If you cannot open your images, documents, or files and see the .fefg extension on them, your computer is definitely infected with Fefg ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Fefg ransomware encrypts personal files found on the victim’s computer with the extension “.fefg” and after that creates 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 similar to other representatives of the same family: Fdcv, Dfwe, Hruu.
What is Fefg Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.fefg” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Fefg is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.fefg” extension. Then Fefg 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 BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will likely spend thousands of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Fefg ransomware?
When Fefg ransomware gets in your system, it will examine your system for photos, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are located, the ransomware will cipher them and also change their extension to “.fefg” to ensure that you understand what happened.
After the Fefg ransomware ciphered the files on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. In addition to the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the money ransom note that the Fefg ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the Fefg ransomware get on my computer?
The Fefg ransomware spreads by placing links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that distribute this ransomware are pretty clever, and try to correspond with modern trends. New games releases, new popular films – Fefg developers make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most popular strategies these criminals apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the modern trends is not the only way these criminals use. Options that have already turned into classic, such as email spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Adhering to the regular rules of computer hygiene will considerably minimize all risks. Keep in mind that launching all files you receive on e-mail is not a great tactic. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to avoid the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Examining the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see things like “email@example.com”– it is likely a trustworthy email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx shipment notice, but uses the email address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.
Illegal sources of different digital things require some extra description. Going against copyright regulation already exposes you to the possibility of being fined. However, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. No one can regulate unnamed people who start the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.
Fefg virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Fefg 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 Fefg ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Fefg 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 Fefg 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 .fefg 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 Fefg 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.
FEFG Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: FEFG Virus
Description: FEFG Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific fefg extension. FEFG 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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