Silentspring Ransomware might sound like an ominous name for a malware infection, but the program does not work properly as of yet. As far as we know, it is still in the development mode. It means that the program will not be available much in the wild, but it could still affect your system if you happen to fall into the path of the trial version’s distribution. In this description, we will tell you more about this program and how to remove it. Unfortunately, there is no way to retrieve the decryption key for this infection because it is still underdeveloped.
You might wonder how it is possible for an underdeveloped program to travel around when it does not even have a proper distribution network. Well, programs like Silentspring Ransomware could be distributed manually or through certain websites that are associated with ransomware distribution. For instance, the installer file could be dropped manually via a corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol. If your system is connected to a network of computers via Remote Desktop Protocol, you have to make sure the connection is safe, so that it would not get exploited by cyber criminals. Also, please stay away from suspicious websites that could be associated with ransomware distribution or other illegal activities.
Normally, when we get infected with ransomware, it tells us what to do to retrieve the encrypted files. However, Silentspring Ransomware does not provide us with such information. It is really frustrating because the program does use an actual encryption algorithm to lock up your files. We have found that it employs the AES and RSA algorithms to encrypt target files, and it can affect files in almost all folders expect for the %WinDir%, %ProgramFiles%, and %PROGRAMFILES (x86)%. It is clear why the ransomware program leaves these folders out: It needs your system to function for the ransom transfer. Or at least, its future versions, seeing how there is no ransom note, to begin with.
Aside from encrypting your files, there is a lot this program does NOT do. As mentioned, Silentspring Ransomware does not leave any ransom note, so there is no one to contact to retrieve the decryption key. Also, our research team did not record any Internet traffic, and there no Point of Execution was created. As of now, the program works solely as a crypter, but we can expect it to evolve into something bigger later on.
It may not be possible to restore your files, so your best bet at the moment would be relying on an external backup drive where you would have saved copies of your data. If not, try looking for your files saved on other devices or perhaps somewhere on a cloud drive. The point is that it is always possible to retrieve at least a part of your data because these days devices tend to save them and back them up automatically.
It is also necessary to practice safe web browsing habits to avoid such infections like Silentspring Ransomware. It is not difficult to remove ransomware programs because the main point of the infection is the encryption. So the catch here is that even if you delete the program, the damage stays. Hence, it is extremely important to prevent such intrusions.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||SilentSpring.exe||1684480 bytes||MD5: aa1101d3c7afdb51d8520ead1e690c9a|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|