The most recent and new sample of ransomware that had all the association of being a new version of the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware. Java Ransomware is an enormously damaging file-encrypting virus that belongs to the family of Dharma/Crysis ransomware.
It adds .java extension to all encrypted files. Typically, this is a problematic suffix that encloses unique id and email. Once .Java ransomware has sneaked into a system; it will check a PC for data files and encrypt them
Mainly, Java Ransomware demands from $1000 to $2000, but in BitCoins for restoring your files. Nevertheless, as specified by many users, often the hackers don’t send any unlocking keys after the money paid. Presently, decryption is not likely to happen.
However, the only savior in this regards is if your files had a backup then only decryption of your files can occur.
How Java Ransomware infected your PC
Java Ransomware mainly takes help of spam mailing with malicious .docx attachments to creep into the computer. These attachments have malicious macros that get into the action as soon as the user opens the file.
These macros downloads are executable from the remote server that is controlled by the cybercriminals, which in turn, starts the encryption process.
After encryption, the duplicate copies of the files are deleted by the command: vssadmin.exe vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet.
Virus assigns positive ID with the victims, that is used to name those files and supposedly to send decryption key.
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What should be your preventive action?
If by any chance, you believe that your computer could be infected with this ransomware, do not delay and take quick action to eliminate. Java ransomware ASAP.
This is perhaps the most upfront approach to end its further activities and movement on your operating system.
If you don’t take prompt corrective action and let this malware linger on your PC, this ransomware can cause significant damage by encoding another bit of your documents.
Thinking of paying the ransom? Stop thinking, it’s a definite no!
Despite the fact that we highly recommend not paying the ransom, but we understand that a few organizations would not have the option to do away without the information that has been put away on the encrypted PCs, so regrettably in such cases, paying the ransom will be the only choice for the betterment of the business.
It has been obverse that in most such cases, one can never be sure whether the criminals would give you a working decryption key.
HOW Does ITL HELP?
Install Anti-Virus/Malware Software.
This protection is the first step in keeping your computer malware-free. ITL Antivirus is the best software which every computer should have install.
Keep Your Anti-Virus Software Up to Date.
ITL has an effective feature which helps all its user in an automatic scan system which updates the computer and aids in maintaining and cleaning the machine. Free antivirus software may be one of the better option but not the best solution.
Regular and Scheduled Scans with this antivirus.
Due to the hectic work routine and fast pace life, we forget this simple step, to keep your system on an automated scan. ITL is the answer to this problem too, with this software you can choose to run at regular intervals. A good habit is running the scan weekly. We would suggest running the scan preferably at night because that time the computer is not in use. But this has its flip side generally the computer turn off at night, and so the scan is never completely executed. The only preventative method the user needs to carry is to make sure that the computer doesn’t shut off automatically or go into hibernation mode.
Keep Your Operating System Current.
It doesn’t matter whichever OS you are currently using; the important thing is to keep it updated with the latest version and keep it updated. OS developers as a proactive step keep issuing security warnings that will fix and repairs any security leaks. These patches in the form of security alerts will help to keep your system secure.
Secure Your Network.
The most straightforward method that the computer gets infects is due to external paraphilias, as our computers are connected to our files, printers, or the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection secure which needs a password to access to only a closed shared group and that the password is secure. Never leave your WIFI unattended as it might stop the open Wi-Fi connection. If you have guests over and they would like to make use of your Internet, give them SSID permission which has a different password, this will protect it from cyber hackers having evil and harmful intention.