.encryptedRSA Files Virus (SamSam) – How to Remove + Restore Data

This article has been created in order to explain what is SamSam ransomware’s latest variant, how does it work and how to remove it plus restore files with the .encryptedRSA file suffix added to them.

SamSam ransomware has been updated once again, this time with a new feature that allows it to be triggered manually after infecting a computer. The SamSam ransomware infection is also the type of malware that aims to encrypt the files on servers and computers and then extort the victims of the virus to pay ransom to get teir backups, databases and documents to work again. If your organization or computer have been infected by the .encryptedRSA string of SamSam ransomware virus, we recommend that you read this article to learn more about this iteration of SamSam and what options do you have to restore your files after removing the malware.

Threat Summary

Name.encryptedRSA Ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionNew variant of SamSam ransomware. Encrypts files on the victim’s computer after infecting it and holds them hostage until victims pay ransom.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted with RSA encryption mode and the extension .encryptedRSA is added to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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SamSam Ransomware – Propagation

Typical for SamSam ransomware is to spread on both private computers as well as businesses. This means that the ransomware virus (Read more...)

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