Infected with JNEC.a Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is JNEC.a Ransomware
This article focuses on JNEC.a cryptovirus that became popular in the middle of March 2019. Initially, the virus is aimed at English-speaking users, however, according to the latest data, this virus has already spread throughout the world. Like other similar threats, it encrypts user data using AES algorithm, then changes their extension to .Jnec. Of course, these files cannot be used in the future. It is also worth noting that it is to remove shadow copies of files and system restore points, so as not to allow the user to restore files on their own. The virus creates a special text file JNEC.README.TXT that contains detailed information about the methods of redemption:
Deposit amount: 0.05 BTC
BTC Address: 1JK1gnn4KEQRf8n7pHZiNvmV8WXTfq7kVa
Your ID: 2rlcDRLVp5iR
Your Email: 2rlcDRLVp5iR@gmail.com (Create a mail to get the decryption key)
In some cases, the lock screen informs users about encryption:
Encrypted files: 43
Deposit amount: 0.05 BTC
Your Email: 2rlcDRLVp5iR@gmail.com
(Create this mailbox to get the decryption key, as soon as the payment arrives, we will contact you)
BTC addres for pay: 1JK1gnn4KEQRf8n7pH2NvmV8WXTFq7kVa
The note contains the addresses at which the user can contact the fraudsters and pay a ransom in the amount of several hundred dollars. It is noteworthy that this ransom should be in cryptocurrency, namely in bitcoins. This is done so that fraudsters can thus avoid punishment since cryptocurrency transactions are almost impossible to track. Anyway, we do not recommend you to pay. Because there is no guarantee that scammers really decrypt your files. Below you can find recommendations for how to remove JNEC.a Ransomware and decrypt your files.
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How JNEC.a Ransomware infected your PC
In most cases, crypto viruses, in particular, JNEC.a, come to the computer through unsafe user network settings. This happens because users often use free software, or do not use antivirus software at all. This is a mistake. In addition, it may come as a false update for the program and utility, or as an attachment in the spam ezine. In most cases, the user does not even pay attention to how it penetrates their computer. Below you can find recommendations guidelines to help you remove JNEC.a and decrypt your files.
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 JNEC.a Ransomware 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 JNEC.a Ransomware 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.
Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of JNEC.a Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of JNEC.a Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by JNEC.a Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of JNEC.a Ransomware 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.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- 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.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
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.
Written by Rami Douafi