SoFucked Ransomware can cause a lot of damage on your system if it manages to sneak onto your computer. This ransomware program, just like most of its predecessors and peers, can encrypt your important files and push you to transfer money for the decryption key without which you are helpless and hopeless. Since there is no way right now to recover your files after this malicious attack in any way (e.g., a free file recovery tool developed by malware hunters), paying the ransom fee seems to be like your only option not to lose your files. However, we must warn you that there is virtually no chance that you will get your key even if you pay. Apart from the fact that technical issues may arise, such as connection being lost with the remote server that stores your decryption key, it is also quite likely that these criminals could not care less about your damaged files. We believe that the best is to save regular backups on a removable drive, for example. Right now, this could be a "life-saver" for you because you could simply transfer the clean files back onto your hard disk after you remove SoFucked Ransomware from your system. Please continue reading our report to learn more about this severe threat.
Ransomware can be distributed in three major ways. The most likely one is that you download this infection via a spam e-mail. This ransomware program can be attached and disguised as a Word document or an image file, for example. But, of course, it is an executable file that starts up this attack. This spam can be very convincing and misleading to trick even experienced users into opening it. Once you click to view the contents of this mail, you will most likely be instructed to open the attached file for more information. It is also possible that you will find a link in the message that claims to lead to a file that will explain the related issue in more detail. In any case, once you open this file, the encryption process starts up in the background and by the time you realize that this is all a scam, your files will have been encrypted. This is why you cannot actually delete SoFucked Ransomware without damage, i.e., losing your encrypted files.
It is also possible that you end up on a malicious webpage that is built with Exploit Kits and run by cyber crooks. Such a kit can exploit known outdated software issues that relate to your browsers or drivers (Java and Flash). This is why it is so important that you always keep your programs updated from official sources. Schemers can take advantage of this an offer you software updates and downloads as third-party pop-up ads. You may believe that you really need this update and may agree to it. However, you could drop such an infection or a whole bundle of dangerous malware threats. You can also land on malicious pages after clicking on questionable third-party ads and links provided by suspicious websites. Before clicking on any content while surfing the web, please remember that you cannot delete SoFucked Ransomware and similar threats without serious consequences.
This ransomware program creates a Windows registry key, "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.key" in order to see whether your system has been infected or not. Then, it targets major extensions, such as cpp, gif, css, 7z, cs, zip, jpg, lib, log, xml, pdb, db, snp, pak, json, dat, cer, tcl, png, vbs, txt, rar, md, com, rtf, tar, pck, bmp, conf, eps, map, cfg, apk, JPG, h, lua, gz, bin, pem, msg, py, js and more. This ransomware encrypts your files in these folders: %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, %LOCALAPPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %USERPROFILE%\Documents. The infected and encoded files will have ".fff" extension. This threat also deletes the shadow volume copies of your files; thus, it makes it impossible for you to restore them. It drops the ransom note text file called "READTHISHIT.txt" in affected folders as well as a file named "secret.key," which is encoded with Base64 and could be unique for every user.
This ransom note is very simple. It practically only informs you about the attack and that you can only recover you files if you pay for the decryption key. You can have further details if you send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and that is all you can know at this point. Although we have no information yet about the amount of the fee, but it could be anything from 10 USD up to 2,000 USD and higher. It does not matter though how high or low this price may be because it does not make any sense to risk transferring money to these criminals. Of course, this is your decision to make. But we definitely recommend that you remove SoFucked Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible.
If you want to put an end to this dangerous threat, first, you need to kill the malicious process by opening your Task Manager and locating it. Then, you can delete all possibly related files. Please follow our instructions below if you need assistance. Of course, it is always best to use a professional anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) to automatically detect and erase all known malicious programs and potential threat sources from your PC and to keep it protected against future attacks.
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|1||40431116c6c0df3c8696d0b08f570608c81f89ec0177c08ec2838ef1ab67cbf8.exe||55296 bytes||MD5: 5a843982bb525573b3b65c16801cefef|
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