.Usam File Virus [.usam] – remove Usam + Recover Files

.Usam File Virus is another nasty malware infection which is directly related to STOP Ransomware family. This latest strain of data locker is equipped with highly advanced encryption algorithm. As similar to its previous versions, Usam is still aimed to extort money from users. This cunning threat will encrypt all your files and then add its own extension as append to their names. For an example, if there was a file name “image.png” on infected machine, then after encryption it will get changed into “image.png.Usam”. It is completely impossible to access this encoded files with decryption. This is where the blackmailing starts. Usam virus will leave ransom note on infected machine to demand ransom in exchange for decryption key. If your computer is infected by this virus, then read this guide to remove infection and recover files without compromising with hackers.

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What Is .Usam File Virus?

Usam is another evil creation of cyber hackers. This nasty threat is a newly found malware infection which prey on your files. It sneak into your machine secretly and encrypt all your files, then after it will plan the grand extortion. After hijacking your files, it will add its own malicious “.Usam” extension to the end of all your files names as its signature. Then after this nasty .Usam virus will leave ransom note on your system in demanding the ransom money to decrypt your files. This notorious threat will declare that it has locked all your files and your files can only get unlocked by a private decryption key. It is senseless to say that you can find that decryption no where else other that the virus itself. But the main problem is Usam file Ransomware will not give you that decoder until you pay the ransom money.

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Whenever you will try to open any of your locked files, .Usam File Virus will show ransom messages. You will get a ransom note in text in all your folders and it is the constant reminder of your helplessness. Now you can delete those encrypted files, but if you do so, you will lose all your files for ever. Many people have extra copies of their files that they have saved at other locations as backup. So if your files are encrypted by .Usam but you have the backup then still you should not delete encrypted files and load your backup. Because when you will copy your backup data on the infected computer, they will automatically get encrypted again because your system is still infected by this nasty Usam Ransomware infection.

How Your PC Get Infected?

As of those who don’t know how their computer got infected by .Usam Virus Ransomware, they should recall their online activities from past few days. This dubious threat not get dropped on your system automatically, your carelessness gave it a chance to sneak. When you open any spam email attachment, download any cracked software, get free shareware programs from low quality sites, update your software from non-official and shady websites, use free WI-Fi from unsafe network then viruses like .Usam get chance to sneak. Afterwards, they can easily break the firewall and disable your anti-virus programs. Many people might seek free software or programs to remove this infection, then let me tell you, it will be another disaster. Never forget that your computer got infected by similar types of actions in first place.

Threat Analysis

Name Usam
Type Ransomware
Threat Level High (Can make your entire PC useless).
Symptoms All your files (photos, videos, documents) are locked and you can’t open them.
Distribution Through spam emails, fake pop-ups, malicious sites, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites.
Working .Usam File Virus encrypt your files then demands a ransom to give you decryption key.
Removal
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Ransom note left by .Usam contains the following text:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.

What guarantees you have?

You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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Your personal ID:
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How to deal with .Usam virus?

Now the matter is what you should do when you files are encrypted, you don’t have any backup and you don’t want to pay ransom money to .Usam Virus. It is very clear that you should not pay any single penny to hackers for getting the decryption key. Because if you are thinking of getting your files back by paying the ransom money then it will be another catastrophic mistake. This nasty .Usam is still in your computer and even if you pay for the decryption key and recover your files, this nasty malware will stay inside your system. Later it can easily encrypt your files and demand more money or it can bring other threats on your system to do more damage. So it is very important that you remove .Usam Ransomware from your computer and try to recover your files using any data recovery software.

How To Remove .Usam File Virus From PC

To remove .Usam File Virus and all its associated files, you must go through various removal steps. Before anything, keep in mind that it is a nasty malware infection which may have spread its copies at different locations on your system. It is also quite possible that files associated with infection may carry different names. So you must clean your system properly and remove all the core files related to .Usam File Virus. scroll down to find a step-by-step removal guide that may be helpful for you in attempt of removing this infection from your computer. So there are two methods to remove this .Usam File Virus infection – 1. Automatic Removal and 2. Manual Removal. So, our advice is to combine the steps to get more benefit and have better chances to get rid of this infection. Manual Removal process need some technical expertise otherwise you may end up corrupting your system files.

Automatic Removal Method

  • First of all you need to click on the below button to download the software.
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.Usam File Virus can keep coming back to your system if its core files are not completely removed. So we recommend downloading Spyhunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save your precious time and effort.

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More information about SpyHunter and how you can Install SpyHunter, If wish to uninstall steps to uninstall. Please review SpyHunter’s EULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Keep in mind, only SpyHunter’s scanner is free. But if it detects a malware, You’ll need to purchase its full version if you want to remove the infection instantly.

