How To Remove SureRansom Ransomware From Your Computer (Windows 7, WIndows 8, Windows 10)

The SureRansom ransomware is a new scareware threat which blackmails users for a ransom payment without actually having any files affected by an encryption engine. Continue reading our in-depth removal guide to learn more about it.


Name
SureRansom

File Extensions
Does not alter file extensions

Special Feature
Screen Lock Function

Ransom
50 GBP in Bitcoins

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

Solution #2
SureRansom 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.

SureRansom Ransomware Description

The SureRansom ransomware is a new malware that does not actually encrypt user files or intrude any system changes. It is merely only the latest example of a scareware virus which imitates the dangerous effects of an actual ransomware infection.

At the moment the code analysis is still not complete and the researchers cannot conclude if the virus originates from a prior malware family or another virus.

Upon infection the virus insitutes a screenlocker which prohibits normal computer interaction.

A ransomware note is crafted and placed in two files – RESTORING FILES #.txt and RESTORING FILES #.html. They contain the same message:

NOT YOUR LANGUAGE? USE http: translate.google.com
What happened to you files?
All of your files were encrypted by a strong encryption with RSA-2048 using CryptoShield 1.0.
More information about the encryption keys using RSA-2048 can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA (cryptosystem)
How did this happen ?
Specially for your PC was generated personal RSA-2048 KEY, both public and private.
ALL your FILES were encrypted with the public key, which has been transferred to your computer via the Internet.
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and decrypt program, which is on our secret server.
What do I do ?
So, there are two ways you can choose: wait for a miracle and get your price doubled, or start send email now for more specific instructions…

SureRansom Ransomware Distribution

The SureRansom Ransomware was discovered in the last days of January 2017 and it mainly targets English-speaking users around the world.

The malware is mainly distributed by email spam messages (with or without using phishing strategies) and infected software installers. They can be found on hacked or malicious download sites and P2P networks. In addition the virus can also be spread using redirects such as browser hijackers, malicious ads and etc.

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

There are two ways of removal:

SureRansom Ransomware Removal

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

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