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Javascript Evil Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Malware researchers have just spotted a new Javascript-based ransomware which is known as Javascript Evil ransomware. The threat is still under a security review and as it is a new threat not many of the anti-virus and anti-spyware companies have added it to their updated definition sets. To learn how to remove infections from your computer and protect your computer continue reading our removal guide.


Name
Javascript Evil

File Extensions
.file0locked

Ransom
Varies

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove Javascript Evil with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
Javascript Evil ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

Javascript Evil Ransomware Description

Javascript Evil ransomware is a new malware threat that has just been discovered by computer security experts. This virus is written in the Javascript programming language and it employs a dangerous AES-based encrypting module that targets user data. The full list of target file types includes the following:

.3fr, .accdb, .ai, .arw, .bay, .cdr, .cer, .certs, .cr2, .crt, .crw, .dbf, .dcr, .der, .dng, .doc, .dwg, .dxf, .dxg, .eps, .erf, .img, .indd, .jpg, .kdc, .mdb, .mdf, .mef, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .odb, .odc, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .orf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .ppt, .psd, .pst, .ptx, .pub, .r3d, .raf, .raw, .rtf, .rw2, .rwl, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .wb2, .wpd, .wps, .x3f, .xlk, .xls

All affected data is renamed with the .file0locked extension. Once the encryption process is complete a ransomware note is crafted and displayed to the user which features the following message:

Hello. Your UID: 14D3AB08 Its evil ransomware. As you can see some of your files have been encrypted! Encryption was made using a unique strongest AES key. If you want restore your files you need to BUY (sorry, nothing personal, its just business) the private key, send me your UID to r6789986@mail.kz List of encrypted files

The ransomware creates an unique ID for every infected host and does not specify a particular ransomware payment amount. This means that the criminal operator of the ransomware may specify a higher sum if they deem that the compromised files are of high value.

Javascript Evil Ransomware Distribution

Javascript Evil Ransomware is distributed via a malicious dropper. The hacking tool is distributed mainly via spam email messages that may use various phishing and social engineering tricks to fool the victim into downloading the payload.

Other infection tactics include bundling the malware in software bundles that can be downloaded on various untrusted or hacked download sites or BitTorrent trackers. Malicious ads and browser hijackers are also a possible source of infection.

Javascript Evil Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Javascript Evil completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Javascript Evil Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Javascript Evil requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Javascript Evil ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.