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In this article, we’ll discuss ShinoLocker Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands a ransom for the decryption key. We’ll cover what it is, how it works, and what you can do if you become a victim of ShinoLocker.

 

This ransomware encrypts your files using a strong encryption algorithm, making them inaccessible to you. Once ShinoLocker Ransomware has encrypted your files, it will display a ransom note that instructs you on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files. The ransom amount varies depending on the variant of ShinoLocker but is typically between 1 and 4 Bitcoin.

Encryption methods

There are three encryption methods used by ShinoLocker: AES-256, RSA-2048, and RC4.

 

AES-256 is a symmetric key encryption algorithm that is used to encrypt your files. RSA-2048 is an asymmetric key encryption algorithm that is used to encrypt the AES-256 key. RC4 is a stream cipher that is used to further encrypt your files.

 

This ransomware uses a combination of these three encryption methods to make it incredibly difficult to decrypt your files without the decryption key.

History

It was first discovered in August 2016. ShinoLocker is a successor to the ShinoCrypter Ransomware, which was first discovered in July of 2016.

Protection

There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from this ransomware:

 

  • Keep your operating system and software up to date: ShinoLocker exploits vulnerabilities in outdated software to infect your computer. By keeping your software up to date, you can close these vulnerabilities and make it more difficult for ShinoLocker Ransomware to infect your computer.
  • Use a reputable antivirus program: Antivirus programs can detect and remove ShinoLocker before it can encrypt your files.
  • Don’t open email attachments from unknown senders: attackers often spread this virus through email attachments. If you receive an email attachment from an unknown sender, don’t open it.
  • Back up your files regularly: ransomware encrypts your files and makes them inaccessible to you. By backing up your files regularly, you can restore them if they are encrypted by ShinoLocker.

 

If you become a victim of ShinoLocker, we recommend that you do not pay the ransom. No guarantee paying the ransom will result in your files being decrypted, and there is a risk that you could lose your money without getting your files back.

 

There are some ways to recover your files without paying the ransom:

 

If you have a backup of your files, you can restore them from the backup.

 

If you don’t have a backup, you can try using a data recovery tool to recover your files. This may work if ShinoLocker Ransomware hasn’t encrypted your files completely or if it has made mistakes in the encryption process.

 

Finally, you can try to decrypt your files using a ShinoLocker Ransomware decryption tool. These tools are created by security researchers and are usually free to download and use. However, they may not work for all variants of ShinoLocker Ransomware.

 

If you cannot recover your files, we recommend that you format your hard drive and reinstall your operating system. This will remove ShinoLocker Ransomware from your computer and allow you to start fresh with a new installation of your operating system and software.

 

So, is there a public decryption tool for ShinoLocker Ransomware?

ShinoLocker is new ransomware and there is currently no public decryption tool available. However, security researchers are working on creating a ShinoLocker Ransomware Decryption Tool and one may be released in the future.

File recovery software

It may be able to recover ShinoLocker encrypted files.

There are a few data recovery programs that claim to be able to decrypt ShinoLocker ransomware encrypted files. We cannot verify if these programs work, and we do not recommend using them as they may contain malware or malicious code.

But, SalvageData data recovery software was able to decrypt ShinoLocker ransomware encrypted files in our tests. It is a reputable data recovery program with a good track record.

How to remove ShinoLocker Ransomware?

To remove ShinoLocker Ransomware from your computer, you can use an anti-malware program like Malwarebytes or Norton Security.

 

These programs will scan your computer for ShinoLocker Ransomware and other malware, and remove them automatically.

 

You can also remove ShinoLocker manually.

To remove it manually, you will need to delete the ShinoLocker Ransomware files and registry entries from your computer. However, we do not recommend this as it is a complex process and you could accidentally delete important files from your computer.

Contact a data recovery service

 

If you cannot recover your files using a backup, data recovery software, or a ShinoLocker Ransomware decryption tool, you can try contacting a data recovery service.

 

These services specialize in recovering files that have been encrypted by ransomware and other malware. They will usually charge you a fee for their services.

 

Before you contact a data recovery service, we recommend that you check their reviews and make sure they are reputable. We do not recommend using any data recovery service that we have not personally tested and verified.

 

SalvageData is a reputable data recovery service that offers a ShinoLocker Ransomware decryption service. We have a good track record and our customer service is excellent.

We have a no-risk, free evaluation process that will allow us to assess the feasibility of recovering your files.

 

If you would like to learn more about our ShinoLocker Ransomware decryption service, please contact us today.

 

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