DIKE Virus (.dike File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your images, documents, or data and see the .dike extension on them, your system is definitely infected with Dike ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Dike ransomware encrypts personal files spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.dike” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is basically similar to other representatives of the same ransomware family: Sdjm, Fgnh, Vgui.

What is Dike Ransomware?

NameDike Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.dike
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.dike” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Dike is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.dike” extension. Then Dike ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, 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 contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Dike ransomware?

When Dike ransomware gets on your computer, it will run through your computer for photos, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] 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 “.dike” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Dike ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

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

ATTENTION!

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:
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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.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Dike ransomware get on my computer?

The Dike ransomware spreads by placing websites to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular films – Dike developers make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most preferred tactics these crooks put to use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, using the modern trends is not the single manner these criminals use. Ways that have already become classic, such as email spamming, are also common for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Dike ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Following the standard rules of PC hygiene will considerably minimize all dangers. Remember that opening all documents you get on e-mail is not a good tactic. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can expect, and also when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legit email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, however, uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– should make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things require some additional description. Going against copyright regulation surely exposes you to the risk of being fined. Nonetheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. No one can regulate undisclosed people who start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Dike virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Dike 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 Dike 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 .dike 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 Dike 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.

DIKE Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: DIKE Virus

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