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.jes Files Virus (Fireeye Ransomware) – Remove It and Restore Data

This article has been created with the aid to help you by showing you how you can remove the .jes files virus and how you can restore files, encrypted by the so-called FireEye ransomware.

A new ransomware variant, using the .jes file extension which it adds to the files, encrypted by it has been detected by security researchers. The ransomware aims to append the .jes file extension to the files that have been encrypted by it. The virus then adds the .jes file extension to the files that have been encrypted by it on the victims computers. The ransomware then leaves behind a ransom note, extorting victims to pay a hefty ransom in both BitCoin and ZCash. If your computer has been infected by the .jes files virus, we recommend that you read this article and learn how to remove the .jes files virus from your computer plus how to recover files, encrypted with an added .jes file extension.

Threat Summary

Name .jes Files Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Encodes the files and asks victim to pay ransom in BitCoin and zCash to get the files to work again.
Symptoms Files are encrypted with the .jes file extension. A ransom note is shown.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.jes Files Virus – How Does It Spread

The main method of propagation used by .jes files virus is reported by security researchers to be conducted via spammed e-mail messages, whose primary purpose is to get users to download and install a malicious e-mail attachment and open it. These fake attachments usually pose as if they were legitimate types of files, like:

  • Invoices.
  • Receipts.
  • Banking statements.
  • Order confirmations.
  • Suspicious account activity information.

The e-mail messages themselves are usually composed via various different deceptive statements, the most often used of which are reported to be imitating legitimate and big companies, like PayPal, eBay, Amazon, FedEx, DHL and many others.

Besides these methods, other methods and tools may also be used by this ransomware virus, like the malware being uploaded online while pretending to be a legitiamte type of file, like a software setup, a portable version of a program, crack, patch, license activor, key generator or other forms of programs that are often sought after and downloaded.

The main infection file, that is the dropper of the .jes files virus has been reported by malicious software researcher Michael Gillespie to be with the following parameters:

→ SHA-256 – 541ba8d2800cf9044a06b6411e877b769894982c5a0c996832de916515d2e1cc
Name – CrackerSocialNetwork V3.5.exe
Size – 2.17 MB

.jes Files Virus – Analysis

Once an infection with the malicious .exe file has been conducted, the ransomware virus drops it’s payload file. The payload fle of the .jes files virus is a file with the following information:

→ SHA-256 – abab1e140e7dc7291e62094470d38beaaedcc22e36d7cc10047f6242ebafdd1b
Name – BlackRansomwareFireeye.exe
Size – 1.35 MB

Once the malicious file is dropped, it may reside in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%
  • %UserProfile%

After the .exe file is dropped, registry value entries may be created for it in the following Windows sub-keys:

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

After this is done, the ransowmare virus may also drop it’s ransom note on the victim PC. The ransom note has the following information for victims to see:

what is happening?

Nell, Your important files are encrypted by this Ransomware modified by Fireeye.

The documents more importants like photos, videos, databases, and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted.
Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time. You will not be able to recover your files without our decryption service.

Is it possible to recover My Files?

Sure. Ne guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time. You can decrypt some of your
files for free.Try now by clicking (Decrypt). But if you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay. You only have 3 days to
submit the payment. After that the price will be doubled. Also, if you don’t pay in 7 days, you won’t be able to recover your files
forever.

How Do I Pay?

Payment is accepted in Bitcoin and ZCash only. For more information, click (About bitcoin). Please check the current price of Bitcoin
and buy some bitcoins. For more information, click (How to buy bitcoins).

And send the correct amount to the address specified in this window. After your payent, click (Check Payment). Once the payment is
checked, you can start decrypting your files immediately.

Contact

If you need our assistance, send a message by clicking (Contact Us). Ne strongly recommend you to not remove this software, and disable
your anti-virus for a while, until you pay and the payment gets processed. If your anti-virus gets updated and removes this software automatically, it will not be able to recover your files even if you pay!

Furthermore, the .jes files virus may also execute the following commands as an administrator in Windows Command prompt, thus deleting Windows file history:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

.jes Files Virus – Encryption Process

The encryption of this virus is done by first scanning your computer for often used file types like the following:

“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After the virus has found the files it is looking for, they are encrypted and the .jes file extension is added, making them appear like the following:

Remove .jes Files Virus and Restore Encrypted Files

To remove this ransomware infection, it is reccomended that you follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main goal of helping you delete the malicious files of the virus in a safe manner. Be advised that the preffered way of deleting this ransomware virus is doing it automatically with the aid of an advanced anti-ransomware software, whose main goal is to safely scan your comptuer for the malicious files of the virus and then delete them.

If you want to try and recove as many encrypted files as possible, we recommend that you see the alternative methods for file recovery in step “2. Restore files, encrypted by .jes Files Virus” underneath. They may be able to help you restore some or most of your files, depending on the situation.

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Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .jes Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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.

IMPORTANT!
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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .jes Files 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 .jes Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .jes Files Virus and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 .jes Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .jes Files 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.


.jes Files Virus FAQ

What is .jes Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.jes Files 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 .jes Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..jes Files 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 .jes Files 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 ..jes Files Virus files?

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

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

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .jes Files 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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