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Ransomware Called Sos@anointernet.com – Removal and Protection

NameSos@anointernet.com
TypeRansomware, Trojan
Short DescriptionMay encrypt important files and give decryption keys upon paying ransom which is usually financial compensation.
SymptomsAppearing of different objects in various user folders or the Desktop or on startup. Files encoded with unfamiliar extensions
Distribution MethodSpam mails. MiTM attacks, malicious redirects.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Sos@anointernet.com
Data Recovery ToolWindows 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.

p10_0000Reports have been raised about a ransomware virus, infecting numerous systems, connected with the name sos@anointernet.com. This type of attack is a new type of online extortion designed to encrypt your files and put a suspicious extension on them (for example: .crypt; .bitcrypt; .aaa). The email, associated with the cyber-attack has been identified as suspicious and unknown. Security experts strongly advise to disconnect immediately from the internet in case you see this message:

”Attention! Your computer was attacked by virus-encoder. All your files are encrypted cryptographically strong, without the original key recovery is impossible! to get the decoder and the original key, you need to write to us at the e-mail sos@anointernet.com with the subject encryption starting your id. Write on the case, do not waste your and our time on empty threats. Responses to letters only appropriate people are not adequate ignore.”

Judging by the seriousness of the author of the message, they do not mess around and this threat should be taken very seriously. Security experts strongly recommend to immediately disconnect from the web and check out the aftermentioned information.

Sos@anointernet.com Ransomware – How Did I Become A Victim?

In case there is a PC infected with this ransomware, the most probable cause may be opening infected files in the form of .exe setups or document files with malware attached to them. These can be opened in spam emails containing flashy messages like ‘Open this document to fill out and claim your reward!’ and other similar. Also, sometimes when users have browser hijackers or an adware PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) on their PC, it may administer redirects to malicious web pages that may perform a drive-by download with this virus on the affected machine.

More About Sos@anointernet.com Ransomware

This particular Ransomware may patiently wait on the user PC to establish an internet connection. From there it could begin to scan the user PC for files of different format and importance. (Docx, XML, pdf, etc.). The next step for the malicious software is to encrypt the files and leave a ransom note, similar to the above mentioned. Most ransomware viruses use a very strong encryption which, depending on the size in bits (100 to 4096 and even more) may take from hours to years to decrypt. In case you are interesting in some research on unique decryption methods, check out this report.

The cyber-criminals use the email sos@anointernet.com, and they may access it via private VPN networks, combined with proxy from a public Wi-Fi to provide instructions to the victim regarding what to do to restore the files. One way of payment that cyber-criminals prefer is bitcoin because it is a good investment. Another way of payment is by using a one-time PayPal account.

Protection From sos@anointernet.com Ransomware

Security professionals strongly advise against complying with the demands of the cyber crooks for several obvious reasons. First, these are the guys that steal your files illegally, what makes you think that their word will stand for something. Over 18 million dollars have been lost from ransomware viruses for the last year only. Second, experts recommend to back up your information and create a restoration point. For more information follow the protection tutorial below, or watch this video.

Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Sos@anointernet.com (For Windows Users) please follow these simple instructions:
For Windows 7 and earlier:
1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Sos@anointernet.com.
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For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10:
1-Press Windows button + R
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2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Sos@anointernet.com.
Enabling Windows Defense Feature:
1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Sos@anointernet.com is on.
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Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Sos@anointernet.com should be restored.

How To Remove sos@anointernet.com?

To rid yourself from this ransomware, it is needed to disconnect immediately from the internet first. Since this threat may create and conceal different objects in your OS in critical areas that allow it to operate safely, we need a professional anti-malware program that will detect everything associated with sos@anointernet.com ransomware. First, you should download the anti-malware program from a Safe PC. Second you should install it on your computer and then using Safe Mode without Networking, scan your computer and automatically get rid of the threat.

Also, in case you lack any backup from your computer, you can also check this manual in case you want to attempt and decrypt your files manually. Be warned that it may take a lot of time, if possible to decrypt at all.

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Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

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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 Sos@anointernet.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Sos@anointernet.com

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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 Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com.

Ransomware infections and Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com:

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 Sos@anointernet.com. 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 Sos@anointernet.com. 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 Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com. 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 Sos@anointernet.com.

Ransomware infections and Sos@anointernet.com 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.


Sos@anointernet.com FAQ

What is Sos@anointernet.com ransomware and how does it work?

Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com 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 .Sos@anointernet.com files?

You can't. At this point the .Sos@anointernet.com 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 .Sos@anointernet.com files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Sos@anointernet.com 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 ".Sos@anointernet.com" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com 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 Sos@anointernet.com ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Sos@anointernet.com files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Sos@anointernet.com 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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