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Remove InfinityShadow Ransomware – Restore .JezRoz Files

This article will help you remove InfinityShadow ransomware absolutely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the bottom.

InfinityShadow is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files with AES encryption. The InfinityShadow virus displays a ransom note inside a file called Important_Read_Me.txt. The file is filled with instructions about paying a ransom for supposedly getting your files back. Keep reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name InfinityShadow
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files and put up a ransom note inside a text file called Important_Read_Me.txt.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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InfinityShadow Ransomware – Spread

InfinityShadow ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. 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 system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right here:

InfinityShadow ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. 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 found in our forums.

InfinityShadow Ransomware – Overview

InfinityShadow is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to allegedly get them back to normal. You are given a number of contact details, but you shouldn’t proceed with reaching out the cybercriminals as they will ask you for payment. The ransomware is also known by the name of JezRoz ransomware (named after the extension it places) and The Last Ransomware (named after one of its payload files that bears the name “The_Last.exe”).

InfinityShadow 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 launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.

That ransom note is inside a file called Important_Read_Me.txt which can be previewed right down here, from the screenshot:

The note reads the following:

AAAA323630AAAA13643F3F4F75393F3F3F54134D2A3F3FF655F
3F0E3F5A9C3FOE3F503F4434587A28003F3F15223F3F143F49
143F3F3F61333F41743F1E47155C3F3F175E3F3F7E3F7C223F
3F0B3F3F192E783F3F3F1C3F73763F70513F3F1C743F2DOA3F
2F3F3F323F3F74143FOE3F1E3FlD3F652E3F3F3F5315043F34
48223F3Fo0373F3F
…………………..END……………………
What happened to my computer?

All of your personal files, such as documents, photos, videos, databases and files that you need, have been removed from your secure cryptography.
You need to pay for your personal files to be decrypted.
Maybe you’re looking for a way out of the internet to reopen your files. We will endow you no one but us able to reopen your encrypted files!

So what should I do now?

All you need to do is pay the amount requested to our Bitcoin account and then send the personal identification key to our email address.

Why should I trust you?

We are not dishonest users and guarantee the return of all your missing files. To do this, you can decode 2 of your files by sending us free of charge.

Warning:
After this message, you have only 7 days to pay the requested amount of time. After that time, your key will be deleted from our server and you will not be able to access any of your files even if the requested amount is paid and remember any attempts to manipulate your encrypted files by the program.
Miscellaneous or other people may cause the file to be lost.

Pament : 260$
Email : InfinityShadow@Protonmail.com
BitCoin Address : 18vsVuzW7oQLQX2u6UmGw9SzhmGntbEQoJ

The note of the InfinityShadow ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to contact the following e-mail to supposedly recover your files:

  • InfinityShadow@Protonmail.com

Some people have dubbed the ransomware after the name of that e-mail address.

The ransom sum that you are supposed to pay is 260 US dollars demanded to be paid in the Bitcoin currency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay anything. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Furthermore, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses and make them prone to commit similar cybercrimes.

InfinityShadow Ransomware – Encryption

The encryption process of the InfinityShadow ransomware is utilized with the help of the AES encryption algorithm or at least that is stated inside the ransom note. It will encrypt your files while placing the .JezRoz extension to all locked files.

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Document files
  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials and data

The InfinityShadow 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

If the above-stated command is executed, the encryption process will become more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command will eliminate one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your files.

Remove InfinityShadow Ransomware and Restore .JezRoz Files

If your computer got infected with the InfinityShadow 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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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

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:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove InfinityShadow from Windows.


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

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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 InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow.

Ransomware infections and InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow:

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 InfinityShadow. 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 InfinityShadow. 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 InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow. 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 InfinityShadow.

Ransomware infections and InfinityShadow 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.


InfinityShadow FAQ

What is InfinityShadow ransomware and how does it work?

InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.InfinityShadow 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 InfinityShadow 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 .InfinityShadow files?

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

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

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

Also, keep in mind that viruses like InfinityShadow 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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