What is JoJoCrypter Ransomware

Developed on Node.js, JoJoCrypter is a malicious program that functions as a data-encryptor. A thorough investigation conducted recently shows there is a .jojocrypt extension assigned to each of the files. To illustrate, a non-encrypted 1.mp4 will turn into 1.mp4.jojocrypt as a result of infection. Along with this, it is also known that JojoCrypter uses RSA-2048 and AES-192 algorithms to cipher innocent files. It also creates a short ransom note how to recover your files.txt with following content.

JoJoCrypter Ransomware

your personal id is {redacted}
all your files has been crypted to recover your files contact us send your persoanl id to our email: jojocrypter@mail.ru

Unfortunately, the decryption with third-party tools appears to be an impossible task. The encryption chains are too strong and flawless to crack. This is why the only option (apart from paying the ransom) is to recover your files using backup or data-recovery tools. Otherwise, you will be forced to pay for the keys proposed by cybercriminals, which is mentioned in the ransom note dropped on your PC after encryption. Swindlers are not using too many words for describing what happened, instead, they attach their e-mail address to be contacted for further instructions. After reaching out to them, they will ask you to buy decryption software in BTC or any other cryptocurrency they use. Although this is a viable solution to restore your data, we advise against having any deal with cybercriminals. Most examples show that people get fooled and end up receiving no decryption software. Whatever the case, it is important to delete JoJoCrypted from your computer. Below, you will find both removal and data-recovery instructions.

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How JoJoCrypter Ransomware infected your computer

There is no definite way of JoJoCrypter spreading its roots. Usually, such malware distributes via trojans, fake software cracking tools, backdoors, keyloggers, untrusted downloads, and other vectors like that. Apart from this list, there is one more channel to be mentioned – spam messages. Being bundled with malicious attachments, they fore users into opening them. The target of swindlers is usually inexperienced users who are not aware of such tricks. To make the presence of malware even less obvious, they copy popular templates of legitimate companies that spread their newsletters. By that, they make users believe that they are using legitimate services. We hope that now you are more aware of how ransomware can end up on your system. Be careful and do not interact with content received from unknown sources, even if they seem to be familiar to some extent. In this article, you can find useful tips on protecting your system against such threats in the future.

  1. Download JoJoCrypter Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .jojocrypt 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 JoJoCrypter Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

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

JoJoCrypter Ransomware files:

how to recover your files.txt

JoJoCrypter Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .jojocrypt files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .jojocrypt 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 .jojocrypt 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 JoJoCrypter 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 .jojocrypt 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 JoJoCrypter 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

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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. JoJoCrypter 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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