“My pc infected by SATANA virus and I have coped my data and formatted it put back it is same. How to get rid of the virus and restore my data? I can’t fix this problem even if I tried a lot of kinds of methods, I don’t want to face it anymore, and I hope someone finds a fix soon. Please help!”

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What is SATANA virus? How does it work?

SATANA virus is a new version ransomware. It is good at to seizing the files on a victim’s PC and encrypting them. the virus places the file with the contact information of SATANA ransomware in the registry of the operating system. Another peculiarity of this threat functions silently without triggering any windows errors, such as BSOD. In fact, it waits for the system reboot. Once SATANA virus enters your computer, the names of the infected files are then changed to Gricakova@techemail.com_[original file name] and from this point on become inaccessible. !satana!.txt file containing file recovery instructions is also added to the infected folders.

However, this victim is given a seven-day deadline to pay for the data in this ransom note. Every infected computer is given an individual ID and should send it to the indicated email to receive the decryption key. After the specified time runs out, the criminals threaten to delete the decryption key which means that the encrypted files will be lost forever. What is also typical to this particular ransomware is that it alters the system’s settings as well. It changes the Master Boot Record settings and modifies them to load the ransomware at the system’s startup. This means that if you create some new files on your hard drive, they will most likely be encrypted the next time you reboot your computer. The virus will collect users information from the web browsing activity even if it claim to privacy policy and does not infringe your personal information, so you won’t expose because your identity anonymous installation. But it can collect the information include IP address, geographical location, browse information, mouse/keyboard input (such as credit card details), and so on. The collected information is sent to the developer’s server, and then shared with the third party. This is a high probability, your data will be shared with cyber criminals, and it can lead to serious privacy issues, and even result in identity theft. In order to protect your data and personal information, we strongly recommend that you delete it as soon as possible.

Suggestion: Manual operation is the safest and effective way to remove the virus compared with Anti-virus software. Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of tech skill. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer, please live chat with YooCare/Yoosecurity Expert now.

How did I got SATANA virus on my PC?

It is comes to you unconsciously when you click some links on the website, opened unknown e-mail attachments, or download unknown “free” software and so on. Freeware download websites encourage users to use small download programs (called ‘installers’, ‘download managers’, ‘download tools’, ‘download clients’, and so on) to download the chosen software. Download apps supposedly ease the download process. However, they offer installation of third party applications with the chosen software. There are also set up that contain the hijacker and users are directed to those sites from links within email messages that are sent out. Some of the emails will not contain the link, but they will instead have an attachment that they will be asked to click on. Once SATANA virus goes into the target computer, it may be trying to hijack your computer and lock your files began to generate advertising revenue. We strongly recommend that you don’t do that above behavior, because they are likely to be false.

Manual Removal Guides:

Step 1: Put computer system into Safe mode.

For Win7 user:

1. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Then choose “Safe mode with Networking

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2. Click“Start”button, then click “Control Panel”.

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For win10 user:

1. Open the Start menu, click Power and select Restart. When restarting, select Choose an option. Then tap Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings.

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2. Choose “Enable Safe mode with Networking”.

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3. Right-click on the Windows Start button and choose “Control Panel”.

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Step 2: In Control Panel, Click“Uninstall a program” (under the Programs section).

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Step 3: Look for the program and uninstall. There are many ways to delete the program manually. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files. Please Contact YooSecurity 24/7 Online Experts for help.

SATANA virus work quite differently compared to any other malicious software. If your machine gets infected by SATANA virus, there will be a certain period during which the virus will stay hidden. During this period, it will copy all your files into encrypted copies, while also deleting the originals. If a file is encrypted, this means that you won’t be able to gain access to that file. It has been unleashed upon users worldwide, affecting computers all across the globe from the USA to Mexico, Japan, Germany, and beyond. SATANA virus has become a powerful force after long time of development, and more specifically, it has become a kind of driven by economic interests of the business activities, the antivirus software due to restricted by various factors, relatively passive response and counter measures. So we advocate to get rid of it manually.

Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on December 6, 2016 5:00 am

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