How to remove CottleAkela and decrypt files
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CottleAkela intrusion method
CottleAkela copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (random file).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name CottleAkela and value (random file).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (random file).exe or CottleAkela. Also, it can create folder with name CottleAkela under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.
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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.
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How to remove CottleAkela manually?
This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CottleAkela, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CottleAkela. However, this threat may not allow you to do htis in some cases, thats why, we recommednd you to use one of the above options.
To get rid of CottleAkela, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
How to decrypt files after CottleAkela infection?
You may attempt to decrypt files infected by different versions of CottleAkela manually. Modern ransomware threats use complex encryption algorithms and try to prevent users from decrypting their files by disabling System Restore option, removing Shadow copies and previous versions of user files. However, in most cases, there is still a chance to restore your files using one of the described metods. There is also special advanced data recovery software, that can revive lost data in several clicks. This is not a guarantee for data restoration, but it is worth giving a try.
Using advanced data recovery software
Restore encrypted files using System Restore
System Restore constantly creates copies of files and folders before major changes in the system (windows update, software installation). You can also create restore point manually from time to time. CottleAkela may remove system restore files, but you can check it using following instruction.
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions are copies of files and folders made by Windows Backup (if Windows Backup option is turned on) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were encypted by CottleAkela. Available only in Windows 7 and later versions.
Restore files using shadow copies
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most of modern antivirus solutions have a module to protect from ransomware threats. However, there are also special solutions, that can detect cryptoviral activity and stop it, preventing modification of your files. One of the best is ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware utility, that will not use much resources for effective protection against latest ransomware threats.
Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov