.coder007@protonmail.com File Virus (Jigsaw) – Remove It and Restore Files

This article will help you to remove the [email protected] File Virus (Jigsaw ransomware) fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.

The [email protected] File Virus is a part of the Jigsaw ransomware family. The cryptovirus uses the source code of the original one. Jigsaw has a list with around 126 file extensions that seeks to encrypt. All of the files which will get encrypted will receive the extension [email protected] appended to them. Afterward, a ransom note message will be displayed demanding 100 US dollars in Bitcoin as a ransom sum.

Threat Summary

Name[email protected] File Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware will encrypt your files and display a screen with the ransom note, which might be themed around the movie “SAW”.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt files by placing the [email protected] extension to all of them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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[email protected] File Virus (Jigsaw) – Infection

Jigsaw ransomware could infect computers using different methods for spreading that infection. Spam e-mails could be spreading its payload dropper. Those types of emails will try to convince you that something important is attached as a file to that e-mail. In actuality, the attachment will look like a legitimate document or one that is archived, but it is a file containing a malicious script. If you open that file, it will launch the payload for the ransomware. You can preview the analysis of one such file on the VirusTotal service:

Jigsaw ransomware might be using other methods for spreading, like putting the payload file dropper via social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications which roam the Internet could (Read more...)

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