If you can’t open your pics, documents, or files and also see the .foza extension on them, your system is definitely infected with Foza ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Foza ransomware ciphers personal documents located on the victim’s computer with the extension “.foza” and then 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 activity is primarily similar to other samples of the same ransomware family: Coty, Coza, Boty.
What is Foza Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.foza” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Foza is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.foza” extension. Then Foza 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 computers that already exist will spend hundreds of years to brute force the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Foza ransomware?
When Foza ransomware gets in your system, it will examine your disks for photos, videos, and also important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.foza” so that you understand what happened.
After the Foza ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the fraudsters – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the money ransom note that the Foza ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the Foza ransomware get on my computer?
The Foza ransomware spreads by posting websites to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who spread this ransomware are very tricky, and try to keep in touch with the latest things. New games releases, new popular films – Foza creators make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most popular tactics these criminals use is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the modern-day news is not the single manner these burglars use. Methods that have already turned into standard, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Using the regular principles of computer hygiene will substantially reduce all hazards. Bear in mind that launching all files you get on e-mail is not a good habit. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is far better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see the thing like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a trustworthy email. On the other hand, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx shipment notice, however, uses the e-mail address of “email@example.com”– should make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Illegal sources of various digital things need some extra explanation. Breaking copyright law surely exposes you to the risk of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can control unidentified individuals who launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.
Foza virus removal instructions.
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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 Foza ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Foza 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 Foza 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 .foza 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 Foza 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 FOZA Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .foza FILES)
Name: FOZA Virus
Description: FOZA Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific foza extension. FOZA 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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