SONAR.Ransom!gen10 is an extremely dangerous threat which is also known as the variant of Trojan.Ransomlock threat. Security analyst get the report of this threat mostly from the PC users of Russia, USA and Canada. The very nasty threat is created by some cyber crooks and it mainly target the Windows based computer system. The main objective of this trojan is to lock the desktop of compromised system and make it unusable. Through this way the developer of this threat try to convince the victim for paying a huge amount of ransom. This sophisticated threat can easily infect any Windows system specially those which has not enough protection. If it arrives in your system then you are unable to access your PC. To use it, you will need a password and in exchange of the password, criminals demand a certain amount of ransom.
Details of SONAR.Ransom!gen10
- Name : SONAR.Ransom!gen10
- First spotted on : 16th March 2017
- Type: Trojan
- Risk level : High
- Length of infection : Varies
- Geographical region : Russia, USA and Canada
- Affected OS : Windows XP, Vista, 7 etc.
Malicious Functionality Of SONAR.Ransom!gen10
As mentioned above, the foremost of SONAR.Ransom!gen10 is to extort money by locking the desktop. So after invading the system it start modifying various function on the compromised computer. It inhibit the access of Task manager and also alter the master boot record system. The trojan is able to execute every time when the infected PC start, even in the safe mode. As a consequence the operating system cannot be launch. After locking the computer, it display a message on the screen. The message inform the victim that their computer was involved in some illegal activity, hence it is locked by law enforcement agencies. Beside that it also display a page that contain the amount to be paid in exchange to unlock the system. Here what the ransom message look like :
How To Deal With SONAR.Ransom!gen10?
The ransom message is designed on the basis of user’s locality and the appropriate language. Security analyst always against of paying such ransom even the amount is affordable by victim. There is no guarantee that the developer of such malware will unlock the computer even after getting the ransom. Instead of paying ransom you can use your backup copy or also take help of some recovery program to restore your files. But before you take any step to unlock your computer, first remove SONAR.Ransom!gen10 because it keep causing issues.
Distribution Method Of SONAR.Ransom!gen10
Like most of the malicious program, SONAR.Ransom!gen10 is also distributed through several deceptive means. It can be dropped in your system if you visit malicious website or website which has been compromised. Beside that the threat can also drop in your PC via drive by download. Another known method to spread this trojan is spam email attachment. In this method, criminals attach malicious attachment to email or link of some infected site. File encrypting threat are also distributed from peer to peer file sharing or some pirated software. So you need to pay attention and remove SONAR.Ransom!gen10 if exist on your PC.
Removal Instructions Of SONAR.Ransom!gen10
If your system is also infected with SONAR.Ransom!gen10 then you should try to eliminate this threat soon otherwise it can cause serious damage. There are two known ways through which the threat can be removed from PC, manual or automatic (Recommended). For manual removal, follow the below steps.
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode with Networking
- Click Start menu > click Shutdown button.
- Now click on Restart and click OK.
- Keep pressing F8 key after PC become active.
- It launch the Advanced Boot Options window.
- Now select Safe Mode with Networking
Step 2 : Remove SONAR.Ransom!gen10 via control panel
- Click on Start button > Control Panel
- Now go to programs and click on Uninstall a Program.
- Here, look for SONAR.Ransom!gen10 related files
- Select the doubtful program > click Uninstall/Change
- Click OK to save the changes.
Step 3 : Kill malicious process From Task Manager
- Press Windows + R button together.
- It open a run box on the screen
- Now type “taskmgr” in run box
- After that click on OK button.
- In the Process tab and select suspicious process
- Click on End process tab
Note :- The manual removal steps can only be used by a tech savvy person otherwise a wrong step can lead to other issue. Hence it is recommended to use Free-scanner for automatic and complete removal of SONAR.Ransom!gen10.