Do you know what Fadesoft Ransomware is?
Fadesoft Ransomware was named this way because the word Fadesoft is mentioned all over the malicious program’s source code. Our researchers who tested the threat confirm that it is yet another infection spread through Spam emails, so anyone could receive it. For users who were unfortunate enough to encounter it, we advise not to panic and carefully read our report. Further, in the article, we will not only explain the malicious application’s working manner but also tell users how it could be erased manually. To make this task even simpler, we are adding detailed removal guide just below the text. It should be of use if you decide to get rid of the malware instead of paying any money to its creators. The reason we would not recommend doing so is because there is a risk the decryption of your files could be impossible even if you agree to pay the ransom, but we will discuss it later in the report.
First of all, we would like to speak about Fadesoft Ransomware’s distribution. The malicious email attachments sent to the malware’s victims might look like text documents, invoices, or even pictures, videos, etc. As a result, it might bet not that easy to recognize the infected files, especially if have not installed a reliable antimalware tool yet. Such software could identify malicious data automatically; all users have to do is scan the attachment with it. Just make sure the suspicious file remains unopened until you learn whether it is infected or not. If it is opened, the ransomware could enter the system, and since usually, such software works silently, you may not even realize the computer is in danger.
Fadesoft Ransomware should work from the directory where the user downloaded and launched the malicious file. Thus, except the ransom note that might be dropped after the encryption process, the infection should not place any other data. As for the encryption process it could start right after the malware enters the computer and locates its targeted data. Our specialists say Fadesoft Ransomware may target a wide range of different file types. For example, it could encipher files with the following extensions: .odm, m4u, .efx, .msg, .ppj, .xlsx, .tax, .rtf, .aep, .ppt, .iff, .3fr, .ff, .pdf, .jpeg, .key, .7zip, .dat, .bsa, .ltx, .aet, .pgp, .max, .docb, .bay, .m, .hvpl, .dmp, .bar, .class, .der, .ibank, .7z, .mddata, .fpx, .big, .jpg, .p12, .bpw, .crw, .syncdb, .sb, .odt, .ztmp, .layout, and other.
What’s more, it looks like the encrypted files might be renamed instead of marking them with an additional extension, so it might be difficult to recognize your data. Soon after the files become unusable, the victim should receive a ransom note too. It is a message from the malicious application’s creators who might demand you to pay around 0.33 BTC or 400 US dollars. As the note explains, the payment must be made while using the provided Bitcoin valet address. Then it is said the user should be able to click the “Decrypt My Files” button and restore all data on the computer automatically.
The problem is there is a chance the connection to the server where the decryption key (needed for the data restoration) is kept could be lost, and in such case, it might become impossible to unlock any files even after the payment is made. Therefore, we advise not to gamble with your money if you cannot afford to lose such a sum in vain. Instead, you could get rid of the malware and search for other ways to get your files back. Users can erase Fadesoft Ransomware manually according to the instructions placed below this paragraph, bus since it might be difficult it would be probably safer to remove the infection with a reputable antimalware tool. No matter what you choose, if you require any assistance at all, feel free to reach us via social media or write a comment below.
Eliminate All_Your_Documents.rar Ransomware
- Press Windows Key+E.
- Check the listed directories: Desktop, Temporary Files, Downloads.
- Search for the malware’s launcher.
- Right-click the malicious file and press Delete.
- Close the Explorer.
- Empty the Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
There is no doubt the malware’s creators developed Fadesoft Ransomware just to extort money from their victims. If you do not want to risk losing around $400, we recommend ignoring the ransom note. Users could try to recover enciphered data on their own, for example, it could be replaced with copies the user placed somewhere safely like an external hard drive, flash drive, etc. Since the threat can be erased either manually or automatically, even by users who have not much experience should be able to eliminate it. If you would like to delete it manually simply follow the removal guide placed above. However, if you prefer automated tools, we would advise you to install reputable antimalware software instead.