In this article we are going to try and help you remove .Osiris File Virus. Our instructions cover all Windows versions.
If your search engine has led you to our article, you are most probably experiencing the awful effects of a truly troubling and treacherous program – .Osiris File. This is a piece of Ransomware-type software that has been programmed to encrypt all of the files you usually open or have recently used with a complex double-component key. After such a nasty encryption process has been accomplished, the virus sends you its “regards” in the form of a special message to inform you about the consequences of the infection and about the money you need to pay the hackers in order to restore your control over your locked-up files.
Is .Osiris the most threatening virus a user could ever experience?
We can honestly claim that .Osiris and the malware family it belongs to – Ransomware, are basically the worst cyber nightmare that anyone could ever contract. What makes this program so perilous is not just one aspect of its nature, but a whole set of disturbing characteristics:
- Programs like .Osiris oftentimes don’t get distributed alone. It’s common for them to come bundled with another truly hazardous type of malicious software – a Trojan. Trojan Horses are viruses that are used for various purposes and one of them is making sure that a Ransomware-based program reaches one’s computer. In order to sneak the Ransomware inside your PC, Trojans research your entire devise, operating system and all the installed software for possible weaknesses and if they find one, you can be sure that you will end up infected with an incredibly dangerous piece of software.
- You can almost never notice an ongoing Ransomware infection. In some particular cases such a process might be slowing down your machine due to the extensive use of RAM and CPU. Despite that, only few users have reported being able to spot the contamination, while it was still in process. The only thing you can do in case you DO spot such a process in your Task Manager due to the sluggish device performance is to disconnect your PC from any network (Wi-Fi, etc.) and to shut it down and not turn it on again before you have contacted a professional.
- Even the slightest vulnerability, like missing an update for your anti-malware tool may help the Ransomware-Trojan bundle get to your system in an easy way. With this in mind, installing updates regularly is important and don’t overlook this.
- Once your machine catches this malware, the Ransomware will begin inspecting your drives for the most commonly opened/used files immediately. Then it will prepare a list of all of them and you can be sure that if you do not notice the infection in progress, all of this data will be gradually encoded.
Can .Osiris be really defeated and the encrypted files – brought back?
This question cannot be answered in a concrete way. In some cases it is possible to remove the virus and restore your files. In other cases, which are more common, unfortunately, such malware is extremely difficult to be dealt with and even experts may be helpless when facing such a threat. What you should remember is that all your decisions may put your files at risk. Paying the demanded amount of money in exactly the way the creators of .Osiris want it may not solve your problem. However, trying to remove .Osiris yourself and refusing to pay could also result in the loss of your blocked data forever. A careful and informed decision needs to be made and you need to be understanding of the fact that if you haven’t backed up your encrypted files, they might be forever lost.
If the removal of the virus on your own is what you are thinking of doing, here you will find a Removal Guide and thorough instructions. They may not help you restore your encoded data, but at least they will attempt to and they will surely assist you in deleting .Osiris. Also, you may search our website for an uninstallation guide to help you fight the Trojan that is likely to have come with the Ransomware and delete it, too.
Backing up your data and being smart when surfing are the only real solutions to Ransomware-caused issues
You need to understand that the only truly successful manner of dealing with Ransomware is implementing and adhering to the right prevention measures. And it is not as complicated as it sounds:
- Ransomware loves travelling inside email attachments and spam emails themselves. Avoid any of those that are not coming from trusted senders or do not look trustworthy to you;
- Learn to keep copies of all the files that are really important to you on a separate hard drive that is not connected to your PC. This will prevent you from being harassed in any way.
.Osiris File Virus Removal
Enter Windows Safe mode.
- Win 7 Users: Restart your PC –> keep on clicking F8 –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Win 8 Users: Start Button –> Control Panel –> System and Security –> Administrative Tools –> System Configuration –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Boot –>
- Win 10 users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Startup Settings –> Restart –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
Open Task Manager and locate any processes associated with .Osiris.
- Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously –> Processes Tab –> Select a suspicious process (use Google or ask us in the comments if you are not sure about a process) –> Right Click and Open File Location –> End the suspicious process in Task Manager –> Delete the Folders containing the suspicious files.
Open the Registry Editor and search for .Osiris.
- Win 7 Users: Click Start and type regedit –> Enter –> Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Cryp1 Virus in the search field.
- Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Enter Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type .Osiris in the search field.
Try to recover your files. First you will need System Restore.
- Win 7 Users: Start button –> Type Windows System Restore –> Enter –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and revert to it.
- Win 8 Users: Hold down the Windows key + Q –> Type Recovery –> Settings –> Choose the Recovery icon –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point.
- Win 10 Users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and apply it.
Secondly use program that can access your Shadow Copies.
- Use Google to find the official website of such a program and download it.
- Use the program to select the file types and the hard drive locations you want the program to scan for.
- Start the scan and keep in mind that it might take a while.
- Once the scan has been completed just select the files you want to be recovered.
If you have questions or suggestions feel free to use our comments section!