Galaxy Note 10 Deal: BOGO at Verizon!
  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    all the files in my computer are showing *.etols* extension after the files extension such as , mypic.jpg.etols

    everyfile is like that how can i recover or remove this thing from my computer and make the files usable again, currently all are unusable and its my very very important data and i am a bit worried now.

    i tried to remove that extension manually but after that file remains unusable. what should i do now?
    04-10-2019 03:45 PM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Sounds like it's infected by ransomware, similar to CTB-Locker from a few years ago. Check if you have any restore points from before you noticed the problem. Assuming you're using Windows 10, go to All Settings > System > About, click on System info in the top right under Related Settings, then click System protection and it'll open System Properties. Click the System Restore button and go through the wizard to check whether there are any restore points you can use. Even if there are, it's not a 100% guarantee it'll recover the files so hopefully you have backups.

    UPDATE: Just saw this article which says it's ransomware.
    Last edited by spicypadthai; 04-12-2019 at 04:47 PM.
    04-10-2019 04:26 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It's ransomware, as said already. Follow @spicypadthai and the link to sort it out - good luck!
    04-14-2019 07:25 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Bundle two Aluratek eco4life Wi-Fi Smart Power Strips and save $20
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2019, 01:00 PM
  2. It's time to opt-out of the Windows Insider Program, here's why and how.
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2019, 12:11 PM
  3. AOC's new 35-inch gaming display with all bells and whistles
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2019, 10:30 AM
  4. Wednesday's top deals: Rachio smart sprinkler, sit stand desks, and more
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2019, 10:30 AM
  5. Monster Hunter: World, Prey, and more join Xbox Game Pass in April
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2019, 08:50 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD