Remove .ODIN extension virus (How to decrypt .ODIN extension virus)

30 Sep

Unlock .ODIN extension virus

This blog is about .ODIN extension virus which is used by the update version of Locky Ransomware to encrypt the personal files of its victim users. It locks your personal files such as MS Office docs, videos, music etc. and changes its extension with .ODIN extension. When you try to access it, a ransom note appears on the screen where you will be asked to pay ransom money to get the decryption code or key. Actually, when .ODIN extension virus encrypts any file, it is only accessible again only if you have the original encryption key. This dodgy infection could be a nightmare for any innocent PC users. The ransom demand instruction note is placed in the PC in files namely “_HOWDO_text.html”, “_HOWDO_text.bmp” and “_[2_digit_number]_HOWDO_text.html”. The instruction basically commands to you to pay money around 0.5 Bitcoin which is around $250 dollar. The ransom amount may vary depending on how much time this malware has been in your PC. In order to create panic, it says that the ransom note is come from some Government Organization. It claims that user has violated some important law or is promoting child pornography. The ransom money is demanded as a fine.

Whether to pay for .ODIN extension virus or not?

According to cyber expert, cyber criminals are behind .ODIN extension virus and hence dealing or negotiating with them is never recommended. The ransom amount that you pay directly goes in their bank account. You will be actually financing them in their nasty activities. Even if you pay the ransom or fine, there is no guarantee that your files and data are safe. There is highly possibility that cyber criminals would have accessed it. In many cases, cyber criminals didn’t gave the decryption key even after the ransom money is paid. .ODIN extension virus is a trap where you could be cheated multiple times. You can never trust cyber-criminals to help you. For your safety, it is always recommended to look for other options such as recovering the encrypted files from back-up copy. In the meanwhile, scan your PC with a powerful anti-malware to remove the associated suspicious registries, files and browser settings

Harmful Attributes of .ODIN extension virus

  • Encrypts the personal files with RSA-2048 as well as AES-128 chipers
  • Makes suspicious changes in the BOIS
  • Replace the desktop wallpaper with random message decryption image
  • Forces to pay ransom money as fine

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.ODIN extension virus: Online as well as Offline impacts

Online errors faced can by Users due to this threat:

  • It will change your browser’s default search engine along with homepage and new tab page.
  • From the beginning to last of surfing, you will constantly end up redirected to same malicious domain (especially to websites with 404 error page).
  • You are blocked from accessing the security related domains.
  • While surfing session you were forces to face numbers of pop-up ads and junk notifications.
  • Due to unauthorized modifications by .ODIN extension virus, your Computer’s Internet Speed does sluggish.
  • You will also eventually get blue screen error (BSOD error) which freezes your entire browser’s process.
  • You won’t be able to log out your own personal account due to modification in domain’s java scripts.
  • Some strange toolbars and browser extension were automatically installed which increase browsing loading time.
  • It will cause your browser freezing which can crashes eventually.
  • In will runs click fraud and phishing functions online in order to increase Internet traffic of particular domain and illegally earn some revenue.
  • Your mails, social messages were not able to send. It will bounce back right after sending to particular recipient.

Offline errors associated to .ODIN extension virus have been found by experts:

  • Some strange Icons were automatically installed inside your Computer’s taskbar, System tray as well as Desktop.
  • You can find out some unwanted programs installed inside the PC named inside the Control Panel’s program list.
  • You can notice unusual amount of file’s name were attached to favourites which even you don’t know.
  • Strange problems were keeps happening while User’s work (performance issues, program gets crashes, etc.)
  • PC’s performance got decreased since this vermin installed.
  • Even you will not doing any particular work on PC, the RAM as well as CPU resources usage got higher than expect.
  • Drives files were modified automatically or they were automatically moved to another drive volume.
  • Malicious files replicate with legitimate and automatically delete from PC.
  • As after starting the System the PC display got flips upside down or inverted.
  • Automatic printing of documents and changing of desktop wallpaper.
  • Not opening up task manager or taskbar disappearance.
  • PC will take long time of booting and sometime it will restart automatically.

Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with .ODIN extension virus then you were highly suggested to delete .ODIN extension virus by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like .ODIN extension virus. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove .ODIN extension virus. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall .ODIN extension virus from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete .ODIN extension virus using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of .ODIN extension virus manually?

Eliminate .ODIN extension virus by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out .ODIN extension virus as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove .ODIN extension virus entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete .ODIN extension virus.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\.ODIN extension virus.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent .ODIN extension virus and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like .ODIN extension virus infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by .ODIN extension virus again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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