If you can’t open your images, documents, or other files and see the .stop extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Stop ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family
Stop ransomware encrypts personal documents identified on the victim’s computer with the extension “.stop” and then creates 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 task is primarily comparable to other examples of the same family: Eebn, Epub, Eeyu.
What is Stop Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.stop” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Stop is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.stop” extension. Then Stop ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to cipher the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend thousands of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Stop ransomware?
When Stop ransomware gets in your system, it will examine your system for images, videos, and also 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 cipher them and also change their extension to “.stop” so that you understand what happened.
After the Stop ransomware encrypted the files on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom transactioning instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the fraudsters – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the money ransom note that the Stop ransomware shows to its victims:
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
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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.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
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How did the Stop ransomware get on my computer?
The Stop ransomware spreads by posting websites to download hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz topics which can be used to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Stop creators make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most popular tactics these criminals apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, pursuing the modern things is not the only tactic these crooks utilize. Ways that have already turned into classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of initiative. Considering the ordinary principles of PC hygiene will considerably reduce all risks. Bear in mind that launching all documents you receive on email is not a great option. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is far better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Inspecting the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “email@example.com”– it is likely a legit email. On the other hand, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, but uses the e-mail address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– need to 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. Going against copyright regulation already exposes you to the danger of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to various malware. Nobody can regulate unidentified people that launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.
Stop virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Stop 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 Stop ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Stop 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 Stop 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 .stop 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 Stop 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.
STOP Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: STOP Virus
Description: STOP Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific stop extension. STOP 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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