This article will help you to effectively remove .Diablo6 Ransomware Virus. To remove the virus follow the instructions provided at the ends of this article.
|Threat Name||.diablo6 virus|
|Main Activity||Infects the computer after which encrypts important documents and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid.|
|Signs of Presence||Files are encrypted with the .diablo6 file extension.|
|Spread||Via malicious e-mail spam and set of infection tools.|
|File Recovery||Download Data Recovery Software, to see how many files encrypted by .diablo6 virus ransomware you will be able to recover.|
Detailed Analysis of .Diablo6
.Diablo6 is a new variant of the ransomware virus called Locky. Once your system has been compromised and infiltrated, .Diablo6 encrypts stored data using RSA-2048 and AES-128 cryptographies. While the encryption is in action, .Diablo6 renames files using “[32_random_letters_and_digits].diablo6” pattern. For example, “sample.jpg” would be renamed to something like “D56F3331-E90D-9E17-2CF727B6-002116C2113F.diablo6”. If the encryption is successful, .Diablo6 creates additional two files (“diablo6.bmp” and “diablo.htm”), placing them on the user’s desktop as well as setting the bmp file as the victim’s desktop wallpaper.
Following from this, both files created by .Diablo6 contain identical messages informing the victim of the encryption and essentially encouraging them to visit the .Diablo6 website. Due to .Diablo6 utilizing RSA and AES encryption algorithms, two unique keys are generated during the encryption which is being stored on a remote server. Hence, victims are told to pay a ransom of .5 Bitcoin – currently worth around $1640, in exchange for the decryption. Detailed payment instructions are elicited on the .Diablo6’s website. It is advisory never to trust cyber criminals, hence why when a payment is received, such criminals often ignore the victim afterwards and leave them empty-handed without a decryption key. It is therefore essential to consider that submitting a payment does not guarantee that your files will be restored. On the contrary, you will most likely be scammed. We strongly advise our readers to ignore all encouragements to pay up the ransom. As of yet and unfortunately, there are no tools that are capable of decrypting any files compromised by .Diablo6. If you have been affected by the .Diablo6, the only thing you can do is to restore files/system from a backup.
There are other ransomware-type viruses to which the .Diablo6 is virtually identical to, such as Nemesis, GlobeImposter, Purge, BTCWare, Aleta etc. As with .Diablo6, afore mentioned malware also encrypts victim’s files and initiates ransom demands. Therefore, there are only two major differences between ransom-type viruses:
- The Size of the ransom asked for.
- The type of encryption algorithm used.
Researchers state that most of these viruses use algorithms that generate unique decryption keys. It is therefore extremely hard to attempt to decrypt them manually without the assistance of a developer per se, and it is most likely impossible.
How Does the Ransomware Spread?
Remove .Diablo6 and Restore .Diablo6 Encoded Files
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out .diablo6 virus in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of .diablo6 virus, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate .diablo6 virus‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type .diablo6 virus or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit > Open it. > Hold CTRL + F buttons > Type .diablo6 virus Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button > Choose Run > type regedit > Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type .diablo6 virus in the search field.
Automatic Removal of .diablo6 virus
Recover files encrypted by the .diablo6 virus Ransomware.
Method 1: Using Shadow Explorer. In case you have enabled File history on your Windows Machine one thing you can do is to use Shadow Explorer to get your files back. Unfortunately some ransomware viruses may delete those shadow volume copies with an administrative command to prevent you from doing just that.
Method 2: If you try to decrypt your files using third-party decryption tools. There are many antivirus providers who have decrypted multiple ransomware viruses the last couple of years and posted decryptors for them. Chances are if your ransomware virus uses the same encryption code used by a decryptable virus, you may get the files back. However, this is also not a guarantee, so you might want to try this method with copies of the original encrypted files, because if a third-party program tampers with their encrypted structure, they may be damaged permanently. Here are the vendors to look for:
Method 3: Using Data Recovery tools. This method is suggested by multiple experts in the field. It can be used to scan your hard drives sectors and hence scramble the encrypted files anew as if they were deleted. Most ransomware viruses usually delete a file and create an encrypted copy to prevent such programs for restoring the files, but not all are this sophisticated. So you may have a chance of restoring some of your files with this method. Here are several data recovery programs which you can try and restore at least some of your files: