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STOP / DJVU (Ransomware Virus) – 🔓 Decryptor and Removal (Update 2022)

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STOP/DJVU ransomware virus official ransom message

This article will help you remove STOP/DJVU ransomware totally. Follow the removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

STOP/DJVU is the name of a virus that encrypts your files while appending an extension of the same name to each file. Files are locked with both AES and RSA 1024-bit military-grade encryption algorithms. The cryptovirus will encrypt your data and when finished, it will demand money as a ransom to allegedly get your files restored. Keep on reading through the article to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

STOP / DJVU Ransomware Summary

Name STOP / DJVU Ransomware
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Files get encrypted on your computer machine and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The malicious program will encrypt your files with the help of the AES and RSA encryption algorithms. All locked files will have a new extension appended to them.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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STOP Ransomware – Decrypter Update

The latest news for the STOP/DJVU is that malware researchers of Emsisoft have released a new decryption tool, which is able to decrypt 148 variants of the ransom-demanding software out of 202+ available. The following extensions are supported by the decryption tool:

→ .gero, .hese, .seto, .peta, .moka, .meds, .kvag, .domn, .karl, .nesa, .noos, .kuub, .reco, .bora, .nols, .werd, .coot, .derp, .meka, .mosk, .peet, .mbed, .kodg, .zobm, .msop, .hets, .mkos, .nbes, .reha, .topi, .repp, .alka, .shadow, .djvu, .djvur, .djvuu, .udjvu, .uudjvu, .djvuq, .djvus, .djvur, .djvut, .pdff, .tro, .tfude, .tfudet, .tfudeq, .rumba, .adobe, .adobee, .blower, .promos, .promoz, .promorad, .promock, .promok, .promorad2, .kroput, .kroput1, .pulsar1, .kropun1, .charck, .klope, .kropun, .charcl, .doples, .luces, .luceq, .chech, .proden, .drume, .tronas, .trosak, .grovas, .grovat, .roland, .refols, .raldug, .etols, .guvara, .browec, .norvas, .moresa, .vorasto, .hrosas, .kiratos, .todarius, .hofos, .roldat, .dutan, .sarut, .fedasot, .berost, .forasom, .fordan, .codnat, .codnat1, .bufas, .dotmap, .radman, .ferosas, .rectot, .skymap, .mogera, .rezuc, .stone, .redmat, .lanset, .davda, .poret, .pidom, .pidon, .heroset, .boston, .muslat, .gerosan, .vesad, .horon, .neras, .truke, .dalle, .lotep, .nusar, .litar, .besub, .cezor, .lokas, .godes, .budak, .vusad, .herad, .berosuce, .gehad, .gusau, .madek, .darus, .tocue, .lapoi, .todar, .dodoc, .bopador, .novasof, .ntuseg, .ndarod, .access, .format, .nelasod, .mogranos, .cosakos, .nvetud, .lotej, .kovasoh, .prandel, .zatrov, .masok, .brusaf, .londec, .krusop, .mtogas, .nasoh, .nacro, .pedro, .nuksus, .vesrato, .masodas, .cetori, .stare, .carote, .gero, .hese, .seto, .peta, .moka, .kvag, .karl, .nesa, .noos, .kuub, .reco, .bora

If you see your variant among the ones above, it should be 100% decryptable now. Download the Emsisoft decryption tool to see instructions on how to restore your files for free.

Update May 2022

.mmob, .ttii, .hhjk, .sijr, .bbnm, .xcvf, .egfg, .mine, .kruu, .byya, .ifla, .errz, .hruu, .dfwe, .fdcv, .fefg

Update April 2022

.tuid, .uyjh, .qpss, .qall, .ghas, .hajd, .dqws, .nuhb, .ygvb, .dwqs, .msjd, .dmay, .jhdd, .jhgn, .dewd, .jhbg

Update March 2022

.sdjm, .xgpr, .iiof, .ooif, .vyia, .qbaa, .fopa, .vtym, .ftym, .bpqd, .xcbg, kqgs, .ioss, .vlff, .eyrv, .uigd, .rguy, .mmuz, .kkia, .hfgd, .ssoi, .pphd, .khde, .snwd, .mpag, .voom, .udla, .gtys

Update February 2022

.maiv, .qqqr, .cuag, .avyu, .ccps, .qnty, .naqi, .ckae, .eucy, .gcyi, .rtgf, .ooii, .jjtt, .fgui, .vgui, .fgnh

Update January 2022

.miia, .loov, .dehd, .vgkf, .nqhd, .zaqi, .yber, .vfgj, .fhkf, .maak, .qqqw, .yoqa, qqqe, .bbbw

Update December 2021

.moia, .yqal, .wnlu, .hgsh, .mljx, .yjqs, .shgv, .hudf, .nnqp, .xcmb, .sbpg

Update November 2021

.palq, .stax, .irfk, .qdla, qmak, .futm, .utjg, iisa, .pqgs, .robm, .luez, .rigj

Update October 2021

.free, .tisc, .mded, .nqsq, .irjg, .vtua, .maql, .zaps, .rugj, .rivd, .cool

Update September 2021

.efdc, .wiot, .koom, .rigd

Update August 2021

.muuq, .reqg, .hoop, .orkf, .lqqw

Update July 2021

.zqqw, .pooe, .lssr, .zzla, .wwka, .gujd, .nwji, .ufwj, .moqs, .hhqa, .guer, .aeur, .nooa

Update June 2021

.pahd, .pahad, .mpqq, .qscx, .sspq, .iqll, .ddsg, .piiq, .neer, .leex, .miis

Update May 2021

.rejg, .pcqq, .igvm, .nusm, .ehiz, .paas

Update April 2021

.fdcz, .yrnb, .lmas, .wrui

Update March 2021

.reig, .tirp, .enfp, .ekvf, .ytbn

Update February 2021

.plam, .cosd, .ygkz, .cadq, .ribd

Update January 2021

.qlkm, .coos, .wbxd, .pola

Update December 2020

.nobu, .booa, .omfl, .igal

Update November 2020

.vpsh, .agho, .vvoa, .epor, .sglh, .lisp, .weui

Update October 2020

.moss, .foqe, .mmpa, .efji, .nypg, .iiss, .jdyi

Update September 2020

.ogdo, .npph, .kolz, .copa, .lyli

Update August 2020

.nile .oonn .vari .boop

Update July 2020

.maas .repl .bmic .kuus .erif .kook

Update June 2020

.zipe .nlah .kkll .zwer .nypd .tabe .usam .vawe .pykw .moba .zida

Update May 2020

.mpal .sqpc .mzlq .koti .covm .pezi

Update April 2020

.jope .mpaj .lalo .lezp . qewe

Update March 2020

.remk .lokd .foop .rezm .npsk .opqz .mado

Update January 2020

New variants detected in the wild:

.alka .reha .npsg .btos .topi .kodc .nosu .repp

Update December 2019

New variants (that were released in the past month) – November 2019 update:

.kodg .nakw .derp .coot .toec .mosk .lokf .meka .peet .mbed .grod .zobm .rote .msop .hets .righ .merl .nbes .mkos

Update October 2019

October 2019 update with latest variants of the virus:

.nols .werd .leto .bora .karl .kuub .domn .noos .xoza

Security researchers are trying to update the decrytion tool developed by Michael Gillespie which should work with newer versions of the threat, at least partially. People who have fallen victim to STOP/DJVU are still bearing hope, but right now the keys found and put into the 2.0 version of the decryptor are not working for a lot of them. That is due to the fact, that the virus itself is using a complex asymetrical encryption, which uses 2 keys for locking up files. In recent news it also becomes apparent that the .gero, .hese, .kvag, .meds, .moka, .nesa, .peta, .seto and some other, newer variants of the virus, can only be decrypted if they were using an OFFLINE key for the encryption process. Thus, not all victims will be able to decrypt their files with either decyption tool available (at least at this time).

Update September 2019

Newest iterations of the malware from September 2019:

.kvag .meds .moka . peta . cdr .seto .gero .nesa .boot

The Retadup worm is a very dangerous threat which is described in several reports as one of the main carriers of this malware’s samples. A team of security experts have been able to devise a way of hindering the release of the worm which has rapidly decreased the number of infected computers.

A large number of the domains and servers associated with the worm have been shut down by the experts. However, this has not been enough to impact the spread of the malware strains. It appears that while this worm is one of the most efficient sources of the infection, it isn’t the one and only.

In the meantime, security researcher Michael Gillespie, author of STOPDecrypter, reported that the operators of STOP have altered its code in newer versions. These changes make the way the decrypter work impossible, starting with .coharos, .gero, and .hese. Apparently, the cybercriminals started to utilize proper asymmetrical encryption, meaning the offline keys will no longer be valid for decryption after the release of the final keys Gillespie extracted.

The researcher is now working towards closing this decrypter, and continuing work on a new decrypter that will work only for the old versions of the encrypting malware (up to .carote). The new decrypter will completely replace STOPDecrypter once it’s released, and will work in a different way, the researcher said.

Update August 2019

The cryptovirus continues to spread and bring new variants. These are the latest extensions that the virus encrypts files with:

.shariz .geno .final .hese .carote .timestamp .policy .navcache .swidtag .local .stare .vesrato .nuksus .pedro .nacros .nacro .nasoh .coharos .mtogas .krusop .londec .masok .brusaf .lotej .kovasoh .prandel .nvetud .cosacos .mogranos .format .ndarod .nelasod .access .format .ntuseg .bopador .novasof .dodoc .lapoi, .tocue .darus .madek .herad .berosuce .budak .godes .lokas .cezo .cezor .besub .litar .nusar .chech .lotep .dalle .truke .neras .horon .vesad .gerosan .boston .muslat .heroset .poret .pidon .pidom .davda .lanset .redmat .mogera .rezuc .skymap .rectot .ferosas .radman .bufas .fordan .norvasc .sarut .forasom .fedasot .berost .stone .dutan .ROLDAT .hofos .hrosas .kiratos .moresa .verasto .norvas .browec .guvara .etols .refols .grovat .trosak .grovas .tronas .proden .luces .doples .klope .kroput1 .charck .kropun .pulsar1 .promored .promos .rumba .adobe .tfudeq .djvuu .djvur .tfudet .tro .tfude .pdff .udjvu .uudjvu .pumas .puma

DJVU Ransomware Decryptor

There is a decrypter tool released for DJVU which requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed or a later version. The tool was initially released for the .puma, .pumax, .pumas versions of the cryptovirus. Michael Gillespie reguralrly updates it to support newly discovered verions like .format, .access, .ndarod, .bopador, .novasof, .dodoc, .todar and other. You can download the tool via the Decryption Tool link here. The tool requires a pair of an original file and its encrypted version.

Ways of Distribution

The STOP/DJVU threat might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script 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. Here is a list of some malicious files known to be used for the activation of this malicious software:


The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware that 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.

In-Depth Overview of the Threat

Your files will get encrypted and the malicious code will display a window with instructions on your computer screen. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files.

The malware could 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.

After encryption the cryptovirus will place a ransom note message inside a file called “!!!YourDataRestore!!!.txt”. You can see its contents from the following screenshot given down here:

The ransom note states the following:

All your important files were encrypted on this PC.

All files with .STOP extension are encrypted.

Encryption was produced using unique private key RSA-1024 generated for this computer.

To decrypt your files, you need to obtain private key + decrypt software.

To retrieve the private key and decrypt software, you need to contact us by email stopfilesrestore@bitmessage.ch send us an email your !!!YourDataRestore!!!.txt file and wait for further instructions.

For you to be sure, that we can decrypt your files – you can send us a 1-3 any not very big encrypted files and we will send you back it in a original form FREE.

Price for decryption $600 if you contact us first 72 hours.

Your personal id:


E-mail address to contact us:


Reserve email address to contact us:


The following e-mail address is used to contact the cybercriminals:

  • stopfilesrestore@india.com
  • stopfilesrestore@bitmessage.ch

The note states that your files are encrypted with further instructions. You are demanded to pay 600 US dollars in 3 days’ time, otherwise, the price will change. 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 crypto viruses or commit different criminal acts.

STOP/DJVU Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .STOP extension. The encryption algorithms used to lock the files are AES and RSA 1024-bit.

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 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 and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove STOP/DJVU Ransomware Virus and Restore .STOP Files

If your computer got infected with the STOP/DJVU ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of it as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the infection and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below. Beware that the manual removal is suitable for more experienced computer users. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps navigate to the automatic part of the guide.

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About the STOP / DJVU Ransomware Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this STOP / DJVU Ransomware how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the STOP / DJVU Ransomware ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.


