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How to remove Styx Ransomware and decrypt .styx files

* What is Styx Ransomware

* Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool

* Remove Styx Ransomware manually

* Decrypt files after Styx Ransomware infection

* Protect your PC from Styx Ransomware and other crypto-viruses

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Styx Ransomware



Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

All of your files have been encrypted by Styx Ransomware!
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All of your files (photos, videos, documents, etc) are encrypted using AES-256 bit encryption
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the private key and a decrypt program which is on our secret server.
Decryption of your files will cost you $300 Dollars worth of Bitcoin
Your files will be lost at 12/20/2017 7:12:35 PM, when this date has been passed your files are lost forever.
Please follow these instructions:
1. You can make a payment with Bitcoin, there are many methods to get them.
2. Register a bitcoin wallet or login to one if you already have one, if you don't we recommend
3. Purchasing Bitcoins, altought it's not yet easy to buy bitcoins, it's getting simpler every day
Here are our recommendations: International
4. Send 300$ dollars worth of Bitcoins to the address specified below. After sending bitcoins send email to with your Personal Identifier and your Bitcoin transaction ID
We will send you the decryption key and program after the payment has been confirmed
YOUR PERSONAL Identifier: [redacted hex]
Bitcoin Address: 15mA1ea42KSRpjYDiEJYjrHCjjMp3Cq3SG
Bitcoin Amount: 300$ dollars worth of Bitcoins
5. After your payment has been confirmed, you will receive your decryption program and key in 1 hour
to email address that was used in Step 4.

Styx Ransomware

Styx Ransomware intrusion method

Styx Ransomware copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is STX.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Styx Ransomware and value STX.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name STX.exe or Styx Ransomware. Also, it can create folder with name Styx Ransomware under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

If you have further questions about Styx Ransomware, please, contact our technical support. It is free. Or you can use programs to remove Styx Ransomware automatically below.

Download Wipersoft Antispyware

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Features of WiperSoft Antispyware

* Removes all files created by viruses.

* Removes all registry entries created by viruses.

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Features of Spyhunter Remediation Tool

* Removes all files created by Styx Ransomware.

* Removes all registry entries created by Styx Ransomware.

* Removal is guaranteed - if Spyhunter Remediation Tool fails ask for FREE support.

* 24/7 Helpdesk Support and 5 hours of Remote Support via GoToAssist included into the package.

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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.

Here you can also learn:

* Technical details of Styx Ransomware threat.

* Manual Styx Ransomware removal.

* Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

How to remove Styx Ransomware manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Styx Ransomware, 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 Styx Ransomware. 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 Styx Ransomware, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • STX.exe
  • STX1.2.exe
  • FacebookHackerTool V4.7.exe
  • Reloder Activator.exe
  • Application.exe

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.

**Trial version of Wipersoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Wipersoft.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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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 .styx files after Styx Ransomware infection?

You may attempt to decrypt files infected by different versions of Styx Ransomware 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

  1. Download and run 'Recuva Professional'
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

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. Styx Ransomware may remove system restore files, but you can check it using following instruction.

windows system restore
  1. Click Start and search for 'system restore'
  2. Click System Restore result (Recovery in Windows 10)
  3. Choose any date before the infection appeared
  4. Follow the wizard instructions

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 Styx Ransomware. Available only in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions of files
  1. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  2. Click on the Previous Version tab
  3. Choose the latest version and click Copy
  4. Finally, click Restore

Restore .styx files using shadow copies

shadow explorer
  1. Download Shadow Explorer and run it.
  2. Choose the drive and the folder, where encrypted files are located and date, when they were in normal state.
  3. Right-click on the folder, that you want to restore and choose Export.
  4. Select location folder for export and overview restored files.

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.

zonealarm anti-ransomware
  1. Download and run ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware.
  2. Install it (works only on Windows).
  3. You are protected from encryption activity.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

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