  • Double click on the installer then click Yes to install this malware scanner on your computer.
spyhunter installer
  • Now click on Start Scan Now button then software will begin to scan your entire PC.
Start new scan
  • Now Software will take its time to find all hidden threats and malware.
scan screen
  • Finally click on Next button to see results and remove .Usam File Virus and other infections.
remove .Usam File Virus

Recover Encrypted Files Using Data Recovery Software

  • First of all download the Stellar Data Recovery software on your computer.
Download Data Recovery Software
  • Install the programs, launch it and select type of Data you want to recover then click Next button.
select file type
  • Select the folder location, Drive or volume you want to scan for data then click on Scan button.
choose drive
  • After scan, select the files and click on recover button to save your recovered files.
recover .Usam File Virus encrypted files

Manual Removal Method

Manual removal of this nasty .Usam File Virus infection is possible but it’s time taking and risky. None the less this method is not all effective. By the time you will be done with the removal, infection will get back on your system using its leftover files, registry entries and shortcuts. Not to mention, if you remove any wrong file, your computer will become useless. So if you don’t have technical skills then feel free to choose Automatic Removal method to delete .Usam File Virus. Before proceeding with manual methods, verify these requirements :

  1. You must have good technical knowledge and experience for removing virus manually.
  2. Make sure you know enough about your system process and its applications.
  3. Also you are familiar with Registry entry and know the consequence of any mistake.
  4. You are able to reverse the wrong operations during .Usam File Virus manual removal.

(Important NOTEPlease Bookmark This Page by pressing “Ctrl + D” buttons on keyboard before starting the manual removal process. Because you might need to restart your PC or browser during the process.)

Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode

  • First you need to click on the “Windows + R” button together on your keyboard to open Run Box.
Windows + R keys
  • Now when “Run” box appear on screen then type msconfig and click Ok button.
msconfig
  • A new System Configuration box Window will get opened before your computer screen.
System Configuration
  • Now click on the Boot tab then from Boot options choose the Safe boot along with Network and Click Ok.
Safe Mode
Special Offer

.Usam File Virus can keep coming back to your system if its core files are not completely removed. So we recommend downloading Spyhunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save your precious time and effort.

Download SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware

More information about SpyHunter and how you can Install SpyHunter, If wish to uninstall steps to uninstall. Please review SpyHunter’s EULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Keep in mind, only SpyHunter’s scanner is free. But If it detects a malware, You’ll need to purchase its full version if you want to remove the infection instantly.

Part 2 – Stop Malicious Process From Task Manager

  • First you need to click on the “Windows + R” button together on your keyboard to open Run Box.
Windows + R keys
  • So when “Run” box appear on screen then type taskmgr and Click Ok button to open task manager.
taskmgr
  • Look out for any malicious or unknown process then right click on it and click on End Process.
End .Usam File Virus related task

Part 3 – Remove .Usam File Virus From Control Panel

Windows 7

Remove .Usam File Virus From Windows 7

  • First you need to click on Start or Windows button then select the Control Panel option.
Windows 7 start button
  • From the Control Panel Window then click on Uninstall A Program option under the Programs section.
uninstall a program
  • Look out for any unwanted and malicious program related to .Usam File Virus then click on uninstall option.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Windows 7

Windows 8

Remove .Usam File Virus From Windows 8/8.1

  • You need to find then click on the “Windows + R” buttons together on your keyboard to open Run Box.
Windows + R keys
  • Now when “Run” box appear on screen then type appwiz.cpl and click Ok button to open Control Panel.
appwiz.cpl
  • Look out for any unwanted and malicious program related to .Usam File Virus then click on uninstall option.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Windows 8

Windows 10

Remove .Usam File Virus From Windows 10

  • First of all click on Start or Windows button, then click on the Settings option.
Windows 10 start button
  • As a new Windows Settings box appear on screen then Click on Apps menu from the screen.
Windows 10 Apps
  • Look out for any .Usam File Virus related malicious program in the list then click on Uninstall button.
Uninstall .Usam File Virus From Windows 10

Part 4 – Remove .Usam File Virus From Registry Editor

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Making changes to registry files is very risky because If you delete any wrong file then you may corrupt your system instantly.
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  • You need to find and click on the “Windows + R” buttons together on your keyboard to open Run Box.
Windows + R keys
  • When the Run box appear on your system screen, type regedit and click Ok button to open Registry Editor.
regedit
  • Finally when Registry editor opens up then find out and remove all .Usam File Virus related entries.

