Londec Virus Ransomware (.londec File) - How to Remove + Restore Data

Remove Londec Virus File

What are the Londec Virus files? What is _readme.txt? How to open Londec Virus files? How to remove Londec Virus from your computer?

Complaints have arisen on the web over a virus, going by the name Londec Virus. The malware strain is a variant of STOP Ransomware family and it is basically a cryptovirus, using an AES encryption mode. This means that this virus aims to encrypt the files on your machine after it infects it and then add the Londec Virus extension to it. The outcome of this is that you cannot open your files and a _readme.txt file appears, with a message in it asking you to pay ransom in order to get your files to work again.

Threat Summary

NameLondec Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe Londec Virus’s main purpose is to render your files unusable, until you pay a hefty ransom to the cyber-criminals who are behind this virus.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and have the file extension of Londec Virus. A ransom note, called _readme.txt is dropped on victim PCs.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Londec Virus – Update August 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP Londec ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.

So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Londec decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Londec virus ransomware infections.

Londec Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Londec Virus ransomware may be spread on your computer as a result of being added as an e-mail attachment that is sent to you. E-mails of those types carry invoices, receipts or other important documents and those files are the ones you should watch for.

Either way, once the Londec Virus is added to your computer, it may situate its virus files on your computer. The files may reside in the following Windows directories:

  • %Roaming%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Temp%
  • %System%
  • %System32%

Among the files dropped by this variant of STOP Ransomware is the ransom note, called _readme.txt.

The ransom note of Londec Virus:

Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you. This software will decrypt all your encrypted files. What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool: https://we.tl/t-1aaC7npeV9 Price of private key and decrypt software is $980. Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490. Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail “Spam” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail: blower@india.com
Reserve e-mail address to contact us: blower@firemail.cc Your personal ID:

The Londec Virus may also encrypt files on your computer. The files that are encrypted begin to appear with the Londec Virus extension and they are usually documents, images videos and other data you use very often.

The files encrypted by this variant of STOP Ransomware look like the following:

After encryption, the ransomware virus aims to delete all backups of Windows and erase the shadow copies. This happens by executing the following commands without you even noticing that this will happen:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

Remove Londec Virus Ransomware and Restore Files

To remove Londec Virus from your computer manually, feel free to use the ransomware removal steps below. They have been created with the primary purpose to assist you in removing the virus files steps by steps. If you want to remove the Londec Virus from your computer fast and effective, we recommend what most cyber-security experts do – to download and run a scan of your PC, using an advanced malware removal software. This program is created to thoroughly scan your machine and delete all Londec Virus files, plus protect your computer against future infections as well.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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  1. AvatarMajet

    My all files got encrypt then all files got “LONDEC file”

  2. SensorsTech ForumSensorsTech Forum

    We are closely monitoring the development of this virus encrypt files with .londec. We will add information as soon as there is something new. Follow this article in the coming days

  3. AvatarSimon

    Hello, can you please help me because I am experiencing file problem with Londec virus. I cannot open any .londec file and I have the note here. How to decode these files?

  4. AvatarJohnny

    hey! i have this damn londec virus! I tried renaming the file extension but it doesn’t work! Is there a program for decrypting the files or making them open somehow, even partially? I need only a part of some files – do you know if the whole files are encrypted or only a portion of them? Like, can a hex editor help? Please help!!!!

  5. AvatarPoscue

    My all files got encrypt then all files got “LONDEC file”

  6. Gergana IvanovaGergana Ivanova

    Hello guys,

    Happily, security researchers have found a way to decrypt some versions of the nasty Londec ransomware virus. Probably, you know that Londec virus is a strain of the infamous STOP ransomware. So we prepared a detailed guide on how to use the STOP ransomware decryption tool. The guide contains a download link as well as information on how to decrypt .londec files. You can find a link to the guide under the “Londec Virus – Update August 2019” paragraph of this article.


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