If you can’t open your images, documents, or other files and see the .avyu extension on them, your computer is surely infected with Avyu ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family
Avyu ransomware ciphers personal files spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.avyu” and after that creates 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 task is primarily similar to other representatives of the same family: Qqqr, Bbbr, Bbbe.
What is Avyu Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.avyu” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Avyu is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered] files with the “.avyu” extension. Then Avyu ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will spend thousands of years to get the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Avyu ransomware?
When Avyu ransomware appears in your system, it will scan your system for images, videos, and also 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 encrypt them and change their extension to “.avyu” so that you understand what happened.
After the Avyu ransomware ciphered the files on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the crooks – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the money ransom note that the Avyu 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.
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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 Avyu ransomware get on my computer?
The Avyu ransomware spreads by posting websites to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that distribute this ransomware are quite foxy, and try to keep in touch with the latest trends. New games introductions, new popular films – Avyu developers make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most favored methods these crooks utilize is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, using the modern-day things is not the only tactic these crooks utilize. Options that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Using the regular principles of computer hygiene will substantially decrease all risks. Remember that starting all files you receive on e-mail is not a good option. Even worse scenario is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a trustworthy e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, but uses the e-mail address of “email@example.com”– should make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of various digital things require some extra explanation. Breaking copyright regulation already exposes you to the possibility of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. No one can oversee unnamed people who launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.
Avyu virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Avyu 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 Avyu ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Avyu 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 Avyu 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 .avyu 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 Avyu 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.
AVYU Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: AVYU Virus
Description: AVYU Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific avyu extension. AVYU 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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