Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

Unlock your files without paying the ransom

Please follow the steps below exactly as directed to properly recover your files and minimize the damage from the ransomware attack. Do NOT delete any files until instructed to do so.

Step 1: Identify your ransomware

The first step is to identify your ransomware with the help of ID Ransomware.

Please upload one or more of the following:

Upload ransom note

The text file that includes the ransom and payment information.

Upload encrypted file

Any file (less than 8 MB) that has been encrypted on your computer.

Ransom contact information

Enter the email address or hyperlink the ransomware gave you as contact information.

Note: Submitting contact details is the least reliable identification method should only be used in conjunction with at least one of the other options. Uploading the ransom note AND an encrypted file is typically the most reliable method of identification.

Step 2: Check ransomware decryptor availability

Emsisoft and a number of other security companies develop free ransomware decryption tools for many different ransomware strains.

If your ransomware decryptor is not available here, the next step is to check the decryptor collection available at Managed by Europol, No More Ransom is a resource of free decryptors contributed by various ransomware researchers.

What to do if your ransomware cannot be decrypted

If your ransomware is not decryptable, you will need to focus on recovery and minimizing damage. Do not pay the ransom if you believe you can still recover your files.

If you don’t have working backups and your business faces costly downtime, we strongly recommend talking to the experts at Coveware, our partner for compliant ransomware incident response. Coveware can help minimize your ransomware-related costs and downtime by negotiating the ransom and managing payments.

You paid the ransom but the decryptor doesn’t work as expected?

If you decide to pay the ransom, you should receive a decryptor from the ransomware authors. Unfortunately, these decryptors are often unable to correctly decrypt all of your files. In some cases, the decryptors are horribly slow and may take days or even weeks to decrypt your files, especially if you have large amounts of data.

If you need a high-quality decryptor, we can help. Our developers work with the experts at Coveware to provide super-fast solutions for your decryption problems.

