Do you know what Sepsis Ransomware is?
When you look at the name, Sepsis Ransomware does not look like anything good. You can probably tell already that this program is one of the many ransomware applications out there. They take over target computers and then demand that users pay ransom for the files that have been encrypted. The discouraging part of this is that when we deal with a rather obscure infection, the chances of decrypting your files are really low. However, that should not stop you from removing Sepsis Ransomware from your system as soon as possible.
According to the research carried out by our team, this program uses the most common ransomware distribution methods to reach you. Those would be spam email and insecure Remote Desktop Protocol connection. Spam email is actually the cheapest and the most widespread method of ransomware distribution (and not only ransomware). Based on various reports, only around 4% of all spam email messages reach their goal that is enough to sustain the ransomware infection rate. It proves that the scope of spam email campaigns is huge and definitely far-reaching.
The good news is that you can obviously avoid a ransomware infection if it comes via spam. You just need to refrain from opening the spam email message and downloading the attached file. Here you might say that it is a really easy feat, but some users still get lured by the cunning tactics. Spam email messages often look like notifications from official websites (like, the post office, for example, or a delivery service), and some users feel compelled to open the attached document. Needless to say, the moment they open the file, they launch Sepsis Ransomware or any other similar infection.
Infection via insecure RDP connection is more precise, and it is very likely that it targets businesses rather than individuals. After all, if you manage to infect one computer connected to a network, the chances are that your infection will spread into all the other systems connected to that network, too. Also, small businesses might be more compelled to pay the ransom fee, as they often do not have their data backed up, so it is not surprising that as of late, small businesses have been one of the main targets of ransomware infections.Sepsis Ransomware screenshot
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Disregarding the distribution method, once Sepsis Ransomware enters the target system, it functions just like any other ransomware program out there. First, it will scan the system looking for the files it can encrypt. Then it will launch the encryption algorithm. The program will affect almost all of your personal files, but it should leave the system files intact as it still needs your computer to function properly if it intends to receive the ransom fee from you.
When the encryption is complete, you will find all the affected files now have a new extension. For instance, if you had a file called bird.jpg, then after the encryption, the filename will look like this: bird.jpg. [Sepsis@protonmail.com].SEPSIS. The infection will also display its ransom note, that is supposed to push you into giving your money away immediately:
Welcome to Sepsis Ransomware!
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail Sepsis@protonmail.com
Write this ID in the title of your message: [INFECTION ID]
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails: email@example.com
The price depends on how fast you write to us. You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Please note how the infection gives you a secondary email address, too. It means that its servers are shaky and the primary email server might disappear any time. Consequently, this also means that they might not even receive the ransom fee. And even if they did receive your transfer, they might not be able to send you over the decryption key.
Either way, paying these criminals is never an option. You need to remove Sepsis Ransomware right now, and then look for other ways to restore your files. If you always back up your data on an external hard drive or you have a lot of your files saved on your mobile device, then it should not be a problem. Simply delete the encrypted files, and transfer the healthy ones back. Also, if you see that you are having trouble with this infection, do not hesitate to contact a professional.
How to Remove Sepsis Ransomware
- Press Win+R and type %WINDIR%. Click OK.
- Delete the svchost.exe file.
- Press Win+R again and type %AppData%. Click OK.
- Go to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
- Delete the Info.hta file from the folder.
In non-techie terms:
Sepsis Ransomware is a dangerous infection that wants your money. To get to your money, this program encrypts your files. It means that it changes the information within your files, and your computer’s system can no longer read them. Removing Sepsis Ransomware will not bring your files back, but you have to terminate the infection because it is insupportable. You should also consider making copies of your files from now on because you can never know when another ransomware infection might hit you.