.SaveTheQueen Virus File – how did I get it? .SaveTheQueen Virus File is also known as Save The Queen ransomware which encrypts files and demands a ransom for their alleged restoration.
.SaveTheQueen Virus File is the newest variant of the Save The Queen ransomware cryptovirus family. It encrypts files by appending the .SaveTheQueen extension to them, making them inaccessible.
Every encrypted file will receive the new extension as a secondary. The Save The Queen ransomware does not drop a ransomware note or any clue as to how victims may restore their files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .SaveTheQueen extension to them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SaveTheQueen Virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar 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.|
New findings about the .SaveTheQueen virus became known in February 2020. Following several successful attacks and campaigns the virus researchers are now able to provide additional information about the exact infection sequence. It appears that the malware can propagate across the Windows Active Directory. This means that once a virus infection has happened it can locate any available network shares and copy itself to them thus spreading to other computers. According to the released information the malware can be tracked using the system volume folder (SYSVOL) where it copies itself to.
Information about the way it is spread has revealed that it is carried by the Confuser EX payload carrier — an open-source tool which is widely available on the Internet. The configuration of the malware engine as exhibited in the latest samples shows that the ransomware does not contain much of the advanced modules we expect. It will apply a strong cipher to process target user data, but does it so according to a built-in list of target files. There is an active black list in place which will protect certain files and folders from encryption. The files which will be skipped carry the following extensions — EXE, DLL, MSI, ISO, SYS and CAB. The following folders are also skipped:
C:\Program Files (x86)
.SaveTheQueen Virus File – What Did It Do to My Computer?
.SaveTheQueen Virus File might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus 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. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum. Researchers have discovered a malware sample of the latest variant of the ransomware and have uploaded it to platform of the AnyRun service.
There are similar ransomware threats such as .777 Virus File and .bitx Virus File (Dharma Ransomware). The .SaveTheQueen Virus File is ransomware that encrypts your files and shows no ransomware instructions or note.
You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.
The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .SaveTheQueen Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .SaveTheQueen extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.
The .SaveTheQueen Virus File 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
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 .SaveTheQueen Virus File
If your computer got infected with the .SaveTheQueen Virus File, 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.
Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.
As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.
How to recognize trustworthy sources:
- Always check "About Us" web page.
- Profile of the content creator.
- Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
- Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SaveTheQueen Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SaveTheQueen Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove SaveTheQueen Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SaveTheQueen Virus
Step 2: Uninstall SaveTheQueen Virus 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 SaveTheQueen Virus 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 SaveTheQueen Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for SaveTheQueen Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by SaveTheQueen Virus.
Ransomware infections and SaveTheQueen Virus 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.
Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.
Get rid of SaveTheQueen Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SaveTheQueen Virus 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 SaveTheQueen Virus 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 SaveTheQueen Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac SaveTheQueen Virus 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.
SaveTheQueen Virus FAQ
What is SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware and how does it work?
SaveTheQueen Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.
Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.
How does SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware infect my computer?
Via several ways.SaveTheQueen Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.
This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.
After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.
Another way, you may become a victim of SaveTheQueen Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.
How to open .SaveTheQueen Virus files?
You can't. At this point the .SaveTheQueen Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .SaveTheQueen Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.
How Do I restore ".SaveTheQueen Virus" files (Other Methods)?
Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .SaveTheQueen Virus files.
These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.
How do I get rid of SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware virus?
The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .SaveTheQueen Virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like SaveTheQueen Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.
What to Do If nothing works?
There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:
- Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
- Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
- Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
- Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
- You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.
More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.