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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.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 a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .sarut Files Virus from Windows.


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

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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.

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 .sarut 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 .sarut Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .sarut 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .sarut Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .sarut Files Virus and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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 .sarut 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove .sarut Files Virus files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .sarut Files Virus, 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.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .sarut Files Virus on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac .sarut Files Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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. Milena DimitrovaMilena Dimitrova

      Hello Lmedina,

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

      Reply

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