Save Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Save Ransomware is?

Save Ransomware is a threat. It is a pest that must be destroyed. It is a dangerous infection that can ruin your day. Needless to say, it brings nothing good to the table, and you want to delete it from your operating system immediately. If you are lucky, you might be able to get rid of this infection before it encrypts your personal files, but, unfortunately, you are most likely to discover it when it corrupts everything you care about. Reinstalling Windows and reinstalling software and apps is a nuisance, but it can be done. When it comes to personal files, restoring them manually can be impossible. Of course, if backups exist, they can replace the corrupted files, but if that is not the case, you are in trouble. So, what can you do, and how can you remove Save Ransomware. Continue reading to learn more.

According to our researchers, Save Ransomware is part of the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware family. This family is already big, with such threats as MGS Ransomware, Wal Ransomware, Zatrov Ransomware, and Masodas Ransomware already belonging to it, but it just keeps growing. That is because anyone with some basic knowledge can use a publicly available malware code. Even amateurs. They can employ different distribution methods, but they are most likely to use spam emails, malicious downloaders, malware-dropping Trojans, and exploits. Once inside the system, Save Ransomware can start encrypting files immediately, and once it is done, it should add the “.id-{ID}.[].save” extension to their names. This extension is an indicator, and you do not need to remove it.

Next to the corrupted files, Save Ransomware should drop a file named “RETURN FILES.txt.” This file informs that data was encrypted and that victims must email or to get information on how to get it back. Do you know what would happen if you contacted the attackers? They would demand money from you. Of course, they would offer a decryptor in return, but who can say that this tool even exists? Even if it does, we doubt that you would receive it by paying the ransom. Most likely, you cannot do anything to get it. Obviously, if backups are in your possession, there is no need for you to contact the attackers behind Save Ransomware at all. Instead, you want to focus on the removal of this malware, because the sooner you get rid of it, the better.Save Ransomware Removal GuideSave Ransomware screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions

Most people who encounter malware want to get rid of it manually. Do you want to delete Save Ransomware manually as well? Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact guide that would guarantee successful removal because the launcher of this threat could be, quite literally, anywhere. Also, other threats could exist, and you might need to get rid of them too. On top of all that, you need to think about Windows security because you want to make sure that your system stands strong against threats in the future. This is why we advise implementing anti-malware software. It will solve the problems of malware removal and Windows protection. Just don’t forget to backup files to protect them too.

Remove Save Ransomware

  1. Delete the {random name} file that launched the threat.
  2. Delete the ransom note file named RETURN FILES.txt.
  3. Tap Win+E keys to access Windows Explorer.
  4. Enter %APPDATA% into the field at the top.
  5. Delete the file named Info.hta.
  6. Enter %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ into the field at the top.
  7. Delete the file named Info.hta and a malicious {random name}.exe file.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Install a legitimate malware scanner and use it to perform a thorough system scan.

In non-techie terms:

You need to protect your Windows operating system against Save Ransomware. You need to remove this malware if it has invaded your system and encrypted your files already. Although that will not salvage your files, you will have one less problem to worry about. The attackers behind this threat can offer you a decryptor in return for your money, but we do not recommend following their orders because you are unlikely to get that decryptor regardless of what you do. What you want to focus on is the removal of Save Ransomware, which you can deal with manually or automatically. If you decide to delete the threat manually, we hope that the guide above will make it possible for you. If you are not able to erase the infection yourself, or if you also care about your virtual security afterward, we advise installing anti-malware software. It will clean and protect your system automatically. Only once your PC is clean, erase the corrupted files and replace them with backups, if you have them stored online or on external drives.