Satan’s Doom Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Satan’s Doom Ransomware is?

A new infection has been discovered, and it is called Satan’s Doom Ransomware. The creator of this threat has chosen to use the elements from a famous video game series by the name “Diablo,” and you will see an image taken from the series showcased via the background. The background will be changed as soon as the infection infiltrates and encrypts files. The image is followed by a message suggesting that the victim’s files were encrypted and that they need to open a file called “Read_it.txt” on the Desktop to find more information. If this is what you have faced, there is no doubt that you have let in a malicious ransomware infection. While we can show you how to remove Satan’s Doom Ransomware from your operating system, we cannot show you how to decrypt your files because that, at the moment, is not possible. In the best case scenario, you do not need to worry about deleting this malware at all, and you still have time to protect your system against it.

It is not known who created Satan’s Doom Ransomware, but it is known that this malware was created using the Hidden Tear open source code. It has been exploited by cyber criminals behind Crypt0 HT Ransomware, Cryp70n1c Ransomware, and many other malicious infections that are known as file-encryptors. When these infections strike, they encrypt files using strong encryption keys that cannot be cracked manually. When Satan’s Doom Ransomware encrypts files, it adds the “.locked” extension to their original names, and that might help you identify which files were corrupted. Unfortunately, the infection appears to be able to disable access to your files altogether by locking the screen. You might have trouble closing the main window that shows up after the encryption. If that is the case, you might have to open the Task Manager and terminate a process responsible for it, or you might have to reboot to Safe Mode, where you could delete Satan’s Doom Ransomware components without disruption. Note that some screen-lockers only pose as ransomware, but this is not the case, and if you are introduced to a warning representing the name of this threat, your files are encrypted.

Satan’s Doom Ransomware was created to encrypt files, but it was also created to trick you into paying a ransom. According to the main ransom message, you can encrypt your files only if you pay a ransom within 4 days. After this, the ransom should be doubled in price. At the time of research, the victims of this malware were ordered to pay $250 (in Bitcoin) to 13w18TAAS3e4S8Z9W9Rkks734NbP6G7r8z (Bitcoin Address). An email address – – was also represented via the message to offer victims a way to communicate with cyber crooks. We do not recommend paying the ransom or contacting the creator of this malware because you would not achieve anything by doing that. The only things that would happen are that you would lose your money and disclose your personal email address.

According to our research, Satan’s Doom Ransomware can create copies of itself in the %TEMP% directory, and so it is not enough to remove the launcher file. Where is this file? That is hard to say, and if the ransomware was unleashed by opening a corrupted spam email attachment, you might be the only one who knows where to find it. Obviously, if you cannot find and delete Satan’s Doom Ransomware components, utilizing anti-malware software is the recommended method of removal. Note that if you cannot regain full access to the system by terminating a malicious process, you might have to reboot to Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Networking first. If you have questions about this malware still, do not hesitate to add them to the comments section.

Remove Satan’s Doom Ransomware

  1. Launch a start menu by tapping Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Start Task Manager and then click the Processes tab.
  3. Identify a {random name} process representing the ransomware and right-click it.
  4. Select Open File Location and then go back and End Process.
  5. Delete the {random name}.exe file that is linked to the malicious ransomware.
  6. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping keys Win+E.
  7. Enter %TEMP% into the bar at the top.
  8. Delete any copies of the malicious {random name}.exe file.
  9. Move to the Desktop and Delete the file named READ_IT.txt.
  10. Restore the desired background image.
  11. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate all of these components.
  12. Install a trusted malware scanner and perform a full system scan to check for leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

When Satan’s Doom Ransomware invades the Windows operating system, it can create copies of itself, and it also uses a TXT file and, possibly, a JPEG image file to introduce victims to the ransom demands. Clearly, there are quite a few components to eliminate, and, before you do that, you might have to unlock access to the operating system itself. If manual removal is too complicated for you, and you cannot seem to follow the manual Satan’s Doom Ransomware removal instructions that are available above, you should not hesitate to install anti-malware software that could perform removal automatically. If you still have questions about the infection and the removal process after reading this report, use the comments section to contact us with your problems.