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Frequent Questions

Which ransomware strains can be identified?
The ID service is kindly provided by ID Ransomware and currently detects 793 different ransomwares. Here is a complete, dynamic list of what is currently detected: 010001, 0kilobypt, 24H Ransomware, 4rw5w, 777, 7ev3n, 7h9r, 7zipper, 8lock8, AAC, ABCLocker, ACCDFISA v2.0, AdamLocker, AES_KEY_GEN_ASSIST, AES-Matrix, AES-NI, AES256-06, Al-Namrood, Al-Namrood 2.0, Alcatraz, Alfa, Allcry, Alma Locker, Alpha, AMBA, Amnesia, Amnesia2, Anatova, AnDROid, AngryDuck, Annabelle 2.1, AnteFrigus, Anubi, Anubis, AnubisCrypt, Apocalypse, Apocalypse (New Variant), ApocalypseVM, ApolloLocker, AresCrypt, Argus, Armage, ArmaLocky, Arsium, ASN1 Encoder, Ataware, Atchbo, Aurora, AutoLocky, AutoWannaCryV2, AVCrypt, Avest, AxCrypter, aZaZeL, B2DR, BadBlock, BadEncript, BadRabbit, Bam!, BananaCrypt, BandarChor, Bart, Bart v2.0, Basilisque Locker, BigBobRoss, Bisquilla, BitCrypt, BitCrypt 2.0, BitCryptor, BitKangoroo, Bitpaymer / DoppelPaymer, Bitshifter, BitStak, BKRansomware, Black Feather, Black Shades, BlackHeart, Blackout, BlackRuby, Blind, Blind 2, Blocatto, BlockFile12, Blooper, Blue Blackmail, BoooamCrypt, Booyah, BrainCrypt, Brazilian Ransomware, BrickR, BTCamant, BTCWare, BTCWare Aleta, BTCWare Gryphon, BTCWare Master, BTCWare PayDay, Bubble, Bucbi, Bud, BugWare, BuyUnlockCode, Cancer, Cassetto, Cerber, Cerber 2.0, Cerber 3.0, Cerber 4.0 / 5.0, CerberTear, Chekyshka, Chimera, ChinaYunLong, ChineseRarypt, CHIP, ClicoCrypter, Clop, Clouded, CmdRansomware, CockBlocker, Coin Locker, CoinVault, Comrade Circle, Conficker, CorruptCrypt, Cossy, Coverton, Cr1ptT0r Ransomware, CradleCore, CreamPie, Creeper, Cripton, Cripton7zp, Cry128, Cry36, Cry9, Cryakl, CryFile, CryLocker, CrypMic, CrypMic, Crypren, Crypt0, Crypt0L0cker, Crypt0r, Crypt12, Crypt38, CryptConsole, CryptConsole3, CryptFuck, CryptGh0st, CryptInfinite, CryptoDefense, CryptoDevil, CryptoFinancial, CryptoFortress, CryptoGod, CryptoHasYou, CryptoHitman, CryptoJacky, CryptoJoker, CryptoLocker3, CryptoLockerEU, CryptoLuck, CryptoMix, CryptoMix Revenge, CryptoMix Wallet, Crypton, CryptON, CryptoPokemon, CryptorBit, CryptoRoger, CryptoShield, CryptoShocker, CryptoTorLocker, CryptoViki, CryptoWall 2.0, CryptoWall 3.0, CryptoWall 4.0, CryptoWire, CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0, CryptXXX 4.0, CryPy, CrySiS, Crystal, CSP Ransomware, CTB-Faker, CTB-Locker, CXK-NMSL, D00mEd, Dablio, Damage, DarkoderCryptor, DataKeeper, DavesSmith, Dcrtr, DCry, DCry 2.0, Deadly, DeathNote, DeathRansom, DecryptIomega, DEDCryptor, Defender, Defray, Defray777, DeriaLock, Desync, Dharma (.cezar Family), Dharma (.dharma Family), Dharma (.onion Family), Dharma (.wallet Family), Digisom, DilmaLocker, DirtyDecrypt, Dishwasher, District, DMA Locker, DMA Locker 3.0, DMA Locker 4.0, DMALocker Imposter, DoggeWiper, Domino, Done, DoNotChange, Donut, DoubleLocker, DriedSister, DryCry, Dviide, DXXD, DynA-Crypt, eBayWall, eCh0raix / QNAPCrypt, ECLR Ransomware, EdgeLocker, EduCrypt, EggLocker, El Polocker, Enc1, EnCrypt, EncryptedBatch, EncrypTile, EncryptoJJS, Encryptor RaaS, Enigma, Enjey Crypter, EnkripsiPC, EOEO, Erebus, Eris, Estemani, Eternal, Everbe, Everbe 2.0, Everbe 3.0, Evil, Executioner, ExecutionerPlus, Exocrypt XTC, Exotic, Extortion Scam, Extractor, Fabiansomware, Fadesoft, Fantom, FartPlz, FCPRansomware, FCrypt, FenixLocker, FenixLocker 