This article will help you remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware in full. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.
Satan Cryptor 2.0 is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. The Satan Cryptor 2.0 cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while also placing the .Satan extension to each locked file. You are demanded to pay around 9.030 US dollars or 0.5 Bitcoin to be precise, as a ransom payment to allegedly restore your data. Keep on reading the article to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.
|Name||Satan Cryptor 2.0|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom sum to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put the .Satan extension to each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Satan Cryptor 2.0 |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Satan Cryptor 2.0.|
|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.|
Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus – Delivery Ways
Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware might spread its infection with various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right down here:
Satan Cryptor 2.0 virus also tries to spread via the SMB exploit which was used by WannaCry, according to malware researchers.
Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.
Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus – Technical Overview
Satan Cryptor 2.0 is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the alleged restoration of your files.
Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.
That ransom note message is displayed after the encryption of your files is complete. It is inside a window screen with a GUI interface. The ransom note message is available in English, Korean and Chinese languages as it can be seen from the screenshots provided below:
Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware’s note states the following (in English):
Payment Time Left
Some files have been encrypted
Please send 0.5 bit coins to my wallet address
If you paid, send the machine code to my email
I will give you key
If there is no payment within three days,
we will no longer support decryption
We support decrypting the test file.
send three small than 3 MB files to the email address
The note of the Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay the sum of 0.5 Bitcoin, which is around 9.030 US dollars at the time of writing. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities.
Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus – Encryption Process
What is known for the encryption process of the Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .Satan extension.
The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The Satan Cryptor 2.0 cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.
Remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus and Restore .Satan Files
If your computer got infected with the Satan Cryptor 2.0 ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Satan Cryptor 2.0 from Mac OS X.
How to Remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Satan Cryptor 2.0
Step 2: Uninstall Satan Cryptor 2.0 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Satan Cryptor 2.0 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Satan Cryptor 2.0 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Satan Cryptor 2.0 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Satan Cryptor 2.0.
Ransomware infections and Satan Cryptor 2.0 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Satan Cryptor 2.0 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Satan Cryptor 2.0 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Satan Cryptor 2.0 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Satan Cryptor 2.0, 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 Satan Cryptor 2.0 on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Satan Cryptor 2.0 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.