Infected with Defray 2018 Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is Defray 2018 Ransomware

Defray 2018 is a regular cryptovirus that encrypts user data in various formats. The most unpleasant situation for company employees who have a huge amount of very important data. It encrypts files and changes their extension to .***777 files. After that, it’s worth saying that decryption on your own is almost impossible. The virus creates a special file !!!_Read_Me_How_To_DeCrypt_Files_!!!.tXt that contains information about methods of redemption and communication with fraudsters. Here is this file:

Defray 2018 Ransomware

Hello, *****!
Don't panic, read this and contact someone from IT department.
Your computer has been infected with a virus known as ransomware.
All files including your personal, confidential or business documents, backups and projects are encrypted.
We have also downloaded all information about your clients including their personal data.
If you want to restore all your files, avoid harm to your reputation (which may lead you to bankrupt), save your Intellectual property and personal data of your clients, you need to make the payment.
Otherwise, all you files including your customer's information, will be posted on the Internet.
We can decrypt for you one of the files (about 50kb) for free, so you have no doubts in data security and possibility to restore the files any time.
After the full payment, all data will be restored on all computers of your network.
We accept payments in Bitcoin.
Make sure to make payment as soon as possible to avoid any penalty.
Don't hesitate to contact us.
Our e-mail: *****@yandex.ru
In case we don't respond to an email within one day, download application called BitMessage and reach to us for the fastest response.
BitMessage identity: BM-2cXL8BPGoPKnTvoUVGDwFXmUoQmkVdzsGm
BitMessage homelink: https://bitmessage.org
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This is custom developed ransomware, decrypter won't be made by an antivirus company.
This one doesn't even have a name.
It uses AES-256 for encrypting files, RSA-4096 for storing encrypted AES-256 password.
It's written in C and have passed many quality assurance tests.
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IN ORDER TO PREVENT DATA DAMAGE:
- DO NOT MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES
- DO NOT CHANGE DATA BELOW

Attackers propose to decrypt a single file for free. The cost of full decryption can reach several hundred dollars. Of course, this is a lot of money. It is worth noting that there is no guarantee that fraudsters really restore your data to you, so we do not recommend you to pay. Check out our recommendations to try to remove Defray 2018 right now.

Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: submit@securitystronghold.com. We really can help to decrypt your files.

How Defray 2018 infected your PC

In most cases, Defray 2018 Ransomware comes through vulnerabilities in network settings. This comes as an attachment to a spam mailing or as an update for any software. Be that as it may, most often this happens unnoticed by the user. You need to use antivirus software and other programs that are able to prevent the entry of such crypto viruses.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Defray 2018 virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

Recommended Solution:

Norton – fully removes all instances of Defray 2018 – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows

Restore your files using shadow copies

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  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Defray 2018:

Related connections or other entries:

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Related files:

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How to decrypt files infected by Defray 2018?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

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Although latest versions of Defray 2018 remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

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  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

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Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.

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Written by Rami Douafi

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