EWDF Ransomware. How to decrypt .ewdf files?

If you can’t open your photos, documents, or other files and also see the .ewdf extension on them, your system is definitely infected with Ewdf ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Ewdf ransomware ciphers personal files located on the victim’s PC with the extension “.ewdf” and after that generates 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 activity is pretty much comparable to other variants of the same ransomware family: Zpps, Nnuz, Qlln.

What is Ewdf Ransomware?

NameEwdf Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.ewdf
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.ewdf” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Ewdf 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 “.ewdf” extension. Then Ewdf 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 address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents 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 Ewdf ransomware?

When Ewdf ransomware appears on your PC, it will examine your disks for photos, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.ewdf” so that you understand what happened.

After the Ewdf ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, 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 – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Ewdf 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.
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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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How did the Ewdf ransomware get on my computer?

The Ewdf ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who distribute this ransomware are quite foxy, and aim to correspond with modern things. New games releases, new popular films – Ewdf developers make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most common strategies these burglars use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, using the current news is not the single way these burglars use. Options that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are likewise common for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

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

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Considering the ordinary principles of PC hygiene will substantially reduce all dangers. Keep in mind that starting all documents you get on e-mail is not a great tactic. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is much better to stop the malware attack 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 when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– should make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things require some extra explanation. Violating copyright law surely throws you to the possibility of being fined. However, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. No one can regulate unidentified people that start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Ewdf virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Ewdf 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 Ewdf 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 .ewdf 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 Ewdf 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.

EWDF Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: EWDF Virus

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