1. How to Recognize Spam Emails with Ransomware
2. How Does Ransomware Encryption Work?
3. How to Decrypt Ransomware Files
4. Ransomware Getting Greedier and Bigger, Attacks Increase by 40%
5. 1 in 5 Americans Victim of Ransomware

Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove STOP / DJVU Ransomware from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove STOP / DJVU Ransomware


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


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.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Video Guide for Automatic and Fast Removal

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by STOP / DJVU Ransomware.

Ransomware infections and STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Step 6: How to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware (Video Guide)

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of STOP / DJVU Ransomware from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall STOP / DJVU Ransomware and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware:

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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware. 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware. 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware. 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

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for STOP / DJVU Ransomware:


SpyHunter for Mac

Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by STOP / DJVU Ransomware.

Ransomware infections and STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 recommended 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.

STOP / DJVU Ransomware FAQ

What is STOP / DJVU Ransomware ransomware and how does it work?

STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 .STOP / DJVU Ransomware files?

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

One way to restore files, encrypted by STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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 ".STOP / DJVU Ransomware" files (Other Methods)?

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

Also, keep in mind that viruses like STOP / DJVU Ransomware 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.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

  1. veer

    [-] Fatal Error: The type initializer for ‘Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem.NativeMethods’ threw an exception.

    above mentioned error i’m facing while decrypting the file please suggest me what should i do for that error.

    1. Tsetso Mihailov (Post author)

      You have a very old .NET Framework installed. You have to have at least .NET Framework 4.5.2 on your PC. Latest version is 4.8.

  2. Morshedul

    not work your tools for me please help me

    ransomnote_email: [redacted]
    sample_extension: .vesrato
    sample_bytes: [0x5E3DB – 0x5E3F5]
    virus : STOP (Djvu)
    MACs Adress: E0:D5:5E:1F:3A:24
    Id: fLJBrr4bLMWsBouR3n4lOq43QRDhrHZRXvU9cLR
    personal ID:

    my contact email : [redacted]
    please help me

    1. Tsetso Mihailov (Post author)

      This is a partial decryption tool and does not work for every victim. You should wait for an update for the tool. It is updated by its creator on a weekly basis for new variants but some keys for older ones might also be added if found.

  3. ing

    No keys were found for the following IDs: [*] ID: zWjJfBbOOI18hC5PG4UupND2E80pCXLmj6Y0Z2Y7 (.nasoh ) Please archive these IDs and the following MAC addresses in case of future decryption: [*] MACs: 50:46:5D:09:A8:A5 ————————————————-THIS IS WHAT SAY MY STOPdescrypter !! P.s – i have 1 original file too if it will help with something.. i sent to them and they descrypted this 1 file.. so i can send if need. NASOH <>

    1. Tsetso Mihailov (Post author)

      That is a fairly new STOP variant. The tool is working but not for every version of .Nasoh. Having an original file might help, so keep that file, but for no you should wait for an update of the decrypter.

      1. Hawkins

        Svp, j etais infecté par . pykw
        Tous mes fichiers, documents, photos, mes etudes universitaires sont crypté. S il vous plaît.. Aidez moi

  4. Mihuta Claudiu

    ransomnote_email: [redacted]
    sample_extension: .peta

    sample_bytes: [0x74C66 – 0x74C80] 0x7B33364136393842392D443637432D344530372D424538322D3045433542313442344446357D

    Your personal ID:

    No key for ID: Oswx88lEXcpCE57YB0qUttLYfyrK5MUC7LM0VlG6 (.peta )

  5. eldism

    (.vesrato )

    [+] File: D:\FactoryUpdate\MVFolder.vbs.vesrato
    [-] No key for ID: WayFC9kQxoDoQfWe2nuvBlvMVoHd7Zsl1mwEZYvw (.vesrato )

    [+] File: D:\FactoryUpdate\OffLine.cmd.vesrato
    [-] No key for ID: WayFC9kQxoDoQfWe2nuvBlvMVoHd7Zsl1mwEZYvw (.vesrato )

    [+] File: D:\FactoryUpdate\PINTweak.cmd.vesrato
    [-] No key for ID: WayFC9kQxoDoQfWe2nuvBlvMVoHd7Zsl1mwEZYvw (.vesrato )

    [+] File: D:\FactoryUpdate\Prepare.cmd.vesrato
    [-] No key for ID: WayFC9kQxoDoQfWe2nuvBlvMVoHd7Zsl1mwEZYvw (.vesrato )

  6. ATIF

    plz any solution for ransomware infected file extension is LOTEP.
    can this possible decrypt the file????????

