If you cannot open your photos, documents, or files and see the .file extension on them, your system is definitely infected with File ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
File ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.file” and after that leaves 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 task is primarily comparable to other samples of the same family: Yoqs, Qqqw, Tasi.
What is File Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.file” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
File is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.file” extension. Then File 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 specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.
How dangerous is the File ransomware?
When File ransomware appears in your system, it will run through your computer for images, 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 “.file” to ensure that you understand what happened.
After the File ransomware encrypted the files on your PC, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the money ransom note that the File ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the File ransomware get on my computer?
The File ransomware spreads by placing links to download hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz topics which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular films – File creators make whatever to get their money on that. Some of the most preferred tactics these criminals put to use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, pursuing the modern things is not the single tactic these crooks utilize. Options that have already become standard, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Using the ordinary principles of computer hygiene will noticeably minimize all hazards. Bear in mind that starting all files you receive on e-mail is not a great idea. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is far better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, as well as when you see the thing like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a legit email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx delivery notice, but uses the email address of “email@example.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 extra description. Breaking copyright policy surely throws you to the danger of being fined. Nonetheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can oversee unnamed people who launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.
File virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for File 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 File ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the File 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 File 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 .file 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 File 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.
FILE Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: FILE Virus
Description: FILE Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific file extension. FILE 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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