If you can’t open your images, documents, or other files and see the .iips extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Iips ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Iips ransomware ciphers personal files spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.iips” and after that generates 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 basically similar to other samples of the same ransomware family: Cuag, Avyu, Qqqr.
What is Iips Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.iips” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Iips is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered] files with the “.iips” extension. Then Iips 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 certain Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Iips ransomware?
When Iips ransomware gets in your system, it will run through 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 “.iips” so that you understand what happened.
After the Iips ransomware encrypted the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. In addition to the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the ransom note that the Iips ransomware shows to its victims:
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:
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.
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How did the Iips ransomware get on my computer?
The Iips ransomware spreads by posting websites to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who spread this ransomware are pretty tricky, and aim to correspond with contemporary trends. New games releases, new popular movies – Iips creators make everything to get their money on that. One of the most common methods these criminals apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, using the modern news is not the single way these crooks utilize. Methods that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also standard for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Following the regular rules of PC hygiene will noticeably decrease all hazards. Remember that starting all documents you receive on email is not a good option. Even worse scenario is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Examining the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, as well as when you see things like “email@example.com”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, but uses the e-mail address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of different digital things require some extra explanation. Breaking copyright law surely throws you to the chance of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can control unnamed individuals that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.
Iips virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Iips 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 Iips ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Iips 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 Iips 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 .iips 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 Iips 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.
IIPS Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: IIPS Virus
Description: IIPS Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific iips extension. IIPS 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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