This article has been created to help you by explaining how you can remove the Shade ransomware virus from your computer and how you can restore files, renamed and encrypted with the added .crypted000007 file extension to them,
New ransomware virus has been detected by security researchers to append the .crypted000007 file suffix and completely rename encoded files. The virus is believed to be a whole new variant of the Shade XTBL ransomware virus which was previously deemed to be decryptable. The virus, which has so far existed in a lot of variants has came back, this time renaming the files, encrypted by it, suggesting that it may be used in a major update that has stronger encryption. If your computer has been infected by the .crypted000007 variant of Shade ransomware, we recommend that you read this article to learn how you can remove this variant of Shade ransomware from your computer.
|Short Description||Encrypts and renames the files on the infected computers and then demands victims to contact the crooks via TOR and pay ransom to get the files back.|
|Symptoms||The files are encrypted and renamed and a ransom note, called README1.txt is dropped with ransom instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.crypted000007 – Distribution
For this ransomware virus to be replicated, it may be disguised via different methods to get victims to download and execute it’s infection file. The infection file is either a malicious script or a dropper malware. The file may be sent to victims via e-mails and often pretends to be a legitimate type of file, like an invoice, receipt or other form of important document. The cyber-criminals often use big companies such as FedEx, DHL and others. The malware authors also use suspicious messages that stress the user out into opening the attachment, claiming it is of great importance.
Furthermore, the ransomware is also likely spread in other suspicious websites as well, such as sites that advertise different types of programs, like:
- Portable versions of software.
- Often used programs’ installers.
- Key generators or keygens.
- License activators.
Shade Ransomware In Detail
The Shade ransowmare virus has so far been detected in various different types of variants, most of which have been decrypted:
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Upon infection, the Shade ransomware virus drops it’s malicious payload files in the following directory:
The malicious files are reported to be executable file types, the main purpose of which is to give Shade ransomware administrative permissions. These permissions allow this virus not only to encrypt the files on your computer, but also to perform a set of malicious activies. One of those may be to obtain the following data from your PC:
- IP Address.
- Operating system version.
- Updates which are installed.
- Security software installed on your computer.
The virus may also modify the following registry sub-keys in the Windows Registry Editor:
These sub-keys may allow the ransomware to automatically run on Windows boot. The .crypted000007 ransomware virus also drops it’s ransom note file and in addition to this changes the wallpaper with the extortion message in russian and also adds the following ransom note type of of file:
All the important files on your computer were encrypted.
To decrypt the files you should send the following code:
to e-mail address [email protected]
Then you will receive all necessary instructions.
All t e attempts of decryption by yourself will result only in irrevocable loss of your dat
If you still want to try to decrypt them by yourself please make a backup at first ecause
the decryption will become impossible in case of any changes inside the iles.
If you dld not receive the answer from the aforecited email for more than 48 hours (and onlj=
use the feedback form. You can do it by two ways:
1) Download Tor Browser from here:
Install it and type the following address into t e address bar:
Press Enter and then the paoe with feedback form will be loaded.
2) Go to the one of the fol owin addresses in any browser:
The ransom note, called README1.txt’s main purpose is to get victims to visit the primary TOR web page of this virus, that has been reported to be the following:
The web page allows for the victim to communicate with the cyber-cirminals, who claim the ecryption of the files used is RSA-3072.
.crypted000007 Ransomware – Encryption Process
Before actually encrypting your files, the .crypted000007 ransomware scans for them, based on their file types. The virus locates the files and then creates an encrypted copies of those files, that look like the following:
The ransomware virus’s primary purpose is to get users to download and install various different types of modes and methods. These modes and methods are used to generate a unique decryption key and send it to the cyber criminals, who are the ones with the decyptor. This variant of Shade ransomware reportedly may target the following file types:
“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX .INI .PRF .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”
Remove Shade Ransomware and Restore .crypted000007 Files
The Shade ransomware virus can be removed successfully if you follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created to assist you in removing this malware either manually or automatically. If manual removal is not something that you feel secure in doing, experts recommend that users follow the automatic removal instructions and use an advanced anti-malware software for the removal process to be full and effective while future protection is also ensured.
Furthermore, if you want to restore files, that have been encrypted by this new variant of Shade ransowmare, we recommend that you try out the alternative methods for file recovery underneath in step “2. Restore files, encrypted by .crypted000007 Files Virus”. They may not be effective at 100%, but with their help you might be able to recover some or most of your encrypted files.