WEON Ransomware. How to decrypt .weon files?

Written by William Reddy

If you can’t open your photos, documents, or data and also see the .weon extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Weon ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Weon ransomware encrypts personal documents identified on the victim’s computer with the extension “.weon” 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 activity is generally similar to other examples of the same family: Vatq, Vapo, Gatq.

What is Weon Ransomware?

NameWeon 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 “.weon” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Weon is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.weon” extension. Then Weon 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 specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Weon ransomware?

When Weon ransomware gets on your PC, it will run through your computer for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] 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 also change their extension to “.weon” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Weon ransomware encrypted the files on your computer, 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 crooks – datarestorehelp@airmail.cc and support@fishmail.top.

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


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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.
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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.

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How did the Weon ransomware get on my computer?

The Weon 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 movies – Weon creators make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most preferred strategies these burglars use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, pursuing the modern-day things is not the single tactic these burglars use. Methods that have already become classic, such as email spamming, are likewise usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam

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

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Adhering to the regular principles of PC hygiene will significantly decrease all dangers. Remember that starting all documents you receive on email is not a good option. Even worse case is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Checking the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, however, uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.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 description. Going against copyright regulation surely exposes you to the chance of being fined. Nonetheless, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to various malware. Nobody can regulate undisclosed individuals who start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.

Weon virus removal instructions.

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

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Weon 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 Weon 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 .weon 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 Weon 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 WEON Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .weon FILES)

Name: WEON Virus

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