How to remove Jewsomware virus and restore encrypted files

If you fell a victim of a ransomware and have causes to assume that it’s the Jewsomware virus – here you will find useful information. We propose easy and efficient advice on Jewsomware elimination and possible ways to get back the spoiled info.

What is Jewsomware

Jewsomware is a roadkill of our society, and we all know that if you see the inscription “files are encrypted” – the things are turning bad. It is a accurate reaction, by the way. Jewsomware infection is the ugliest threat that you may face on the Internet because a regular user literally cannot delete it. The single situation when you're able to overcome ransomware is when you’re not facing a real one, but a fake, that blocks the display and attempts to deceive you into making a payment. In all other cases, if a virus was developed and protected in a right method – you can just trust that specialists will defeat it. If fraudsters committed a mistake, and a malware has any flaws, which allow you to recover data – we will explain to you what to do in the following entry.

 

 

Regardless of virus' sort, the RSA and AES methods are very complicated to bruteforce them. It it requires thousands of years to execute all needed calculations on a standard home PC and, maybe, 2-3 decades if you will use an industrial computer. The only manner to neutralize a decent encrypting malware is to hack into it, or hack its server, to receive encryption keys. Rare ransomware examples also have a switch that can stop ransomware's activity completely or to leave unscathed a particular device. If some parson finds such switch for this ransomware, or create a decryption tool, we will update this item.

 

Let's find out, what is Jewsomware? It consists of an absolutely legitimate encryption system that modifies the folders on customer’s workstation, so customer cannot use them in any way. The key is encrypted too, but with a different algorithm. As usual, these algorithms are AES and RSA, which have demonstrated themselves the most hard-to decrypt and sustainable. These manners and the programs based on them are in public access on the Internet, so swindlers only need to add mechanisms of protection, to restrict an admittance to a program, and create the safe update and control pattern. Some viruses can act in standalone mode, and fraudsters get a report of another victim only when he writes them and sets off his money. Other ransomwares are function in another manner, and transmit reports to hundreds addresses, to puzzle the researchers and throw them off virus’ track.

 

Here you can find a few things to examine, prior to giving in and expecting for a decryption tool. As we said earlier, Internet-criminals also fail, and some specialties of your OS may serve you to restore files.

 

  • If your system profile doesn't have admin rights – you're very lucky. The point is that the OS makes backups of any data before their elimination or alteration. Those copies are called Shadow Volume Copies, and the virus has the methods to remove them. If you are employing the regular profile – the operating system asks for a authorization at the exact moment Jewsomware goes to remove SVC. In case you saw suchlike request and ignored it – your copies are alright, and might be used to get back the information.
  • A protected copy is the sole totally effective way to get the info back, but you should eliminate a malware first. Make sure that the virus is removed totally, because if it isn't – all information will be corrupted one more time, with those that are on a flash disc.

 

If both of these advice didn't work and you have no chance to restore the information – you have to eliminate the virus from your computer and expect when a decryption software will be developed.

How to remove Jewsomware

As about the uninstalling – there’s no possibility to completely escape an automatic mode. Jewsomware is too tricky and there is a chance pass some remains and then regret it (it could happen if you attach an external data storage with your backups to a not-totally-clean computer). It also hides damn well, so you just won’t be able to delete it completely on your own. Here's your removal guide that can suit all your needs. It has several manual phases and an optional antivirus program step.

Removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.

 

 

 

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1

 

  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2

 

 

  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode

 

Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1

 

  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2

 

  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3

 

  • Press Ok

 

Step 3. Remove virus files

 

Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %APPDATA%
  • %ProgramData%

 

Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder

Hosts_file_location

 

  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:

Hosts_file

 

Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

When you removed the ransomware, you should try to do the info restoration. As we said in previous paragraphs, if you use an administrator profile and you gave the virus an access into the PC – there is no trick to restore your information save for the backups. If you use a common entry – you still have some chances, but it will require topical recovery software. We recommend you to use ShadowExplorer and Recuva programs. They're easy to find on their official pages, with thorough instructions.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1

 

  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2

 

  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3

 

  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore

 

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