Fatp ransomware is one of the most recent Djvu/STOP ransomware versions. This version can be recognized by the .fatp file extension added to encrypted files. This malware will encrypt all of your personal files, essentially taking them hostage. To be able to open the encrypted files, you would first need to get a decryptor. But it will be difficult to get a decryptor because only the malware operators have it. They’ll try to sell it to you for $980. But even contacting the cybercriminals, not to mention paying the ransom, is pretty risky.

 

Fatp ransomware note

 

Personal files, including photos, videos, and documents, are the main targets of the Fatp ransomware. Because of the added .fatp extension, it will be simple to identify which files have been encrypted. Text.txt, for example, would become text.txt.fatp when encrypted. It is impossible to open files with this extension unless you first use a decryptor on them. The ransomware also drops a _readme.txt ransom note in each folder that has encrypted files, explaining how to pay for the decryptor.

Fatp ranosmware files

According to the ransom note, the Fatp ransomware decryptor costs $980. The ransom note further explains that if victims contact cyber criminals within the first 72 hours, they are supposedly entitled to a 50% discount. That isn’t necessarily the case, though. The note also mentions that victims can decrypt one file for free as long as it does not contain any important information.

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that, even if you pay the ransom, you will receive the discount or even a decryptor because you are dealing with cybercriminals. Even when victims pay, malware operators are unlikely to feel obligated to send the decryptor to them in order to assist them. Additionally, the money that victims pay would be used to finance future criminal activity.

There is currently no free decryptor for the Fatp ransomware, therefore victims without backups won’t be able to recover their files without paying the ransom. Ransomware from the Djvu/STOP family encrypts files using online keys. This simply means that each victim has a unique key. Without your specific key, a decryptor would be unable to decrypt your files. Therefore, unless those keys are released, a free Fatp ransomware decryptor might never be developed. It’s important to note that it’s not impossible that the malware authors will eventually release those keys in the event that they decide to stop their malicious activities. It has happened in the past with other ransomware. NoMoreRansom will have the free Fatp ransomware decryptor if one is ever released.

When searching for a free Fatp ransomware decryptor, you need to be very careful because there are many fake decryptors. Downloading the wrong one could result in another malware infection. If a decryptor cannot be found on NoMoreRansom or a similar legitimate source, there likely isn’t a free decryptor available. It certainly won’t be available on some questionable forum you may come across during your searches.

As soon as you delete Fatp ransomware, you can begin restoring files if you have a backup of your data. Without complete confidence in your skills, we do not recommend attempting to manually remove Fatp ransomware. The process can be fairly complex, and making a mistake could cause further problems. Using anti-virus software is much easier as well as safer.

Ransomware distribution methods

You are far more likely to come across malware if you have poor browsing habits. Particularly if you pirate copyrighted entertainment content via torrents, open unsolicited email attachments, click on random links, etc. Putting time and effort into developing better browsing habits is quite worthwhile if you want to avoid malware infections in the future.

Cybercriminals frequently use email attachments to spread malware. For their malicious email campaigns, they buy thousands of leaked email addresses from hacker websites and forums. Users whose email addresses are purchased from such forums would receive emails with malicious attachments. When users open the malicious files, the malware is activated and given the authorization to carry out its malicious activities.

Because malicious emails are generally quite generic, you should be able to spot them rather quickly if you know what to look for. Grammar and spelling errors are the most noticeable signs of a malicious email. Malicious senders frequently pretend to be from legitimate companies whose services users use, but if an email is full of spelling and grammar errors, it’s quite easy to identify the email as malicious. When communicating with customers, legitimate businesses make an effort to avoid spelling and grammar errors because they look very unprofessional.

Emails addressing you as “User”, “Member”, and “Customer” when your name should be used is another red flag. Companies automatically insert their users’ names into emails to make them feel more personal. However, since malicious actors cannot access personal information, they use generic words.

The fact that some malicious email campaigns can be far more sophisticated should also be noted. This is generally the case when they target someone specifically and have access to their personal information. A sophisticated malicious email would have no grammar/spelling mistakes, address the target by name, and even contain some specific details that would make the email seem much more credible. Because a sophisticated malware email would be difficult to identify, it is strongly encouraged to scan any unsolicited email attachments with anti-virus software or VirusTotal before opening them.

And finally, malware is frequently distributed via torrents. Because torrent sites are commonly poorly moderated, it’s not difficult for cybercriminals to post torrents that contain malware. Downloading copyrighted content using torrents significantly increases your risk of coming across malware infections. Torrents related to entertainment, particularly those for video games, TV series, and movies, often contain malware.

How to delete Fatp ransomware

Manual Fatp ransomware removal is not advised unless you are completely confident in your abilities. If you make a mistake during the process, you could accidentally cause your computer more damage. Using anti-virus software to delete Fatp ransomware is not only easier but also much safer. You can access your backup and begin restoring your files once the ransomware has been completely removed from the computer.

Fatp ransomware is detected as:

  • A Variant Of Win32/GenKryptik.GCHZ by ESET
  • Packed.Generic.528 by Symantec
  • Trojan:Win32/Azorult.FW!MTB by Microsoft
  • Trojan.MalPack.GS by Malwarebytes
  • UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic by Kaspersky
  • BotX-gen [Trj] by AVG/Avast

Fatp ransomware detections

 

Quick Menu

Step 1. Delete Fatp ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

Remove Fatp ransomware from Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP
  1. Click on Start and select Shutdown.
  2. Choose Restart and click OK. Windows 7 - restart
  3. Start tapping F8 when your PC starts loading.
  4. Under Advanced Boot Options, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Remove Fatp ransomware - boot options
  5. Open your browser and download the anti-malware utility.
  6. Use the utility to remove Fatp ransomware
Remove Fatp ransomware from Windows 8/Windows 10
  1. On the Windows login screen, press the Power button.
  2. Tap and hold Shift and select Restart. Windows 10 - restart
  3. Go to Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings.
  4. Choose Enable Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking under Startup Settings. Win 10 Boot Options
  5. Click Restart.
  6. Open your web browser and download the malware remover.
  7. Use the software to delete Fatp ransomware

Step 2. Restore Your Files using System Restore

Delete Fatp ransomware from Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP
  1. Click Start and choose Shutdown.
  2. Select Restart and OK Windows 7 - restart
  3. When your PC starts loading, press F8 repeatedly to open Advanced Boot Options
  4. Choose Command Prompt from the list. Windows boot menu - command prompt
  5. Type in cd restore and tap Enter. Uninstall Fatp ransomware - command prompt restore
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. Delete Fatp ransomware - command prompt restore execute
  7. Click Next in the new window and select the restore point prior to the infection. Fatp ransomware - restore point
  8. Click Next again and click Yes to begin the system restore. Fatp ransomware removal - restore message
Delete Fatp ransomware from Windows 8/Windows 10
  1. Click the Power button on the Windows login screen.
  2. Press and hold Shift and click Restart. Windows 10 - restart
  3. Choose Troubleshoot and go to Advanced options.
  4. Select Command Prompt and click Restart. Win 10 command prompt
  5. In Command Prompt, input cd restore and tap Enter. Uninstall Fatp ransomware - command prompt restore
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and tap Enter again. Delete Fatp ransomware - command prompt restore execute
  7. Click Next in the new System Restore window. Get rid of Fatp ransomware - restore init
  8. Choose the restore point prior to the infection. Fatp ransomware - restore point
  9. Click Next and then click Yes to restore your system. Fatp ransomware removal - restore message

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