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Is this a serious threat

Satan ransomware is a malware that will encode your files, generally known as ransomware. Infection could result in serious consequences, as encrypted data could be permanently damaged. In addition, infection can happen very easily, thus making ransomware a very damaging threat. Infection often occurs through spam email attachments, infected ads or fake downloads. After it encrypts your data, it will ask that you pay a ransom for a for a way to decrypt files. You’ll possibly be requested to pay between tens and thousands of dollars, depending on what ransomware you have, and how valuable your files are. Whether you are asked for a lot of money, or a small amount, it is not encouraged to comply with the demands. Considering cyber crooks are not compelled to help you in data recovery, it is probable they’ll just take your money. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll certainly find accounts of users not recovering data, even after paying. Research backup options, so that if this situation was to reoccur, you wouldn’t lose your data. We’re sure you can find a suitable option as there are plenty to pick from. You may restore data from backup if you had it done prior to malware entering your system, after you erase Satan ransomware. You’ll encounter malware like this everywhere, and infection is likely to occur again, so you need to be ready for it. In order to keep a computer safe, one must always be ready to run into potential malware, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

Ransomware normally uses rather basic methods to distribute, such as via questionable sources for downloads, malicious adverts and corrupted email attachments. More elaborate methods are not as common.

Since one of the ways you can obtain an infection is via email attachments, try to recall if you have recently obtained something strange from an email. Essentially, this method is just attaching a file to an email and sending it to many users. You may usually discover those emails in the spam folder but some people are convinced they’re credible and transfer them to the inbox, believing it is important. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and evident mistakes in grammar are what you ought to be caution of when dealing with emails with attached files. If the sender was a company of whom you are a client of, they would have automatically put in your name into the email, instead of a common greeting. You are likely to come across company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a known name would make the email seem more real. Through malicious ads/downloads might have also been how you infected your computer with the file encrypting malicious software. Compromised web pages may host malicious ads so avoid pressing on them. Stop downloading from unreliable web pages, and stick to valid ones. Sources such as ads and pop-ups are notorious for being untrustworthy sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. If a program was in need of an update, it would alert you through the application itself, and not via your browser, and commonly they update themselves anyway.

What happened to your files?

Specialists often warn about the dangers of ransomware, basically because infection would lead to permanent file loss. It could take mere minutes for it to find its target file types and encode them. Strange file extensions will appear added to all affected files, from which you can judge which file encoding malicious software you’re dealing with. A data encrypting malware commonly uses strong encryption algorithms to make files inaccessible. When the whole process is complete, a ransom note will appear, which will try to explain to you what you ought to do next. The note will declare that you need to buy a decryption tool to recover files, but paying would not be the wisest choice. The cyber criminals may simply take your money, they will not feel obligated to aid you. Additionally, you’d be giving hackers money to further make malicious software. Even though it is understandable, by complying with the requests, people are making ransomware a more and more profitable business, which already made $1 billion in 2016, and that will lure many people to it. Think about investing the requested money into trustworthy backup instead. And if this kind of infection reoccurred again, you would not be risking losing your files as you could just access them from backup. Terminate Satan ransomware if it’s still inhabiting your computer, instead of giving into requests. You can dodge these types of threats, if you know how they are distributed, so try to familiarize with its spread ways, at least the basics.

How to terminate Satan ransomware

For the process of eliminating the ransomware from your device, you’ll have to obtain anti-malware program, if it isn’t already present on your computer. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, which might not be the case if you are reading this, we do not advise proceeding to eliminate Satan ransomware manually. A wiser choice would be using credible malicious program removal software to take care of everything. Such security programs are made to delete Satan ransomware and similar infections, so issues shouldn’t occur. If you scroll down, you’ll see instructions to help you, in case you’re not sure how to proceed. The utility is not, however, capable of restoring your data, it will only remove the threat for you. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor might be developed by malware researchers, if the data encrypting malicious program may be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Satan ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove Satan ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Delete Satan ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Delete Satan ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Delete Satan ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Delete Satan ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Delete Satan ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove Satan ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove Satan ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Delete Satan ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Delete Satan ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Delete Satan ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Delete Satan ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Delete Satan ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Delete Satan ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Delete Satan ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Delete Satan ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Delete Satan ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Delete Satan ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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