Another variant of the Shade Trojan ransomware has appeared lately and bears the name Files1147@gmail(.)com. That is the email provided by cybercriminals, for where the ransom money to be sent. The ransomware encrypts files with a .breaking_bad file extension. In the past, it has been given the names Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Shade and Ransom:Win32/Troldesh. It uses the same warning message as its previous variants.
|Short Description||This ransomware is a newer variant of the Shade ransomware family.|
|Symptoms||The Ransomware encrypts files and adds a .breaking_bad extension to them. It uses a gmail account for the ransom money to be received.|
|Distribution Method||Exploit Kits, Spam Emails.|
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Files1147@gmail(.)com Distribution Ways
One way of distribution for the Files1147@gmail(.)com ransomware is through exploit kits, mainly – the Nuclear EK. Just visiting a site with an exloit kit injected into it is enough for your computer to get infected. Cyber crooks can put malicious code inside legitimate and non-legitimate websites as well. That code exploits a vulnerability of a browser or its extensions and add-ons. After a vulnerability is found, the ransomware is secretly installed on the computer. In almost all cases you will be unaware that it even happened.
Another way this ransomware distributes itself is via spam emails. You will receive a short email with a malware file attached. If you open the attachment, the malware is then spread. The Files1147@gmail(.)com ransomware has been using the files for distribution from its previous variants – namely these:
- doc_dlea podpisi.com
- doc_dlea podpisi.rar
- doc_dlea podpisi.rar
- неподтвержден 308853.scr
- documenti dlea podpisi 05.08.2015.scr.exe
- akt sverki za 17082015.scr
Although, be aware that the file names can have different variations, so that they can trick you.
Files1147@gmail(.)com Technical Details
The Files1147@gmail(.)com ransomware seems to behave very similarly as its other known variants. The technical name of the first Shade ransomware variant is labeled as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Shade by some researchers and Ransom:Win32/Troldesh by others.
Once the ransomware is on a compromised computer, it connects to a remote command & control (C&C) server in the Tor network. From there, it notifies the server and requests an RSA-3072 algorithm key so it can use it to encrypt files. Encrypted files have the extension .breaking_bad. However, if the connection is unsuccessful, the Files1147@gmail(.)com ransomware will choose 1 of 100 keys, stored within its code.
When the process is complete, files with the following extensions will be encrypted:
→.3ds .3fr .3g2 .3gp .7z .accda .accdb .accdc .accde .accdt .accdw .adb .adp .ai .ai3 .ai4 .ai5 .ai6 .ai7 .ai8 .anim .arw .as .asa .asc .ascx .asm .asmx .asp .aspx .asr .asx .avi .avs .backup .bak .bay .bd .bin .bmp .bz2 .c .cdr .cer .cf .cfc .cfm .cfml .cfu .chm .cin .class .clx .config .cpp .cr2 .crt .crw .cs .css .csv .cub .dae .dat .db .dbf .dbx .dc3 .dcm .dcr .der .dib .dic .dif .divx .djvu .dng .doc .docm .docx .dot .dotm .dotx .dpx .dqy .dsn .dt .dtd .dwg .dwt .dx .dxf .edml .efd .elf .emf .emz .epf .eps .epsf .epsp .erf .exr .f4v .fido .flm .flv .frm .fxg .geo .gif .grs .gz .h .hdr .hpp .hta .htc .htm .html .icb .ics .iff .inc .indd .ini .iqy .j2c .j2k .java .jp2 .jpc .jpe .jpeg .jpf .jpg .jpx .js .jsf .json .jsp .kdc .kmz .kwm .lasso .lbi .lgf .lgp .log .m1v .m4a .m4v .max .md .mda .mdb .mde .mdf .mdw .mef .mft .mfw .mht .mhtml .mka .mkidx .mkv .mos .mov .mp3 .mp4 .mpeg .mpg .mpv .mrw .msg .mxl .myd .myi .nef .nrw .obj .odb .odc .odm .odp .ods .oft .one .onepkg .onetoc2 .opt .oqy .orf .p12 .p7b .p7c .pam .pbm .pct .pcx .pdd .pdf .pdp .pef .pem .pff .pfm .pfx .pgm .php .php3 .php4 .php5 .phtml .pict .pl .pls .pm .png .pnm .pot .potm .potx .ppa .ppam .ppm .pps .ppsm .ppt .pptm .pptx .prn .ps .psb .psd .pst .ptx .pub .pwm .pxr .py .qt .r3d .raf .rar .raw .rdf .rgbe .rle .rqy .rss .rtf .rw2 .rwl .safe .sct .sdpx .shtm .shtml .slk .sln .sql .sr2 .srf .srw .ssi .st .stm .svg .svgz .swf .tab .tar .tbb .tbi .tbk .tdi .tga .thmx .tif .tiff .tld .torrent .tpl .txt .u3d .udl .uxdc .vb .vbs .vcs .vda .vdr .vdw .vdx .vrp .vsd .vss .vst .vsw .vsx .vtm .vtml .vtx .wb2 .wav .wbm .wbmp .wim .wmf .wml .wmv .wpd .wps .x3f .xl .xla .xlam .xlk .xlm .xls .xlsb .xlsm .xlsx .xlt .xltm .xltx .xlw .xml .xps .xsd .xsf .xsl .xslt .xsn .xtp .xtp2 .xyze .xz .zip
After the files are encrypted, the following message will be left as a desktop image:
All the important files on your computer were encrypted.
The details can be found in README.txt files
which you can find on any of your disks.
The ransom request will be left in 10 README.txt documents. All of them contain one and the same text inside, such as the following example:
Ваши файлы были зашифрованы.
Чтобы расшифровать их, Вам необходимо отправить код:
на электронный адрес email@example.com .
Далее вы получите все необходимые инструкции.
Попытки расшифровать самостоятельно не приведут ни к чему, кроме безвозвратной потери информации.
All the important files on your computer were encrypted.
To decrypt the files you should send the following code:
to e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org .
Then you will receive all necessary instructions.
All the attempts of decryption by yourself will result only in irrevocable loss of your data.
It is essential to note the attacks of Files1147@gmail(.)com don’t stop here. Its process creates an infinite loop of malware infections by contacting the C&C server and obtains a list of malicious URLs. This is commonly referred to as a download bot.
According to malware researchers, malware of the following families is frequently downloaded:
Judging by the extension and that it is working in collaboration with other malware, it can be assumed it also works together with the Los Pollos Hermanos ransomware.
If you have been infected by the Files1147@gmail(.)com ransomware, you should have at least some experience in removing viruses. The Trojan is made to download malware of different families, so it is highly recommended that you carefully follow the instructions provided below:
- Guide 1: How to Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Files1147@gmail(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Files1147@gmail(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Files1147@gmail(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Files1147@gmail(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Files1147@gmail(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Files1147@gmail(.)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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Files1147@gmail(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Files1147@gmail(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Files1147@gmail(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Files1147@gmail(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Files1147@gmail(.)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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Files1147@gmail(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Files1147@gmail(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Files1147@gmail(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Files1147@gmail(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Files1147@gmail(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.