Salsa222 File Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove the Salsa222  Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any Salsa222 file can be recovered.

If you have recently got a notification with similar content to this: “Your files have been encrypted. In order to get them back, please continue reading and complete the necessary payment of an amount of money in such and such currency to this or that account. In case you don’t proceed with the needed payment on time, your encrypted files will never be accessible to you again”, your PC has been contaminated by a Ransomware virus called Salsa222 File Virus. In the following paragraphs we are going to discuss all its unpleasant and bothering effects, as well as all the potential dangers that come from the infection inflicted by it.

Beware: the most awful viruses you can ever catch are from the Ransomware family:

Salsa222 File Virus and its similar viruses do bring great danger to your system. They represent the most intrusive cyber threats, which can infiltrate your PC without either your knowing or unknowing approval. If you are wondering how they can do that, it will probably happen with the “polite support” of another malicious program – a Trojan. The Trojan horse virus looks for a weak spot in your system and if there is any, it finds it. Then it welcomes Salsa222 File Virus inside your PC. Right after these two malicious programs are inside your computer, they begin to implement their own plans. The Ransomware-type virus creates a very elaborate list of all the data that is used most commonly based on a research on your disks and drives. Following that, all the enlisted data gets locked up. A complex key consisting of two parts is used. The hackers that have attacked you and your device are usually “polite enough” to grant you the Public part of the encryption key. But in order for you to get the second one, however, they will typically make you pay. You will realize that you are being blackmailed right after you notice the ransom-demanding notification on your monitor, which resembles the one mentioned in the opening paragraph of this article.

How does such a malicious program get distributed?

Nearly everything on the web could be a possible source of Salsa222 File Virus. It loves lurking mainly inside spam letters in your emails and possibly – attachments of these letters. Also, we may often find such a virus on contagious web sites and suspicious-looking torrents, videos and shareware webpages. No matter how exactly you have come across this Ransomware, you might have also been infected with the potential Trojan version that may come with it via an email or its attachment.

What to do in order to defeat such a malicious infection?

Such a contamination could be practically impossible to remove. In fact, even any experts often find it incredibly difficult to treat Ransomware-inflicted infections. The reason why such infections need to be treated with caution is that even the removal of the infection itself will not be enough to decrypt the locked-up data and it might end up being lost forever. Every infected user should make their own decision about whether they want to try to remove this virus and risk their locked-up files; or whether they simply want to pay the ransom and hope for the best, but still risk both their encoded files and their money. What you have just read sounds devastating but it is true: even if the ransom is paid, the criminals may never restore your access to the affected files. The worst part about catching such a virus is the uncertainty about the future of your data. Always remember that whatever you decide, that data may be permanently deleted, which might really be unfortunate.

Still, you can do something:

What we think is the right thing to do is to avoid paying any money to any criminals as the ones bothering you now with their ransom demands. No correspondence should be going on between you and these hackers, as if you agree to comply with their rules, you will agree to fund their illegal business. Paying the required money will simply encourage them to make money in the same way, and to disturb many innocent users on the web just like you. That’s why, our advice is to resort to alternatives, because whatever you do, you will risk it all. For that purpose, do not pay your blackmailers and try to save your files and remove Salsa222 File Virus by using our Removal Guide at the bottom of this page. Hopefully, it will solve your issues with this malicious program. However, we cannot promise for sure that it will be what you need to cure the infection. Still, it’s worth a try! Good luck!

 

SUMMARY:

Name Salsa222
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Normally none or very few unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification is shown.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious websites.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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Remove Salsa222 File Virus


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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Scan Results


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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
You can possibly recover parasite files by downloading Data Recovery Pro. At minimum, its free scanner can tell you if you can get them back.
Download Data Recovery Pro from here.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Salsa222 File Virus files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!