2.0, Fenrir, FilesLocker, FindZip, FireCrypt, Flatcher3, FLKR, Flyper, FreeMe, FrozrLock, FRSRansomware, FS0ciety, FTCode, FuckSociety, FunFact, FuxSocy Encryptor, Galacti-Crypter, GandCrab, GandCrab v4.0 / v5.0, GandCrab2, GarrantyDecrypt, GC47, Gerber, GermanWiper, GetCrypt, GhostCrypt, GhostHammer, Gibon, Globe, Globe (Broken), Globe3, GlobeImposter, GlobeImposter 2.0, Godra, GOG, Golden Axe, GoldenEye, Gomasom, Good, GoRansom, Gorgon, Gotcha, GPAA, GPCode, GPGQwerty, GusCrypter, GX40, HadesLocker, Hakbit, Halloware, HappyDayzz, hc6, hc7, HDDCryptor, HDMR, Heimdall, HellsRansomware, Help50, HelpDCFile, Herbst, Hermes, Hermes 2.0, Hermes 2.1, Hermes837, Heropoint, Hi Buddy!, HiddenTear, HildaCrypt, HKCrypt, HollyCrypt, HolyCrypt, HPE iLO Ransomware, Hucky, HydraCrypt, IEncrypt, IFN643, Ims00ry, ImSorry, Incanto, InducVirus, InfiniteTear, InfinityLock, InfoDot, InsaneCrypt, iRansom, Iron, Ishtar, Israbye, JabaCrypter, Jack.Pot, Jaff, Jager, JapanLocker, JeepersCrypt, Jemd, Jigsaw, JNEC.a, JobCrypter, JoeGo Ransomware, JosepCrypt, JSWorm, JSWorm 2.0, JSWorm 4.0, JuicyLemon, JungleSec, Kaenlupuf, Kali, Karma, Karmen, Karo, Kasiski, Katyusha, KawaiiLocker, KCW, Kee Ransomware, KeRanger, Kerkoporta, KeyBTC, KEYHolder, KillerLocker, KillRabbit, KimcilWare, Kirk, Kolobo, Kostya, Kozy.Jozy, Kraken, Kraken Cryptor, KratosCrypt, Krider, Kriptovor, KryptoLocker, L33TAF Locker, Ladon, Lalabitch, LambdaLocker, LeChiffre, LightningCrypt, Lilocked, Lime, Litra, LittleFinger, LLTP, LMAOxUS, Lock2017, Lock93, LockBox, LockCrypt, LockCrypt 2.0, Locked-In, LockedByte, LockeR, LockerGoga, LockLock, LockMe, Lockout, Locky, LongTermMemoryLoss, LonleyCrypt, LooCipher, Lortok, Lost_Files, LoveServer, LowLevel04, Lucky, MadBit, MAFIA, MafiaWare, Magic, Magniber, Mailto Ransomware, Major, Maktub Locker, MalwareTech's CTF, Maoloa, Marduk, Marlboro, MarsJoke, Matrix, MauriGo, MaxiCrypt, Maykolin, Maysomware, Maze Ransomware, MCrypt2018, MedusaLocker, MegaCortex, MegaLocker, Mespinoza, Meteoritan, Mikoyan, MindSystem, Minotaur, MirCop, MireWare, Mischa, MMM, MNS CryptoLocker, Mobef, MongoLock, MoonCrypter, MorrisBatchCrypt, MOTD, MoWare, MRCR1, MrDec, Muhstik, Mystic, n1n1n1, NanoLocker, NCrypt, NegozI, Nemty, Nemty 2.0, Nemucod, Nemucod-7z, Nemucod-AES, NETCrypton, Netix, NewHT, NextCry, Nhtnwcuf, NM4, NMoreira, NMoreira 2.0, Noblis, NonRansomware, NotAHero, Nozelesn, NSB Ransomware, Nuke, NullByte, NxRansomware, Nyton, ODCODC, OhNo!, OmniSphere, OnyxLocker, OoPS, OopsLocker, OpenToYou, OpJerusalem, Ordinypt, Ouroboros v6, OzozaLocker, PadCrypt, Paradise, Paradise .NET, Paradise B29, PayPalGenerator2019, PaySafeGen, PClock, PClock (Updated), PEC 2017, Pendor, Petna, PewCrypt, PGPSnippet, Philadelphia, Phobos, PhoneNumber, Pickles, Plague17, Planetary Ransomware, PoisonFang, PopCornTime, Potato, PowerLocky, PowerShell Locker, PowerWare, Pr0tector, Predator, PrincessLocker, PrincessLocker 2.0, PrincessLocker Evolution, Project34, Project57, Protected Ransomware, PshCrypt, PUBG Ransomware, PureLocker, PyCL, PyCL, PyL33T, PyLocky, qkG, QP Ransomware, QuakeWay, QwertyCrypt, Qweuirtksd, R980, RAA-SEP, RabbitFox, RackCrypt, Radamant, Radamant v2.1, Radiation, Random6, RandomLocker, Ranion, RanRan, RanRans, Rans0mLocked, RansomCuck, Ransomnix, RansomPlus, Ransomwared, RansomWarrior, Rapid, Rapid 2.0 / 3.0, RaRansomware, RarVault, Razy, RedBoot, RedEye, RedRum, REKTLocker, Rektware, Relock, RemindMe, RenLocker, RensenWare, RetMyData, REvil / Sodinokibi, Reyptson, RobbinHood, Roga, Rokku, Rontok, RoshaLock, RotorCrypt, Roza, RSA-NI, RSA2048Pro, RSAUtil, Ruby, Russenger, Russian EDA2, Ryuk, SAD, SadComputer, SADStory, Sage 2.0, Salsa, SamSam, Sanction, Sanctions, Satan, Satana, Saturn, Scarab, ScareCrow, SD 1.1, Seon, Sepsis, SerbRansom, Serpent, ShellLocker, Shifr, Shigo, ShinigamiLocker, ShinoLocker, ShivaGood, ShkolotaCrypt, Shrug, Shujin, Shutdown57, Sifreli, Sigma, Sigrun, SilentSpring, Simple_Encoder, SintaLocker, Skull Ransomware, SkyFile, SkyStars, Smrss32, SnakeLocker, Snatch, SNSLocker, SoFucked, Solo Ransomware, Spartacus, SpartCrypt, Spectre, Spider, Spora, Sport, SQ_, Stampado, Stinger, STOP (Djvu), STOP / KEYPASS, StorageCrypter, Storm, Striked, Stroman, Stupid Ransomware, Styx, SunCrypt, SuperB, SuperCrypt, Surprise, SynAck, SyncCrypt, Syrk, SYSDOWN, SystemCrypter, SZFLocker, T1Happy, Team XRat, Telecrypt, TellYouThePass, Termite, TeslaCrypt 0.x, TeslaCrypt 2.x, TeslaCrypt 3.0, TeslaCrypt 4.0, TeslaWare, TFlower, Thanatos, The DMR, TheDarkEncryptor, THT Ransomware, tk, Torchwood, TotalWipeOut, TowerWeb, ToxCrypt, Trojan.Encoder.6491, Troldesh / Shade, Tron, TrueCrypter, TrumpLocker, TurkStatik, UCCU, UIWIX, Ukash, UmbreCrypt, UnblockUPC, Ungluk, Unit09, Unknown Crypted, Unknown Lock, Unknown XTBL, Unlock26, Unlock92, Unlock92 2.0, Unlock92 Zipper, Useless Disk, UselessFiles, UserFilesLocker, USR0, Uyari, V8Locker, Vapor v1, VaultCrypt, vCrypt, Vega / Jamper / Buran, Velso, Vendetta, VenisRansomware, VenusLocker, ViACrypt, VindowsLocker, VisionCrypt, VMola, Vortex, Vurten, VxLock, Waffle, WannaCash, WannaCry, WannaCry.NET, WannaCryFake, WannaCryOnClick, WannaDie, WannaPeace, WannaSmile, WannaSpam, Wesker, WhatAFuck, WhiteRose, WildFire Locker, WininiCrypt, Winnix Cryptor, WinRarer, WonderCrypter, Wooly, Wulfric, X Locker 5.0, XCry, XCrypt, XData, XiaoBa, XiaoBa 2.0, Xorist, Xort, XRTN, XTP Locker 5.0, XYZWare, Yatron, YouAreFucked, YourRansom, Yyto, ZariqaCrypt, zCrypt, Zekwacrypt, Zenis, Zeppelin, ZeroCrypt, ZeroFucks, Zeropadypt, Zeropadypt NextGen / Ouroboros, ZeroRansom, Zilla, ZimbraCryptor, ZinoCrypt, ZipLocker, Zipper, Zoldon, ZQ, Zyklon
Which ransomware strains can be decrypted by free Emsisoft decryptor tools?
Our team of ransomware experts has built a series of specialized decryptors for various strains of ransomware. Please check our Full List of Emsisoft Decryptors.
Can you help me remove the ransomware?
Of course! Please post your malware problem in our Support Forum and one of our malware removal experts will guide you through all necessary steps to clean your device as efficiently as possible.
Is my data confidential?
Any files uploaded to ID Ransomware (IDR) are immediately analyzed against the database of signatures. If results are found, they are immediately deleted. If no results are found, the uploaded files may be shared with IDR’s trusted malware analysts to help with future detections, or identifying a new ransomware.

Data is uploaded to the server over SSL, meaning the connection can not be intercepted by a third-party.

However, IDR cannot guarantee files are kept 100% confidential. The data is temporarily stored on a shared host, and we are not responsible for anything done otherwise with this data.

Any email addresses or BitCoin addresses found in files uploaded to IDR may be stored and shared with trusted third parties or law enforcement. No personally identifiable data is stored.