.odin extension Overview
.odin extension is a high risk ransomware virus which is new version of Locky ransomware. The ransomware virus edition had been discovered in late June 2016. After installation, it encrypts and renames various files like .doc, .ppt, .php, .html, etc using RSA-2048 key (AES CBC 256-bit encryption algorithm). It also adds a ".locky" or ".zepto" extension, this version appends ".odin". The files are renamed using the "[Victim ID]-[4 symbols]-[12 symbols].odin" pattern (e.g., "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "D56F3331-E80D-9E17-8D2A-1A11D40A6BD3.odin"). After encryption, the ransomware creates three files "_5_HOWDO_text.html", "_HOWDO_text.bmp", and "_HOWDO_text.html" and places them on the desktop. The files contain all information about this encryption and how to restore the files. It ask you send a ransom amount to mentioned address in limited time of period. Otherwise, you will lost your files permanently. You should not trust these type of notification and never send any amount.
How .odin extension Distributes?
.odin extension infect the PC via malicious script files attached to spam emails. Once the script is executed, a malicious encrypted file is downloaded, decrypted, and executed using a Windows program (Rundll32.exe). The ransomware silently invade the PC if user visiting any suspicious links like pornographic, torrents, suspicious pop-ups so on. .odin extension easily spread the PC from some other ways
How .odin extension Endangers?
.odin extension deletes shadow copies of the encrypted files to make it unable for users to recover back. The ransomware encrypt the all files and demand a ransom amount to restore the files. .odin extension targets all versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.It restrict users to access their files by encrypting them. The ransomware has ability to collect all your credit card information for robbing money. It also targets registry files and corrupts them. When .odin extension stays for along time in your PC, it install more other malicious threats in the PC. Therefore, it is very important to delete .odin extension from Windows as quickly as possible.
Effective Tips To Protect PC From .odin extension
You should make a backup of all important files. Be carefully read term of use and agreement before installing any software. You should never visit malicious sites and never open spam email or unknown email from unidentified sources. Always download any software to authorized or legitimate sites. When you visiting online then never click any suspicious links and be careful. There are following other prevention of this threat
Manual methods To Delete .odin extension from your Operating System
Step 1. Stop .odin extension ransomware related running processes in Windows Task Manager.
1.To open processes tab in Windows Task Manager Click “Ctrl + Shift+ Esc” keys together.
2. Now, Select on suspicious or unknown process related with .odin extension virus and then Press End Process.
Step 2. Delete .odin extension ransomware and unknown programs from Control Pane
1. To open Run box, Select “Win + R ” keys together
2. In Run box type control panel and select OK button.
3. In Control Panel, Select Uninstall a program under Programs.
4. After that, Right click on .odin extension virus and its related unknown program, then Select Uninstall.
Step 3. Delete malicious registry files related with .odin extension virus.
1. To open Run box, Press “Win + R ” keys together.
2.Type regedit to open Registry and delete registry files generated by .odin extension.
If you are a technical user then remove .odin extension manually. But if you are not a technical user then try Automatic Removal method to delete .odin extension permanently from your PC.
For details on how to delete .odin File Virus refer: http://www.cleaningpcvirus.com/how-to-delete-odin-ransomware-restore-odin-encrypted-files