JYWD Ransomware. How to decrypt .jywd files?

Written by William Reddy

If you cannot open your photos, documents, or data and see the .jywd extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Jywd ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Jywd ransomware ciphers personal files spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.jywd” and then creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is generally similar to other examples of the same family: Jypo, Jyos, Typo.

What is Jywd Ransomware?

NameJywd Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactsupport@fishmail.top, datarestorehelp@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.jywd” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Jywd 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 “.jywd” extension. Then Jywd 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 specified Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files 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 Jywd ransomware?

When Jywd ransomware gets on your PC, it will scan your system 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 “.jywd” so that you understand what happened.

After the Jywd ransomware encrypted the files 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 email addresses to contact the crooks – datarestorehelp@airmail.cc and support@fishmail.top.

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


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How did the Jywd ransomware get on my computer?

The Jywd ransomware spreads by placing links to download hacked programs or games. They try to keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Jywd creators make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most favored tactics these criminals use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, using the modern-day news is not the only tactic these criminals utilize. Methods that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are also ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam

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

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Following the standard principles of computer hygiene will noticeably minimize all risks. Keep in mind that opening all documents you get on email is not a great tactic. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is far better to stop the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a trustworthy email. At the same time, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx delivery notification, however, uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things require some additional explanation. Breaking copyright law surely throws you to the possibility of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. No one can regulate anonymous individuals that start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Jywd virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Jywd 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 Jywd 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 .jywd 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 Jywd 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 JYWD Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .jywd FILES)

Name: JYWD Virus

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

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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