Sardoninir Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Computer malware experts discovered the Sardoninir ransomware which is still under development, our removal guide will help victims to delete active infections.

Sardoninir Ransomware Description

The security community reported the discovery of the Sardoninir Ransomware. This is a new virus that is still under active development. This is the reason why we believe that a complete version will probably emerge soon.

The experts have made an initial security analysis of the threat and according to the released information the threat is not based on any of the known malware families. The discovered strains feature the typical behavior patterns employed by other similar viruses.

Sardoninir ransomware first starts its encryption engine which uses a strong cipher to encrypt target user files. We presume that the most widely used file type extensions are included in the virus’s list: documents, photos, music, backup images, configuration files and etc. All affected files receive the .enc extension.

When the process is complete the following ransomware note is shown to the victims:

YOUR PC HAS BEEN BLOCKED

All YOUR FILES, DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED WITH STRONGEST AND UNIQUE KEY
GENERATED FOR THIS COMPUTER. THE KEY WILL BE ELIMINATED AFTER A TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED IN THIS WINDOWS.

1) PAY THE AMOUNT OF 100 USD TO THE FOLLOW BITCOIN ADDRESS: 1A5dJPYaXQoMTEJ8EmZ9nL4feouwzgbNAA

2) THEN SEND TRANSACTION DETAIL AND YOUR IP TO THE FOLLOW E-MAIL ADRESS TO GET THE KEY: [email protected]

To remove the virus and restore your files follow our in-depth removal guide.

Sardoninir Ransomware Distribution

Virus strains such as this one are usually distributed via the most popular methods. Hackers typically use email spam messages which feature social engineering tactics (so called “phishing” campaigns) to infect their targets. Hacked or malicious email servers and accounts are used to send the messages and according to the setup the Sardoninir Ransomware may either be linked directly (hosted on a download site) or attached in a document or another type of file.

Browser hijackers and malicious ads are also a popular source of infection. The malicious browser extensions change the new tabs page, default search engine and home page to point to a hacker-controlled page. While being a revenue source, they often contain links to malware such as this one.

Summary of the Sardoninir Ransomware


Name
Sardoninir Ransomware

File Extensions
.enc

Ransom
100 US Dollars in Bitcoins

Easy Solution
You can skip all steps and remove Sardoninir Ransomware ransomware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Manual Solution
Sardoninir 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.

Sardoninir Ransomware Ransomware Removal

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

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    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

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    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 Sardoninir Ransomware Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Sardoninir 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 Sardoninir 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

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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