Remove Anatel Ransomware
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Remove Anatel Ransomware

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What is Anatel Ransomware?

Computer users are faced with many malware dangers and the recent rash of ransomware has turned over an ugly face each and every day that we see new threats. Today, we report on the threat called Anatel Ransomware, which is a Portuguese based threat but another encryption type of malware that loads primarily from spam email attachments or malicious web browser exploits and links. The Anatel Ransomware is known for displaying a notification to relay the message that it has taken the computer hostage, in an sense. Essentially, Anatel Ransomware will demand payment. It will give an email to send a note to make arrangements for paying the fee, which is most often asked to be paid in Bitcoin amounting to hundreds of dollars.

Anatel Ransomware image example

Anatel Ransomware image example

Anatel Ransomware Technical Details

Upon installation, Anatel Ransomware is prone to immediately start the task of encrypting files making the system it is loaded on nearly useless for conducting basic functions. Moreover, Anatel Ransomware is inclined to limiting Internet connectivity in some instances. The use of an aggressive AES-256 encryption algorithm puts Anatel Ransomware in a position to have the upper hand in demanding its ransom as it continues to hold a system for hostage until the ransom payment is made. Paying the ransom may provide a decryption key that decrypts all encrypted files but does not eliminate Anatel Ransomware. Those who wish to remove Anatel Ransomware and stop the file encryption methods will be required to obtain a tool capable of detecting and ridding a Windows computer of Anatel Ransomware.

Anatel Ransomware’s threat notification reads like the following:

“Anatel, seus arquivos foram criptografados
Exigmos o fim do bolqueio de franquias
Envie um email para {cyber-criminals’ e-mail address} para receber a senha
We are anonymous”

Translated into English:

Anatel, the files were encrypted
We demand the end of the franchise block
Send an email to {cyber-criminals’ email address} to receive the password
We are anonymous”

How did Anatel Ransomware install on my computer?

Anatel Ransomware is known to come from either spam email attachments, malicious links that download malware, or web browser exploits where questionable sites run malicious scripts to inject malware onto a computer.

How to protect your computer and avoid installation of Anatel Ransomware in the future.

It is strongly suggested that all forms of malicious sites and questionable email attachments be avoided to reduce the risk of having Anatel Ransomware installed on your computer. Use of an antispyware program will also suffice for detecting threats like Anatel Ransomware and assist with automatic removal of such.

Computer expert manual removal of Anatel Ransomware or Anatel Ransomware

The appearance of popups from Anatel Ransomware are an indication of your computer having additional software installed on it that may be uninstalled through the control panel. In some instances software like Anatel Ransomware may not be completely removed through uninstalling it via the Windows control panel. However, an essential step to removing Anatel Ransomware is uninstalling its core application by going to your control panel, going to the “programs” feature option, and then finding Anatel Ransomware and choosing to uninstall it.

Steps to remove Anatel Ransomware from your PC running Windows

Step 1. Remove Anatel Ransomware from Windows 10.

Right-click the lower left corner or your desktop. In the Quick Access menu select the Control Panel (normal left-click). Once in the Control Panel, find and select Programs and Features. Once in the Programs and Features option, find Anatel Ransomware and select to Uninstall it if this option is available. In the case that you cannot uninstall Anatel Ransomware, you may need to utilize another method to eliminate Anatel Ransomware, such as using an antispyware or antivirus program.

Step 2. Remove or uninstall Anatel Ransomware from Windows 7 or older Windows versions.

Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows Key or clicking Start > go to Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Anatel Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 3. Remove or uninstall Anatel Ransomware from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Press the Windows Key on your keyboard > Search and enter Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Anatel Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 4. Remove or uninstall Anatel Ransomware manually by finding and deleting specific files, registry entries or application entries within the Windows Control Panel.

Steps on how to remove Anatel Ransomware from your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome):

Remove Anatel Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox:

Step 1. Launch the browser and click the icon on the Firefox search box.
Step 2. Select Manage Search Engines
Step 3. Remove the undesirable search provider and select OK.
Step 4. Simultaneously press Alt+T and in the Tools menu select Options.
Step 5. Select the General tab and go to the Home Page.
Step 6. Remove the URL and select OK.
Step 7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A for the Add-ons Manager.
Step 8. Select Extensions and remove the undesirable plugins.

Remove Anatel Ransomware from Internet Explorer:

Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+T.
Step 2. In the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
Step 3. Go to Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the plugin.
Step 4. Go to Search Providers and remove the search tool.
Step 5. Select Close and simultaneously press Alt+T to open the Tools menu again.
Step 6. Select Internet Options and select the General tab.
Step 7. Overwrite/ remove the Home Page URL and select OK.

Remove Anatel Ransomware from Google Chrome:

Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+F.
Step 2. Select Settings and you will be routed to chrome://settings/
Step 3. Under On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
Step 4. Select Set pages to find the available options.
Step 5. Remove/overwrite the URL of the search tool and select OK.
Step 6. Under Appearance, mark Show Home button.
Step 7. Select Change and repeat step 5 to get rid of the option.
Step 8. Under Search click the Manage search engines.
Step 9. Select X on the URL of Anatel Ransomware to remove it from the list.
Step 10. Simultaneously press Alt+T again, select Tools and then Extensions.
Step 11. Remove the plugin.

Other manual removal methods to uninstall Anatel Ransomware may involve finding any related files or programs that could be lurking in other folders on your hard drive. These steps are usually left to computer experts as removing essential system files by accident while attempting to remove Anatel Ransomware files could cause serious damage to your system or even prevent it from booting up the next time it is restarted.

  1. Find all files related to Anatel Ransomware by doing a system search – Click the Start menu or go to the Quick Access menu and type in Anatel Ransomware to find it.
  2. Delete the Anatel Ransomware files.
  3. Delete any related registry entries related to Anatel Ransomware by finding entries within the regedit application.
  4. Uninstall the Anatel Ransomware application through the Windows Control Panel.
  5. Restart your computer after all instances of Anatel Ransomware have been removed.


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