How to remove SadComputer Ransomware and decrypt .sad files

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Infected with SadComputer Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is SadComputer Ransomware

This article focuses on SadComputer Ransomware crypto-virus coming to your computer and encrypting user data. This virus became most active in mid-April of this year. This can be a photo, video, audio, archive or document office. Formats may be different. Also, SadComputer changes the extension of these files to .sad, which makes these files unsuitable for further use. The virus creates 2 types of notes (sadcomputer_note.txt & lock screen) containing information about the ransom. The following are the images and the content of the notes:

SadComputer Ransomware

Q: What Happend to my computer?
A: Your Files Have Been Encrypted.
Q: How Do i restore the files?
A: You need to use bitcoin to restore the files.
Q: Can i use other methods?
A: Yes. You can use Paypal.
Q: How can i trust?
A: We dont cheat users. We restore the files.

SadComputer Ransomware

Your Files are Encrypted
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Your Files Will Be Deleted on
4:35
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Q: What Happend to my computer?
A: Your Files Have Been Encrypted.
Q: How Do i restore the files?
A: You need to use bitcoin to restore the files.
Q: Can i use other methods?
A: Yes. You can use Paypal.
Q: How can i trust?
A: We dont cheat users. We restore the files.
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Bitcoin Address: [1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2] [Enter Code]
[Check]

SadComputer is aimed at English-speaking users, as it is written in English, however, according to our data, it has already spread around the world. Also, it is worth noting that attackers require a ransom, which can reach several hundred dollars. Moreover, there is a counter on the lock screen that intimidates the user. According to the scammers, the files will be permanently lost if the user does not have time to pay the ransom before the time expires. Anyway, we do not recommend you to pay, better read our recommendations to delete SadComputer and decrypt your files.

Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: submit@securitystronghold.com. We really can help to decrypt your files.

How SadComputer infected your PC

In most cases, crypto viruses, in particular, SadComputer, come to the PC through unprotected network settings. Also, it can come as an attachment in a spam e-mail or as a false update for a program or utility installed on your system. You need to use antivirus and other software that can protect your system against such threats. If your files have already been encrypted, then you can read our recommendations to delete SadComputer and decrypt your files.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the SadComputer virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of SadComputer – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Restore your files using shadow copies

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  1. Download and run Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  3. Choose all files on folder you want to restore and select Restore.
  4. Choose export location and view restored files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of SadComputer:

Related connections or other entries:

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Related files:

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How to decrypt files infected by SadComputer?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of SadComputer remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

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Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.

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Written by Rami Douafi

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