DFWE Ransomware. How to decrypt .dfwe files?

Written by William Reddy

If you cannot open your pics, documents, or other files and also see the .dfwe extension on them, your system is surely infected with Dfwe ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Dfwe ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.dfwe” 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 activity is basically comparable to other representatives of the same ransomware family: Hruu, Errz, Ifla.

What is Dfwe Ransomware?

NameDfwe Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.dfwe” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Dfwe is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.dfwe” extension. Then Dfwe 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 cipher the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Dfwe ransomware?

When Dfwe ransomware gets on your computer, it will scan your computer 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 located, the ransomware will cipher them and also change their extension to “.dfwe” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Dfwe ransomware ciphered the files on your PC, it will generate 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 cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

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


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How did the Dfwe ransomware get on my computer?

The Dfwe ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that spread this ransomware are pretty foxy, and try to correspond with modern trends. New games releases, new popular films – Dfwe developers make whatever to get their money on that. One of the most popular tactics these criminals apply is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, following the contemporary news is not the only manner these burglars utilize. Ways that have already turned into classic, such as email spamming, are also common for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam

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

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Following the standard rules of computer hygiene will considerably minimize all dangers. Bear in mind that launching all documents you receive on e-mail is not a great tactic. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is far better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Examining the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, however, uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of various digital things require some extra description. Going against copyright regulation surely exposes you to the possibility of being fined. Nonetheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. Nobody can control anonymous individuals that launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.

Dfwe virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Dfwe 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 Dfwe ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Dfwe 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 Dfwe 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 .dfwe 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 Dfwe 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.

DFWE Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: DFWE Virus

Description: DFWE Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific dfwe extension. DFWE 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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About the author

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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