Malware may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. This may require tracking down dozens of files in different locations.
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What is J Ransomware? And how does it work?
J ransomware is a newly developed file-encrypting threat that targets individual computer users and home PCs rather than businesses. This ransomware is discovered early in July 2017. The ransomware arrives on your computer after you download an infected file or its executable file which is J-Ransomware.exe that can be installed on your computer using exploit kits and the good old spam email attachments. Once it gets into your computer, it modifies your Windows Registry so that it can boot during system startup.
J Ransomware is pretty much a fatal infection since it can delete your backup files as well as their shadow volume copies which make the Windows Previous Versions method useless and makes data recovery even more complicated for you. This malware also has another feature; it can restart your PC before it begins to encrypt your files. After that, it scans your computer for the following file extensions:
.3gp, .7z, .apk, .avi, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .chm, .conf, .css, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .djvu, .dbx, .docm, ,doc, .epub, .docx .fb2, .flv, .gif, .gz, .iso .ibooks,.jpeg, .jpg, .key, .mdb .md2, .mdf, .mht, .mobi .mhtm, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg .mpeg, .pict, .pdf, .pps, .pkg, .png, .ppt .pptx, .ppsx, .psd, .rar, .rtf, .scr, .swf, .sav, .tiff, .tif, .tbl, .torrent, .txt, .vsd, .wmv, .xls, .xlsx, .xps, .xml, .ckp, .zip, .java, .py, .asm, .c, .cpp, .cs, .js, .php, .dacpac, .rbw, .rb, .mrg, .dcx, .db3, .sql, .sqlite3, .sqlite, .sqlitedb, .psd, .psp, .pdb, .dxf, .dwg, .drw, .casb, .ccp, .cal, .cmx, .cr2.
And then, during the encryption process, it uses AES cryptography and then appends .LoveYou file extension on the encrypted files. Once the data encryption process is completed, it creates the ReadMe.txt file which contains information about J ransomware as well as this message:
‘Hey you !! Congratulations. Your fucking files are all encoded’
How does J Ransomware sread?
According to our researchers, J ransomware spreads through exploit kits and seems to be making use of spam emails as its distribution method. These spam emails contains infected executable file which is J-Ransomware.exe or Microsoft Word document which contains corrupted macros that is used to infiltrate your computer. Nowadays, cyber criminals use social engineering tricks to lure people into opening spam emails that often use names of banks, government institutions and other well-known groups. It can also spread through obfuscated programs, or torrent updates, peer-to-peer networks and file sharing sites.
Moreover, J ransomware can also take advantage of outdated system and programs. So if you have outdated system and programs, there’s a fat chance that you’ll end up getting infected by this ransomware. To protect your computer from these kinds of threats, be sure to:
- Double-check the unknown sender of any suspicious emails.
- Install updates as often as you can.
- Select reliable source when downloading software
Follow the removal guide below to terminate J ransomware:
Step 1: Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time. Proceed to the Processes tab and look for the any suspicious processes that can be related to the J ransomware.
Step 2: Right-click on the processes, then click Open File Location and scan them using a powerful and trusted antivirus like SpyRemover Pro. After opening their folders, end their processes and delete their folders. If the virus scanner fails to detect something that you know is suspicious, don’t hesitate to delete it.
Step 3: Open Control Panel by pressing Start key + R to launch Run and type appwiz.cpl in the search box and click OK.
Step 4: Look for J ransomware or any suspicious program and then Uninstall.
Step 5: Open the File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E.
Step 6: Go to the directories listed below:
Step 6: Look for J-Ransomware.exe or any malicious executable file that could be related to J ransomware. Right-click on it and click Delete.
The next step below is not recommended for you if you don’t know how to navigate the Registry Editor. Making registry changes can highly impact your computer. So it is highly advised to use PC Cleaner Pro instead to get rid of the entries that J ransomware created. So if you are not familiar with the Windows Registry skip to Step 10 onwards.
However, if you are well-versed in making registry adjustments, then you can proceed to step 7.
Step 7: Open the Registry Editor, to do so, tap Win + R and type in regedit and then press enter.
Step 8: Navigate to the path below:
Step 9: Delete the any suspicious registry value that has anything to do with J ransomware. After that, close the Registry Editor.
Step 10: Empty the Recycle Bin.
Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of the Wannacry 3.0 ransomware:
Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.
- A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.
- After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.
- Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.