Hot Take Bitdefender releases free MegaCortex ransomware decryptor


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Antivirus company Bitdefender has released a decryptor for the MegaCortex ransomware family, making it possible for victims of the once notorious gang to restore their data for free.

The creation of the decryptor was the combined work of Bitdefender analysts and experts from Europol, the NoMoreRansom Project, and the Zürich Public Prosecutor's Office and Cantonal Police.

Using the decryptor is pretty straightforward, as it's a standalone executable that doesn't require installation and offers to locate encrypted files on the system automatically.

Moreover, the decryptor can back up the encrypted files for safety in case something goes wrong in the decryption process that could corrupt the files beyond recovery.

Also, for those who attempted to decrypt their files previously with mixed success, the new decryptor offers an advanced setting to replace them with clean files.

You may download the tool from this page and read the user manual for more details on using Bitdefender's MegaCortex decryptor.

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