FOTY Ransomware. How to decrypt .foty files?

Written by William Reddy

If you can’t open your photos, documents, or files and see the .foty extension on them, your computer is definitely infected with Foty ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Foty ransomware ciphers personal files found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.foty” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is basically similar to other variants of the same ransomware family: Foza, Coty, Coza.

What is Foty Ransomware?

NameFoty Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980,
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.foty” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Foty is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.foty” extension. Then Foty ransomware adds a 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 uses to cipher the files is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will likely spend thousands of years to find the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Foty ransomware?

When Foty ransomware appears on your PC, it will examine your system 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 also change their extension to “.foty” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Foty ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the fraudsters – and

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


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How did the Foty ransomware get on my computer?

The Foty ransomware spreads by posting links to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who spread this ransomware are remarkably foxy, and aim to correspond with modern things. New games introductions, new popular movies – Foty developers make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most popular strategies these crooks utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, pursuing the modern news is not the single manner these crooks use. Options that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam

The example of email spamming that may lead to Foty ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Using the regular principles of PC hygiene will noticeably reduce all dangers. Keep in mind that starting all documents you get on email is not a good idea. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is better to avoid 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, and also when you see things like “”– it is likely a legit e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx shipment alert, however, uses the e-mail address of “”– should make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Illegal sources of various digital things need some extra explanation. Going against copyright policy surely exposes you to the chance of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. No one can control undisclosed individuals who start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Foty virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Foty 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 Foty 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 .foty 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 Foty 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.

Remove FOTY Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .foty FILES)

Name: FOTY Virus

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

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.

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