  7. yashwant

    Extension .Domn
    Please help me

  8. ravi

    not work your tools for me please help me

    ransomnote_email: [redacted]

    ransomnote_email: [redacted]

    Your personal ID:

    my contact email : [redacted]
    please help me

  9. FeR p11

    Hola buenas tardes, mi pc ha sido infectada en el mes de Octubre de 2019 por archivos de extension .meds.
    No logro observar esta extension en las descripciones de arriba.
    Habrá algun programa que ya restaure este tipo de archivos infectados ??
    Muchas gracias.

  10. Valentin Ralev

    i can’t decrypt or recover files with .remk extension.. any program or soluiton please..

  11. Bình Nguyễn

    please help me. my file was changed in to (.peet)

  12. iehla

    stellar data recovery is not working for me, my file extension is .lokd any id in readme text note is

  13. mauro luna

    hola como estan mi extension es .qewe ya pude eliminar el virus pero no consigo descifrar los archivos, ayudenme porfa tengo mis archivos de estudios de la universidad allí

  14. manish

    My files were encrypted by .nile extension.
    • sample_extension: .nile
    • sample_bytes: [0x50183D – 0x501863] 0x7B33364136393842392D443637432D344530372D424538322D3045433542313442344446357D
    Case number: 23edeaa2a80922381ce1c421fa3d8536cc80573d1596463058

  15. manish

    my file were encrypted .nile extension
    • sample_extension: .nile
    • sample_bytes: [0x50183D – 0x501863] 0x7B33364136393842392D443637432D344530372D424538322D3045433542313442344446357D

    Case number: 23edeaa2a80922381ce1c421fa3d8536cc80573d1596463058

    plz help me

  16. Eduardo

    Hola, si alguien sabe de alguna forma de desencriptar archivos afectados por el virus rasomware con extensión . oonn por favor avisarme lo antes posible, se los agradecería.

  17. a

    plz id .zida

  18. Siddhant Bahadkar

    Hey man ! My Laptop was attacked by an STOP DJVU ransomware and all my files were encrypted with a .enfp extension and I’m not able to open them now . Please tell me what to do . There is so much of important data of mine. I tried using decryption tool but it says Impossible for decryption ann Online key was used

    1. Milena Dimitrova

      Hi Siddhant,
      Unfortunately, since an online key was used to encrypt your files, you may never succeed to decrypt your files via the official decryption tool. However, you can still try to recover your files with a data recovery software (see our instructions in Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware.) Some of our readers have shared success in restoring their files using a data recovery tool. Chances are better, if you haven’t reinstalled your Windows OS. Let us know if you have more questions.

  19. Simon G

    I was recently hit by ransomware. All my files are encrypted.
    .ekvf extension has been appended to them.

    Please update me whether the decryptor for the variant is out.

    I need your help.


    1. Milena Dimitrova

      Hi Simon,

      This is one of the latest variants of the STOP/DJVU ransomware. You can try using the decrypter but it will most probably tell you that your files were encrypted with an onlike key.

      1. Simon

        Hi Milena,
        Just as you predicted, the decryptor informed me that most of my files were encrypted with an online key.

        Anyway, ​any news on whether the decryptor for the new variant has been created?


        1. Milena Dimitrova

          Hi Simon,

          Unfortunately, no, and the likeliness of a decryptor for online keys is minimal, if not non-existent, at least for now. You can try the alternative methods we’ve listed. It’s a good idea to back up your encrypted files.

  20. Moon

    I was just today hit by ransomware. almost all my files are now encrypted.
    .pcqq extension has been appended to them.

    Please update me whether the decryptor for the variant is out.

    I really need your help.

    Thank you

    1. Milena Dimitrova

      Hi there. Unfortunately, later variants of STOP/DJVU ransomware all use online encryption keys thus decreasing the chances of file recovery. You can try using data recovery software like the one we recommend. Keep in mind, however, that full recovery may not be possible.

