SnakeEye ransomware Removal Report (File Recovery Tips Included)

What is the main objective of SnakeEye ransomware?

SnakeEye ransomware is reported as one of the most dangerous file-encrypting software. Security researchers have identified the main executable of this malware known as 'SATAN ENCRYPTED YOU.exe”. Once the threat runs on the affected machine, it encodes all the files stored on the system infected with this ransomware. Besides, it does not encrypts those files stored on the system folders in order to keep the machine running. The developers of this threat call themselves “SNAKE EYE SQUAD” which targets the specific file types. According to the research report, the malware changes the system file structure by using a cryptographic encryption algorithm. Once the files enciphered by SnakeEye ransomware, it can only be usable after employing a decryption tool.

SnakeEye ransomware

After successfully encrypting the files stored on compromised machine, it removes the decryption key from the affected system and transfer it to their Command and Control server. Furthermore, the operators of this ransomware seeks to scare the victimized PC users by displaying a threatening ransom notification onto their desktop which instructs the victims to pay the hefty sum of ransom money in order to purchase the decryption tool which is needed for file restoration. However, system security analysts strongly advise computer users against paying ransom fee asked by SnakeEye ransomware developers, because the statistics shows that the 20% of the users who decided to pay the ransom money never receive a right decryption key and their important system files remain encrypted forever. Hence, the MVF security investigators also believes that you should never try to pay ransom money in case if your files get encoded by this malicious ransomware virus.

How Does SnakeEye ransomware Work?

The malware seems to be poorly programmed by the criminal hackers and it assumes that the security experts quickly invent a decryption key for this ransomware. Based on the research report, the threat is based on Open-source ransomware project which is available online. The entire working operation of SnakeEye ransomware is not obfuscated and it is quite easy to create a fee decryption software for the affected users. However, before moving for file restoration, it is very important to eliminate the malware from the computer by using trustworthy and credible anti-malware tool. In such circumstances, we strongly recommend you go for automatic virus removal procedures, which is proven best for the elimination of such nasty infections.

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How to Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option


  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents


  • Click on System option


  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option


  • Now Click on SnakeEye ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate SnakeEye ransomware from Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the SnakeEye ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”


Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by SnakeEye ransomware infection.


Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.


After that, click Add/Remove Program


Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1


Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode


Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”


First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.


Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with SnakeEye ransomware one by one then click on End Task.


Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.


The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.


Now select SnakeEye ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate SnakeEye ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.


Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the SnakeEye ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.


Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by SnakeEye ransomware.


Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the SnakeEye ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.



How to Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove SnakeEye ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar


Click and select on View advanced settings option

advance settings-edge

In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”


Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as


B. How to Delete SnakeEye ransomware from Google Chrome

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions


Select all the malicious extensions including SnakeEye ransomware and then select trash icon


Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section


In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser


C. How to Uninstall SnakeEye ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.


A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.


In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.


Find SnakeEye ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.


Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.


D. How to Remove SnakeEye ransomware From Internet Explorer

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.


Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select SnakeEye ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE


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