If your files are encrypted and the .lanset extension is appended to them, then you are dealing with a serious ransomware infection. The .lanset virus is in fact yet another strain of the infamous STOP ransomware family, which is known for its strong encryption algorithm.
There are numerous versions of STOP ransomware, and in some of the cases, security researcher succeed in releasing a decryption tool. If you’re infected by .lanset ransomware, you should remove it from your system to stop it from spreading further, and you should wait for an official decrypter.
Note. Paying the ransom needed for the supposed restoration of your files is not advisable. First, there is no guarantee you will get your files back, and second, you’ll be supporting cybercriminals in their future malicious campaigns against users like you.
If you are a victim of .lanset files virus, you can follow our article to learn how to remove the threat from your system. We will update our article as soon as a .lanset decrypter is released.
|Name||.lanset files virus|
|Short Description||Encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom for their recovery.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with .lanset extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .lanset files virus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss .lanset files virus.|
|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.|
.lanset Files Virus – Update June 2019
The good news for all victims of STOP .lanset ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie cracked the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.
So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free .lanset decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.
Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of .lanset ransomware infections.
.Lanset Files Virus – Details about the Infection
The .lanset files virus is an iteration of the widely-spreadSTOP ransomware family which has been infecting users through massively spread campaigns. Not surprisingly, this iteration of STOP is also seeking to encrypt valuable personal files and is demanding a ransom for their supposed restoration.
The .lanset ransomware is spread in massive email spam campaigns, and you should be very careful when dealing with unexpected and suspicious emails. Furthermore, you can train your eye to easily spot emails carrying ransomware infections:
- A link to a compromised web page that is set to download and execute infection files directly on the system. The URL address to this page may come in the form of an in-text link, banner, image, button or full URL address.
- A malicious file attachment that is presented as legitimate document in the text message. It could be uploaded in a .rar or .zip archive. Such a file is usually able to evade active security measures and trick you into running the ransomware without suspecting anything.
.lanset Ransomware – Infection Process
The second the payload file of .lanset files virus is started on your system, it will complete a number of malicious modifications including persistence on the system and file encryption.
Once .lanset ransomware reaches the encryption phase, it initiates a built-in cipher module which scans the system for certain types of files and encrypts them with a strong cipher algorithm known as Salsa 20. When the original code of the targeted files is altered, the files will be changed to the .lanset extension.
Recent ransomware viruses are known to target the following file types:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Once the encryption process is complete, the ransomware drops a ransom message (_readme.txt) and loads it on your screen. The message reads the following:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
It is highly important to note that paying the ransom to cybercriminals is not advisable. This action does not guarantee the recovery of your encrypted files and it further supports cybercrime.
Remove .Lanset Files Virus and Restore Data
The .lanset files virus is a ransomware with complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. All malicious files and objects created by the ransomware should be removed from your system. For that purpose, you can refer to our removal steps below the article. There, you’ll also find alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by .lanset ransomware. It’s highly important to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before attempting the recovery process.