This article will aid you to remove Jaffe ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
Jaffe is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive a custom extension, which is.[[email protected]]. The Jaffe ransomware leaves a text message with ransomware instructions as well as a desktop background pointing to the ransom note. 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 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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Jaffe Virus – Distribution Tactics
The Jaffe 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.
Jaffe Virus – In-Depth Analysis
Jaffe is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer machine. The ransomware is also known as the .[[email protected]] Files Virus. The extortionists behind this threat want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files, by first contacting them with an e-mail message.
Jaffe 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.
The ransom note message itself is located inside a file called READ THIS.TXT:
The ransom note file has the following contents:
| *** IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ***
No files have been deleted or copied from your computer.
All your files have been encrypted with a complex algorithm.
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.
Your personal key :
—BEGIN PERSONAL KEY—
66 39 D8 *** 01 76 A1
—END PERSONAL KEY—
What to do next to restore all your files? follow the instructions below.
1. Calm down. Pull yourself together. Everything will be fine. Follow the instructions.
2. Send to the mail [email protected] or [email protected] Your personal key. It’s also worth to send your internal
IP address (you can find it using the service whatismyipaddress.com).
3. Wait for the answer of our operator (response time 1-3 hours).
Next, you will receive further instructions for file recovery.
– Free decryption of files as a guarantee!
– Send us 3-5 encrypted files.
– The total size of files must be less than 5 Mb (non archived), and files should not contain
valuable information (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.).
*** If you do not receive a reply within 3 hours, create an account on Gmail.com and try again.
or just check your email spam.
| * Do not rename encrypted files.
| * Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
| * Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price
| (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
The message above, displayed by the Jaffe ransomware virus indicates that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay a ransom sum to allegedly restore your files, after you contact the cybercriminals by email. 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.
Jaffe Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the Jaffe ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get a custom extension when locked, which is .[[email protected]]. The newly added extension will be added as a secondary one, without changing the original, nor the file name.
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 Jaffe 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 Jaffe Ransomware Virus
If your computer system got infected with the Jaffe 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.