ODCODC ransomware - How to remove

ODCODC ransomware

Seemingly clean-handed Word document is used to hide ODCODC Trojan ransomware. “Кодирование успешно завершено!” will begin the message, describing this urgent situation where a far-reaching malware infection has encrypted users’ files and requests a ransom for their recovery. However, there is a small glimmer of hope as this ransomware is noticed not to touch in any away Shadow Volume Copies of files.

About ODCODC Ransomware

ODCODC ransomware is one the newest models of crypto-ransomware nest of snakes. Its targets are devices, functioning with Windows OS. The natural flow of events will be easy to enumerate because it is not considered to be a special case virus. Algorithm RSA-2048 is used to encrypt files from users’ machines. It produces two separate keys for decryption and encryption. In RSA, the encryption key is public and the decryption one is kept in the secret domains of hackers. That is going to become the preeminence for the situation to develop according to the requests of ODCODC ransomware creators.

These cyber criminals want victims to witness their files’ lethal state. They leave a dreadful mark on every each encrypted casualty. The beginning and the end of those pieces of data will be altered. [email protected] (in some cases [email protected]) before the title of the file and a shorter .odcodc extension at the end.

Your beautiful desktop background will metamorphose into a frightening letter (in English and Russian) of demands from hackers. The same content will be found in the newly created files called readthis.txt that will stalk you on numerous locations of your PC. Do not contact the provided email addresses in these files. Ransomware viruses are not fond of small talk; so they go straight to business of users paying the ransom if they ever wish to get their files back. Usually, a limited amount of time is given before the price doubles.

How is ODCODC Ransomware Spread?

In order to invade a multitude of computers, ODCODC ransomware manipulates sources that are constructed to deceive users into visiting websites or download/update software. If people fall in this rabbit hole and do not posses a powerful anti-malware tool, ransomware is likely to occupy their computers. Activity of this virus will not allow to successfully explore your device the way it is used to. Spam letters in your email often are the dirty-handed malefactors of this infection.

How to Decrypt Files Encrypted by ODCODC Ransomware?

The size of the ransom will be 500 dollars that in bitcoins equals a sum of 0.8644 BTC. Specialists never recommend to interact with these hackers, let alone pay them money for committing virtual scams. There are another methods how to recover your files. Since this ransomware resembles a Rakhni ransomware, Rakhni decryptor by Kaspersky might help to bring your files back to life. Furthermore, PhotoRec or R-Studio tools can also attempt to be your heroes.

Since the ODCODC ransomware does not corrupt or delete Shadow Volume Copies, it is possible for users to reach at least a part of their data. We recommend scanning computer with anti-malware tools like Spyhunter, Hitman or Malwarebytes to conclude the severity of your infection.

Update of the 17th of December, 2016. The new version of ODCODC ransomware drops  HOW_TO_RESTORE_FILES.txt ransom note and appends .C-email-[email_address]-[original_filename].odcodc extension.

Update of the 18 of January, 2017. BloodDolly has released a new and improved version for the decryptor for ODCODC ransomware. You can download it by clicking here (the download will begin automatically).

How to recover ODCODC 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 ODCODC 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 ODCODC ransomware

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

Step 3. Restore ODCODC 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 ODCODC 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 ODCODC 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 a data recovery program.
  • 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

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