Ecovector Ransomware - How To Remove?


Imagine yourself standing with an apple on your head, being an easy target for anyone capable of shooting an arrow. It is a similar dreadful scenario when you look at your screen, and it shows a disturbing message from ransomware programmers. What can you do? Is there anyway for you to find peace? Ecovector Ransomware seems like an another deadlock situation. This virus, like any other former sibling from the same malware family-tree (Green_Ray or Mahasaraswati), enrolls into your computer as a mole and creates a medium for ransomware to fulfill its duty.

About Ecovector Ransomware

The first task for Ecovector virus is clearer than the day itself: to effectively enter your machine. The techniques to crack the skull of your computer system security and plant itself inside will be discussed later in this article. Before it can make its demands and rub its hands to show keen satisfaction, ransomware must do what it does best. This Trojan uses an asymmetric algorithm to encrypt users files and make then impossible to use. The locked files will be made noticeable to the users as they will be shinning brightly because of the {ecovector3(@)}.xtbl elongation. Only the holder of the paired private key can restore these files to their former functioning. It will be offered in exchange to your wallets content. All instructions will be displayed straight to your screen in a very shapely composed file pop-up, ordering to contact the provided e-mails: and A ransom of a size of an elephant will be tried to be snatched out of your pocket: 500 dollars or so in bitcoins, as these transactions between peers do not require intermediary and are safer for hackers.

Do no try to compromise with the hackers as these ransomware developers often do not hold up their end of the bargain and abandon victims’ files after receiving the bitcoins.

How is Ecovector Ransomware Spread?

Your junk mail might possibly be holding various types of ransomware viruses as you are reading this article. It does not do any damage until you open these letters and download their attachments. The received titles might be intriguing and be forged to seem like the sender is a well-known enterprise. However, the email might seem completely fake from its head to toe but curious users still somehow manage to trick themselves into opening it. The best solution is to delete all of your spam folder’s content regularly and scan your computer with malware removal tools for 100% safety.

How to Decrypt Files Encrypted by Ecovector Ransomware?

The wrong option would be to pay the ransom fee in order to get back your files. As we indicated earlier, hackers might not even revive the locked files and disappear. Alternatively, use PhotoRec or R-studio tools to recover your lost data. If you have stored you data in back-up sites, you can retrieve it from there.

To avoid similar ransomware programs, make sure you have a reliable anti-malware installed, for example, Reimage, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes or StopZilla

How to recover Ecovector Ransomware encrypted files and remove the virus

Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:

for Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
  • Start Shutdown RestartOK.
  • Press F8 key repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options window appears.
  • Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Windows 7 enter safe mode

for Windows 8 / 10
  • Press Power at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key and click Restart. Windows 8-10 restart to safe mode
  • Choose TroubleshootAdvanced OptionsStartup Settings and click Restart.
  • When it loads, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list of Startup Settings. Windows 8-10 enter safe mode

2.Restore System files and settings.

  • When Command Prompt mode loads, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  • Then enter rstrui.exe and press Enter again. CMD commands
  • Click “Next” in the windows that appeared. Restore point img1
  • Select one of the Restore Points that are available before Ecovector Ransomware has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”. Restore point img2
  • To start System restore click “Yes”. Restore point img3

Step 2. Complete removal of Ecovector Ransomware

After restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Reimage and remove all malicious files related to Ecovector Ransomware. You can check other tools here.

Step 3. Restore Ecovector Ransomware affected files using Shadow Volume Copies

If you do not use System Restore option on your operating system, there is a chance to use shadow copy snapshots. They store copies of your files that point of time when the system restore snapshot was created. Usually Ecovector Ransomware tries to delete all possible Shadow Volume Copies, so this methods may not work on all computers. However, it may fail to do so.

Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There are two ways to retrieve your files via Shadow Volume Copy. You can do it using native Windows Previous Versions or via Shadow Explorer.

a) Native Windows Previous Versions

Right-click on an encrypted file and select PropertiesPrevious versions tab. Now you will see all available copies of that particular file and the time when it was stored in a Shadow Volume Copy. Choose the version of the file you want to retrieve and click Copy if you want to save it to some directory of your own, or Restore if you want to replace existing, encrypted file. If you want to see the content of file first, just click Open.

Previous version
b) Shadow Explorer

It is a program that can be found online for free. You can download either a full or a portable version of Shadow Explorer. Open the program. On the left top corner select the drive where the file you are looking for is a stored. You will see all folders on that drive. To retrieve a whole folder, right-click on it and select “Export”. Then choose where you want it to be stored.
Shadow explorer

Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Ecovector Ransomware encrypted files

There are several data recovery programs that might recover encrypted files as well. This does not work in all cases but you can try this:

  • We suggest using another PC and connect the infected hard drive as slave. It is still possible to do this on infected PC though.
  • Download Data Recovery Pro (commercial)
  • Install and scan for recently deleted files. Data Recovery Pro

Note: In many cases it is impossible to restore data files affected by modern ransomware. Thus I recommend using decent cloud backup software as precaution. We recommend checking out Carbonite, BackBlaze, CrashPlan or Mozy Home.

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Ecovector Ransomware, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on

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June 4, 2016 07:16, January 4, 2017 06:08

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