J Ransomware

What is J Ransomware?

J Ransomware is a computer infection that seemingly has not been developed to the fullest yet. Although it can encrypt your files, the program does not come with the features that would allow it to collect the ransom payment from you. Hence, you need to deal with the consequences of this infection, without the chance of restoring your files with the decryption key from these criminals. As a public decryption tool is not available either, you should focus entirely on removing J Ransomware from your computer. You might be able to restore your files using other means, but first, you need to make sure that your computer is safe and clean again.

Where does J Ransomware come from?

This infection may also come by the name J-Ransom. Either way, it is the same program even if it has two titles. It is hard to point out the people who created this infection, but it is very likely that the program spreads using the same distribution method as most of the other ransomware applications.

The most common way for such applications to enter target systems is to make use of spam email attachments. Quite often, users download and open email attachments without giving it a second thought. That is probably because these emails tend to look like official notifications from online stores or other reputable firms. Thus, users may not see the need to double-check whether they were really supposed to receive such emails. In fact, it would be for the best if you acquired a habit of checking the legitimacy or safety of the attached files you are about to open. For instance, if you have a file and you are not sure it is safe to open it, you can scan that file with a security tool. It will help you determine whether the file is dangerous or not.

What does J Ransomware do?

Although the program cannot boast of 100% functionality, J Ransomware can still encrypt a number of your files. It seems that the infection so far has been coded to encrypt only the files that are on user’s Desktop and in the My Pictures folder. Therefore, it is very likely that most of your document files should not be affected by this infection.

On the other hand, the photos and other picture files (unless you keep them in a completely different directory) will probably be encrypted by J Ransomware, and you will be forced to delete them. This kind of conclusion is almost unavoidable because, as mentioned, the program does not give you the opportunity to obtain the decryption key. It only drops the following ReadMe.txt file that has only one line in it:

Hey you !! Congratulations. Your fucking files are all encoded

The program is so underdeveloped that it does not even have a lock screen, and it does not create the Point of Execution. On the other hand, that fact that this program is so random makes it easier to get rid of it. The manual removal might be somewhat tedious, but it is not complicated.

How do I remove J Ransomware?

Since the program does not create any additional files, you simply need to remove the most recently downloaded files that could be associated with the infection. These files will be stored in the directories where you keep all of your downloaded files. These directories can be default, or you might have changed them to custom folders. Please bear that in mind when you set out to delete J Ransomware.

Also, you probably do not realize this, but you may have copies of your encrypted files saved somewhere else. Maybe it is on your cloud drive or on your mobile device. It would also be a good idea to refer to a professional technician and see if the infection has left the Shadow Volume copies intact. If they have not been deleted, you can restore your files without any problem.

Another thing to remember is that you should always keep a backup of your files because you can never know when a malicious program will enter your system. Whenever you update your files and or create new ones, be sure to copy them into an external hard disk or transfer them to a cloud drive. This way, you will be able to retrieve the data if something happens to the original files.

Manual J Ransomware Removal

  1. Remove the recently downloaded files from the Desktop.
  2. Go to your Downloads folder.
  3. Delete the recently downloaded files from the directory.
  4. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  5. Type %TEMP% into the Open box. Click OK.
  6. Remove the recently downloaded files.
  7. Use SpyHunter to scan your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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