Easy process to delete Sss Ransomware from PC
Sss Ransomware is a deceptive file virus that comes from the family of ransomware called Dharma. It actually encrypts all detected data on target computers and forces users to pay a ransom amount, else their files will be permanently deleted. It is very common now-a-days for cyber scammers to be in business of circulating ransomware programs worldwide so as maximum profit can be made illegally.
Once infiltrated, it encrypts stored files and keeps them lockdown until a demanded ransom is paid. During locking process, it renames every encrypted file by adding victim’s ID number, developers email address and “.sss” extension to their filenames and makes them totally useless. Soon after finishing the locking process, the ransomware creates an instruction with FILES ENCRYPTED.txt and opens a pop-up window.
Name: Sss Ransomware
Type: Ransomware, Cryptovirus, File locking virus
Extension used: .sss
Ransom Demanding Message: Pop-up window, FILES ENCRYPTED.txt
Short Description: This nasty malware is able to lock all type of files of your computer hard drives and demand huge amount of extortion money for decryption.
Symptoms: The ransomware will blackmail the victims to pay them a decryption fee. Sensitive user data may be encrypted by the ransomware code.
Distribution Method: Spam Emails, Email Attachments, malicious ads, porn or torrent sites, bundles of free software packages and many more.
Removal: In order to remove Sss Ransomware, use reliable antivirus removal tool. After that recover your files using existing backup or other data recovery tool.
Detailed information about Sss Ransomware
The created file states victims that they have to send their ID to the provided email addresses and wait for further instructions on how to pay ransom money for a decryption tool. The cost depends on how quickly the contact is made. The developers promise that once the payment is received, they will provide you decryption key. As a proof that their tool is really working, they offer free decryption of some encrypted files.
They warn victims not to try any other tools and rename the files otherwise the last hope of file decryption will be deleted as well as it might also cause permanent data loss. Despite the statements, you should not trust on the cyber criminals behind Sss Ransomware and must not contact or pay ransom to them under any circumstances. They will never provide the tool even if the payment is made.
How Sss Ransomware attack the targeted system?
The most popular and common ways of ransomware and other malware infiltration are spam email attachments, deceptive pop-up ads, bundled of freeware programs, peer to peer file sharing networks, unsafe hyperlinks and many others. Among all, mostly used method for the distribution of ransomware is spam email attachments. Recipients gets tricked into installing malware via emails that are identified as official and contain some malicious attachments or download links for malicious files. Once users download and execute those files, they cause installation of malicious software.
To recover the lost files, victims are highly suggested to remove Sss Ransomware completely from the system to avoid further encryptions. In order to delete this malware, users are recommended to use Spyhunter an automatic malware removal tool that has the ability to eliminate this ransomware automatically. Once PC gets cleaned completely, users can easily recover their files using backup (if someone created earlier before infection) or legitimate and strong recovery software program.
Precautionary measures to avoid Sss Ransomware:
- Don’t click on random links and pop-ups during online session
- Avoid opening email attachments that looks irrelevant or especially it has sent by unknown senders
- Before downloading any program, read the terms and agreements carefully
- Avoid visiting websites related to pornography, adult-dating etc
- Upgrade the system security settings and use a powerful anti-malware tool.
Text presented in a pop-up window that Sss is designed to display:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail [email protected]
Write this ID in the title of your message –
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:[email protected]
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove Sss Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete Sss Ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove Sss Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.
Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.
For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.
For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.
Step 2: Delete Sss Ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with Sss Ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.
In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”
- During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”
- In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.
- Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”
- Click “Next” on the new windows
- Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to Sss Ransomware infiltration in the PC.
- In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.
Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove Sss Ransomware files if they left in the work-station.
In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.
Important Note: Some variants of Sss Ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.
How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:
In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.
Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like Sss Ransomware.
Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.
It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.
How to Recover the Files Encrypted by Sss Ransomware?
Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with Sss Ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.
Use of Data Recovery Tool
This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove Sss Ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.
Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.
Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.
Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.
Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.
Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.
Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.