DAPO Extension Virus
DAPO Extension Virus is identified as a type of Ransomware virus activated by Trojan horse. It is designed by hacker who aims to encrypt your personal files and take them hostage to force you to buy the decryption key which costs a bomb. DAPO Extension Virus can get into your computer through many ways, among which the major ones are spam email attachment and free download files and porn websites’ links. Once you open or click them, DAPO Extension Virus will be downloaded and hack your entire system.
DAPO Extension Virus has ability to encrypt almost every type of files, such as JPG, PNG, AVI, MKV, MP3, GIF, XML DOCX, PDF and TXT. In case it infects your files, you cannot open any of them at all. What you will get is a Ransom Note in form of txt file, html webpage icon or a BMP image that urges you to pay the ransom fee. DAPO Extension Virus usually warns that you only have 24 or 48 hours to buy the decryption key, and any delaying after the limited time will make you lose all your files forever. Lots of victims can do nothing but to pay the money because their files are so important, but please not that you are making deal with cyber criminal, who may not keep its words to recover your files even though you send money to them. It’s lots of money, we do not recommend giving the money to such evil criminal. And there is another risk, that is identity theft. The hackers who created DAPO Extension Virus may be able to hack into your banking accounts or other crucial accounts when you follow their messages to pay money. It is a huge risk to you.
If you want to restore your files from DAPO Extension Virus, we strongly recommend you to find some top-class tools made by famous company such as Stella, which may repair your files. So, now the first thing you should do is to clean up your system first, and then recover your files with good tools.
Step 1 – Uninstall malicious programs from Control Panel.
Ransomware may infect your system after you install some malicious programs. To avoid being re-infected, first you should uninstall malicious programs from your computer:
- 1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window
- 2. Input “control panel” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Control Panel
- 3. Click Uninstall a program:
- 4. Right-click programs which may be related with DAPO Extension Virus and click Uninstall:
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Step 2 Find and remove malicious registry entries of DAPO Extension Virus or malicious program.
Note – In case any suspicious files, unwanted program, unwanted browser extension, or unwanted search engine cannot be removed manually, it is often caused by malicious program, which may adds files to registry or make changes in registry . Therefore, to uninstall such stubborn items, you need to find and remove malicious files in the Registry Editor. Check the steps below:
1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window;
2. Input “regedit” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Registry;
3. Click Edit menu and select Find >> Type virus’s name into it and click Find Next >> Right click on the files and click Delete (Only If you can determine that they are related with malware):
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Step 3 Restoring the files encrypted by DAPO Extension Virus.
Do not pay any money to recover your files. Even if you were to pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that you will regain access to your files.
The right way to recover your files is to count on legitimate decryption tools. Here are websites of popular cybersecurity community, you can try the decryption tools shared on their sites:
EmsiSoft Decryptor (Free)
EmsiSoft is working on developing free decryptor for the newest ransomware. Currently it provide user with over 40 free and useful decryptors. Please visit https://decrypter.emsisoft.com/ to find and download the decrypter you need.
3. Trend Micro Decryptor (Free)
Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor tool is able to decrypt certain type of ransomware. Visit the download page here to follow its instructions to download and use the decryotor for free.
4. Avast Free Ransomware Decryption Tools
Avast free ransomware decryption tools can help decrypt files encrypted by the many types of ransomware. Go to this Avast page and download the decyptors for the latest ransomware.
5. Kaspersky Free Ransomware Decryptors
Kaspersky russian lab now provides many free decryptors. Visit Kaspersky page here and have a try .
6. NoMoreRansom Decryptors
The No More Ransom Project provides free decryption tools for lots of ransomware. Have a try on these tools at this page: https://www.nomoreransom.org/en/decryption-tools.html