Exploit6 Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Exploit6 Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

To remove Exploit6 Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Exploit6 Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Exploit6 Ransomware files:


Exploit6 Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .exploit6 files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .exploit6 files. Download it here:

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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.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .exploit6 files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Exploit6 Ransomware and removed 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 Data Recovery Professional to restore .exploit6 files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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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 are no 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 Exploit6 Ransomware , in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

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2. Back up your files

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As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Exploit6 Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

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

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Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the 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 MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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