Remove SnowPicnic Ransomware (Recover Encrypted Files)

2 Nov

SnowPicnic Ransomware is categorized under generic encryption Trojan. In general, it is distributed through micro-enabled documents and PDF that contains a hidden script. When this macro-script gets loaded, it commands to download and install suspicious program from Internet.  It doesn’t shows any notification or take any permission from the users. On the infected PC, it runs SnowPicnicFrenomware.exe on the infected PC.

On the infected PC, this malware does a quick scan to search the files that it can encrypt. It adds .snowpicnic extension as a suffix to the name of each file that it encrypts. It ransom note file is named as ‘READ.HTML’ and ‘Read.TXT’. According to the ransom note, the targeted files have been encrypted with military grade AES-256 algorithm cipher. It asks the victims to pay certain money in Bitcoin currency so that real identity of the cyber-criminals remains hidden.

Should Ransom Money be paid to Cyber-Criminals?

According to the ransom note, pay the money and get the decryption Key. This looks very simple but there is no guarantee that the original decryption key will be provided after the payment. There have been many cases in the past when cyber-criminal didn’t provided original decryption key after payment. So, it is recommended to use alternate ways such as use backup files or “Volume Shadow Copies”. It that is not available then you may try using data recovery software as well.

How SnowPicnic Ransomware Does Attacks the PC:

  • Bundling the related payloads with freeware and shareware
  • Using spam email attachments containing related macros enabled scripts
  • Using peer-to-peer file sharing networks such as torrents
  • Clicking on unsafe hyperlinks and pop-ups
  • Exploitation of security vulnerabilities and loopholes

Remove SnowPicnic Ransomware  using powerful Windows Scanner
Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat

Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with SnowPicnic Ransomware  then you were highly suggested to delete SnowPicnic Ransomware  by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like SnowPicnic Ransomware . However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove SnowPicnic Ransomware . As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall SnowPicnic Ransomware  from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete SnowPicnic Ransomware  using automatic removal method

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  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of SnowPicnic Ransomware  manually?

Eliminate SnowPicnic Ransomware  by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out SnowPicnic Ransomware  as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove SnowPicnic Ransomware  entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete SnowPicnic Ransomware .manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ SnowPicnic Ransomware .exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent SnowPicnic Ransomware  and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like SnowPicnic Ransomware  infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by SnowPicnic Ransomware  again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

Click here to Download Automatic Removal Tool to Uninstall SnowPicnic Ransomware 

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