What is STOP Ransomware

Being part of the Djvu family, STOP Ransomware is a file-encrypting virus that has been strolling around the web since 2017. In fact, developers distribute a plethora of versions that vary from each other by extensions, cybercriminals’ e-mail, and other details. There are over 200 extensions that STOP Ransomware has used to attack the user’s data. In our case, STOP Ransomware appends .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz extensions to files so that they become encrypted. For instance, something like 1.mp4 will be retitled to 1.mp4.npsk or 1.mp4.opqz or 1.mp4.mado and reset its default icon after infection. Sequentially, the program creates a note called _readme.txt that contains ransom information. Usually, the generated content looks very similar in all ransomware types.

STOP Ransomware (.mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz extensions)

ATTENTION!
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
helpdatarestore@firemail.cc
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
helpmanager@mail.ch
Your personal ID:
{alphanumeric sequence}

It only differs by insignificant details notifying users that their system has been infected and experienced data encryption with high-end algorithms like AES-256, RSA, or others. Thereafter, swindlers claim that you should spend about 980$ on purchasing a decryption key that will access your data. As a rule, the payment has to be made in cryptocurrency since it is the safest method to not get exposed and blocked by authorities. Also, they can reduce the price by 50% if you transfer money within 72 hours. Whenever ready to do so, you have to contact them via helpdatarestore@firemail.cc (or helpmanager@mail.ch) e-mail address to get further instructions. Unfortunately, you cannot decrypt data with third-parties tools unless you pay a ransom. Note that data remains isolated even after uninstallation of ransomware, therefore, you will have to restore the lost files from external backup or cloud storage. Read below to find out how STOP Ransomware is spread and how to remove it.

stop ransomware (.mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz extensions)

  1. Download STOP Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz 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 STOP Ransomware

How STOP Ransomware infected your computer

Most malware strike unexpectedly and put users into a grinding halt. Usually, it happens because of careless and inexperienced behavior when users open everything they see on the web. And this is how ransomware infiltrates PCs. It sends fake e-mails that contain malicious attachments or links to suspicious pages that are opened inadvertently. Developers bundle various file formats like Microsoft Office, PDFs, ZIP, RAR, executables (.exe) and JavaScript files. Most users take them for granted and open because of interest, however, such thinking is ambiguous and often leads to impending infections of malware that cripple the stored data and the entire system as well. It is worth mentioning that there are other distribution channels like Trojans, fake software updaters, cracking tools, and untrustworthy downloads. Trojans are a type of virus that is meant to cause so-called “chain infections”. Fake software updaters (like Adobe Flash Player) are commonly advertised on dubious pages that claim your software to be out-dated. In fact, there is no updater in there, instead, the downloaded program will initiate the installation of malware or third-parties applications. Thus, never follow random messages that tell you to do something, download software only from official and trusted providers that have been existing for a long time. If you wonder how to get rid of STOP Ransomware and decrypt files, we will help you to do so in the article below. Great tools to protect against STOP Ransomware are: Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Download STOP Ransomware Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

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

How to remove STOP Ransomware manually

It is not recommended to remove STOP Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.

STOP Ransomware files:

_readme.txt
rdpclip.exe
delself.bat
{randomname}.exe

STOP Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz files

Use automated decryptors

Download STOP Djvu Decryptor from EmsiSoft (.mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz variations)

IMPORTANT: Read this detailed guide on using STOP Djvu Decryptor to avoid file corruption and time wasting.

STOP djvu ransomware decryptor from emsisoft

STOP Djvu Decryptor is able to decrypt .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz files, encrypted by STOP Ransomware. This tool was developed by EmsiSoft. It works in automatic mode, but in most cases works only for files encrypted with offline keys. Download it here:

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 .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz 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 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with STOP Ransomware and removed it from your computer, you can try decrypting 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 .mado, .jope, .npsk or .opqz 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 STOP Ransomware in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

bitdefender anti-ransomware

Famous antivirus vendor BitDefender released a free tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. It will not conflict with bigger security applications. If you are searching complete internet security solution consider upgrading to full version of BitDefender Internet Security 2018.

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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. STOP 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 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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