Short bio

Ransom.Snatch is Malwarebytes' detection name for a family of ransomware written in Golang.


Victims will find the ransome note named: HOW TO RESTORE YOUR FILES.TXT

Type and source of infection

Ransom.Maze is ransomware. Ransomware in general makes files on the victims system unusable until the ransom is paid. Ransom.Snatch not only encrypts a victims files, but also threatens to publish them.  The ransomware component is separate from the data stealer. Common attacks methods are: brute-force attacks against vulnerable, exposed services as RDP, VNC, TeamViewer, WebShell, and SQL injection


Malwarebytes detects components of Ransom.Snatch as Ransom.Snatch, Ransom.Snatch.Go, and Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic.

Malwarebytes blocks Ransom.Snatch

Malwarebytes blocks Ransom.Snatch

Business remediation

How to remove Ransom.Snatch with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu

Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula menu

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.


All component/technology detections are passed to the remediation engine for complete removal from infected systems. This industry leading technology uses patented techniques in identifying all cohorts or associated files for a single threat and removes them all together to prevent malware from resuscitating itself. If you are using Malwarebytes Ransomware Rollback technology, it allows you to wind back the clock to negate the impact of ransomware by leveraging just-in-time backups.

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