Recover personal files that were encrypted with XData, a ransomware strain similar to WannaCry, thanks to this straightforward tool
Getting hit by ransomware typically leads to two scenarios: paying the ransom with real money or getting equipped with the necessary tools to decrypt your locked files for free. If you know or suspect your computer to be infected with the XData ransomware, you can turn to Avast Decryption Tool for XData Ransomware.
Unlock files encrypted with the XData ransomware
XData represents a ransomware variant that evolved from AES_NI. It's a serious threat that uses the Eternal Blue exploit to infect other machines, just like WannaCry. This means that it doesn't target only your PC but also others in your network. As the name suggests, it adds the .xdata extension to encrypt files. It also creates a plain text document with instructions on how to pay the ransom (HOW_CAN_I_DECRYPT_MY_FILES.txt). The encrypted files (such as documents, photos, movies) may be found in C:, C:\ProgramData or the desktop.
The ransomware decryption tool doesn't require installation, so you can double-click the downloaded .exe to fire it up right away. Its interface is represented by a wizard that guides you every step of the way.
Scan any location for encrypted files
You can get started by telling Avast Decryption Tool for XData Ransomware where to look for locked files, whether it's in a local or network location. Any custom folder can be included. Next, the application can be instructed to create backups of the encrypted files before attempting to decrypt them as well as to run the task with administrative rights to avoid any file reading errors. The entire decryption process shouldn't take long, after which you can check out log details with the elapsed time and number of decrypted files.
Scans were carried out fast in our tests while the app remained light on system resources usage. All aspects considered, Avast Decryption Tool for XData Ransomware offers a simple and straightforward solution for decrypting files that were locked with the Xdata ransomware without for free. Just keep it in mind that it cannot protect you from future infections so you have to arm your computer with a powerful anti-ransomware application.
Avast Decryption Tool for XData Ransomware was reviewed by Elena Opris