By the looks of it, there isn’t much we could tell you about Sarut Ransomware. It is a malicious infection from the STOP Ransomware family, and we can expect this program to behave pretty much like most of its predecessors. Therefore, in our description here, we are going to tell you a little bit more about ransomware distribution patterns, how it is possible to prevent a ransomware infection, and how to remove Sarut Ransomware from your computer. If you want to go straight to malware removal, scroll down to the bottom of this entry.
The reason we cannot tell you much about this infection is because we’ve already covered the STOP Ransomware programs many times before. As such, this application doesn’t differ much from Npsg Ransomware, Rezm Ransomware, and many other applications from the same group. Therefore, we know that Sarut Ransomware shares its main code with other programs from the same family, and it employs similar distribution methods, too.
On the other hand, when we know how programs spread around, we can prevent them from entering our computers. So, in Sarut Ransomware’s case, it employs spam email campaigns and unsafe RDP connections to reach its victims. Users have to be really careful about the files they receive on a regular basis. If you receive a file from someone you don’t know, you should stop and scan the file with a security tool of your choice before you open it.
To be honest, it’s not just about ransomware. By being more careful about the files that reach you, you will also avoid other dangerous infections like Trojans. Therefore, do not open all the files you receive just because they’re there. Be more selective.
There are many ransomware infections out there that do not have public decryption tools. That is bad news to thousands of infected users. However, when it comes to Sarut Ransomware, there’s hope. There is a public decryption tool for the STOP Ransomware family programs. But there’s a catch, too.
This public decryption tool can only decrypt files if they were encrypted with an offline key. If an online key was used, the public decryption tool doesn’t work. Either way, there might be a chance that you can restore at least some of your files, so do not lose hope!
Also, please ignore the following ransom note that this program drops in your system:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
It might sound like paying the ransom is the easiest way out of this situation, but we have to consider the possible that the malware’s server is long gone. These things go offline really soon. Not to mention that there’s seldom any guarantee that these criminals would issue the decryption key in the first place. Hence, it is important that you do not pay a single cent to these criminals.
Remove Sarut Ransomware today either manually or automatically. If you do not have a file backup, you should consider addressing a local professional who would introduce you to various file recovery options. More often than not, it is possible to retrieve at least some of your files. Just make sure you don’t face this kind of situation again. Invest in a licensed antispyware tool and start backing up your files.