If you cannot open your images, documents, or other files and also see the .dazx extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Dazx ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Dazx ransomware encrypts personal files spotted on the victim’s computer with the extension “.dazx” 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 variants of the same ransomware family: Dapo, Carj, Qarj.
What is Dazx Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.dazx” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Dazx is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.dazx” extension. Then Dazx ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Dazx ransomware?
When Dazx ransomware appears on your PC, it will run through your disks for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.dazx” to make sure that you understand what happened.
After the Dazx ransomware ciphered the data on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. In addition to the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the ransom note that the Dazx 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.
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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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How did the Dazx ransomware get on my computer?
The Dazx ransomware spreads by posting links to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz topics which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Dazx developers make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most favored tactics these burglars use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, pursuing the current things is not the only tactic these crooks use. Ways that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Considering the standard rules of computer hygiene will significantly reduce all risks. Keep in mind that launching all files you receive on email is not a good idea. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see things like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a genuine email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, 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.
Illegal sources of various digital things require some additional description. Violating copyright policy surely throws you to the chance of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. Nobody can oversee unidentified people that start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.
Dazx virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Dazx 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 Dazx ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Dazx 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 Dazx 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 .dazx 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 Dazx 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 DAZX Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .dazx FILES)
Name: DAZX Virus
Description: DAZX Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific dazx extension. DAZX 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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