This article will aid you to remove Satan ransomware completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the bottom of this article.
Satan ransomware is RaaS (ransomware as a service) which is being distributed for free, where the only requirement is to register on its promotional page. Your files will get encrypted and receive the same extension after the encryption process is complete. Read the article through to see what ways you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.
|Short Description||The ransomware is put on the Web as a service (RaaS). It is also free to use, while it requires only a registration.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware encrypt files and will place the same extension to all files after encryption finishes.|
|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.|
Satan Ransomware – Ways of Delivery
The Satan ransomware can be delivered by many different methods. As it is a ransomware as a service, whoever makes a variant of it can deliver it with one or more way. The suggested method for its delivery that any registered user gets as a message with instructions is via documents. Virus creators can write the raw script code for macros in document files which can in turn infect your computer machine. You can see the ransomware executable file being detected on the VirusTotal service from the screenshot below:
Satan ransomware could also delivered on social media networks and file-sharing websites. Freeware programs found on the Web could be promoted as useful but also could contain the downloader for the payload or a document with macro scripts in it. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them, especially if they come from a suspicious source, like an e-mail from an unknown sender. Instead, you should first scan those files with a security tool and check their size and signatures for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware preventing tips topic.
Satan Ransomware – Technical Details
Satan ransomware is a cryptovirus that is being distributed on the Internet as a RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service). Furthermore, the service is being put for free, while the only requirement is to register on the Web address page that is promoting it, namely:
The ransomware will encrypt files on your computer system and append the same extension to all of them when the encryption process is set and done.
Satan ransomware might be able to make new entries in the Windows Registry to achieve perseverance. Such registry entries are usually placed for the sole reason of making the virus launch automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.
The ransom note can be modified, but at its core looks like this:
The ransom note reads:
What happened to my files ?
All of your personal files were encrypted using AES-256 and RSA-2048
What does this mean ?
This means that the content of your files have been changed, you will not be able to use them, it is basically the same as losing them forever. However, you can still get them back with our help.
How can I get my files back ?
As said before, your files have been encrypted, in order to decrypt them, you’ll need the private key of the key pair that was generated when your files were encrypted. Decrypting your files is only possible with the private key and the decrypter.
If you really value your data, then you should not waste time and follow the instructions in the link below:
If the links above are not available, you should follow these steps instead:
1. Download and install the Tor Browser
2. After you’ve installed it, run the browser and wait for it to initialize
3. Type in the address bar: http://satan6dll23napb5.onion/ID/
4. Follow the instructions on the page
The main page of the service looks like the following:
The message on the main page of the TOR-based website reads:
What is Satan?
Apart from the mythological creature, Satan is a ransomware, a malicious software that once opened in a Windows system, encrypts all the files, and demands a ransom for the decryption tools.
How to make money with Satan?
First of all, you’ll need to sign up. Once you’ve sign up, you’ll have to log in to your account, create a new virus and download it. Once you’ve downloaded your newly created virus, you’re ready to start infecting people.
Now, the most important part: the bitcoin paid by the victim will be credited to your account. We will keep a 30% fee of the income, so, if you specified a 1 BTC ransom, you will get 0.7 BTC and we will get 0.3 BTC. The fee will become lower depending on the number of infections and payments you have.
Upon registration for the service, the following message with instructions for use is displayed:
It reads the following:
Satan is a free to use ransomware kit, you only need to register on the site to start making your viruses. Satan only requires a user name and password to create an account, althrough, if you wish, you can set a public key for two-factor authentication. Satan has a initial fee of 30% over the victim’s payment, however, this fee will get lower as you get more infections and payments. All of the user transactions are covered bv the server, you’ll always get what the victim paid, minus the fee of course.
When creating your malware you can specify the ransom value (in bitcoins), a multiplier for the ransom after X days have passed, the number of days after the multiplier takes place, a private note so you can keep track of your victims.
• Satan is free. You just have to register on the site.
• Satan is very easy to deploy, you can create your ransomware in less than a minute.
• Satan uses TOR and Bitcoin for anonymity.
• Satan’s executable is only 170kb.
If english is not your first language or you speak a second language you can translate the ransom notes to help your victims understand better what is happening.
In case you’re looking for a way to spread the ransomware, there is a droppers page, where you can generate a crude code for a Microsoft Word macro and CHM file.
If you have any problem with the ransomware, you can report it using the leftmost button on the malwares table. The middle blue button is used to update the malware to a newer version, if available, and the green one is used to edit your malware configuration.
Satan ransomware virus uses BitCoin and Tor for remaining anonymous and hidden on the Web.
