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.
|Name||.sarut Files Virus|
|Short Description||Encrypts files on your computer and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with .sarut extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|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.|
.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.
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?
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 coulddownload 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.