This article will aid you to remove IT.Books ransomware. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
IT.Books is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive the .fucked extension. The IT.Books ransomware will leave ransomware instructions inside a text file and also show a GUI interface screen that is copied from the Jigsaw ransomware. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files by placing the .fucked on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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IT.Books Ransomware – Distribution Tactics
The IT.Books ransomware might distribute itself via different tactics. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer device will become infected.
Below, you can see the payload file of the cryptovirus being detected by the VirusTotal service:
Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.
IT.Books Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis
IT.Books is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer machine. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.
IT.Books ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.
After encryption the IT.Books virus might create a ransom note inside a text file. That text file is called READ__IT.txt and has the following contents:
Files has been encrypted with strong KEY
Send payment to our bitcoin address
you can visit google or localbitcoin to buy bitcoin.
BTC Address: 13vs2K5TiDAn6eLSevnds8esWZfeUhov2d
After payment click contact us you will receive Decryption KEY in less than 1 hour.
Except the ransom note, there are other ransom message instructions provided by the cryptovirus inside a GUI interface screen that looks exactly like the one of Jigsaw ransomware, as seen in the below image:
The message on it, states:
ALERT: YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED!
I want to play a game with you. Let me explain the rules:
Your personal files are being deleted. Your photos, videos, documents, etc…
But, don’t worry! It will only happen if you don’t comply.
However I’ve already encrypted your persnal files, so you cannot access them.
Every hour I select some of them to delete permanently,
therefore I won’t be able to access them, either.
Are you familiar with the concept of exponential growth? Let me help you out.
It starts out slowly then increases rapidly.
During the first 24 hour you will only lose a few files,
the second day a few hundred, the third day a few thousand, and so on.
If you turn off your computer or try to close me, when I start next time
you will get 1000 files deleted as a punishment.
Yes you will want me to start next time, since I am the only one that
is capable to decrypt your personal data for you.
Now, let’s start and enjoy our little game together!
All you have to do is to make payment to this address in Bitcoins and Click Contact us
BTC Address: 13vs2K5TiDAn6eLSevnds8esWZfeUhov2d
1 file will be deleted on every timer reset
You will need decryption key to decrypt your files for $600/-
If you don’t know how to get bitcoins visit https://localbitcoins.com
Contact us for the decryption Key! [TIMER] Decrypter
The message showcased above, stemming from IT.Books ransomware virus, indicates that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay “600 US dollars” to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.
IT.Books Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the IT.Books ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get the .fucked extension after being locked.
A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if the list becomes available, the article will get updated accordingly.
The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The IT.Books cryptovirus 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 above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.
Remove IT.Books Ransomware and Restore .fucked Files
If your computer system got infected with the IT.Books 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.