The following file extensions are the targeted ones by Satan ransomware for encryption:
→.incpas, .mp4, .pab, .st6, .sas7bdat, .wmv, .backup, .drf, .ibank, .3ds, .odg, .cer, .tif, .cs, .dotx, .7z, .png, .bak, .ibz, .db3, .pbl, .3fr, .dxf, .nk2, .bkp, .mdf, .svg, .xlm, .3dm, .pct, .java, .pot, .sxi, .ibd, .sxw, .pspimage, .ppt, .kbx, .ppsm, .ndd, .txt, .pdb, .say, .backupdb, .fla, .swf, .asx, .accdt, .mp3, .ycbcra, .erf, .cr2, .pfx, .potx, .qby, .sqlite, .blend, .class, .pat, .odp, .gray, .qbw, .tib, .thm, .htm, .mos, .rm, .key, .std, .tlg, .lua, .pst, .sqlitedb, .grey, .cdr4, .dc2, .ce1, .ps, .tex, .eml, .xlam, .pages, .st8, .jar, .st7, .potm, .sdf, .db-journal, .pcd, .aspx, .rwl, .kpdx, .fmb, .xlr, .gry, .kc2, .oil, .moneywell, .xlk, .sti, .accdr, .oth, .c, .xml, .nd, .mdb, .pem, .erbsql, .bpw, .ffd, .ost, .pptm, .dwg, .zip, .qbm, .cdx, .des, .dng, .pdd, .cfp, .nyf, .cgm, .sldm, .xla, .odf, .raf, .crw, .mef, .raw, .x11, .nsd, .fff, .design, .dcs, .ptx, .al, .ns2, .bik, .back, .accdb, .nwb, .cpi, .ads, .odt, .sqlite3, .docm, .drw, .pl, .nx2, .fpx, .rdb, .otp, .msg, .accde, .agdl, .php, .csv, .py, .rtf, .ach, .sda, .ddd, .asf, .dotm, .cmt, .h, .hbk, .xlsx, .s3db, .tga, .wav, .iif, .dxb, .sql, .db, .sd0, .bgt, .djvu, .jpg, .doc, .craw, .mpg, .sxd, .kdc, .jpeg, .psafe3, .flac, .dtd, .act, .qba, .vob, .cdrw, .eps, .bkf, .mdc, .rar, .mov, .cdf, .m4v, .ab4, .bank, .pps, .cib, .dot, .dgc, .exf, .flv, .xlsb, .ddrw, .adb, .srw, .plc, .csh, .xls, .fxg, .otg, .pas, .xlt, .indd, .rwz, .xltx, .apj, .stw, .xltm, .orf, .ott, .qbb, .max, .cls, .obj, .docx, .dcr, .cdr3, .qbx, .pdf, .nef, .ots, .srt, .ddoc, .rat, .phtml, .m, .dbx, .nxl, .avi, .p12, .awg, .dbf, .ns3, .mmw, .prf, .wallet, .rw2, .jin, .odc, .qbr, .ppsx, .ns4, .wpd, .wps, .nsh, .dxg, .fhd, .dac, .wb2, .nrw, .odb, .ait, .jpe, .odm, .sldx, .fdb, .acr, .war, .oab, .sxc, .cpp, .r3d, .hpp, .asm, .st5, .stx, .xis, .dds, .xlsm, .p7c, .cdr5, .3g2, .mrw, .sr2, .html, .cdr, .idx, .st4, .bdb, .kdbx, .nsg, .der, .ods, .myd, .nop, .ppam, .pptx, .yuv, .xlw, .mfw, .nsf, .csl, .php5, .p7b, .crt, .asp, .srf, .jsp, .cdr6, .sxm, .iiq, .3gp, .ce2, .arw, .bay, .ai, .sxg, .psd, .3pr, .fh, .pef, .x3f, .sik, .bpp, .vmdk, .spi, .bup, .cvt, .bb, .fkc, .tjl, .dbk, .swp, .fb, .vib, .dtb, .bke, .old, .bkc, .jou, .rpb, .abk, .sav, .bkn, .tbk, .fbw, .vrb, .spf, .bk, .sbk, .umb, .ac, .vbk, .wbk, .mbk
Extensions list Source: Bleeping Computer
Each file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to each of them, which is chosen by each malware creator that decides to use the virus.
The Satan cryptovirus is quite likely to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by using this command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
Read on further and see what types of ways you can try to potentially recover some of your files.
Remove Satan Ransomware and Restore Your Files
If your computer got infected with the Satan 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.