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.sambo Files Virus (Paradise Ransomware) – Remove and Restore Files

What is .sambo files virus? How did it infect your system? Is there a chance to restore your .sambo files?

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In the event that your files are broken and renamed with the extension .sambo your PC has been infected by Paradise ransomware. The .sambo files virus corrupts computer systems in order to encrypt valuable files and then extort a ransom fee from affected users. Once it encodes your files, it will drop a ransom message file in an attempt to blackmail you into paying a ransom fee for .sambo files recovery.

Threat Summary

Name.sambo Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionSevere malware that is designed to encrypt valualbe files stored on compromised computers so that it can then extort ransom fee from victims.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and renamed with a long sequence of extensions that ends with .sambo file extension. Ransom message extorts a payment for files recovery.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.sambo Virus File – Update November 2019 – A Decrypter Is Avaialble

There’s some very good news concerning the victims of Paradise ransomware – an official decrypter has been released.

The ransomware in its various iterations has been infecting users for more than two users. Not surprisingly, the new decrypter has been created by Emsisoft, and it can decrypt files encrypted by Paradise versions since 2017.

However, not all versions of the ransomware are decryptable. Here is the list of extensions that can be restored with the help of the Paradise ransomware decrypter:

  • .2ksys19
  • .p3rf0rm4
  • .prt
  • .exploit
  • .immortal
  • .Recognizer
  • .sambo
  • .paradise
  • .FC
  • .sev

As noted by Emsisoft:

The decryptor requires access to a file pair consisting of one encrypted file and the original, unencrypted version of the encrypted file to reconstruct the encryption keys needed to decrypt the rest of your data. The two files must be at least 3KB in size each. Please do not change the file names of the original and encrypted files, as the decryptor may perform file name comparisons to determine the correct file extension used for encrypted files on your system.

If you have been infected by the .sambo version of the ransomware, you can download the Paradise decrypter and restore your .sambo files.

.sambo Files Virus (Paradise Ransomware) – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

A ransomware called .sambo files virus has been spotted in the wild. According to analyses conducted by security experts it is based on the code of

Remove Paradise ransomware effectively. Paradise ransomware is a RaaS virus. Follow the Paradise ransomware removal instructions given below in the article.
Paradise ransomware family. Actually, this is not the first Paradise ransomware strain detected. As reported by our team, some other recently detected Paradise iterations could be recognized by the extensions
What is .exploit files virus? What is Paradise ransomware? Can files encrypted by the .exploit files virus ever be recovered?
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What is .Recognizer files virus? What is Paradise ransomware? Can files encrypted by .Recognizer files virus ever be recovered?
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The .STUB files virus - an iteration of Paradise ransomware, occupies valuable files and extorts a ransom.See how to remove .STUB files virus and restore data
.STUB.

There are several spread techniques that are probably used for the distribution of .sambo ransomware. Malsam is considered to be the preferred one. It is realized via massive email spam campaigns, messages of which attempt to trick you into activating the malicious code on your PC. To make you more prone to do this, hackers often misuse the names of well-known businesses and institutions. The malware is usually presented in the form of a file attachment or a link to a corrupted web page. Attached files could be presented as:

  • Invoices coming from reputable sites, like PayPal, eBay, etc.
  • Documents from that appear to be sent from your bank.
  • An online order confirmation note.
  • Receipt for a purchase.
  • Others.

The moment you happen to accidentally activate the payload file of .sambo Paradise virus on your machine, it triggers a long sequence of malicious operations that plague essential system settings and enable the threat to reach data encryption stage. For this stage, the so-called .sambo files virus uses a sophisticated cipher algorithm (RSA-1024). With the help of this algorithm, it transforms the code of target files and limits your access to the data they store. Encrypted may be:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

A sure trait of an encrypted file is the strange sequence of extensions appended to its original name. Among these extensions there is a contact email address petrus34@p-security.li and the specific .sambo.

The ransomware also drops a ransom note message which is inside a file called Instructions with your files.txt. It attempts to blackmail you into paying a ransom fee in cryptocurrency to cyber criminals. Here is a copy of this message:

All your files have been encrypted contact us via the e-mail listed below.
e-mail: petrus34@p-security.li or e-mail: petrus34@p-security.li

Paradise Ransomware team.

However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or do other criminal activities.

Remove .sambo Files Virus (Paradise Ransomware) and Restore Data

The so-called .sambo files virus is a threat with highly complex code that heavily damages both essential system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system securely again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could follow our step-by-step removal guide.

In the event that you want to attempt to restore .gate files with the help of alternative data recovery methods, do check step four – Try to Restore files encrypted by .sambo Files Virus. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.

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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 .sambo Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .sambo Files Virus

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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 .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus 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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Step 4: Scan for .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus:

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 .sambo Files Virus. 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 .sambo Files Virus. 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 .sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus. 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 .sambo Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .sambo Files Virus 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.


.sambo Files Virus FAQ

What is .sambo Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..sambo Files Virus 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 .sambo Files Virus 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 ..sambo Files Virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..sambo Files Virus 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 ..sambo Files Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .sambo Files Virus 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 "..sambo Files Virus" files (Other Methods)?

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

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .sambo Files Virus 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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