Fadesoft Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Fadesoft ransomware is a malware which uses encrypts target user data with the AES cipher and extorts the victims for a payment, read our removal guide to learn more.


Name
Fadesoft Ransomware

File Extensions
. (dot)

Ransom
0.33 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove Fadesoft Ransomware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
Fadesoft Ransomware ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

Fadesoft Ransomware Description

Security experts announced the discovery of a new virus – the Fadesoft ransomware. This is a typical malware that exhibits the typical behavior patterns of similar ransomware strains – it encrypts target user data and then extorts the victims for a ransomware payment.

The virus contains a few interesting features, it is able to bypass the UAC (User Account Control) prompt. Network communication with the remote C&C servers is done using the Tor and Privoxy networks. This particular ransomware uses several onion sites which are further obscured to prevent thorough forensics.

The encryption engine has been found to encrypt the following file type extensions:

.indl, .gdb, .xls, .odb, .xlt, .cas, .apk, .nsf, .cdr, .wav, .mpg, .xlam, .epk, .dxf, .mcmeta, .wb2, .py, .tex, .pmd, .dwk, .litemod,
.mp4, .rm, .kdc, .prel, .nv2, .erf, .x3f, .arj, .rgss3a, .mpa, .xltm, .mdf, .nbf, .qic, .sko, .mov, .mpe9, .accdb, .iwi, .vcxproj, .upk,
.4db, .tar, .dwfx, .xml, .saj, .potm, .ofx, .m2, .sum, .qbb, .mpqge, .db0, .sid, .dotm, .vfs0, .slm, .docx, .bc7, .sldm, .zip, .gif, .vdf,
.lua, .ps, .3gp, .asf, .vpk, .wps, .snx, .pak, .pfx, .srw, .dbx, .sidn, .txt, .ntl, .gif, .psw, .raf, .gho, .rar, .bak, .doc, .wdb, .php,
.swf, .ifx, .sql, .mef, .w3x, .bkf, .pef, .pst, .vcf, .xla, .t13, .fla, .re4, .png, .kf, .flv, .mpd, .mlx, .m3u8, .bc6, .m4u, .odm, .efx,
.msg, .xlsx, .tax, .ppj, .rtf, .aep, .ppt, .jpeg, .key, .iff, .3fr, .ff, .pdf, .7zip, .dat, .bsa, .ltx, .bay, .m, .hvpl, .dmp, .aet, .pgp,
.max, .docb, .bar, .mddata, .fpk, .big, .class, .der, .ibank, .7z, .jpg, .p12, .bpw, .crw, .odt, .ztmp, .syncdb, .sb, .layout, .idx, .idml,
.rw2, .mpp, .xf, .bkp, .aepx, .c, .fsh, .nba, .ppam, .plc, .ncf, .odp, .kdb, .dcr, .ava, .menu, .qba, .sis, .xlm, .jar, .dtd, .itl, .dxg,
.fos, .aaf, .dot, .arw, .cs, .pdd, .as3, .gpg, .map, .ai, .dbf, .desc, .forge, .tor, .mdb, .srf, .xltx, .icxs, .qfx, .fdb, .asp, .vtf,
.cfr, .vob, .dotx, .sdf, .crp, .asset, .potx, .sie, .m3u, .sdc, .lbf, .pptm, .bmp, .nrw, .ses, .kdbx, .docm, .3ds, .wotreplay, .tif,
.hplg, .aes, .x1w, .csv, .as, .vpp_pc, .psd, .sav, .sldx, .itm, .pps, .wallet, .indb, .hpp, .rwl, .psk, .r3d, .ppsx, .gxk, .inx, .dazip,
.arch00, .PAS, .gbo, .hkdb, .pot, .pl, .d3dbsp, .ra, .qbw, .cpp, .iso, .prproj, .pem, .raw, .orf, .plb, .lrf, .ptx, .dng, .indt, .db,
.svg, .mrwref, .indd, .esm, .das, .x11, .bik, .xlk, .odc, .obi, .avi, .blob, .t12, .xqx, .wma, .java, .tib, .p7b, .sxc, .pkpass, .h,
.accdt, .ksd, .3dm, .asx, .dwg, .crt, .ppsm, .backup, .wpd, .wmv, .4dd, .xlsm, .mdbackup, .rb, .jpe, .cer, .mid, .tbl, .pptx, .3g2, .aif,
.hkx, .pdb, .ass, .itdb, .xxx, .cr2, .sr2, .rim, .js, .dba, .iwd, .myo, .eml, .eps, .ods, .sidd, .mp3, .1v1, .xlsb

When the encryption process is complete a screenlocker image is presented to the victim. This is a window that prevents further interaction with the infected computer. It displays the following message:

YOUR PERSONAL FILES ARE ENCRYPTED !

All your important files stored on this computer and attached drives have been encrypted
using strong AES-256 + RSA-2048 cryptography algorithms.

Click on [SHOW LOCKED FILES] button to see which files have been encrypted.

The only way to recover your files is to obtain a unique private decryption key stored on
our server. There is no other way to decrypt your data without the private key.

To receive the private key, you have to buy Bitcoins and send 0.33 BTC to our address.

You can buy bitcoins on www.localbitcoins.com or use GOOGLE to find out how to buy
and send bitcoin in your region.

YOU HAVE 96 HOURS (4 DAYS) TO PAY BEFORE THE DECRYPTION KEY IS DESTROYED
ON OUR SERVER. AFTER THIS TIME YOUR DATA WILL BE LOST FOREVER!

Dont try to delete me if you want your files back. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Click on [DECRYPT MY FILES] button if you have already paid.
Decryption process is fully automated.

send 0.33 BTC to this address:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fadesoft Ransomware Distribution

The Fadesoft Ransomware is primarily distributed using spam email messages. The hackers bundle the virus in email spam messages that pose as being from legitimate sources, primarily financial institutions.

Other ways of getting infected include payload downloads via malicious redirects such as browser hijackers and infected software installers.

The first malware samples of the Fadesoft ransomware were spotted in January 2017.

Fadesoft Ransomware – How To Remove it and Prevent It From Coming Back

There are two ways of removal:

Fadesoft Ransomware Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Fadesoft Ransomware completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Fadesoft Ransomware Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Fadesoft Ransomware requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Fadesoft Ransomware ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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