FSociety Ransomware is a new computer infection that encrypts personal files. It seems that the developers of this threat were inspired by Mr. Robot series, so you might notice a new wallpaper set on your Desktop containing the logo used in this show after the infiltration of FSociety Ransomware. In fact, it does not always set a new picture as Desktop background; however, there is no doubt that it always encrypts files it finds stored on the computer. Users who encounter this ransomware infection report that they cannot open pictures, images, documents, and other valuable files. Many people do not even understand what has happened to their files at first because FSociety Ransomware, unlike other similar ransomware infections, does not leave a ransom note on Desktop. Therefore, specialists at 411-spyware.com believe that it does not work the way it should. Even though FSociety Ransomware does not inform users about its presence, it is not that hard to find out whether or not it has entered the computer. You will definitely recognize it after reading this article. If it happens that it is really inside your system, you need to remove this infection as soon as possible because it might be updated soon. Also, it might strike again one day and thus encrypt your new data if you let it stay on your PC.
There is no doubt that FSociety Ransomware will encrypt your personal files if it ever enters your computer. It has been found that it does that by adding the new filename extension .fs0ciety to those encrypted files, for example, picture.jpg.fs0ciety. As we have already mentioned in the first paragraph, this infection does not leave any file after it finishes encrypting files, so, unlike other ransomware infections, it does not offer to buy the decryptor too. Of course, it might be fixed in the future and start acting slightly differently. To be frank, you do not need to buy the decryptor from cyber criminals to unlock files, especially when there are no guarantees that it will be sent to you. Therefore, we suggest that you unlock files with the help of a free tool you can get from the web. If you do not find an effective tool, you should not delete these encrypted files because specialists will definitely release the security tool sooner or later.
It seems that FSociety Ransomware does not work properly, as we have already told you. It has been found that it only encrypts files and, in some cases, changes the background picture. Fortunately, it means that it will not lock your screen and such system utilities as the Task Manager and Registry Editor. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have also noticed that, unlike other malicious applications, it does not create a point of execution and does not apply any changes to the system registry. As a consequence, it will not be that hard to erase it from the system.
Before you delete FSociety Ransomware, you need to know how ransomware infections are usually distributed in order to prevent them from entering the system. According to our specialists, users often allow them to enter their computers by opening attachments they find in spam emails. These attachments might look like harmless documents, which explains why there are so many users who open them without fear. Ransomware infections might also be dropped by Trojans, so you need to be careful in order not to allow them to enter the computer. All malicious applications are very sneaky, so it might be extremely hard to prevent them from entering the computer. Of course, you can still ensure your system’s safety by installing a reputable antimalware scanner on the computer.
It should not be hard to delete FSociety Ransomware because you only need to find and delete its executable file. Of course, it might not be that easy to find this file because it has a random name, so if you cannot find the file representing this ransomware in the Downloads folder or on your Desktop, you should scan your system with SpyHunter. This automatic tool will find all the components of this ransomware and then will eliminate them all. The latter method is the quickest and easiest one, so employ it if you do not think that you can erase this ransomware infection all alone.