This page aims to help you remove .Djvur Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Djvur file can be recovered.
Unable to open most of the personal files on your computer and being asked about a ransom payment of some sort in order to restore the access to the sealed data is what you can expect if your computer has gotten attacked by the recently found malware infection known under the name of .Djvur. .Djvur is a cryptovirus of the Ransomware family meaning that it can use the so-called encryption method to render the files on your computer inaccessible for you if you don’t have the special decryption key that can open them. Of course, this is what the hackers behind the Ransomware want you to pay a ransom for. This is what their goal actually is – to force you to send them money by keeping your most valuable data encrypted and, thereby, inaccessible.
If you are in this type of situation right now and .Djvur is keeping your data locked-up, you need to know that, unfortunately, your potential courses of action, your available options, are very limited. One possible way of approaching this problem is issuing the payment and hoping that your money will not go to waste. However, this is where you need to ask yourself the question “Can I really trust the cyber criminals that are harassing me with this Ransomware cryptovirus?”. Of course, the answer would pretty much always be “No.” – this doesn’t mean that it is guaranteed that they won’t give you the decryption key if you pay them but it’s definitely possible that this is what happens if you go for the ransom. This is what brings us to option two – removing .Djvur and trying out any available alternatives that may help you get some of your files back without paying anything to the blackmailers. If you are interested in this option, you may want to have a look at the following removal guide.
Remove .Djvur Virus Ransomware
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Djvur Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Djvur Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.
|Danger Level||High (.Djvur Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||.Djvur Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.