Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware - How to remove

Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware virus is a newly-discovered crypto malware that features ransom notes in three different languages. People can select to view the demands in English, Korean and Chinese. Therefore, while it might target the Western world, its main focus could be on countries from Asia. It encrypt data with AES encryption and requires victims to pay 0.5 BTC which 8505 US dollars.

You should never pay hackers as this will only encourage crooks to create new ransomware (Ransomware: An executive guide to one of the biggest menaces on the web?) projects. If you are reading this article for some tips on how your computer can be protected from this frightening malware, continue on reading. On the other hand, if you are already infected with Satan Cryptor 2.0 virus, you will find out the options you currently have.

Satan Cryptor 2.0 crypto-malware will encode your files and demand 0.5 BTC

Sran Crptor v2 virus

Satan Cryptor 2.0 crypto-malware could be related with Satan ransomware as they both share a similar name. The new variant appends “.satan” extension to the encrypted data. If the ransom is paid, hackers urge victims to contact them through the [email protected] email address. As we have already mentioned, do not consider paying the ransom as you might simply lose your money and be left with encrypted data.

The payload of this infection is Satan.exe and many security programs detect is as malicious. However, it can also act as a spying tool as the ransomware can access potentially sensitive information from local browsers. It contacts a host in China ( IP address) which is the presumed origin of the authors of Satan Crypt 2.0.

The latter infection attempts to be distributed through a vulnerability called SMB. It is a well-known technique which has already been exploited for such notorious ransomware viruses like WannaCry. This flaw allows hacker to compromise a SMB network and infect computer devices with the infection (SMB Exploited: WannaCry Use of EternalBlue).

Is there are any way to recover files that Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware has damaged?

File-recovery process is always a complicated subject. There is no official decryptor released. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your files are going to be restored. However, we can help you try alternative methods. First of all, check whether the Satan Cryptor 2.0 infection removes all Shadow Volume Copies. If not, then the files could be restored. Furthermore, it is also possible to recover some part of your data by using universal file-recovery tools. The best option for file-recovery is going to be discussed in the next paragraph.

If you have not yet become a victim of a ransomware attack, we suggest you do one action. Back up your data before a malicious program start encrypting your files. There is a variety of online storages that you can choose from. If you will have a backup for your files, there will be no need to pay the demand. You will be able to remove the ransomware from your operating system and retrieve files from the storage. This is the most convenient file to recover files and if you have not done this yet, we recommend you pursue this objective as soon as possible.

How can this malware called Satan Cryptor 2.0 attack your computer?

We have already explained one option: it can spread through vulnerability in SMB networks. However, this is not the only option for malware-delivery. In addition, Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware can be transmitted via malspam. This means that users receive deceptive letters in their email accounts. If you do not want to compromise your cybersecurity, please do not interact with content found in suspicious letters.

As for the malware removal, you should be eager to get rid of all malware infections. For this purpose, we offer you the easiest way possible: download Spyhunter and run a scan. This reliable anti-malware will inform of you the malicious programs in your computer. Of course, the tool will also provide you with an opportunity to remove all traces of malware. In times like these, it is very important to have an anti-malware tool in your PC.

How to recover Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware encrypted files and remove the virus

Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:

for Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
  • Start Shutdown RestartOK.
  • Press F8 key repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options window appears.
  • Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Windows 7 enter safe mode

for Windows 8 / 10
  • Press Power at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key and click Restart. Windows 8-10 restart to safe mode
  • Choose TroubleshootAdvanced OptionsStartup Settings and click Restart.
  • When it loads, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list of Startup Settings. Windows 8-10 enter safe mode

2.Restore System files and settings.

  • When Command Prompt mode loads, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  • Then enter rstrui.exe and press Enter again.CMD commands
  • Click “Next” in the windows that appeared. Restore point img1
  • Select one of the Restore Points that are available before Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”. Restore point img2
  • To start System restore click “Yes”. Restore point img3

Step 2. Complete removal of Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware

After restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Spyhunter and remove all malicious files related to Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware. You can check other tools here.  

Step 3. Restore Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware affected files using Shadow Volume Copies

If you do not use System Restore option on your operating system, there is a chance to use shadow copy snapshots. They store copies of your files that point of time when the system restore snapshot was created. Usually Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware tries to delete all possible Shadow Volume Copies, so this methods may not work on all computers. However, it may fail to do so. Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There are two ways to retrieve your files via Shadow Volume Copy. You can do it using native Windows Previous Versions or via Shadow Explorer. a) Native Windows Previous Versions Right-click on an encrypted file and select PropertiesPrevious versions tab. Now you will see all available copies of that particular file and the time when it was stored in a Shadow Volume Copy. Choose the version of the file you want to retrieve and click Copy if you want to save it to some directory of your own, or Restore if you want to replace existing, encrypted file. If you want to see the content of file first, just click Open.
Previous version
b) Shadow Explorer It is a program that can be found online for free. You can download either a full or a portable version of Shadow Explorer. Open the program. On the left top corner select the drive where the file you are looking for is a stored. You will see all folders on that drive. To retrieve a whole folder, right-click on it and select “Export”. Then choose where you want it to be stored.
Shadow explorer

Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Satan Cryptor 2.0 Ransomware encrypted files

There are several data recovery programs that might recover encrypted files as well. This does not work in all cases but you can try this:
  • We suggest using another PC and connect the infected hard drive as slave. It is still possible to do this on infected PC though.
  • Download a data recovery program.
  • Install and scan for recently deleted files. Data Recovery Pro
Note: In many cases it is impossible to restore data files affected by modern ransomware. Thus I recommend using decent cloud backup software as precaution. We recommend checking out Carbonite, BackBlaze, CrashPlan or Mozy Home.

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