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Fuck Society Ransomware – Remove it and Restore .dll Files

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Fuck Society ransomware isn’t the first cryptovirus with that theme. This one however claims to use RSA with 4096 bits for the encryption process. All encrypted files will have the extension .dll. That is troubling, because if you tamper with all files which have that extension on a massive scale, you might break your operating system. To see how to remove the ransomware and how you can try to restore your files, read the article carefully.

Threat Summary

Name Fuck Society
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware will encrypt your files and then display a ransom note with an obscene gesture and instructions for paying the ransom.
Symptoms All encrypted files will get the extension .dll appended to them.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Fuck Society Ransomware – Spread

The Fuck Society ransomware virus might infiltrate your PC system by using various methods. The payload file might be spread with spam e-mails. Such e-mails are written in a way to make you think that they are of high importance, including the files attached to them. If you don’t do the necessary checks and rush into opening the attachment that will release the malicious payload. That means that your computer machine will get infected.

Fuck Society ransomware could infect your computer with other, alternative methods. For instance, the creators of this cryptovirus could spread their malware with the help of payload files pretending to be useful programs across the Internet. Social media networks and file-sharing services are mostly the platforms used for that purpose. Do not open files, from suspicious sources, especially if they come from such e-mails and links. Always perform a scan with a security program and check the file’s size and signature first. You should read the ransomware prevention tips from the thread inside the forum.

Fuck Society Ransomware – Information

A ransomware cryptovirus that calls itself Fuck Society has been found in the wild. The ransom note starts with an obscene gesture and seems to be a reference to Mr. Robot and fsociety. The virus does seem to share a common theme with the Fs0ci3ty virus and the Fsociety ransomware. Besides the theme and the fact that all three are ransomware cryptoviruses, they seem unrelated and from different authors.

When your files get encrypted, they will have the extension .dll appended to all of them. That stands for Dynamic-link Library File and some critically important files responsible for the launching and running the Windows operating system have that extension. This means that you have to be careful if you try to recover your encrypted files.

When the Fuck Society ransomware unleashes its payload, it could create entries inside the Windows Registry. That is done for making the ransomware achieve a bigger level of persistence. Those registry entries can make the virus launch automatically with each boot of the Windows operating system. Your files will then become encrypted, and afterward, the ransom note will display on your desktop screen.

Here you can see how the full ransom message looks like:

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The full ransom note is included in a document named DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.html and reads the following:

Fsociety
All your files have been encrypted with Fuck Society Ransomware
YOU HAVE 5 DAY TO MAKE PAYMENT OR ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN DELETED!
For each file unique, strong key. Algorithm RSA4096 look at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)
– All your attempts to restore files on their own, lead to the loss of the possibility of recovery and we are not going to help you.
Your unique ID for decrypt: 57002ca9-084a-47c3-9390-0e625389c2ae
FOR DECRYPT YOUR FILES, BUY YOUR UNIQUE DECRYPTION CONFIG:
https://satoshibox.com/eicwgigj8evd65qn4it8q3m4/buy
In file you find link to decryptor , and link to decryption config file
Make your Bitcoin Wallet on:
block.io
coinbase.com
blockchain.info
YOU CAN BUY BITCOINS ON:
btc-e.nz
localbitcoins.com
AND OTHER EXCHANGE SITES.

You are given a deadline of five days, and you are threatened with the deletion of your files if you do not meet that deadline. From visiting the given website address, you can see the Bitcoin address and that you are asked to pay 2 Bitcoins. The ransomware threatens to delete files. You should NOT even be thinking of contacting the cybercriminals or funding their criminal acts. Nobody can guarantee that all of your files will return to normal if you pay up. Furthermore, the criminals will probably just make more ransomware viruses.

You can view the Bitcoin address from the below screenshot:

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The Fuck Society ransomware uses the RSA algorithm with 4096 bits for encryption. A list of file extensions which the ransomware seeks to encrypt is not yet available, but the file types are very probable to be documents, photos, and files that the majority of people use.

The Fuck Society cryptovirus is very possible to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by using the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Read more to see the different methods you could try out to restore at least some of your data.

Remove Fuck Society and Restore .dll Files

If your computer got infected with the Fuck Society ransomware virus, you should have some experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as fast as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect more computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide given below. To see ways that you can try to recover your data, see the step titled 2. Restore files encrypted by Fuck Society.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Fuck Society from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fuck Society

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Fuck Society and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Fuck Society on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Fuck Society there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
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Step 4: Scan for Fuck Society with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Fuck Society.

Ransomware infections and Fuck Society aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Fuck Society from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Fuck Society and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Fuck Society:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Fuck Society. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Fuck Society. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Fuck Society via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Fuck Society. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Fuck Society.

Ransomware infections and Fuck Society aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Fuck Society FAQ

What is Fuck Society ransomware and how does it work?

Fuck Society is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Fuck Society ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Fuck Society Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Fuck Society is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Fuck Society files?

You can't. At this point the .Fuck Society files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Fuck Society files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Fuck Society ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Fuck Society" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Fuck Society files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Fuck Society ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Fuck Society ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Fuck Society files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Fuck Society ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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