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A new version of ransomware was released: Policy What’s new in this version?

In the majority of the cases, Policy virus infiltrates computers via JavaScript browser hijackers that can be downloaded accidentally from compromised websites or fake software update prompts. Apart from its German name, Policy für Policy in der Policy viruss is circulating all over the world in different languages. We value our time and do not answer same questions twice. Security experts have recently revealed that the most of such viruses are ‘payment-based’ what means that they can easily take over your credit card details, logins, passwords, and other personally identifiable information. All the messages loaded by PolicyGuard are fabricated.


Download Removal Toolto remove Policy

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

Policy ransomware exploits Google Docs to store the victim’s data and the private decryption key. Mostly, it can be downloaded together with freeware, shareware, fake software and its updates. Stay away from doing so. Firstly, keep in mind that this is done for the only reason – to scare PC users and get their money. As a result, Policy starts showing its misleading alert that seeks to steal 100 euros from the victim. As we can see, attackers keep creating more and more dangerous parasites in order to collect information from the high profile victims.

How can Cyber Sitter infect my computer?

You should know that police would never block your computer even if you are involved into any law violation. Computer experts have already developed a tool that can decrypt your files for free. Do not fall for Policy under any circumstances and never pay anything it tells you to pay. If it looks peculiar and unknown, never download attachments from such emails. Remember to be cautious when you browse the Internet. However, it goes without saying that you must never do that because this program has no PC protection option and is capable to display only fake warning notifications.

Policy ransomware is designed for appending ‘‘.locked’’ extension to the filename extensions of the encrypted files. In fact, it is the updated JigSaw ransomware decryptor (updated by Michael Gillespie). There is a reason why Policy is referred to as .Policy file Policy virus – once this threat encrypts personal files, it also adds a .Policy to the filenames. This will help you to remove all infected files from the system. It does not guarantee the fact that you will recover them. Then it encrypts various personal files and adds .Policy@india.com.xtbl extension to those files, so you can’t open or use them in any other way. It will not solve your problem, it’s just like spraying some air freshener to the smelly refrigerator instead of removing outdated food.

How can I remove Policy and unlock my files?

This malicious intruder may enter your computer as a legitimate update for well-known programs (Java, Flash Player, Adobe Reader, etc.)  Try to deny the Flash to make your ransomware stop function as intended. We believe we do not have to warn you that you would only get into hot water by doing this. If you have some questions regarding this topic, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer them all. After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program. If by any chance, you notice that your computer is not working or cannot launch the security program, use the instructions below. Please, do NOT pay a fine because this doesn’t guarantee that you will receive a key required for the 

Download Removal Toolto remove Policy

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove Policy from your computer

Step 1. Remove Policy via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart Uninstall Policy
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. win7-safe-mode Uninstall Policy
  4. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete Policy.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → the shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Uninstall Policy
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings. win-10-startup Uninstall Policy
  4. Enable Safe Mode → Restart. win10-safe-mode Uninstall Policy
  5. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete Policy.

Step 2. Remove Policy via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart Uninstall Policy
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Uninstall Policy
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appears, type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Uninstall Policy
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win7-restore Uninstall Policy
  9. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → Shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Uninstall Policy
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win-10-startup Uninstall Policy
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appear type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Uninstall Policy
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win10-restore Uninstall Policy
  9. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

Below are three ways you can attempt to recover files. However, depending on a few factors, they might not necessarily work for you. Thus, to ensure you do not lose your files, create copies of all important files and store them safely.

a) Method 1. File recovery via Data Recovery Pro

  1. You will need to download Data Recovery Pro from a reliable source.
  2. After installation, open the program and launch a scan. data-recovery-pro Uninstall Policy
  3. If encrypted files are recoverable, the program will allow you to do that.

b) Method 2. File recovery via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled, file recovery via Windows Previous Versions is possible.
  1. Right mouse click on the file you want recovered.
  2. Properties → Previous versions. win-previous-version Uninstall Policy
  3. Select the version of the file you want, press Restore.

c) Method 3. File recovery via Shadow Explorer

Shadow copies are copies of your files that your computer automatically creates in order to ensure you do not lose anything in case of computer crash. However, some ransomware is sophisticated enough to delete them. If the ransomware that infected your computer did not do that, there should be no problem with file recovery.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. Open the installed program, select the disk and the date. shadowexplorer Uninstall Policy
  3. If the folders/files appear, Export them.

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