Efji Ransomware

What is Efji Ransomware?

Do not assume that your Windows operating system is safe if you only put in minimum effort to protect it. Efji Ransomware needs one single crack within your security, one single vulnerability to strike, and if it is successful, the damages caused by it can be detrimental. According to our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this infection infects personal files mainly. That means that documents, audio files, videos, projects, presentations, pictures, and other types of unique and personal files are likely to be lost. Though this malware does not remove files or move them outside your computer, it encrypts them, which renders them unreadable. Needless to say, unreadable files are as good as gone. Is there no hope? Perhaps that is not the case, and if you keep reading, you will learn more about it. You will also learn what to do to delete Efji Ransomware from Windows. In fact, we believe that the removal of this malware should be your main focus right now.test

How does Efji Ransomware work?

Although Efji Ransomware might be a new name, it is an infection we have tested and reviewed many times before. That is because it is simply a clone of all the infamous STOP Ransomware infections, including Kasp Ransomware, Boop Ransomware, Odgo Ransomware, and Usam Ransomware. These infections seem to have been created by the same attacker too, which is why it is likely that the same distribution methods are used every time. So, how is Efji Ransomware spread? Most likely, the cybercriminals behind this malware are using clever spam emails with malicious attachments, and if the recipients are tricked into clicking them, they are then tricked into executing malware. Fake update pop-ups or misleading software bundles can be used to hide the installer of the infection too. The point is to hide the threat so that it could slither into your operating system without your notice. What happens if you notice a threat? You are likely to remove it right there and then, before any real damage can be done. Unfortunately, most victims of the STOP Ransomware discover this malware only after their files are fully encrypted.

The creator of Efji Ransomware has made it easy to see which files were encrypted. The “.efji” extension is added to their names. Do not waste your time removing this extension. You also should not waste time communicating with cybercriminals, which is what you are instructed to do via the “_readme.txt” file. The message within the file declares that you must email the attackers to learn how to pay the ransom for a decryptor. Well, if you email helpmanager@mail.ch and/or restoremanager@airmail.cc, you should receive instructions for paying the ransom first, but afterward, you are likely to be flooded with new scam emails. Of course, if you are convinced that the attackers will give you a decryptor, you might be willing to take risks. Well, we doubt that you will receive a decryptor. Even if you pay $490 right away. If you are going to take this risky route, at least give a free decryptor a go first. STOP Decryptor is free and legitimate, and it might help you restore the files corrupted by Efji Ransomware. If that does not work out, perhaps you can use your own backups to restore the files without using any decryptor at all.

How to delete Efji Ransomware

We do not know if you can restore the files corrupted by Efji Ransomware using the STOP Decryptor, and we do not know if you have safely stored copies to replace the corrupted files. However, it does not look like you can restore/replace your files in any other way. Note that you are unlikely to receive the decryptor promised by the attackers even if you fulfill their demands to a tee. Of course, whatever happens, you must remove Efji Ransomware, and there are several removal options to choose from. You can try eliminating this malware manually, and this might be a great option if you are more experienced and can identify malicious components. That said, we strongly advise implementing anti-malware software in this case. Not only will it automatically delete all malware components but will also secure your operating system, which you need to keep new malware invaders away.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete recently downloaded suspicious files.
  2. Tap Windows and E keys to open File Explorer.
  3. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the field at the top.
  4. Delete the ransom note file called _readme.txt.
  5. Delete the folder called SystemID (should find PersonalID.txt inside).
  6. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the field at the top.
  7. Delete the {random name} folder that contains a malicious {random name}.exe file inside.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan using a legitimate scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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