Petya seems to have outdone WannaCry as the latest worldwide ransomware attack. Regrettably, these are but two of the more than 80 different attacks of this kind that encrypt and hijack data from big company servers and personal computers alike. 360 Ransomware Decryption Tool is a free tool that offers to unlock and decrypt any file hijacked as a consequence of any of these 80+ ransomware attacks.
Unlike most similar tools out there on the Web, this free utility does help you recover your data for free. It is true that they also try to promote and sell you some of their commercial anti-virus and PC-protection products in the process (fair enough), but 360 Ransomware Decryption Tool is not just the average scan tool that will simply find the offending file(s) for you and will promise to help you out only when you purchase the corresponding never-before-mentioned license.
This is not the average anti-virus tool that you launch regularly to check for any malicious software installed on your PC without your knowledge. You use the 360 Ransomware Decryption Tool only if you are one of the many victims of a ransomware attack that has encrypted and hijacked your data and is asking for a ransom to get them back. If that is the case, install the app, run the scan process, and once the infected files have been located and listed on the app’s interface, just follow the instructions to decrypt them. These may vary with every type of attack, and – as the developers honestly state – “Successful decryption is not always guaranteed.” Not having paid a cent for this tool, trying won’t do you any harm – you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain if it happens to be able to unlock your files for free.
As an example, the app shows you the decryption method used to fight Petya back. It offers you a decryption key calculator that will provide you with the same key the hijackers are supposed to send you once the ransom has been paid. The developers also offer a useful blog with information about the latest security-related news, providing advice on how to act in case of a ransomware attack, how to protect your computer more effectively, or how to discover new vulnerabilities that hackers may use to steal your information. 360 Ransomware Decryption Tool is an excellent and useful tool that we should all have always at hand.
- Step-by-step decrypting instructions
- Fast scan process
- Free tool
- Successful decryption is not always guaranteed