This article will aid you in removing the .STG Files virus fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end.
The .STG virus is the name of ransomware which is a variant of Globe Imposter. The extension it places to all files after encryption is .STG. After encryption, a ransom note shows up with instructions on how to pay the ransom and supposedly recover your files. The email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org are the two email addresses given by the ransomware developers for contacting them. The ransom nore message is once again placed inside a .html file that bears the name of how_to_back_files.html as previous iterations of the GlobeImposter 2.0 ransomware virus. Keep on reading and find out what ways you could try to potentially restore your data.
|Name||.STG Files Virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and it shows a ransom note afterward.|
|Symptoms||This ransomware virus will encrypt your files and place the .STG extension on each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .STG Files Virus |
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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.|
.STG Virus (GlobeImposter) – Delivery
.STG Files ransomware might spread its infection via different ways. The payload file which executes the malicious script for this ransomware, that in turn infects your computer machine, is circling around the Internet. Samples of this ransomware have been found by a few different malware researchers. Below, you can see the payload file of the cryptovirus being detected by the VirusTotal service:
The .STG Files ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload file, such as social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications found on the Web could be promoted as helpful but also could hide the malicious script for this virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should instead scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, such as emails or links. Also, don’t forget to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum.
.STG Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Insight
The .STG ransomware virus is a cryptovirus, which has recently been discovered by malware researchers. When the .STG files virus encrypts your files, it will put the .STG extension to every file and display a ransom note with payment instructions. The virus is a GlobeImposter variant.
The .STG Files ransomware can be set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Such entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System, such as the example shown here:
The ransom message is placed inside a file called how_to_back_files.html. This is how it looks:
The ransom note states the following:
YOUR PERSONAL ID
6D 88 E1 B0 6F 59 C0 4D DB AD 76 1E D0 B6 51 1A88 69 17 2A 7A 05 CD D1 A5 16 51 9F 26 A4 50 6E18 0A E4 FC 65 20 4A…
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!
ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:
Send 1 test image or text file email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
We will give you the decrypted file and assign the price for decryption all files
After we send you instruction how to pay for decrypt and after payment you will receive a decryptor and
instructions We can decrypt one file in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.
Only email@example.com can decrypt your files
Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Modify encrypted files will result in the loss of your data.
Decoders other users are not compatible with your data, because each encryption key unique and will result in the loss of your data.
The cybercriminals want you to contact them via one of the following two email addresses:
You should NOT under any circumstances pay or write to these crooks. Nobody can give you a guarantee that you will get your files decrypted upon payment, plus in that way you will support the criminals and probably motivate them to keep making ransomware viruses.
.STG Files Virus (GlobeImposter) – Encryption
There is no official list with file extensions that the .STG Files ransomware seeks to encrypt and the article will be updated if such a list is discovered. However, all files which get encrypted will receive the .STG extension appended to them. The encryption algorithm which is used for the virus is currently unknown.
The ransomware could encrypt files, which are from the following file types:
The .STG Files cryptovirus is reported by malware analysts to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
The execution of the above-stated command makes the encryption process more viable, as one of the main ways for file recovery is eliminated. Continue reading to find out what methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.
Remove .STG Files Virus (GlobeImposter)
If your computer got infected with the .STG Files 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.