Strawhat Ransomware

What is Strawhat Ransomware?

Strawhat Ransomware is a self-named infection that cyber criminals are creating to attack vulnerable operating systems and encrypt files on them. At the time of research, this hijacker was not fully developed yet, which is why it is still hard to say how this malware is distributed or how exactly it works, but we have enough information to warn you about it and teach you how to delete it from your operating system if it manages to slither in. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has analyzed the current version – which is unfinished – of the malicious file-encryptor, and we can help you understand it better too. It is most important to note that it is crucial to keep your operating system protected against this malware because once it slithers in, there is little anyone can do to help you out. If you do not want to suffer the encryption of your personal files, you need to make sure that you guard your operating system and personal data, and we discuss how to do that as well. So, if you are interested in our security tips or the removal of Strawhat Ransomware, this is the article you need to read.testtest

How does Strawhat Ransomware work?

If you are at least a little bit familiar with ransomware, you should know that Strawhat Ransomware is one of many file-encryptors out there. Some of the latest ones include Zip Ransomware, Kristina Ransomware, and Gibon Ransomware. Not all ransomware threats are the same. Some are built just for testing purposes. Others cannot encrypt files but pose as ransomware to trick victims into paying huge ransoms. Then there are real ransomware threats that silently slither into the targeted system and encrypt all personal files found on it. According to our research, the malicious Strawhat Ransomware is set up to encrypt files with such extensions as .txt, .pdf, .docx, .jpg, or .avi. As you can see by these examples, this file-encryptor goes after your personal files, such as documents, PDF files, photos, and videos. If files are encrypted, a unique extension should be attached to their names, but, at this point, we are still figuring that out. You can rest assured that if anything new is discovered, this report will be updated to provide you with the latest information. Of course, if you are informed that your files are encrypted, the first thing you need to do is check if they actually are. If they are, you will not be able to open them.

The malicious Strawhat Ransomware creates two files to introduce you to the ransom demands. These files are called “YOUR_FILES_ARE_ENCRYPTED.txt” and “YOUR_FILES_ARE_ENCRYPTED.html”. Both of them should provide you with the same information. According to the messages in these files, you need a “special decryption program” to initiate the decryption process. To get this program, you, allegedly, need to pay for a decryption key, and to be able to do that you are requested to send a given ID number to a specified email address. At this point, the email address has not been set up yet, but when it is, we will let you know. All in all, regardless of the email address, you should not communicate with cyber criminals, and you should not fulfill their demands. If you do, you are most likely to find yourself empty-handed, without a decryption tool/key and your money.

How to remove Strawhat Ransomware

The current removal guide provided to you below might be incomplete because Strawhat Ransomware is still in development, and things could change. Of course, if they do, we will update this guide so that you could erase this malicious ransomware on your own. Of course, manual removal is not always the best option, especially when it comes to file-encrypting ransomware. The components that belong to this malware could have misleading names, and you might have trouble identifying them all on your own. Furthermore, you will not guarantee protection by deleting Strawhat Ransomware. You need a legitimate security tool for that, and that is why we recommend employing anti-malware software as well. This software will reliably protect your operating system so that you would not need to worry about virtual security again. Also, it will automatically delete any threats that are already wreaking havoc on your PC. Besides that, you should also back up your files to guarantee their safety, as well as act more carefully online because ransomware usually slithers in when users are careless.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Click the Processes tab and look for a process named svchost.
  3. If you are sure that the process is linked to the ransomware, select it and click End Process.
  4. Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file that represents the ransomware (you might find it on the Desktop or in the %USERPROFILE%\Downloads and %TEMP% directories).
  5. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately scan your system to see if you need to delete any leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Strawhat Ransomware Processes:

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Remove these Strawhat Ransomware Files:

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