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How to remove STOP Ransomware and decrypt .djvu, .udjvu or .blower files

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STOP Ransomware is file-encrypting ransomware-type virus, that encrypts user files using AES (режим CFB) encryption algorithm. DJVU Ransomware is identified as variation of STOP Ransomware. Virus appends .djvu, .udjvu or .djvuu extension to encrypted files, what can embarrass some users, as this is popular file format for e-books and storing scanned documents. When encryption is finished DJVU Ransomware places _openme.txt text file with following content in the folders with affected files and on the desktop.

How to remove GandCrab v5.1 Ransomware and decrypt your files

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GandCrab v5.1 Ransomware is fifth generation of very dangerous and harmful GandCrab Ransomware. It is yet unknown what type of encryption algorithm it uses. Virus assigns randomly generated identification code to each particular user. It looks like set of 8 letters and GandCrab v5.1 Ransomware uses it to create .[random-letters] extension and ransom note filename will look like this: [random-letters]-DECRYPT.txt and [random-letters]-DECRYPT.html. The contents of this ransom note is slightly different from previous versions of this malware. Unfortunately, files encrypted by GandCrab v5.1 Ransomware are currently not decryptable. However, as some of the previous versions had decryptor from BitDefender, we will provide download link for this tool below. There is a possibility, that they will update the program to decrypt latest instances of GandCrab Ransomware. We also provide general manual instructions, that can, in many cases, help you restore some or even all encrypted files. All these methods are worth trying.

How to remove Dharma-Gif Ransomware and decrypt .gif files

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Monro Ransomware is subtype of Crysis-Dharma-Cezar ransomware family, that adds .monro extension to encrypted files. Virus uses composite extenion, that consists of e-mail adress and unique 8-digit identification number (randomly generated). Monro Ransomware developers extort from $500 to $1500, that have to be paid in Monero, Dash or BTC (BitCoins) for decryption. Due to the fact, that hackers often do not send decryption keys, or just ignore e-mails from victims, who paid the ransom, it is not recommended to send any funds. Usually, after some time security specialists and individual researchers break the algorithm and release master key. Also, some files can be recovered by using backups, recovery software and instructions given on this page.

How to remove Scarab Ransomware and decrypt .enter or .lol files

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Scarab-Enter Ransomware is one of the varieties of Scarab Ransomware family. Scarab Ransomware has typical malicious activity: it encrypts user files using AES encryption and demands ransom of 0.3 BitCoins for decryption. Virus-extorsionist appends .enter or .lol extensions to encrypted files. Depending on version, after encryption Scarab Ransomware creates text files HELP HELP HELP.TXT or HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT text files with instructions to pay the ransom. Some of the previous Scarab versions were decryptable, however, if you won't succeed in decryption, do not pay the ransom. There are a lot of reports from the victims, that malefactors don't send decryptors. If Dr. Web Decryption Service fails for you, try manual instructions on this page and file-recovery software. In most cases this helps to restore some important files. In this article we collected, consolidated and structured available information about this malware and possible ways of removal and decryption.

How to remove Evolution Ransomware and decrypt .evolution files

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Evolution Ransomware is new ransomware with currently unknown genealogy. There are some indications, that it is based on hte code of Everbe 2.0 Ransomware. Virus encrypts user's files using AES encryption algorithm and adds .evolution extension to encoded files. After contacting the developers via one of the provided e-mails, they demand 2 BitCoins for decryption and offer to decrypt 1 file for free as a proof. After this they send wallet for sending funds. 2 BitCoins at the time of righting this article had equivalent of $8000. We do not recommend paying the ransom as there is no guarantee malefactors will send final decryptor. Currently, there are no decryption tools available for this type of crypto-virus. The only way to get all files back is to restore from backups. You can also try to use instructions and tools below to recover some important files.

How to remove Dharma-Combo Ransomware and decrypt .combo or .cmb files

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Combo Ransomware is new reincarnation of Dharma/Cezar/Crysis Ransomware family. The successor of Arrow and Bip Ransomware. This version appends complex extension, that ends with .combo or .cmb and contains e-mail address and unique ID. Combo Ransomware encrypts all sensitive files including documents, images, videos, databases, archives, project files, etc. Windows files stay untouched for stable operation. Combo Ransomware uses AES-256 encryption, which makes the victim's files inaccessible without decryption key. As for today, decryption is not possible, however, you can attempt to decrypt files from backups or trying file recovery software. There is also chance of decryption after using methods explained in this article.