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.Libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g Files Virus – How to Remove and Restore Files

This article aims to help you remove the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g files ransomware from your computer and show how you can restore .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g encrypted files without having to pay ransom.

New ransomware infecton carrying the file extension .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g has been reported by malware researchers to wreak havoc on the computers of the victims it infects. The malware has the one and only purpose to encrypt the files on the compromised computer and then leave behind the e-mail of the crooks as a file extension. The virus then drops a ransom note, named Readme.txt which has the extortion instructions in it and gives 96 hours deadline to contact the e-mail, otherwise the files could be lost indefinitely. If your computer has been infected by .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware, we advise you to read this article and learn how to remove this virus and restore files that have been encrypted by it on your computer.

Threat Summary

Name LibbyWovas
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Aims to encrypt the files on the computers infected by it and then demands a ransom payoff to get the files back.
Symptoms Files are encrypted and no longer able to be opened with an added .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g file extension. Readme.txt ransom note also appears.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g Ransomware – Distribution

In order spread it, the cyber-criminals behind .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g file ransomware may use different methods. They may upload the infection files of the virus as fake programs, installers of games or even game key generators and software license activators. In addition to this, the cyber-crooks may also send the infection file in the form of a document over e-mail. The attachment may be accompanied with a convincing message, like the following:

.libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g Files Virus – More Information

Once your computer becomes infected by the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g files ransomware, the malware connects to a distribution site via an unsecured port on your computer. After this, it drops the payload of the ransomware virus on your computer. It may consist of more than one executable file and these files are of different formats and may have different, often random names. The files may be located in the most commonly targeted Windows folders:
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After this ransomware virus has already infected your computer, it may begin to modify it. For starters, the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware may situate registry sub-keys with values in them that aim to run it’s encryption executable during Windows boot. To do this the virus may target the following Windows Registry sub-keys:

  • Run
  • RunOnce

After the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware creates value strings, they may contain data with the actual location of the malicious file, responsible for the encryption.

In addition to modifying the Windows Registry Editor, the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware virus may also delete the shadow volume copies of the infected computer via the vssadmin and bcedit commands:

→ vssadmin delete shadows /for= [/oldest | /all | /shadow=] [/quiet] BCDEdit /set {current} Recoveryenabled No

After those commands are enabled with the right parameters, the shadow copies of the infected machine are deleted and there is no way to restore the files using Windows. The virus then may drop it’s Readme.txt ransom note which has the following contents:

Your files are encrypted.
In case of renaming a file, the file will become unsuitable for decryption. Even we will not have a chance to restore them.

To return your files you have 96 hours. Write to us.

Contacts.
Our email: libbywovas@dr.com

ATTENTION. To email (libbywovas@dr.com) write messages only from these e-mail services.
From other email services, messages may not be received by us.

Yahoo. https://mail.yahoo.com
Gmail. https://www.google.com
Mail. https://www.mail.com

ATTENTION. We will reply you within 24 hours. If there is no response from us, please send your message again.

Tor email: libbywovas@torbox3uiot6wchz.onion

To register tor e-mail, use the service https://torbox3uiot6wchz.onion (Open only to the tor browser)

Send 3 files, each <2 MB (only pictures, text documents or shortcuts). We will decipher them for free, to confirm that we can help you. Wait for further instructions. YOUR KEY.

.libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g – Encryption

The encryption process of the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g virus is conducted via an encryption algorithm whose primary purpose is to render the files on the victim’s computer no longer able to be opened. To encrypt files, the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware targets specific documents, audio files, image files, archives and other often used files, which may have the following file extensions:

“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 encryption process by .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware has completed, the ransomware adds it’s distinctive file extension, which makes the files to begin appearing like the following:

Remove .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g Ransomware and Restore Files

If you want to remove this ransomware infection completely from your computer system, it is strongly recommended to begin removing it by using the steps in the instructions below. They are specifically designed to help you isolate and remove the .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g virus either manually or automatically. Be advised that for maximum effectiveness, experts always recommend using specifically designed for removal anti-malware software which will help to fully detect and remove all malicious files, related to .libbywovas@dr.com.gr3g ransomware from your computer.

If you want to restore files that have been encrypted by this ransomware on your computer, it is recommended to try the alternative methods used below In step “2. Restore files encrypted by LibbyWovas” below. They may not be 100% effective, but may help you to recover most of your data.

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How to Remove LibbyWovas from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove LibbyWovas

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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 LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas 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.
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Step 4: Scan for LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas.

Ransomware infections and LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas:

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 LibbyWovas. 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 LibbyWovas. 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 LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas. 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 LibbyWovas.

Ransomware infections and LibbyWovas 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.


LibbyWovas FAQ

What is LibbyWovas ransomware and how does it work?

LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas 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 .LibbyWovas files?

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

One way to restore files, encrypted by LibbyWovas 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 ".LibbyWovas" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas 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 LibbyWovas ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .LibbyWovas files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like LibbyWovas 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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