  21. sergio

    fui atacado por ransomware. casi todos mis archivos ahora están encriptados.
    .Se les ha agregado la extensión Paas.

  22. sergio

    mis archivos ahora están encriptados.
    .Se les ha agregado la extensión Paas. Intenté usar la herramienta de descifrado pero dice Imposible para el descifrado Se usó la clave en línea

  23. firman

    please someone help me last week i got attacked by STOP DJVU with ext .mppq with id online try any software recover still cant open my data

  24. Thiago

    O meu Pc foi atacado pelo Ransomware e meus arquivos ficaram com a extensão .ddsg Alguém me ajuda.

  25. Ricardo

    hola. cual es el programa para recuperar archivos encriptados con el NPPH… rikeistner@gmail.com

  26. Jawad Hussain

    Plz help my whole data has been encrypted

    my files are encrypted with .payfast290.FBC-673-B79.orkf
    plz help me.can anyone provide me decrypter tool…
    i try to decrypt with Emisoft Stop Decrypter but
    Error: No key for New Variant online ID: KF3kloe0eA2NZf1Ql8w71DP2X6MyJhWDpqKTFd6e
    Notice: this ID appears to be an online ID, decryption is impossible

  27. Omar E Gonzalez

    Saludos Cordiales al equipo de Sensors. Ustedes en esta misma pagina publicaron que ya estaba disponible en actualización de agosto 2021 el desencriptador para la extensiones “.aparecer, .reqg, .aro, .orkf, .lqqw ” Mi pc fue infectado y la extensión que requiero ´para recuperar mis mis archivos es la “reqg” Sin embargo, descargue desde esta pagina por el enlace, la herramienta de Emsissoft disponible; y después de correr el programa, aún este siguió expresando: “Notice: this ID appears to be an online ID, decryption is impossible”. Me pregunto si será que Emsissoft aún no habra efectuado la actualización e

  28. Daniel

    Can you help me?
    My files have been encrypted. ZAPS file
    Error: No key for New Variant online ID: QNz8Sbs4sD8SFfZD7JW6jaO4r6QEZiQFdba3WEOv

  29. Haithem

    Pouvez-vous m’aider?
    Mes fichiers ont été cryptés. fichier ZAPS :(

  30. anonymous

    spy hunter found severe malware which is STOP/DJVU virus but cant remove or take any action on the virus since spyhunter5 is requesting me to buy


  31. Antônio

    Meus arquivos foram criptografados pelo ransomware PARAR (Djvu) extensão .hgsh, alguém sabe se já tem ferramenta para descriptografar esse ransomware e onde encontrá-la?

    Muito Obrigado,


  32. Best

    I need decryptor of stop djvu ransomware virus and my all files are locked with .Orkf extension i need updated version of decryptor free plz give me solution for this if possible.

    1. Eliton

      Boa noite amigos! Tambem estou com mesmo problema stop.djvu (arquivo: .maak
      Se alguem conseguir poste aqui por favor! Obrigado!!!

  33. StopDJVU

    Is there any solution to the online key for .orkf as of now? Thanks.


    Hello everyone, good evening, how are you?

    My name is Wellington and I live in Brazil

    I have a big challenge. My PC was infected by a VFGJ extension ransomware. Following some tutorials, I managed to remove the virus from my PC, but I can’t restore my files. I ask for help to try to solve the case if there is something here of course!

  35. Felipe

    Alguma solução para o ransomware (.Ckae)?

  36. Antônio

    Bom dia, amigos! Tambem estou com mesmo problema stop.djvu (extensão: .hgsh)
    Se alguem conseguir poste aqui por favor! Obrigado!!!

  37. Harry

    Hola Milena, fui atacado por ransomware. todos mis archivos en el disco externo fueron encriptados.
    Se les ha agregado la extensión uuio.
    A los programas en el disco “C” se se les eliminó las licencias y no abren

    Por favor, indicame si el descifrador de la variante no está disponible.

    Santa Milena.

  38. S3N3SCAL


  39. Mike

    My PC got infected with .ygkz ransomeware virus extension in February, 2021. Tried the free tool to decrypt my files but it failed. After scanning, this tool said, my files were encrypted with online keys. Still couldn’t recover my files. Please assist me anyhow, if you can.


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