Remove .sarut Files Virus (STOP Ransomware) - Decrypt Files
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Remove .sarut Files Virus (STOP Ransomware) – Decrypt Files

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What is .sarut Files Virus? How to remove it from infected PC? Can .sarut files be recovered?

In the event that your system has been infected by .sarut files virus, you won’t be able to access valuable files due to significant modifications of their code. The .sarut ransomware is yet another strain of STOP ransomware that aims to corrupt personal files and blackmail its victims into paying a ransom fee. Once it manages to load on your device, it will disrupt system security in order to reach valuable files, encode them and leave them all marked with the extension .sarut. Finally, it will drop and load a ransom message.

Threat Summary

Name.sarut Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts files on your computer and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.
SymptomsImportant files are locked and renamed with .sarut extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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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.

.sarut Ransomware – Update June 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP .sarut ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie has found a flaw in 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 .sarut decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of .sarut ransomware infections.

.sarut Files Virus – How Does It Infect and What Does It Do?

STOP ransomware has new variant called .sarut files virus. Like its predecessors, the threat infects computer systems with the primary goal to encode target files. The fact that it leaves all corrupted files inaccessible enables hackers to blackmail victims into transferring ransom fee for a specific decryption tool.

How does it all begin? An infection with the so-called .sarut files virus is triggered by a payload file. This file is usually delivered on target machines via spam email messages. These messages have some common traits such as file attachments, URL addresses presented in the form of in-text links, buttons, images, coupon offers, etc., and spoofed email sender. Other shady techniques and channels that may be used for the spread of .sarut ransomware are software bundles, freeware installers, fake software update notifications, malicious advertising, and P2P networks.

What happens soon after the payload file of STOP .sarut files virus is loaded on a target system are a vast number of system modifications that disrupt its security, contribute to ransomware’s persistence and enable the threat to perform encryption process.

The moment .sarut ransomware reaches the encryption phase of the attack it activates a built-in cipher module which scans the system for certain types of files and applies significant changes to their code. Once the original code of target files is transformed, the files receive the extension .sarut and remain inaccessible.

Unfortunately, it is likely that all common files that are listed below are among the targets of this nasty ransomware:

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

Based on the facts that your files are encoded with a sophisticated cipher algorithm and you cannot access the stored data, hackers try to blackmail you into paying them a ransom fee. For the extortion, their threat is designed to drop a ransom message and loads it on your screen.

The good news is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie has managed to crack the code of several STOP ransomware versions among which is the .sarut

So the moment you clean up your infected device from present malicious files and objects, you could

download the decryption tool and decrypt .sarut files for free.

Remove .sarut Files Virus and Restore Data

The so-called .sarut files virus is a threat with highly complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, in the guide, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by STOP .sarut ransomware in the event that the decrypter does not work for your files. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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2 Comments

  1. AvatarLmedina

    Hola reciban un saludo fui perjudicada por el virus .sarut ya he probado varias alternativas pero no he logrado recuperar mi informacion, me gustaria que me ayudaran tengo toda la disco del disco contaminado logre eliminar el virus pero deseo recuperar mis datos, por favor si esta a su alcance y me puedan ayudar se los agradeceria porque tengo informacion de trabajo que estoy necesitando urgente

    Reply
    1. AvatarMilena Dimitrova

      Hello Lmedina,

      There is a decrypter for this ransomware, follow the link in our article to get it.

      Reply

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