Satyr Ransomware Removal - Restore .Satyr Files
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Satyr Ransomware Removal – Restore .Satyr Files

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This article will aid you to remove Satyr ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Satyr is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. According to some malware researchers, all files of a compromised computer get locked with the AES and RSA 2048-bit military grade encryption algorithms. The Satyr cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while also appending the .Satyr extension to each file. Continue to read the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameSatyr
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES encryption algorithm. All locked files will have the .Satyr extension appended to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Satyr Ransomware – Infection Spread

Satyr ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, 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.

Below you can see the payload file, detected by multiple security software scanners, on the VirusTotal service:

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 located at the corresponding forum thread.

Satyr Ransomware – Detailed Overview

Satyr is a virus that encrypts your files and places a ransom note with instructions inside the infected computer system. The virus is a variant of the Spartacus Ransomware as malware researchers have investigated its code. They have confirmed that most of the code of the virus is the same as the original variant, while also pointing at other similarities, like the ransom note. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.

Satyr ransomware could 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.

After encryption the Satyr virus stores the ransom note, inside the following file:

  • READ ME.txt

You can see its contents of the ransomware instructions from the following screenshot given below:

The ransom note instructions state the following:

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us the Telegram: https://t.me/tony_montana10928 or @tony_montana10928 and send personal ID KEY: AbU2ZqRpIR1wWLAuw9PL4ArqXkGn2xAFHQpbr0cwxAqn+IF2s2xyJ7kVvz7ANZDJhi1aRlkRgmUm3EE73YClpxjg13CPLhDT6vuHrrEvOfpEtrS9tcOtRTWrQDS5nXji3VZ/zRnmWWSPw2vMPgUMnt
For Decrypt Your Personal Files Send 0.018 BTCC to this address: 19VDobG8akrbtM3VRJAGREJbKqxKB3WvM2
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how you write to us. After payment we will send decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

The instructions of the Satyr ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 0.018 Bitcoins, which equates to around 150 US dollars. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.

Satyr Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process of the Satyr ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .Satyr suffix. That suffix is appended to the name of an encrypted file as a secondary extension. The original extension and filenames remain unchanged after encryption, as the .Satyr extension is added. The encryption that is used is a combination of the AES and RSA 2048-bit encryption algorithms.

In case the ransomware also encrypts in the same way as its predecessor Spartacus ransomware, all files within the following directories will become encrypted:

  • System
  • ProgramData
  • Desktop
  • MyComputer
  • DesktopDirectory
  • Favorites
  • Personal
  • MyMusic
  • History
  • Personal
  • Downloads
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Music

The Satyr 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 effects of 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 a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.

Remove Satyr Ransomware and Restore .Satyr Files

If your computer system got infected with the Satyr 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.

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To remove Satyr follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Satyr files and objects
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4. Try to Restore files encrypted by Satyr

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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