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YouAreFucked Ransomware

Posted: February 22, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 12,030
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 26
First Seen: February 22, 2017
Last Seen: September 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The YouAreFucked Ransomware is a Trojan that locks you out of your PC's local media by encoding it. Most Trojans of this classification also emphasize a ransom-based model for purchasing a file decryptor that may or may not function. For now, malware experts can only recommend that you keep backups to protect your PC's contents and use anti-malware programs to catch and remove the YouAreFucked Ransomware before it attacks.

The Self-Explanatory Trojan

Although threats are a business, the threat actors operating within the industry sometimes include features or other characteristics for their personal amusement. These minor traits often are helpful for giving malware experts breadcrumbs to trace the activity of different campaigns like the latest YouAreFucked Ransomware attacks. Victims began uploading some components of this threat to the ID Ransomware database early in 2017.

The YouAreFucked Ransomware uses the same, encryption-based extortion strategy also denoted in prominent families like the Jigsaw Ransomware and Troldesh. It reorganizes the base data of different file formats on your PC according to an unidentified algorithm, in addition to including the 'YouAreFucked' string as a marker. Externally, changes to your data will prevent associated programs from opening them and also may comprise of custom extensions or other, name-based edits.

Formats vulnerable to the attacks include documents (DOC, DOCX, PDF), pictures (GIF or JPG), and spreadsheets (XLS, XLSX). Others also may be at risk.

Because of its limited and extremely recent distribution, malware experts haven't analyzed the YouAreFucked Ransomware's ransom infrastructure or related payment details. Con artists often threaten to delete either the locked content or the required decryption key that unlocks them, and, habitually, will only accept ransom via methods that don't allow for refunds. Symptoms promoting the ransom-based recovery option usually include some form of text note, such as a TXT or HTA file, and a hijacking of the desktop's background image.

Keeping Your Files from Getting Screwed Badly

With its campaign in its infancy, the YouAreFucked Ransomware offers few details to any prospective victims except for the ever-relevant value of backing up your work each day. PC users without another recourse may consider seeking assistance from experienced members of the anti-malware industry for examining the possibility of getting free decryption solutions. However, decryption is often subject to chance and can be unavailable even for those who opt to pay ransoms to the people administering Trojan operations.

Standard anti-malware protection should detect the YouAreFucked Ransomware heuristically and remove it from your PC immediately. Infection strategies known for delivering Trojans with similar payloads use EKs (Exploit Kits), compromised download sources, e-mail attachments and, to a smaller degree, RDP-oriented hacking efforts.

New threat actors to the threat industry are a recurring phenomenon and will likely continue creating unexpected divergences in how Trojans install themselves, deceive their victims, and hold the contents of their computers hostage. Well-rounded and consistent security practices always will be the optimal antidote for new threats like the YouAreFucked Ransomware regardless of the other factors surrounding them.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

C:\Users\webdev\Documents\RaF\Tools\Ransomware-2-master\Ransomware-2-master\SaveTheQueen.RANSOM\SaveTheQueen.RANSOM File name: SaveTheQueen.RANSOM
Size: 1.03 MB (1036288 bytes)
MD5: 8775ed26068788279726e08ff9665aab
Detection count: 12
Mime Type: unknown/RANSOM
Path: C:\Users\webdev\Documents\RaF\Tools\Ransomware-2-master\Ransomware-2-master\SaveTheQueen.RANSOM\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 11, 2021