Encrypted Data Recovery

Not able to access the data due to forgotten password, corruption of the encryption algorithm or any such problem? Relax! Stellar encryption data recovery services can recover your data back to its original readable form.

Whatever be the third party encryption, Stellar can recover your encrypted data from all encryptions, irrespective of any data loss situations.

With vast experience, research, skilled recovery engineers and world class data recovery tools and techniques, Stellar has been providing efficient encryption data recovery for years. Our own expert R & D engineers have studied all most all third party encryption tools and devised some efficient techniques to recover your valuable data from any instance of inaccessibility of the encrypted data.

Stellar can efficiently recover your data from following Third party Encryption software:

 

SAFEGAURD SAFEBOOT CREDANT POINTSEC
EPST PGP WINDOWS ENCRYPTION  

 

"Over the years, Stellar has followed a Strict Adherence to Confidentiality Norms and thereby recognized as a highly-trusted name among individual entrepreneurs to large corporate houses."

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What is data encryption?

Data encryption is a protection mechanism, which makes the data into an unreadable form using third party encryption software. The encryption utility uses high level algorithms that transform the original plain text into cypher text. In order to decrypt the encrypted data, you need to use a previously specified secret key, which triggers the algorithm to transform it back to the original plain text form.

Some of the errors that you may receive due to any encryption problem or while decrypting your encrypted data:

  • Decrypt Error
  • Media not encrypted
  • Fatal Error
  • SafeBoot Error/SafeBoot corrupted
  • SG kernel halted (On a Safe Guard encryption)
  • Blue Dump (An unusual blue screen of death) etc.

Dos & don’t s while decrypting data:

  • Don't attempt to decrypt your valuable data, unless you are sure, that you have the correct decryption key.
  • Note: Sometimes, usage of the incorrect key encrypts the data once again, instead of decrypting it and makes the recovery almost impossible.
  • Don't try recovering encrypted data on your own, if the drive has bad sectors, or else, you will permanently lose data beyond recovery.
  • Always try to ensure the health of the hard drive before decryption.
  • Immediately contact encrypted data recovery experts, once you witness the problem with your encrypted data.

Stellar follows a systematic process to ensure safe recovery of your encrypted data:

Problem Diagnosis: Stellar encrypted data recovery engineers analyze the problem and if the media is physically damaged, it is treated inside CLASS 100 Clean Room labs to make that readable and ready for recovery.

Cloning: To avoid further damage to the original media and to ensure safety of the data, we make a sector by sector clone of the source media.

Recovery: With the help of our risk free recovery tools and techniques, we recover the encrypted data and further decrypt it to the original readable form.

File Encryption Ransomware: Locky Virus or Locky File Extension

Locky as name suggests looks malicious and can play nasty tricks on any computer system, it is newest ransomware entrant in market. Locky ransomware has been spreading at an alarming rate since the start of the year 2016. It functions like any other ransomware, it encrypts the files and the user has to pay in bitcoins to recover the files on the system.

It has simple Modus operandi, the virus crawls into the system and begins to encrypt the files. Depending upon the size of the hard disk and the information stored on it, the encryption may take hours or days. The encryption process may slow down the system as it uses the lot of resources like memory and CPU.

In case the System is working slow, check Task Manager for the processes running. If you see 2 processes with similar names and one of the process is taking most of the CPU power, shut down the program and remove the files associated with it. It may be start of the virus attack and if you act timely virus won't spread it claws deep.

Frequently asked Questions

Locky is newest of the ransomware clan and it follows the classic pattern, it attacks in silence and uses complicated AES – 128 ciphers and RSA encrypting algorithm to lock your personal files. Once it encrypts the data, the data format changes to .locky and it becomes inaccessible for the user.

The virus scans the system for specific extensions and encrypts them, it mainly targets pictures, music, presentations, documents etc. and also, it encrypts mapped networks and even removable drives that may be plugged in that time. It also encrypts Bitcoin wallet files if there are thus making it virtually impossible for the user to BITCOINS.

The virus hides in a word document and is distributed via spam emails, email attachments, file sharing networks from unknown senders. The following file types are targeted by the Locky ransomware virus and after encryption all the effected files have the .locky extension :

".sxw, .ott, .odt, .DOC, .pem, .csr, .crt, .key, wallet.dat, .sxc, .ots, .ods, .hwp, .dotm, .dotx, .docm, .docx, .DOT, .max, .xml, .txt, .CSV, .uot, .RTF, .pdf, .XLS, .PPT, .stw, .mid, .wma, .flv, .mkv, .mov, .avi, .asf, .mpeg, .vob, .mpg, .wmv, .fla, .swf, .wav, .qcow2, .vdi, .vmdk, .vmx, .gpg, .pot, .pps, .sti, .sxi, .otp, .odp, .wks, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .slk, .xlw, .xlt, .xlm, .xlc, .dif, .stc, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .NEF, .psd, .cmd, .bat, .class, .jar, .java, .asp, .brd, .sch, .dch, .dip, .vbs, .asm, .pas, .cpp, .sldm, .sldx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppam, .docb, .mml, .sxm, .otg, .odg, .uop, .potx, .potm, .pptx, .pptm, .std, .sxd, .aes, .ARC, .PAQ, .tar.bz2, .tbk, .bak, .tar, .tgz, .rar, .zip, .djv, .djvu, .svg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .raw, .cgm, .jpeg, .php, .ldf, .mdf, .ibd, .MYI, .MYD, .frm, .odb, .dbf, .mdb, .sql, .SQLITEDB, .SQLITE3, .asc, .lay6, .lay, .ms11 (Security copy)."

We advise the user not to open any malicious files or links, these can be a way to enter the system and encrypt the data on it.

Unfortunately, if your computer has been infected by Virus, then there is no way to decrypt the encrypted files. Even a powerful antivirus scan can't recover the affected files. When this virus gets installed as an executable its begins to encrypt the files. It is very tricky and, unfortunately, very harmful. The personal information of the user is locked out by the virus as it changes the format of the data.

It then installs some .exe files and makes the user believe that paying ransom is the only way out to recover the files back. A Tor website named Locky Decrypter is where the user is expected to pay. However, there is no guarantee if the files will be decrypted or not, the user may end up in the deeper mess.

Locky virus is the newest and the strongest ransomware in market today making even the strongest available antivirus fail. Even if the users are willing to pay a hefty amount of money the chances of recovering files is negligible. The best way to regain files is to see a professional Data Recovery experts. They keep tab on the latest virus/ransomware alerts and develop tools and techniques to effectively recover data for the customers.

Follow the mentioned points to ensure your computer system is safe from any possible ransomware attack:

  • Never open an email attachment from an unknown source.
  • Always update Antivirus programs
  • Ensure security is up to date
  • Always take backup
  • My system has been infected with Locky Virus. Can the data be recovered?
  • Can you recover files encrypted as ".locky"?
  • Files are affected and changed automatically to ".locky". Is it possible to recover?
  • My desktop is infected by Locky (Ransomware) virus. Is there any chance to recover my important files?
  • ".locky" virus is corrupted my USB drive. Is it possible to recover data?
  • My excel files got changed to ".locky" extension, how to regain the data?
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