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    LMAS virus

    by 0techie ·

    My pc got afftected with lmas virus all my files are encrypted.. pls help to decrypt them

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    • #2413484

      You are having a bad day, probably will get worse…

      by Wizard57M-TR ·

      In reply to LMAS virus

      Read this, especially the entire first page
      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/671473/stop-ransomware-stop-puma-djvu-promo-drume-help-support-topic/
      and here https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/748506/lmas-ransomware/

      Do not pay the ransom, hopefully you have a good backup on a separate disk.
      Wiz

    • #2413483

      Can you share how this happened?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to LMAS virus

      Help others avoid your misfortune. Tell us how this happened.

      • #2413477

        Lmas

        by 0techie ·

        In reply to Can you share how this happened?

        I was trying to download crack Keygen file for a software and I downloaded a zip file and trying to install exe I ignored warming about bad file ended up in lmas attack

        • #2413475

          Thank you for revealing this.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Lmas

          And being honest. I hope the recovery works out.

        • #2413472

          This exact mechanism is discussed in linked articles

          by Wizard57M-TR ·

          In reply to Lmas

          in my post above. Recovery may be possible, but from what I read is not very likely unless you have extensive backups. You may be looking at a total re-format and re-installation of Windows, at the least you probably should find a known clean PC and download one of the major antimalware companies (like Emsisoft, McAfee, Norton, Avast etc.) cleaning disks that you burn to DVD or USB, boot your infected PC with that and let it attempt to remove the malware. Recovery of the damaged files is the big unknown.
          Never, ever download cracked software, key generators etc. This has been a favorite attack vector of malware distributors for the 40+ years I’ve been involved in computing (we used to give warnings on the old BBS systems back in the early 1980s…yes, I’m old!, Hehe)
          Good luck, and there are probably several forum discussions about formatting and re-installing Windows, just do a search!
          Wiz

    • #2413482

      This article may help

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to LMAS virus

      I did an internet search and found this:https://sensorstechforum.com/lmas-virus-file/

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