What is Rs-jon Ransomware

Rs-jon is a ransomware infection that encrypts system-stored data and demands victims to pay 50$ for its decryption. While restricting access to files, it assigns the .rsjon extension. For instance, a file previously named 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.rsjon and reset its original icon. Following successful file encryption, the virus changes desktop wallpapers and instructs victims to follow instructions inside of the READ_ME_PLZ.txt note.

READ_ME_PLZ.txtWallpaper Text
Files has been encrypted with rs-jon
Send me $50 worth bitcoins or kebab
ur serial number is -
send me BTC in this adress = 1AefQmfitXAuQDm1BSNpTN6mygpePd3MT6
then send me mail with ur serial number with proof of payment like sh*t.
darkjon@protonmail.com
YOUR FILES ENCRYPTED BY RS-JON, PLEAASE OPEN READ_ME_PLZ.TXT AND READ

The ransom note represents a short message saying victims should transfer 50$ (in Bitcoin or Kebab cryptocurrency) and notify cybercriminals about the payment via their e-mail address – darkjon@protonmail.com. After this, victims will supposedly get the necessary tools for running the decryption of their data. If you decide to pay the ransom to swindlers, please note that there is always a risk of getting scammed by them. Unfortunately, decrypting data without the help of cybercriminals is rarely possible. Users can only recover the files using backup copies from external storage (like a USB-flash drive or hard drive) or decrypt them via free third-party tools if such are available. For now, there is no known software that could unlock access to .rsjon files. This may change in the future if private keys stored by cybercriminals will become leaked or publicized eventually. You can give a try to some reputable instruments we gathered in our guide, however, we cannot guarantee they will be able to help. Prior to trying any recovery method that excludes the participation of cybercriminals, it is important to delete the ransomware virus from your computer so that it does not continue its malicious activity. Follow our instructions to do it and apply additional measures to protect yourself against such threats in the future.

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How Rs-jon Ransomware infected your computer

Ransomware infections are typically spread via channels like trojans, deceptive third-party downloads, fake software updates/installers, backdoors, keyloggers, botnets, system exploits, and e-mail spam letters. Cybercriminals target inexperienced and try to bait into executing (opening) malicious attachments or links that can be included within e-mail spam letters. Alternatively, malware developers can deploy malicious advertising campaigns to fool users into downloading some software that contains a virus inside. Cybercriminals cover their letters under the names of legitimate companies or entities (e.g., delivery companies, tax authorities, banks, and so forth). For instance, it can be a fake message encouraging users to open a file with tax information. Unfortunately, doing so can expose you to facing an imminent ransomware infection. Files with .DOCX, .XLSX, .PDF, .EXE, .ZIP, .RAR, .JS, and other extensions are often the ones cybercriminals abuse to deliver various infections. While such formats have nothing to do with malware on the initial basis, cybercriminals have learned how to configure them for executing the installation of malicious infections. Therefore, you should beware of opening them. In addition, it is also worth-avoiding downloads of software on unofficial or dubious pages. Read our guide below to learn about security tips that will protect you from such threats in the future.

  1. Download Rs-jon Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .rsjon 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 Rs-jon Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Rs-jon Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Rs-jon Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

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

Rs-jon Ransomware files:


READ_ME_PLZ.txt
{randomname}.exe

Rs-jon Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .rsjon files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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

Download RakhniDecryptor

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 .rsjon files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing 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 Rs-jon Ransomware and removed 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 .rsjon files

stellar data recovery professional

  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 Rs-jon 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.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Rs-jon 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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