FDCV Ransomware. How to decrypt .fdcv files?

If you cannot open your pics, documents, or files and see the .fdcv extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Fdcv ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Fdcv ransomware encrypts personal documents spotted on the victim’s computer with the extension “.fdcv” and then 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 family: Dfwe, Hruu, Errz.

What is Fdcv Ransomware?

NameFdcv Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.fdcv
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.fdcv” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Fdcv is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.fdcv” extension. Then Fdcv 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 certain Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will likely spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Fdcv ransomware?

When Fdcv ransomware gets on your PC, it will check your disks for photos, videos, and 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 “.fdcv” so that you understand what happened.

After the Fdcv ransomware ciphered the files on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the ransom note that the Fdcv 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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Fdcv ransomware get on my computer?

The Fdcv ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz subjects which can be used to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Fdcv developers make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most common techniques these crooks put to use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, pursuing the modern things is not the only way these crooks utilize. Options that have already become standard, such as email spamming, are also ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

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

Avoiding this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Adhering to the standard principles of computer hygiene will substantially minimize all hazards. Keep in mind that starting all documents you get on e-mail is not a good habit. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is better to stop the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a trustworthy e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipping notice, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of various digital things require some additional description. Breaking copyright law already throws you to the chance of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can oversee unidentified people that start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.

Fdcv virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Fdcv 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 Fdcv 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 .fdcv 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 Fdcv 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.

FDCV Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: FDCV Virus

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