What is Django Ransomware

Being categorized as ransomware-infection, Django is not a virus to be trifle with. As soon as it drops on your PC, it causes havoc around personal data by encrypting with special algorithms that do not allow third-parties tools to have any argument in the future. During data encryption, your files get altered with the .djang0unchain3d extension. This means that a file like 1.mp4 will be changed to 1.mp4.djang0unchain3d and reset its original icon. It seems like developers inspired a Hollywood movie called “Django Unchained” and decided to borrow its name. Once the encryption gets to a close, victims are presented with ransom instructions in Readme.txt that explain how to decrypt your data.

Django Ransomware
Your ID {redacted}
Your documents, photos, database, backups, configurations and other important data was encrypted.
Data recovery the necessary interpreter. To get the interpreter, should send an email to djangounchained@cock.li or djang0unchain3d@protonmail.com
If you dont get answear in 24 hours, please write to XMPP client
In a letter to include Your personal ID (see the beginning of this document).
In response to the letter You will receive the address of your Bitcoin wallet to which you want to perform the transfer.
When money transfer is confirmed, You will receive the decrypter file for Your computer.
If you need proofs, you can send us up to 3 files for free decryption.
After starting the programm-interpreter, all your files will be restored.
Attention! Do not attempt to remove a program or run the anti-virus tools.

Cybercriminals say that in order to retrieve your files, you should contact them via the attached e-mail address and include your ID. If you do not get an answer within 24 hours, you should write to another e-mail mentioned in the note. After this, extortionists will ask you to purchase the decryption key via the BTC wallet which will help you restore access to blocked data eventually. In addition, to negate all doubts, developers offer to send up to 3 files for free decryption. Despite this, you should not trust such a tricky move because they can still fool you and do not give the lost data back in your hands. Trying to fight with Django Ransomware single-handedly might be a huge challenge, thus, we recommend you follow our guide below to delete it completely and without traces. Unfortunately, there is no single method that could guarantee 100% decryption, you can only restore your data from backup storage after deleting the virus if it was created before the encryption.

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How Django Ransomware infected your computer

Infections of such types use a variety of sophisticated methods to penetrate unprotected systems. These are e-mail spam with malicious attachments, fake software cracking tools, backdoors, keyloggers, trojans, and other channels. With regard to e-mail spam, cyber criminals pretend to be a legitimate company and urge people to open attached files (MS Office documents, PDFs, executables, and JavaScripts files). You might see a highlighted topic saying that this message is important and urgent. In fact, this is a trick to attract users into opening a message and explore files hidden inside. Unfortunately, such a temptation leads to imminent malware and residual damage inflicted by it. To prevent this, you should be mindful and careful whilst surfing the web – do not open suspicious files or links, avoid clicking on ads and banners. You can also back yourself up with anti-malware tools that will prevent you from visiting or downloading malicious content. All of this can be found in our guide down below.

  1. Download Django Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .djang0unchain3d files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Django Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Django Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Django Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Django Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Django Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Django Ransomware files:


Django Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .djang0unchain3d files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .djang0unchain3d files. Download it here:

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There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .djang0unchain3d files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Django Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .djang0unchain3d files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Django Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

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2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storages, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storages can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Django Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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