Remove JeanRenoAParis Ransomware - Restore .Locked Files

Remove JeanRenoAParis Ransomware – Restore .Locked Files

This article will aid you to remove JeanRenoAParis ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given below in the article.

JeanRenoAParis is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files, while also appends the .Locked extension to them. Some malware researchers refer to the virus as “StorageCrypter”. The JeanRenoAParis virus places a ransom note in a file called “_READ_ME_FOR_DECRYPT.txt”. You are demanded to pay 0.4 in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a ransom payment to supposedly restore your data. Continue to read below and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameJeanRenoAParis
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom sum to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files, while placing the .Locked extension to them, and also put up a ransom note in a window screen called JeanRenoAParis.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

JeanRenoAParis Ransomware – Distribution

JeanRenoAParis ransomware might 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.

JeanRenoAParis 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 the forum section.

JeanRenoAParis Ransomware – In Depth

JeanRenoAParis is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the alleged restoration of your files. Some malware researchers refer to the virus as “StorageCrypter” although we at STF have dubbed it as JeanRenoAParis from the email address it uses as a contact.

JeanRenoAParis 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 message is displayed after the encryption of your files is complete. It is inside a file called _READ_ME_FOR_DECRYPT.txt and can be viewed from the following screenshot down here:

That note reads the following:

Warning
Your documents,photos,databases,important files have been encrypted by RSA-4096 and AES-256!
If you modify any file, it may cause make you cannot decrypt!!!
You have to pay for decryption in bitcoin
Before paying you can send to us up to 2 files for free decryption
and it can also prove that we have ability to decrypt.
Please note that files must NOT contain valuable information
and their total size must be less than 2Mb

How to decrypt your files ?
To decrypt your files,please following the steps below
1,Pay 0.4 bitcoin to this address: 1HUqiacJ6F6yLwTeGwohEdgWVuehibEegq
Pay To : 1HUqiacJ6F6yLwTeGwohEdgWVuehibEegq
Amount : 0.4
2,After you have finished paying,Contact us and Send us your Decrypt-ID via email
3,Once we have confimed your deal,You can use the tool we sent to you to decrypt all your files.

How to obtain bitcoin ?
The easiest way to buy bitcoin is LocalBitcoins site.
You have to register, click Buy bitcoins and select the seller
by payment method and price
https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins
https://paxful.com/buy-bitcoin
http://bitcointalk.org/
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us
Contact Email : [email protected]
Decrypt-ID : CDwQ5HyOC0s+EM/tWRMEXP32IGfsQjSt2nGt2C84CrI9Jm+GWcGpprRBuO5m

The note of the JeanRenoAParis ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 0.4 Bitcoin which equals to nearly 4,000 US dollars. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal acts.

JeanRenoAParis Ransomware – Encryption

What is known for the encryption process of the JeanRenoAParis ransomware is that the cryptovirus places the .Locked extension to all locked files. What is more, the encryption algorithms used by the virus are both RSA and AES, but some researchers argue about that.

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:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The JeanRenoAParis 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 encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates 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 restore your files back to normal.

Remove JeanRenoAParis Ransomware and Restore .Locked Files

If your computer got infected with the JeanRenoAParis 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.

Manually delete JeanRenoAParis from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the JeanRenoAParis threat: Manual removal of JeanRenoAParis requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove JeanRenoAParis files and objects
2. Find malicious files created by JeanRenoAParis on your PC

Automatically remove JeanRenoAParis by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove JeanRenoAParis with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by JeanRenoAParis
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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