STOP Ransomware (a.k.a. DJVU Ransomware) is extremely dangerous virus that encrypts files using AES-256 encryption algorithm and adds .rectot extension to affected files. Infection mostly involves important and valuable files, like photos, documents, databases, e-mails, videos etc. Rectot Ransomware does not touch system files to allow Windows operate, so users will be able to pay the ransom. If the malware server is unavailable (computer is not connected to the Internet, remote hackers’s server does not work), then the encryption tool uses the key and identifier that is hard-coded in it and performs offline encryption. In this case, it will be possible to decrypt the files without paying the ransom. STOP Ransomware creates _readme.txt file, that contains ransom message and contact details, on the desktop and in the folders with encrypted files.
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Phobos Ransomware is a virus, that encrypts user files using AES encryption algorithm and demands ~$3000 for decryption. Ransomware adds .phobos, .phoenix or .Frendi extensions to encoded files and makes them inaccessible. In order to confuse users and researchers Phobos Ransomware uses file-modification patterns and ransom notes similar to very wide-spread Dharma Ransomware. Especially after design change in January, 2019, when they started to look like identically. However, there are certain differences in file-markers and appearance. After contacting the developers via one of the provided e-mails, they demand $3000 in BitCoins for decryption to be paid in 6 hours. Otherwise the cost of decryption will increase up to $5000. At the moment automated decryptors for Phobos Ransomware do not exist. There is no proof, that malefactors send decryptors to the victims, that is why we do not recommend paying the ransom. Instead, try using instructions on this page to recover encrypted files. File-recovery software can restore some files from your hard-drive.
STOP Ransomware (DJVU Ransomware) continues its malicious activity in May, 2019, and now adding .bufas, .ferosas, .dotmap or .radman extensions to encrypted files. Malware aims most important and valuable files: photos, documents, databases, videos, archives and encrypts them using AES-256 algorythms. Encrypted files become unusable and cybercriminals start extorting ransom. Ransomware creates _readme.txt file, that is called “ransom note”, on the desktop and in the folders with encrypted files. Hackers demand $980 for decryption of your files (message states, that victims will get 50% discount if they’ll contact cyber criminals within 72 hours after the encryption). According to many reports, malefactors often don’t reply to victims, when they receive ransom payment. We strongly do not recommend paying any money. Files encrypted by some versions of STOP (DJVU) Ransomware can be decrypted with help of STOPDecrypter. Dr.Web specialists decrypted files encrypted with some variants of STOP Ransomware in private. Dr.Web does not have a public decoder. Before trying to decode the files, you need to stop active process, and remove STOP Ransomware.
Dharma virus, unlike similar types of ransomware, does not change desktop background, but creates README.txt or Document.txt.[firstname.lastname@example.org].zzzzz files and places them in each folder with compromised files. Text files contain message stating that users have to pay the ransom using Bitcoins and amount is approximately $300-$500 depending on ransomware version. The private decryption key is stored on a remote server, and there currently impossible to break the encryption of the latest version.