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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

FuckTheSystem Ransomware

FuckTheSystem Ransomware may strike you as a dangerous and rebellious beast based on its name that can bring down the system; well, it does encrypt your files if it manages to slither onto your computer, but the nightmare will be soon gone. As a matter of fact, researchers label this malware infection as “Stupid Ransomware” because it is built on an open-source program code and thus can be decrypted, and it does not even demand a ransom fee to sell the decryption key to you. So you should not get scared even if it seems that you are losing your precious personal files in this attack because you will not; if you decrypt your files. We will share with you two methods to do so, but first, you need to remove FuckTheSystem Ransomware from your system.

This malware infection mostly spreads as a malicious file attached to spam e-mails. It is really important for you to remember that even if you consider your spam filter to be a perfect defense mechanism, such spam may go undetected. But even if it ends up in your spam folder, once you go through the list, you may believe that it is actually an important mail. Since these criminals may use authentic looking sender names, companies, and e-mail addresses, this mail may not strike you as a scam. The subject these crooks may use can also make you believe that you “must” see this message along with its attachment. In fact, once you open this spam, you will not know any details about the issue it seems to refer to. This spam can appear to be about an unpaid fine, an unsettled invoice, wrong credit card details, and the like.

The message will most likely simply ask you to download and view the attached file. This attachment can look like a document or an image; sometimes, it can also be disguised as a video or a .zip archive. Generally you could not remove FuckTheSystem Ransomware without your files being and remaining encrypted. You are only lucky this time that you can actually decrypt your files. In other cases you may lose all your important files and this is exactly why we emphasize the need for proper protection to prevent such a malicious attack from happening.

Other potential infection methods could include clicking on unsafe third-party advertisements or landing on malicious pages armed with Exploit Kits. It is only safe to use your browsers if they are all updated and this also relates to your drivers (Adobe Flash and Java). Exploit Kits are very dangerous because they can easily drop any infection, including even proper ransomware programs, behind your back. You simply load such a malicious page and you will not even know what is happening in the background. This time though you are saved and you can recover your files after you delete FuckTheSystem Ransomware.

This malicious program is based on an open-source ransomware program code. It uses the AES encryption algorithm to encrypt your personal files, including your photos, videos, audio files, documents, third-party program files, and archives as well. This could be a devastating damage if you do not have a recent backup on a removable hard disk or cloud storage place. The affected files go through a name change as this infection appends a “.anon” extension to the end. So your files will look like “image.jpg.anon.”

Once the damage is done, this malware program displays its window but this time it is not a real ransom note window because the note is missing somehow. Therefore, there is no demand or any information related to payment. In fact, this window only informs you that your files have been encrypted. There is an input field and a button labeled “Decrypted,” and that is all really. In the input field you are supposed to enter the decryption code before hitting the button. In this case there are no unique codes for each victim, as a matter of fact, but only a hard-coded one: “hexobon.” If you enter this code and press the button, you can get your files decrypted. Another possible method to restore your files is to find a free tool on the net that can decrypt your files. However, if you are not an advanced user, we would not recommend this to you unless you can ask a friend or an IT professional to search for and use such a tool. Once you recover your files, you can delete FuckTheSystem Ransomware right away.

This malicious program does not seem to create any files on your system; therefore, it has to operate through the malicious executable file you download from the spam or other sources. All you need to do is locate this file and delete it. If you need assistance with that, please follow our guide below. Although this time you may have just got lucky, the next time may send all your files to waste. If you want to protect your system properly, we suggest that you use a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. This security tool can automatically detect and remove all known malware infections and more.

Remove FuckTheSystem Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  2. Find and delete the malicious file you saved from the spam. It could be in default folders, such as Downloads, your desktop, or even in the %Temp% folder.
  3. Empty the Recycle Bin and reboot your computer.
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