Are There Free Ransomware Decryptors?



Ransomware-Image.pngThe threat of ransomware has never been more real. In fact, 2016 was a record year. Here are some scary statistics from the past year put together by the folks at Barkly:

  • Nearly 50 percent of organizations have been hit with ransomware
  • 56,000 ransomware infections in March 2016, alone
  • $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals just in Q1 2016
  • The average ransom demand is now $679

If you're reading this, we're guessing you've been hit and you're probably wondering what to do next. 

Every strain has its own unique ransom note but the message boils down to the cybercriminals telling you it's your money or your files. It doesn't have to be that way! Security pros are constantly trying to stay a step ahead of threat actors developing the ransomware, but it's a never-ending cycle. That said, there are free decryptors you can try for several different strains. 

Not sure which type you've been infected with or don't see it here? Head over to ID Ransomware, upload your ransom note and a sample encrypted file to find out what is known about that particular variant to date. Here is a working list of 100+ free decryptors that will be updated regularly :

.777 
.8lock8 
73v3n/73v3n-HONE$T 
Agent.iih (Rakhni Decryptor) 
Al-Namrood 
Alcatraz Locker
Alma 
Alpha/AlphaLocker 
Apocalypse 
ApocalypseVM + Alternative
Aura (Rakhni Decryptor) 
AutoIt (Rannoh Decryptor) 
AutoLocky 
BadBlock + Alternative
Bart 
BitCryptor (CoinVault Decryptor) 
Bitman (Rakhni Decryptor)
BitStak 
Cerber V1  
Chimera + Alternative
CoinVault 
Cryaki (Rannoh Decryptor) 
Crybola (Rannoh Decryptor) 
CrypBoss 
Crypren 
Crypt38 
Crypt888 
CryptInfinite 
CryptoDefense 
CryptoHost (aka Manamecrypt) 
Cryptokluchen (Rakhni Decryptor) 
CryptoTorLocker 
CryptXXX 
CrySIS
CTB-Locker 
CuteRansomware 
DeCrypt Protect 
Democry (Rakhni Decryptor) 
Derialock
DMALocker 
DMALocker2 
Fabiansomware 
FenixLocker 
Fury (Rannoh Decryptor) 
GhostCrypt 
Globe/Purge + Alternative
Globelmposter
Gomasom 
Harasom 
Hidden Tear
HydraCrypt 
Jigsaw/CryptoHit + Alternative
KeRanger 
KeyBTC 
KimcilWare  
Lamer (Rakhni Decryptor) 
LeChiffre + Alternative
Legion 
Linux.Encoder 
Lock Screen 
Locker 
Lortok (Rakhni Decryptor) 
Marlboro
Marsjoke aka Polyglot (Rannoh Decryptor)
Merry Christmas/MRCR
Mircop + Alternative
Nanolocker 
Nemucod + Alternative
NMoreira
NoobCrypt
ODCODC 
OpenToYou
Operation Global III 
OzozaLocker
PClock  
Petya  
Philadelphia  
PHP Ransomware
PizzaCrypts  
Pletor (Rakhni Decryptor) 
Pompous  
Popcorn
PowerWare/PoshCoder 
Radamant  
Rakhni  
Rannoh 
Rector  
Rotor (Rakhni Decryptor) 
Scraper 
Shade 
SNSLocker 
SZFlocker  
Stampado + Alternative
Telecrypt
TeslaCrypt + Alternative
TM Ransomware
TorrentLocker  
UmbreCrypt
Wildfire + Alternative
XORBAT 
XORIST + Alternative

BEFORE you attempt to use one of these decryptors, please do your due diligence. All types of ransomware are different and safe decryption is a highly technical process, so it's very important that you know exactly what you're dealing with.

Even though these are great tools, there is no guarantee your ransomware infection can be fixed. You basically have 4 response options after an attack happens.:

  1. Restore from a recent backup
  2. Decrypt your files using a 3rd party decryptor
  3. Do nothing (lose your data)
  4. Negotiate / Pay the ransom 

It is highly recommended that you read through our ransomware hostage rescue manual for a more in-depth explanation of what to do next and more importantly, how to prevent this in the future. If you want to know even more, we recently did a webinar series covering this manual, see the first part here.


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  1. What is Ransomware?
  2. Am I Infected?
  3. I’m Infected, Now What?
  4. Protecting Yourself in the Future
  5. Resources

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