Infected with JobCrypter Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is JobCrypter Ransomware

JobCrypter is a cryptovirus that encrypts user files using the 3DES algorithm and adding .locked or .css extension to these files. The virus encrypts the most important files of various formats, such as office documents, PDF files, photos and videos and so on. We give some examples of encrypted files:


after encryption, the virus creates Comment débloquer mes fichiers.txt and Readme.txt text file containing information about the ransom in French:

JobCrypter Ransomware

text in this note:

Bonjour, nous somme des êtres humains sans emplois, en cherche pas les problèmes,
en veux juste nourrir nos familles, nous vous demandant de ne pas faire des bêtises avec nous,
Parce que ce n'est pas bien pour vous,
Nous avons crypté tous vos fichiers et nous demandons de nous Payer une rançon de 500 EURO pour débloquer vos fichiers,
Nous vous garantissons le déblocage totale de vos fichier et ne plus jamais entendre parler de nous,
Moyen de Payement:
contactez nous sur l'un de ces emails pour en savoir plus. ( ( ( ( ( (
Toute demande de déblocage sans Payer sera automatiquement rejeté,
N'oubliez pas de préciser l'identifiant de votre Ordinateur sur le titre du mail, voici votre identifiant: 1E857D00
En gis de bonne volonté et pour vous prouver que ce n'est pas une arnaque,
Nous allons décrypter un fichier gratuitement pour vous, à condition qu'il soit une photo, un Document PDF ou un fichier audio,
Veuillez nous envoyer un de vos fichiers Crypté en pièce-jointe à l'un des courriel cité au-dessus
et n'oubliez pas de préciser aussi l'identifiant de votre ordinateur pour que nous puissions localiser votre clé de décryptage parmi celle de nos clients.
Vous aurez une repense avec le Code de déblocage dans le même jour du payement.
Si vous supprimer ce fichier texte vous supprimer egalement votre fichier, regarder en dessous, votre fichier est la, Crypté en texte,
Veuillez nous excuser pour le désagrément.

In the updated version of the cryptovirus, there is one more file with information about the ransom called Comment débloquer mes fichiers.txt contains the similar text

JobCrypter Ransomware

Let’s deal with the contents of these notes. It is worth noting that the note is written not by native speakers because it has a large number of grammatical errors. Extortionists demand to pay ransom to the tune of €300. Extortionists require payment only using PaySafeCard to avoid harassment by the information security authorities. All this is a lie, do not pay anyone! The only goal of developers is to get your money. They do not decrypt your files. It is better to use our instructions and recommendations to remove JobCrypter and decrypt .locked and .css files.

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How JobCrypter infected your PC

JobCrypter and similar cryptoviruses come to the PC through unprotected network settings, as well as in the form of false updates for programs or a flash player. Also, it can come as an attachment to spam mailing. You need to use antivirus and other programs that can protect your PC from penetrating such programs. If JobCrypter already penetrated your computer, then use our guides to remove this cryptovirus and decrypt .locked and .css 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 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 JobCrypter 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.

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Restore your files using shadow copies


  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 JobCrypter:

Related connections or other entries:

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How to decrypt files infected by JobCrypter?

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

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of JobCrypter 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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Written by Rami Douafi

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