Large number of people have complained about the attack of J-Ransom Ransomware in current time. However they mostly belong to Western Europe and North America. After this event they are noticing some specific extension attached with their files and also they are unable to access those. It might spread across the Globe. Hence users must read this article to get complete idea about its activities and how to delete it in easy way manually.
Facts about J-Ransom Ransomware
J-Ransom Ransomware has recently drawn the attention of PC users as well as malware researchers. It specialty is that it falsely represents itself to be an educational ransomware. This after accomplishing its scheduled task, professes a ransom note written in English language on Desktop. The ransom note remains inside a file which can be recognized by the name of ReadMe.txt. This is contained with single line which explains that “user's files has been encrypted and don't contain details”. It is nothing only the planned arrangement of taking users on TOR network by making them click on given link. It has been found to infect the OS like Windows xp, Vista, 7,8 etc. It execute its function by establishing the connection with C2 server and install the J-Ransomware.exe which enables the intrusion of J-Ransom Ransomware inside PC. Later it proceeds for the encryption of files and adds the .Love You extension with them. The files having extension like .flv, .gif, .gz, .iso .ibooks, .jpeg, .jpg, .key, .mdb .md2, .mdf, .mht gets encrypted most. Such kind of malware gets support for the infiltration onto PC through freeware downloads like player codes, download manager, media player and other unverified source are also responsible which includes Questionable links, peer-to-peer file sharing false update and so on.
Penetration techniques of J-Ransom Ransomware inside PC
J-Ransom Ransomware makes penetration inside PC through the freeware application like Player codes, PDF Creators, media player, video player, and download manager. Other suspicious sources also contribute a lot in compromising PC with such malware. These might include obtrusive links, peer-to-peer sharing, unsafe installation, visiting the shady websites. Harmful attachment are always appended with junk mails which very simple way. Users are in habit of making clicks on those attachments without scanning and finally their PC gets contaminated with unwanted or troublesome element.
What issues J-Ransom Ransomware arises inside PC?
- J-Ransom Ransomware is file encrypting malware that comes inside PC via deceptive way and makes user's file inaccessible for them.
- The encrypted files carries the extension .LoveYou which is a indicating symbol of their encryption.
- The files that have the extension like .xls, .xlsx, .xps, .xml, .ckp, .zip, .java, .py, .asm, .cpp, .cs, .js, .php, .dacpac have been found more prone to the attack of this ransomware.
- Further users are provided with a ransom note which initiates victim that User's files has been encrypted and don't contain details.
- Though it has targeted to PC users living in Western Europe and North America but it is being assumed that it might get distributed across the Globe.
Would it be possible to make contact with the author of J-Ransom Ransomware?
As there no any email address is mentioned in the ransom note presented by J-Ransom Ransomware so it seems very difficult to have contact with its developers. The decryption procedure may suggest users to enter the correct required password for the activation of further process. Security team simply advise users to have the backup images of the stored files. In case if they become the victim of such malware then they may take the help of mentioned manual removal techniques given in this post to delete this malware.
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J-Ransom Ransomware Removal Process
Reboot your system in safe mode (Read the tutorial how to boot in safe mode if you don’t know)
Un check all hidden files and folder properties (Know how to do it)
This is important as the J-Ransom Ransomware may be hidden it’s files.
Check your host file , if it is hijacked by J-Ransom Ransomware trojan
Pres Windows+R key to open search field
Type : “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” hit enter
A file will open and if you are hijacked a new ip or bunch of ip’s will appear on the bottom of the page. You can see it in the image below.
127.0.0.1 18.104.22.168 #J-Ransom Ransomware – Ransomware
127.0.0.1 22.214.171.124 #J-Ransom Ransomware – Ransomware
127.0.0.1 173.214.183.01 #J-Ransom Ransomware– Ransomware
if you find these kind of IP’s related to ransomware then you can follow the Microsoft link to reset the infected host file.
if you are hijacked follow the Microsoft link to reset the infected host file.
Pres Windows+R key to open search field
Type msconfig and hit to open system configuration tab
In startup browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious/unwanted programs from the list.
Press ctrl+shift+esc to go into windows task manager. There click the processes tab and look out for any suspicious process or virus
if you find any process related to J-Ransom Ransomware you can right click and “open file location”. once file location is opened you can kill the process there and all the directories from the folder you were sent to.
For your Convenience, You need to work Cautiously: Read Alert
Type Regedit in windows search field.
Once its open click ctrl+F and search for the threat name. If its found then right click and delete its entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\[ABOUT FILES! Ransomware]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[ABOUT FILES! Ransomware]
Open windows search field ctrl + r and type these in it
once folder is open kindly search for anything related to ransomware. Make temp folder empty.
A complete guide to decrypt files infected with J-Ransom Ransomware ransomware See HERE
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