FuckSociety ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The FuckSociety ransomware is a dangerous malware that encrypts target user files with a strong RSA-4096 cipher and extorts a fee from the victims. Learn all about the threat and how to remove it from our guide below.


Name
FuckSociety

File Extensions
.DLL

Ransom
Varies

Solution #1
FuckSociety ransomware can be removed easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

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

Distribution
The ransomware is spread mainly through spam email messages and untrusted download sites

FuckSociety Ransomware Description

The FuckSociety ransomware is a new virus that has been recently identified in live attacks against computer targets in October 2016. It has a standard behavior pattern – the encryption engine searches for target user files which are encrypted with a RSA-4096 cipher and then the affected files are renamed with .dll extension.

The initial security analysis shows that this is a variant of the infamous FS0CI3TY ransomware. The crafted ransomware note bears the file name “DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.HTML” and has the following contents:

Society
All your files have been encrypted with Fuck Society Ransomware.
YOU HAVE 5 DAY TO MAKE PAYMENT OR ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN DELETED!
For each file unique, strong key. Algorithm RSA4096 look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)
– All your attempts to restore files on their own, lead to the loss of the possibility of recovery and we are not going to help you.

At the current moment we do not have the full list of target user file extensions that the virus compromises.

FuckSociety Ransomware Distribution

The targets of the live operations appear to be mainly from English-speaking countries however states from all over the world have reported infections. FuckSociety ransomware is mainly distributed via email spam campaigns that use various social engineering and phishing tactics to make the user run the attached infected binaries. Other intrusion vectors include Trojans, payload downloaders and browser hijackers.

FuckSociety Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete FuckSociety 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 FuckSociety Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of FuckSociety requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete FuckSociety 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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