Remove .Usam File Virus related registries The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following. So lookup for malicious strings on these locations. You can also click the “Ctrl + F” buttons together on your keyboard and search for the virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Part 5 – Remove .Usam File Virus From Infected Browser

Google Chrome

Remove .Usam File Virus From Google Chrome

  • First you need to open Google Chrome browser then click Menu option from upper right corner.
  • Scroll down to the list and choose More tools option and then select the Extensions option.
  • Find any .Usam File Virus related extension in list and then click on Remove button next to it.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Chrome

Reset Google Chrome After Removing .Usam File Virus

  • First you need to open Google Chrome browser then click Menu option from upper right corner.
  • When the menu option expands, then select “Settings” option from right down the list.
  • After the settings page opens up, scroll down to end then Select “Advanced Settings” option.
  • Finally click on “Reset Settings” button and give permission if browser prompts for it.
Reset Chrome to remove .Usam File Virus

Mozilla Firefox

Remove .Usam File Virus From Mozilla Firefox

  • You need to Open Firefox browser fist, then you have to click on Menu option.
  • Now select Add-ons option from list then press Extension tab from add-ons Manager page.
  • Find any .Usam File Virus related extension in list and then click on Remove button next to it.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox After Removing .Usam File Virus

  • First you need to open Mozilla Firefox, the click on “Menu” and finally Select (?) icon.
  • As you will see a new box of options then click on the “Troubleshooting Information” option.
  • Click on “Refresh Firefox” button and when confirmation box appear, make your selection.
Reset Firefox to remove .Usam File Virus

Internet Explorer

Remove .Usam File Virus From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer browser, then click on Gear icon and select Manage Add-ons option.
  • When new window appear on screen then choose Toolbar and Extensions option.
  • As you can see the list of all add-ons then select .Usam File Virus related extension and click on Disable button.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer After Removing Infection

  • Open Internet Explorer browser, then click on Gear icon and select “Internet options”.
  • Go to “Advanced” tab in the newly appeared window then hit the “Reset” button.
  • Choose “Delete personal settings” option from the next window then press “Reset” button.
Reset IE to Remove .Usam File Virus

MS Edge

Remove .Usam File Virus From Microsoft Edge

  • First open your MS Edge browser then hit “More” or three dots icon from upper right corner.
  • Now you need to Select the “Settings” option and then choose “Extensions” option.
  • When list opens up then choose .Usam File Virus related extensions and remove completely.
Remove .Usam File Virus From Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge After Removing .Usam File Virus

  • Open your Edge browser again and this time find the “settings” option as earlier.
  • When the settings menu appear, click on the “Choose what to clear” Option.
  • By the time new window opens, select “first three options” and click on “Clear” button.
Reset Edge to remove .Usam File Virus

Safari

Remove .Usam File Virus From Safari Browser

  • Open Safari browser then Click on Safari menu and finally select Preferences option.
  • By the time new windows appears, Go to the “Extensions” tab to see the list of all.
  • When list opens up then choose .Usam File Virus related extensions and remove completely.
Remove .Usam File Virus from Safari

Reset Safari To Default After Removing Infection

  • First open “safari” browser and Click on “Safari” menu then select “Reset Safari” option.
  • As all the options are there, select what you want to clear and finally click on Reset button.
Reset Safari to remove .Usam File Virus

Very Important – Tips To Prevent Virus In Future

Internet is full of information but it is also swarming with threats like .Usam File Virus these days and hackers are always looking to infect innocent users to make illegal profit. But you can save yourself by becoming their next victim if you follow some simple rules. So you can easily avoid any other harmful viruses in future, if you follow these basic rules while using your computer:

  • Before anything, buy a powerful and robust anti-virus program for your computer.
  • Also make sure that you are using the firewall security and it’s active already.
  • Scan your PC for threats and malware on regular basis because its important.
  • Don’t download cracked or nulled software because they contain viruses.
  • Always select Custom Installation while installing any new application.
  • Scan all downloaded files, applications or email attachments before opening.
  • Before providing your details, check for the SSL or HTTPS as they are safer.
  • Don’t visit Torrent/adult/porn sites because hackers often use them to spread malware.
  • Keep backup of all  important files, so your data is always protected from viruses.
  • Create a system restore point for security purposes in case of any malware attack.
Special Offer

.Usam File Virus can keep coming back to your system if its core files are not completely removed. So we recommend downloading Spyhunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save your precious time and effort.

Download SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware

More information about SpyHunter and how you can Install SpyHunter, If wish to uninstall steps to uninstall. Please review SpyHunter’s EULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Keep in mind, only SpyHunter’s scanner is free. But If it detects a malware, You’ll need to purchase its full version if you want to remove the infection instantly.