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Efji Virus File

Efji virus has deemed all your files unopenable and has locked them? See how you can remove Efji virus by following the instructions provided at the bottom of this article.

Efji Virus

Efji Virus is created with the malicious aim of infecting computers and encrypting their files. The virus belongs to the so-called STOP family of viruses and this current variant does the same as previous ones. Files get encrypted so the user has no access to them. If your PC is locked and you are a victim to this virus infection, you probably have realized that after encryption was completed. System files are usually left alone so that the Operating System can function. The reason is for a ransom message to keep appearing. Efji Ransomware is a modern cryptovirus. Decryption for newly-existing STOP variants is hard to be accomplished, even when malware researchers are on the case of examining the code of the virus. If they cannot find flaws in the code of the virus, it cannot be decrypted. It could take months or even more time until said researchers figure out how to bypass the defense of the virus.

What Does Efji Ransomware Do?

Efji ransomware searches for files to lock by using a military-grade encryption algorithm. Infected computers could be sluggish during encryption. The virus places a file with a ransom message that links to a page for payment. Efjivirus is also named .Efji Virus file virus. Infected files will have the .Efji extension.

.Efji File Extension

The cybercriminals behind this STOP virus, want a large sum of money in exchange for allegedly recovering all encrypted files. .Efji virus file could create working registry entries for persistence and start with each launch of the Windows OS. Processes might also get altered in a way the hackers want. Locked files will get the .Efji extension and become encrypted. Documents, banking details, audio and video files and even archives could become encrypted.

Efji Virus Summary

Name Efji Virus
File Extension .efji
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware locks files on your computer system by encryption and demands a ransom to be paid for alleged file restoration.
Symptoms The virus payload will initiate file encryption and append the extension .efji to them making them unopenable. Ransom fee is demanded for payment.
Ransom Demanding Note _readme.txt
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Efji Ransomware – In-Depth Information

Efji Files Virus uses different methods for its initial infection. The payload of the virus could be put across websites for free downloads and torrents. In case something is offered as free online, you should know that it might have a malicious script inside. STOP ransomware has also been hidden in such a way. Cheats for games, hacks, cracks, rogue software usually have malware.

Efji virus is the last STOP ransomware version. If it has infected your computer you should remove it quickly. Your PC can be the source of infection for more users. Reinstallation of the Operating System does not guarantee to fully remove the virus.

.Efji files virus encrypts files and alters their code. A message with ransom instructions is placed inside folders with encrypted files. Inside the instructions you will read that the malware actors want money from you claiming that when they receive payment all your files will get restored. Without a guarantee, you do not know if after payment, you will get your files recovered. Free decryption software is released by malware researchers but could be incapapble of decrypting new versions. Researchers warn that to have successful decryption you have to be lucky and have an OFFLINE key (stored locally on the machine). In case your files are locked with an ONLINE key (stored online), the decrypter cannot find it to unlock files.
Efji files ransomware can modify entries of the Windows Registry and system processes.

The .Efji files virus will place a ransom note called _readme.txt with this text:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, 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.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-gSEEREZ5tS
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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
helpmanager@mail.ch

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
restoremanager@firemail.cc

Your personal ID:

Do not trust cybercriminals as they often make promises they do not intend to keep. They care only about money. Files may not get restored even upon paying. Decryption tools from criminals might not work or in rare cases, even brake your files.

STOP cryptovirus puts the .Efji extension on all files. Documents, videos, photos, credentials, and personal data are at stake when the Efji ransomware infects.

Shadow Volume Copies in Windows will get deleted by the virus if the following command is triggered:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case your computer has the ransomware and your files are unopenable, see how you could potentially restore them by visiting the STOP ransomware article which has an official decryptor linked there.
Be aware that if an ONLINE key locked your files, they might never get restored. Backup files before trying to decrypt them.

Remove Efji File Virus

If your computer is infected with .Efji File Virus, you should know that it takes experience in removing malware manually. You should be extremely careful if you decide to try and remove a virus such as this one, for the first time, manually. You should remove this ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided down here.

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As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

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  • Profile of the content creator.
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  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Efji Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Efji 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.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


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

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Efji Virus.

Ransomware infections and Efji 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Efji Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji 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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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Efji Virus.

Ransomware infections and Efji 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Efji Virus FAQ

What is Efji Virus ransomware and how does it work?

Efji 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 Efji Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Efji 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 Efji 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 .Efji Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Efji 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 .Efji Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Efji 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 ".Efji 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 .Efji 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 Efji 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 Efji Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Efji Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Efji 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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