SABA Virus (.saba File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

Written by William Reddy

If you can’t open your photos, documents, or other files and see the .saba extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Saba ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Saba ransomware encrypts personal files found on the victim’s computer with the extension “.saba” and after that leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is primarily comparable to other examples of the same ransomware family: Sato, Fofd, Foty.

What is Saba Ransomware?

NameSaba Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980,
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.saba” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Saba is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.saba” extension. Then Saba ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to cipher the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Saba ransomware?

When Saba ransomware appears on your PC, it will run through your disks for photos, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.saba” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Saba ransomware encrypted the files on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – and

Here is the ransom note that the Saba ransomware shows to its victims:


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Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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How did the Saba ransomware get on my computer?

The Saba ransomware spreads by posting websites to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all hype themes which can be used to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Saba developers make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most favored tactics these crooks apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, following the modern things is not the single way these criminals utilize. Options that have already become classic, such as email spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam

The example of email spamming that may lead to Saba ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Following the ordinary principles of PC hygiene will significantly decrease all risks. Keep in mind that launching all documents you receive on email is not a good habit. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can expect, as well as when you see the thing like “”– it is likely a genuine e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, however, uses the e-mail address of “”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things require some additional description. Going against copyright policy surely exposes you to the chance of being fined. However, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to different malware. Nobody can control unnamed individuals that launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.

Saba virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Saba virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Saba ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Saba ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Saba files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .saba files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Saba ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

Remove SABA Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .saba FILES)

Name: SABA Virus

Description: SABA Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific saba extension. SABA ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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William Reddy

I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.

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