If you cannot open your photos, documents, or other files and see the .aayu extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Aayu ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Aayu ransomware ciphers personal documents found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.aayu” and after that leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is basically similar to other examples of the same ransomware family: Aabn, Aamv, Aawt.
What is Aayu Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.aayu” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Aayu is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.aayu” extension. Then Aayu ransomware adds a money 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 Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will spend thousands of years to get the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Aayu ransomware?
When Aayu ransomware appears in your system, it will examine your system for photos, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.aayu” to make sure that you understand what happened.
After the Aayu ransomware encrypted the files on your PC, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the fraudsters – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the ransom note that the Aayu ransomware shows to its victims:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
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How did the Aayu ransomware get on my computer?
The Aayu ransomware spreads by posting websites to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who spread this ransomware are quite clever, and aim to correspond with current trends. New games introductions, new popular films – Aayu creators make whatever to get their money on that. One of the most favored methods these burglars put to use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, using the contemporary things is not the only manner these criminals utilize. Methods that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise common for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Using the ordinary rules of PC hygiene will noticeably minimize all dangers. Bear in mind that opening all documents you get on email is not a great idea. Even worse scenario is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is much better to stop the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see the thing like “email@example.com”– it is likely a trustworthy e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx delivery notification, however, uses the email address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– should make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.
Illegal sources of various digital things need some additional explanation. Violating copyright regulation surely throws you to the danger of being fined. Nonetheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. No one can regulate unidentified people that start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.
Aayu virus removal instructions.
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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 Aayu ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Aayu 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.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Aayu files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- 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 .aayu 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 Aayu 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.
AAYU Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: AAYU Virus
Description: AAYU Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific aayu extension. AAYU ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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