Ransomware is malware that locks your device or encrypts your files, making them unavailable. A ransom is then demanded to unlock such devices or files. Ransom amounts vary, but on average, the ransomware demand was about one bitcoin last year (approx. $500 at that time). Ransomware is typically spread via phishing emails or exploit kits and is targeted at consumers and businesses alike.
No More Ransom launched mid 2016 and now contains 40 free decryption tools, six of which were provided by Avast. Avast continuously creates new decryption tools, which can also be found on our free ransomware decryption tools page.
Free ransomware decryption tools can help decrypt files encrypted by the following forms of ransomware. Just click a name to see the signs of infection and get our free fix.
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