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.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus – Remove It and Restore Files

This article will help you to remove the .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus (Jigsaw ransomware) fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.

The .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus is a part of the Jigsaw ransomware family. The cryptovirus uses the source code of the original one. Jigsaw has a list with around 126 file extensions that seeks to encrypt. All of the files which will get encrypted will receive the extension .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA appended to them. Afterward, a ransom note message will be displayed demanding 997 US dollars in Bitcoin as a ransom sum.

Threat Summary

Name .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware will encrypt your files and display a screen with the ransom note, which is themed around a Polish Police department.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt files by placing the .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA extension to all of them.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus (Jigsaw) – Spread

Jigsaw ransomware could infect computers using different methods for spreading that infection. Spam e-mails could be spreading its payload dropper. Those types of emails will try to convince you that something important is attached as a file to that e-mail. In actuality, the attachment will look like a legitimate document or one that is archived, but it is a file containing a malicious script. If you open that file, it will launch the payload for the ransomware. You can preview the analysis of one such file on the VirusTotal service:

Jigsaw ransomware might be using other methods for spreading, like putting the payload file dropper via social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications which roam the Internet could be presented as useful but also could hide the malicious files of this virus. Refrain from opening files after you download them, especially if they come from unverified sources, such as links and e-mails. First, you should scan these files with a security tool, and also make sure to check their sizes and signatures for anything that seems unusual. You should read the ransomware preventing tips topic in the forum.

.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus (Jigsaw) – Overview

The Jigsaw ransomware ransomware virus keeps on appearing on the radar of malware researchers. This variant displays a ransom note and is themed around a Polish Police department.

The following picture is used by the ransomware virus:

When the Jigsaw virus is executed, it will modify an existing entry in the Windows Registry or create a new one to achieve persistence. That registry entry makes the malware to automatically execute with each boot of the Windows operating system. Afterward, your files will get encrypted, and receive the same extension.

Usually, what comes next is a window popping up on your screen that shows the picture with police officers and text being typed out with green letters. That text is the ransom message with information and instructions for payment.

The original ransom note message is written in the Polish language:

UWAGA, UWAGA!!! Tu komenda wojewódzka policji, wydział ds. cyberbezpieczeństwa
WSZYSTKIE PLIKI OSOBISTE Z TEGO KMPUTERA ZOSTAŁY ZABLOKOWANE I ZABEZPIECZONE
w CELU szRvFIKowANIA LEGALNOŚCI POSIADANYCH PRZEZ PAńsmA PLIKÓW!

Nasze systemy monitorujące bezpieczeństwo w sieci wykryły po raz kolejny
masowe rozprzestrzenianie złośliwego oprogramowania, badź treści
pornograficznych z udziałem osób nieletnich!!!
w Polskim prawie są to bardzo ciężkie przestępstwa, za które grozi
kara pozbawienia wolności nawet do lat 12-stu!!!
Zdajemy sobie sprawę z tego, że pliki osobiste mogą być potrzebne Państwu,
w każdym momencie, dlatego dajemy Nam 100-procentową gwarancję odblokowania ich, ale
wyłącznie po opłaceniu grzywny w BTC (BITCOIN) na rzecz Fundacji **Polsat**!!!
w przypadku nie dokonania płatności w ciągu 3 dni wszystkie zablokowane pliki
zostaną definitywnie usunięte z dysku!!!!!!
Nie wyłączaj komputera przed dokonaniem płatności, gdyż wtedy automatycznie
usunę permanentnie 1000 plików!!!

Czas podjąć decyzję…

A machine translation of the message in English looks like the following:

ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!
Here is the provincial police department, cybersecurity division.

ALL PERSONAL FILES FROM THIS COMPUTER WERE BLOCKED AND PROTECTED
FOR THE PURPOSE OF LEGALITY HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE FILE PEN!

Our network security monitoring systems have detected once again
mass proliferation of malicious software, research content
pornographic with the participation of minors !!!
in Polish law they are very serious crimes, for which they are threatened
imprisonment up to 12 years !!!
We are aware of the fact that personal files may be needed by you,
at any time, that’s why we give us a 100% guarantee of unlocking them, but
only after paying the fine in BTC (BITCOIN) for the Foundation ** Polsat ** !!!
if you do not make the payment within 3 days, all blocked files
will definitely be removed from the disk !!!!!!
Do not turn off your computer before making a payment, because then automatically
I will permanently delete 1000 files !!!

It’s time to make a decision …

On top of that a little window will pop up with the following message:

Proszę wysłać co najmniej $997 na podany poniżej portfel BTC:

That translates in English to:

Please send at least $997 to the BTC wallet below:

Jigsaw (.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus) tries to manipulate to paying the 997 US dollar ransom sum, by stating that it will delete files from your PC every hour until you pay and there is nothing else that you can do to prevent that. But you should NOT under any circumstances pay the ransom sum. Supporting cybercriminals is a bad idea as that will only motivate them to do more criminal acts.

.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus (Jigsaw) – Encryption

A decrypter tool might be made to decrypt files locked by this ransomware threat in the near future.

In case the cryptovirus follows the encryption process of the original ransomware, the list with 126 file extensions that will become encrypted will look like the following:

→.3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .7zip, .aaf, .accdb, .aep, .aepx, .aet, .ai, .aif, .as, .as.txt, .as3, .asf, .asp, .asx, .avi, .bmp, .c, .class, .cpp, .cs, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .dxf.c, .efx, .eps, .fla, .flv, .gif, .h, .idml, .iff, .indb, .indd, .indl, .indt, .inx, .jar, .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .m3u, .m3u8, .m4u, .max, .mdb, .mid, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .msg, .pdb, .pdf, .php, .plb, .pmd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppj, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prel, .prproj, .ps, .psd, .py, .ra, .rar, .raw, .rb, .rtf, .sdf, .ses, .sldm, .sldx, .sql, .svg, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xqx, .zip

The list with the file extensions for encryptions will be updated with if new information is found about it. The encrypted files will have the .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA extension appended to them, after their file name.

The Jigsaw ransomware could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process even more efficient as it will eliminate one of the possible ways for restoring your data. If your computer machine was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your data.

Remove Jigsaw Ransomware and Restore .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA Files

If your computer got infected with the Jigsaw ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Windows Mac OS X

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Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Step 4: Scan for .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus.

Ransomware infections and .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

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Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus FAQ

What is .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open ..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your ..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore "..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .##___POLICJA!!!___TEN_PLIK_ZOSTA File Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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