IIOS Virus (.iios File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your pics, documents, or other files and also see the .iios extension on them, your computer is definitely infected with Iios ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Iios ransomware ciphers personal files located on the victim’s computer with the extension “.iios” and then generates 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 pretty much similar to other representatives of the same family: Kqgs, Xcbg, Bpqd.

What is Iios Ransomware?

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

How dangerous is the Iios ransomware?

When Iios ransomware appears in your system, it will examine your computer for images, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.iios” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Iios ransomware encrypted 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 emails to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the ransom note that the Iios 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 Iios ransomware get on my computer?

The Iios ransomware spreads by placing websites to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that distribute this ransomware are pretty tricky, and aim to stay connected with current things. New games introductions, new popular films – Iios developers make everything to get their money on that. One of the most common techniques these crooks apply is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, using the modern news is not the single tactic these burglars use. Ways that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

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

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Following the standard principles of computer hygiene will considerably minimize all dangers. Keep in mind that starting all documents you get on e-mail is not a great idea. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is much better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things require some additional description. Breaking copyright regulation already exposes you to the possibility of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to different malware. No one can oversee unidentified individuals who launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.

Iios virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Iios 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 Iios 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 .iios 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 Iios 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.

IIOS Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: IIOS Virus

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