.shadi Files Virus – How to Remove It
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.shadi Files Virus – How to Remove It

This blog post has been created in order to explain what is the .shadi files virus and show you methods via which you can remove this ransomware threat and try to recover your files.

A new ransomware virus, using the .shadi file extension was recently detected by security researchers. The virus aims to append the .shadi file extension to the files, encrypted by it. The ransomware extort victims to pay ransom in order to get the files decrypted and able to be opened once again. It uses the Readme.txt ransom note, where the virus specifies the crooks’ ransom demands. If your computer was recently infected by the .shadi ransomware, we recommend that you read the article underneath thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name.shadi Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on the computers infected by it and then extort victims to pay ransom to get the files to work again.
SymptomsFiles, encrypted by this virus, may have the .shadi file extension added to them. The ransomware also drops the ‘Readme.txt’ ransom note on the computers of victims.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.shadi Files Virus – Distribution Methods

The .shadi ransomware is the type of virus that aims to get users to download and run several different types of files and objects on the computers of victims. The malware does this by infecting victims first. This can happen either via a malicious script, or a malicious dropper type of virus file.

The virus, using the .shadi file extension may be self-replicated from a machine that is infected in the same network as the victimized one. In addition to this, the virus may also infect via malicious files that may be sent to victims via several different methods, like via e-mail, for example, where the file may be attached to an e-mail that pretends to come from eBay, DHL, Amazon or other big websites. In such e-mails, the file may pretend to be an invoice, receipt or other important files.

In addition to this, other methods of distribution may also exist, like the file being uploaded on websites, where the malicious file may exist under different forms:

  • Crack.
  • Patch.
  • Setup.
  • Portable program.

.shadi Files Virus – Analysis

Upon infection, .shadi file ransomware may perform several checks on your computer, such as:

  • OS Installed.
  • Check if it is installed in a virtual environment.
  • Check the network (IP and MAC) information on your computer.
  • Check if it has previously infected your computer.

In addition to this, the .shadi ransomware aims to also install itself by adding multiple different types of files and folders on your computer. This may ultimately result in various different types of malicious files and folders to have malicious files of the virus in them. The main targeted Windows Directories are usually the following:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

Once the ransomware drops it’s virus files on the computers if victims, the .shadi virus may also display it’s ransom note on the victim computers, called Readme.txt:

What Happened to My Computer?

All your files have been encrypted!
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases, and other files are no longer available because they have been encrypted.
Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time, nobody can recover your files without our decryption service

+++++++++++++++++++

Can I Recover My Files?

Sure We guarantee that you can safely recover all your files
and easily,But first buy the recovery key

+++++++++++++++++++

How Do I Pay?

Payment is accepted in Bitcoin only
you can buy from bitcoin sales sites or directly through other people. You can buy Bitcoin from sites and real people using various methods such as credit cards, online accounts, or even with other digital currency.

For example, go to the following site

https://localbitcoins.com *** and read help menu pages

you can buy bitcoin :

https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

in the end you must send 300 usd to my bitcoin wallet .

My wallet address : 1Nut4NS1AMeixd4shAp8HGqxNExHeRHEnA

+++++++++++++++++++

So what should I do after paying?

After paying the money to our account
send us an image of the payment page to prove your payment to us + your computer IP address that is located inside the drive C and the IP.txt file
and wait for recive the recovery key

Send screenshot and ip address to telegram id => @Level_01

+++++++++++++++++++

Contact

If you need to contact me, Can you send a message to telegram

Telegram-ID => @Level_01

Once the virus make sure it’s presence is known, it may then interfere with the Windows Registry Editor. The malware may attack the following registry sub-keys, which may ultimately result in the malware being ran on Windows boot. The registry sub-keys for this purpose often turn out to be 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
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

In addition to this, the .shadi ransomware may also obtain administrative permissions on the computers of victims and then delete the shadow copies on the computers infected by it:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

.shadi Files Virus – Encryption

For the .shadi files virus to encrypt files on the computers infected by victims, the ransomware may encrypt files via various different encryption algorithms. What the virus does is first it may start to scan your computer for the following malicious files:

  • Pictures.
  • Videos.
  • Audio files.
  • Image files.
  • Archives.
  • Virtual Drive type of files.

In addition to this, the ransomware may also skip encrypting files in the key Windows system directories in order to allow victims to still be able to use their computers. After encryption by the .shadi ransomware, the files assume the following appearance:

Remove .shadi Files Virus and Try Restoring Data

If you want to remove the .shadi file ransomware, we advise you to follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you delete the malicious files of this virus either manually or automatically (reccomended). If manual removal does not seem to help you out, it is strongly recommended to remove this infection automatically with the aid of an advanced anti-malware software.

If you want to try and restore files, encrypted by the .shadi ransomware, we rccomend that you see the alternativemethods for file restore we have suggested below. They have been created to best help you in restoring encrypted files, but they come with no guarantee to help you for all your files.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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