Remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus - Restore .Satan Files

Remove Satan Cryptor 2.0 Virus – Restore .Satan Files

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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.

Threat Summary

NameSatan Cryptor 2.0
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom sum to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the .Satan extension to each one of them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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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.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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