.fat32 Ransomware–Threat In Detail
The .fat32 extension is associated with file-encrypting Ransomware threat that is used as an extension. The virus locks the file on the affected computer system using encryption algorithm and replaces the original file names with the file name .fat32 extension. Thus, users are not able to open the files. After encryption been done, the authors drop a ransom note named as “info.txt” that instructs the user on how to pay the ransom. The .fat32 extension ransomware may demand $700 as ransom in order to get the decryption key and access the files. Security Experts doesn’t recommend you pay the fine. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files. Remove .fat32 immediately.
|Description||.fat32 Ransomware encrypts files, videos, images and texts stored on the target PC and demand a ransom amount from users to decode the files.|
|Occurrence||spam mail attachments., exploit kits, malicious links and java script codes..|
|Possible Symptoms||The ransom note can be seen on desktop and other file directories and files could not be accessible.|
|Detection Tool||Download the Detection tool– To confirm attack of .fat32 Ransomware virus on your computer.|
.fat32 Ransomware is distributed through spam mail attachment as a malicious script containing the payloads of the malware which if executed by the user could install the threat onto the computer system. Many cyber-criminals uses spam techniques to trick users by heading the mail as any invoice or shipment. Other sources might include visiting infected websites containing java script codes, exploit kits and spam bots. As you open the document or click the link, the payloads of .fat32 Ransomware gets downloaded on the system and installed without any user’s permission. If the user open/execute this file on their device, then the virus gets installed and your PC will become infected with .fat32 file-encrypting Ransomware threat.
More about .fat32 Ransomware
.fat32 Ransomware is a file-encrypting program that searches for important files on the victim’s PC and renders them non-accessible to users. And further ask users to pay the ransom to get the decryption key and unlock the files.
The ransomware changes the windows Registry entries to launch each time the window’s starts and takes up huge system resources to encrypt the files. .fat32 Ransomware drops ransom note named as info.txt instructing users on how to pay the ransom.
The ransom note by .fat32 virus states that your documents has been encrypted and you need to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to get back your files. The ransom demands varies for the user and the victims should contact with the provided email address as soon as possible.
List of file extension encrypted
→.txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .gif, .jpg, .png, .db, .csv, .sql, .mdb.sln.php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .frm, .myd, .myi, .dbf, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .rm, .wmv, .m4a, .mpa, .wav, .sav, .gam, .log, .ged, .msg, .myo, .tax, .ynab, .ifx, .ofx, .qfx, .qif, .qdf, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tax2015, .box, .ncf, .nsf, .ntf, .lwp, .crt, .csr, .flv, .key, .mdb, .mkv, .mpeg, .pem, .pptm, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .tif, .wma, .xlm, .xlsm, .xltm
.fat32 Ransomware uses AES encryption algorithm to encrypt data and appends random extensions to it. The crypto-malware ensures that the user could be able to recover the files from shadow volume copies, so it deletes the files by executing the command
→vs.fat32min.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet