About this infection

Sodinokibi will encode your files, since it’s ransomware. Infection can have serious consequences, as the files you may no longer access could be permanently inaccessible. It is quite easy to contaminate your computer, which only adds to why it’s so dangerous. If you recall opening a strange email attachment, clicking on some infected advert or downloading an application advertised on some untrustworthy web page, that’s how you probably picked up the threat. And once it’s opened, it will launch its data encoding process, and when the process is finished, it will ask that you pay a certain amount to get a decryption method, which should in theory decrypt your data. The money you are demanded to pay will likely differ depending on the type of ransomware has contaminated your device, but should range from $50 to possibly thousands of dollars. It’s not advised to pay, even if giving into the demands is not expensive. Keep in mind that these are crooks you are dealing with and they might just take your money and not provide anything in return. There are plenty of accounts of users receiving nothing after complying with the demands. Research backup options, so that if this situation was to reoccur, you wouldn’t be endangering your data. You’ll be presented with many backup options, you just need to select the correct one. Delete Sodinokibi and then proceed to data recovery if you had backup prior to infecting your machine. It’s essential to prepare for these kinds of situations because you’ll probably get infected again. In order to keep a machine safe, one must always be on the lookout for potential malware, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.


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How does data encoding malware spread

Normally, data encoding malicious program uses rather basic ways to spread, such as via unreliable downloads, malicious adverts and infected email attachments. On rare occasions, however, users get infected using more elaborate methods.

If you recall opening a file which you got from a seemingly legitimate email in the spam folder, that could be where you obtained the file encrypting malicious software from. Cyber criminals add an infected file to an email, which is then sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. Those emails might be written in an authentic way, usually containing money-related info, which is why people would open them without thinking about the danger of doing so. You can expect the ransomware email to contain a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical mistakes, prompts to open the attachment, and the use of a famous business name. Your name would definitely be used in the greeting if the sender was from some legitimate company whose email ought to be opened. Cyber criminals also tend to use big names like Amazon so that users become more trusting. It’s also likely that when visiting a suspicious site, you clicked on some advertisement that was malicious, or downloaded something from an unreliable website. Compromised sites may be hosting malicious advertisements, which if pressed might cause malicious program to download. And stick to valid download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you may be putting your device in danger. Sources like ads and pop-ups are infamous for being not trustworthy sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. If an application was in need of an update, it would alert you via the program itself, and not through your browser, and usually they update themselves anyway.

What happened to your files?

A contamination could result in your files being permanently encrypted, which is what makes it such a harmful infection. It has a list of files types it would target, and their encryption will take a very short time. All encrypted files will have an extension added to them. The reason why your files may be impossible to decrypt for free is because some ransomware use strong encryption algorithms for the encoding process, and can be impossible to break them. When all target files have been encrypted, a ransom note will appear, and it ought to explain how you should proceed. The note will demand that you buy a decryption tool to recover files, but paying is not the best option for many of reasons. By paying, you would be trusting crooks, the very people to blame for encrypting your files. The money you give them would also probably go towards financing future data encrypting malicious software activities. The easily made money is constantly attracting crooks to the business, which is thought to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. We would suggest investing in some kind of backup, which would store copies of your files in case something happened to the original. Situations where your files are put in danger might happen all the time, and you wouldn’t need to worry about file loss if you had backup. Delete Sodinokibi if it’s still present, instead of giving into requests. And try to familiarize with how these types of infections are distributed, so that you’re put in this situation again.

How to erase Sodinokibi

To check whether the infection is still present and to get rid of it, if it’s, you will have to obtain malicious threat removal software. If you’re reading this, you may not be the most tech-savvy person, which means you might damage your device if you try to uninstall Sodinokibi yourself. Instead of endangering your computer, implement professional elimination software. If the data encoding malicious program is still present on your computer, the security program should be able to uninstall Sodinokibi, as those utilities are developed for taking care of such infections. However, if you aren’t sure about how to proceed, guidelines to help you will be placed below. Just to be clear, anti-malware will merely get rid of the infection, it is not going to restore your data. However, free decryptors are released by malware researchers, if the data encoding malicious program is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove Sodinokibi from your computer

Step 1. Delete Sodinokibi via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to remove Sodinokibi
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to remove Sodinokibi
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Sodinokibi.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to remove Sodinokibi
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to remove Sodinokibi
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to remove Sodinokibi
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Sodinokibi.

Step 2. Delete Sodinokibi via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to remove Sodinokibi.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to remove Sodinokibi
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to remove Sodinokibi
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to remove Sodinokibi
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove Sodinokibi
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to remove Sodinokibi
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to remove Sodinokibi
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to remove Sodinokibi

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to remove Sodinokibi
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to remove Sodinokibi