How to remove Sun Ransomware

Malware

About this ransomware

Sun Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that locks files and can lead to serious damage. Ransomware is regarded as one the most dangerous malware out there due to its behavior and easy infection. Ransomware targets specific files, which will be encrypted as soon as it’s launched. Most frequently, it targets files such as photos, videos, documents, essentially all files users would be prone to paying money for. You will need a decryption key to decrypt the files but only the people accountable for this ransomware have it. Occasionally, a decryption application may be developed for free by malware who may be able to crack the ransomware. In case, you have not made backup, waiting for the mentioned free decryption utility is probably your only option.

You will notice that a ransom note has been placed either on the desktop or in folders that have encrypted files. The ransom note will include information about your file encryption, and you will be asked to pay a ransom in order to get your files back. While we can’t force you to do anything as we’re talking about your files but paying for a decryption application is not something we recommend. Criminals taking your money and not helping you restore files is not a surprising scenario. They might promise to send you a decryption application but who will guarantee that promise will be kept. To ensure you are never in this kind of situation again, invest into backup. If you have made backup, just delete Sun Ransomware and restore files.

You opened a dangerous email or fell for a false update. Those methods are very common among cyber crooks.

Ransomware distribution methods

Though you can get the infection in a couple of ways, you probably got it through spam email or false update. If you opened an attachment that came attached to a spam email, we recommend you be more careful. When you encounter senders you aren’t familiar with, don’t instantly open the attached file and carefully check the email first. In many emails of this kind, senders use known company names because that would make users feel more safe. You could get an email with the sender saying to be from Amazon, notifying you about some type of unusual behavior on your account or a recent purchase. If the sender is who they say they are, checking that won’t be hard. Research the company emailing you, check their used email addresses and see if your sender is legitimate. Moreover, email attachments should be scanned with reliable scanners before you open them.

If you’re certain spam email isn’t how you got it, fake programs updates may also be responsible. High-risk web pages are the most probable place where you could have encountered the false update notifications. It is also not uncommon for those false update notifications to pop up as advertisements or banners. It is very doubtful anyone familiar with how updates work will ever engage with them, however. If you wish to have a clean system, you should never download anything from suspicious sources. Keep in mind that if software requires an update, the program will either update automatically or you’ll be notified through the application, not through your browser.

How does this malware behave

In case it has not been clear enough, your files are now encrypted. While you might not have necessarily noticed this happening, but the encryption process began soon after you opened the malicious file. An extension will be attached to all affected files. Your files have been encrypted with a complex encryption algorithm, so do not bother trying to open them. A ransom notification will then appear, where cyber crooks will tell you what happened to your files, and how to go about getting them back. Usually, ransom notes appear almost identical, they intimidate victims, demand payments and threaten to permanently delete files. Despite the fact that cyber criminals have the only decryption tool for your files, giving into the requests is not a recommended option. Trusting people who locked your files in the first place to keep their end of the bargain and help you is not exactly the best decision. If you pay one time, you might be willing to pay a second time, or that is what hackers might think.

Instead of giving into the requests, check your storage devices and social media accounts to see if you’ve stored files somewhere but have simply forgotten. Because malware researchers sometimes develop free decryption tools, if one isn’t presently available, back up your locked files for when/if it is. Whatever it is you want to do, erase Sun Ransomware promptly.

Whether you restore your files or not, you have to start backing up your files frequently from now on. You may jeopardize your files again otherwise. In order to keep your files secure, you will need to buy backup, and there are several options available, some more costly than others.

How to delete Sun Ransomware

Trying manual removal is not a wise idea. To delete the threat use malicious software removal program, unless you are willing to risk damaging your system. Generally, users have to reset their computers in Safe Mode in order to successfully launch anti-malware program. Launch a scan of your computer, and when it is detected, erase Sun Ransomware. It ought to be noted that malicious software removal program does not recover encrypted files, it simply gets rid the infection.

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Learn how to remove Sun Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove Sun Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart How to remove Sun Ransomware
  2. Tap and keep tapping F8 when your computer starts loading.
  3. In the Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. When your computer boots in Safe Mode, open your browser and download anti-malware software of your choice. win7 safe mode How to remove Sun Ransomware
  5. Use the anti-malware to delete Sun Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart How to remove Sun Ransomware
  2. In the menu that appears, Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings. win 10 startup How to remove Sun Ransomware
  3. Select Enable Safe Mode (Enable Safe Mode with Networking) and press Restart.
  4. When your computer boots, open your browser and download anti-malware software. win10 safe mode How to remove Sun Ransomware
  5. Install the program and use it to delete Sun Ransomware.

Step 2. Remove Sun Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart How to remove Sun Ransomware
  2. Tap and keep tapping F8 when your computer starts loading.
  3. In the Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7 safe mode How to remove Sun Ransomware
  4. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Next type in rstrui.exe and press Enter.
  6. In the window that appears, select a restore point that dates prior to infection and press Next. win7 command prompt How to remove Sun Ransomware
  7. Read the warning and press Yes. win7 restore How to remove Sun Ransomware

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart How to remove Sun Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win 10 startup How to remove Sun Ransomware
  3. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type in cd restore and press Enter. win10 safe mode How to remove Sun Ransomware
  4. Next type in rstrui.exe and press Enter.win10 command prompt How to remove Sun Ransomware
  5. In the window that appears, select a restore point that dates prior to infection and press Next. Read the warning and press Yes.win10 restore How to remove Sun Ransomware

Step 3. Recover your data

You can try to recover files in a couple of different ways, and we will provide instructions to help you. However, these methods might not always work, thus the best way to ensure you can always recover your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Data Recovery Pro

  1. Use a trustworthy site to download the program, install and open it.
  2. Start a scan on your computer to see if you can recover files. data recovery pro How to remove Sun Ransomware
  3. If files are found, you can recover them. data recovery pro scan How to remove Sun Ransomware

b) Method 2. Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before your files were encrypted, you can recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Select Properties, and go to Previous Versions. win previous version How to remove Sun Ransomware
  3. Select the version from the list, press Restore.

c) Method 3. Shadow Explorer

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete the Shadow Copies of your files, which are made automatically by your computer in order to prevent data loss in case of a crash.
  1. Open your browser and access shadowexplorer.com to download Shadow Explorer.
  2. Once it is installed, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date, and if folders are available, select Export. shadowexplorer How to remove Sun Ransomware

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