Here Are the Free Ransomware Decryption Tools You Need to Use

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Ransomware is one of the most vicious cyber-threats out there right now. A dangerous form of malware, it encrypts files and holds them hostage in exchange for a payment.

If your network gets infected with ransomware, follow the mitigation steps below and use this list with over 200 ransomware decryption tools.

Steps to recover your data:

Step 1: Do not pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that the ransomware creators will give you access to your data.

Step 2: Find any available backups you have, and consider keeping your data backups in secure, off-site locations.

Step 3: If there are no backups, you have to try decrypting the data locked by ransomware using these ransomware decryptors.

Navigate through these links to learn more.

How to identify the ransomware you’ve been infected with

Oftentimes, the ransom note provides details about the type of ransomware your files have been encrypted with, but it can happen that you don’t have this information at hand. Readers have asked us to show which encryption extensions belong to which ransomware families. Many of these extensions signaled new types of encrypting malware, for which there are no ransom decryptors available.

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