Remove RedFox ransomware (How to Recover Encrypted Files)

23 Jun

Depth Analysis on RedFox ransomware

RedFox ransomware makes your personal files and data inaccessible and thus you will not be able to do normal day-to-day activities on your work-station. This file encrypting malware is extremely irritating and dangerous because it asks the victims to pay certain amount of money as ransom in exchange of the decryption key. In most cases, users end up losing their data and files because they primarily focus on paying the ransom money. You are dealing with cyber-criminals and there is no guarantee that you will get the original decryption key after the money is paid. This is a spam. RedFox ransomware doesn’t stop file encryption after the payment is done. It will continue encrypting other files and applications. So, there is no point in paying the ransom. Rather, It is advised to scan the PC with a powerful anti-malware tool that has strong scanning algorithm and programming logics.

More about RedFox ransomware

The developer of RedFox ransomware has only one aim that is to make money. They manipulate the novice victims and easily succeed in convincing them to pay ransom money. It drops ransom note in the folder containing the encrypted files and programs. The ransom note contains the details about the decryption and the amount of ransom money. It doesn’t matter how much money they demands. It is worthless to pay because you will not get the original decryption key. The best situation is when you have the backup of encrypted files in some external storage devices. In that case, the recovery of encrypted files becomes very easy. The other way is to use a “Volume Shadow Files” that is created by the Operating System. In case, both the recovery option is not available then you can use data recovery software that is easily available Online.

The data recovery process such as using the “backup data” or “volume shadow copies” is only possible if the PC is free from all kinds of malware. So, first of all, remove all the payloads and associated files of RedFox ransomware and then begin the data recovery process.

How Does RedFox ransomware Come inside the PC?

There are multiple ways and tricks adopted by cyber-criminals to download malware infection. Some of the popular tricks are bundling, social engineering, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, and so on.  The bundling tricks and spam email attachments are two of the most common way to circulate malware including ransomware. So, be very careful whenever you agree to download anything in the work-station. Don’t choose third-party download sources. Read the terms and agreements and privacy policy very carefully. Always choose advance/custom installation steps so that you can stop the installation of additional hidden files. Don’t hurry up the installation process by selected default/basic installation steps.

Remove RedFox ransomware using powerful Windows Scanner
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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with RedFox ransomware then you were highly suggested to delete RedFox ransomware 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 RedFox ransomware. 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 RedFox ransomware. 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 RedFox ransomware from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete RedFox ransomware 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 RedFox ransomware manually?

Eliminate RedFox ransomware 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 RedFox ransomware as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove RedFox ransomware 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 RedFox ransomware.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\RedFox ransomware.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 RedFox ransomware and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like RedFox ransomware 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 RedFox ransomware 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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