SecretSystem Ransomware Description
The SecretSystem Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to encrypt the victims' files, taking them hostage effectively. The SecretSystem Ransomware's controllers then demand the payment of a ransom to recover the affected files. The most common method that is being used to distribute the SecretSystem Ransomware currently is the use of spam email messages with corrupted email attachments. The SecretSystem Ransomware attacks seem to target computer users in Russ, as well as in Western Europe and North America. The SecretSystem Ransomware also has received the name 'Ransomeware_Final' because this string appears in the SecretSystem Ransomware's code. When the SecretSystem Ransomware infects a computer, it may run as an executable file named Ransomeware.exe and SecretSystem.exe.
The Misleading Message Displayed by the SecretSystem Ransomware
Once the SecretSystem Ransomware is installed on the victim's computer, it will display a lock screen that prevents the computer user from accessing the affected computer. This lock screen is designed to look like the screen that the Windows operating system displays when updates from the Windows Update Center are being installed. However, this lock screen is not related to Windows in any way, and it is part of the attack. This message has slight differences from the legitimate screen that should make computer users suspicious, including the presence of various typos that would not appear on legitimate messages from the Windows operating system. If this message appears, computer users should turn off their computers to halt the SecretSystem Ransomware encryption process in an attempt to limit the damage. The SecretSystem Ransomware lock screen displays the following message:
'Windows is working on updates
wait till complete
Don't turn off your computer, this will take a while'
How the SecretSystem Ransomware Attacks a Computer
The SecretSystem Ransomware lock screen prevents computer users from bypassing the message using the Windows Task Manager, keyboard shortcuts or other methods. While the SecretSystem Ransomware lock screen is being displayed, the SecretSystem Ransomware will encrypt the victim's data. The SecretSystem Ransomware will target the following file types in its attack:
.3gp, .ahok, .apk, .asp, .aspx, .avi,.doc, .docx, .encrypt, .flac, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .MOV, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .php, .png, .ppt, .pptx, .psd, .rar, .raw, .txt, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .xls, .xlsx, .zip.
The files encrypted by the SecretSystem Ransomware will have the file extension '.slvpawned' included to the end of each file's name. Some variants of the SecretSystem Ransomware also may use the file extension '.crypted' to mark affected files. After encrypting the victim's files, the SecretSystem Ransomware will display a ransom notification, demanding the payment of $500 USD (to be paid using BitCoin) in exchange for the decryption key necessary to recover the affected files. Computer user should refrain from following the instructions in the SecretSystem Ransomware ransom notification. The following message is displayed in the SecretSystem Ransomware ransom note window:
'All Your Files are Encrypted by SecretSystem
If you want to decrypt your files follow this simple steps:
1.) Create BitcoinWallet
2.) Buy Bitcoins worth of $500
3.) Send $500 in BitCoin to Given Address
4.) Go to http://xxxx.xxx.xxx and Enter your Personal Id
5.) You will get your Decryption Key
6.) Enter it in Given Box and Click on Decrypt
7.) Restart your Computer and Delete any encrypted file you find
If you Close me you will loose all Your Files.
Contact Me :email@example.com'
Dealing with the SecretSystem Ransomware
Paying the SecretSystem Ransomware ransom is not recommend. This simply allows these people to continue creating these threats and does not guarantee that you will recover your files. Because these infections use strong encryption methods, the affected files may not be recoverable. This is why computer users are advised to have backup copies of all files on external memory devices or the cloud to facilitate recovery and nullify the SecretSystem Ransomware attack method completely. Apart from file backups, PC security researchers also advise computer users to have a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date installed.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?
Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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