Dmay Virus

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*Dmay is a variant of Stop/DJVU. Source of claim SH can remove it.


Dmay is a virus program that encrypts user files with the goal to keep those files locked until the user performs a ransom payment. Dmay is one of the so-called Ransomware cryptoviruses and its job is to extort money from the attacked victims.

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The Dmay virus file ransom note

The file encryption used by Ransomware cryptoviruses is one of the main reasons behind the dreadfully high effectiveness of this particular type of malware threats. When a Ransomware virus infects a given computer, the main issue isn’t the removal of the virus, it is the recovery of the files, which recovery may not always be fully possible at the given moment. This is especially true about newer cryptoviruses like Dmay, MsjdYgvb or Dwqs , that use highly advanced encryption codes to lock their victims’ files. If Dmay is inside your computer and has already blocked the access to your files, then we can help your remove this insidious infection from the machine. However, as far as the restoration of the files is concerned, every user should decide for themselves what the best course of action may be. We must warn you, though – no matter what you try to do next with regard to your locked files, there is always a chance that you may simply not be able to get all of them back. This is the thing that makes cryptoviruses like Dmay so problematic – full recovery is almost never guaranteed.

The Dmay virus

The Dmay virus is a malicious program that secretly initiates a file-encrypting process that locks all of the users’ most important data. The Dmay virus then informs its victim that the only way to restore their files is through the completion of a ransom payment.

The hackers’ suggestion for their victims is the following: the users with files locked by the Ransomware are offered to pay money to the cyber criminals responsible for the creation of the cryptovirus and are promised that if they do so, they’d get their files unlocked after a special decryption key is sent to them by the blackmailers. Many users directly choose this as their course of action and pay the money in hopes of getting this over with. However, there are multiple problems with this option – first of all, not everybody has the spare money to send to the hackers. Usually, the sum requested by the online criminals is in the hundreds, if not in the thousands (dollars), and may given go up after an initial “discount” period. Another, even worse problem with the payment variant is that there is a chance that you may not even get the promised key despite paying the ransom that the hackers want. There are more than enough examples of this – of users that have agreed with the demands of the criminals only to be lied to and to never be sent the key capable of unlocking their files. This is the reason why the payment option really shouldn’t be your first choice when faced with a Ransomware unless you are ready to risk your money and only if the files you are risking it for are super important.

The Dmay file decryption

The Dmay file decryption is the process of applying the matching decryption key to the locked files in order to restore access to them. If you don’t have the Dmay file decryption key, then there might be some other alternative recovery methods you can try.

Dmay File
The .dmay file virus

We’d like to tell you that the alternative methods of file recovery always work perfectly and can guarantee you that your files will be restored. However, we do not want to lie to you, which is why we must warn you that even if you carry out all of our instructions, you may still not be able to bring your data back. That being said, the reason we advise you to try the alternatives you will find here is because this will not cost you money and you will not be dealing with the cyber criminals who are trying to harass you. 


Detection Tool

*Dmay is a variant of Stop/DJVU. Source of claim SH can remove it.

Remove Dmay Ransomware


This guide’s first step describes how to restart the compromised computer in Safe Mode. This will make removing the ransomware from your system much easier, which is why we recommend that you begin by clicking on the Safe Mode link and following the on-screen instructions.

However, before you do that, please save this page to your browser’s bookmarks so that you don’t have to search for the Dmay removal instructions again when your computer restarts.



*Dmay is a variant of Stop/DJVU. Source of claim SH can remove it.

Dmay is a ransomware variant that is difficult to detect due to its stealthiness. This threat may remain undetected for an extended period of time and may cause significant damage to the system.

When this ransomware infects your computer, one of the most difficult tasks you’ll face is detecting and stopping its malicious processes. We recommend that you carefully follow the steps below to ensure your computer’s security.

Simultaneously, press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC on your computer’s keypad. Then look for processes that appear to be associated with the danger. This information is displayed in the Processes tab of the Windows Task Manager.

You can inspect every suspicious processes by right-clicking on it and selecting “Open File Location” from the shortcut menu.


To ensure that the files associated with the questionable process are virus-free, you can use the free online scanning tool provided below.

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    If the scanner identifies a risk in any of the scanned files, you can use the right-click menu to end the associated process first. Following that, return to the harmful files and delete them from their original locations.


    Next, open System Configuration, (type msconfig in the Windows search field and press Enter). After that, take a look at the Startup tab and the startup items listed there:


    What you should do here is disable any startup items that appear to be connected to the ransomware. Keep an eye out for startup components that are not associated with the applications that run normally when the system boots. Uncheck their checkboxes if you discover sufficient evidence to support their deactivation. Ensure, however, that no operating system or trusted software component is disabled.


    *Dmay is a variant of Stop/DJVU. Source of claim SH can remove it.

    The fourth step in this guide will require you to delete any malicious registry entries discovered in your registry editor in order to completely remove the ransomware and ensure that it does not resurface or leave behind any hazardous components.

    Enter regedit in the Windows search field and press Enter to launch the Registry Editor. You can use the CTRL and F keyboard shortcuts to search the Registry Editor for ransomware-related files, type the name of the threat in the Find box and then click Find Next to locate them. You can delete the detected dangerous entries by right-clicking on them and selecting Delete.

    Attention! Remove only the ransomware’s registry entries. Your system and installed programs may be damaged if you make additional registry changes or delete unrelated to the threat components and entries. To avoid confusion, this article includes a link to a professional malware removal tool that can assist you in removing Dmay and other viruses from your computer.

    When finished, exit the Registry Editor and search the locations listed below for any additional potentially harmful files or subfolders. Each one can be accessed by entering its name in the Windows search bar and pressing the Enter key.

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    Each location should be thoroughly searched for any recently added suspicious-looking files or subfolders. Empty the Temp folder and delete everything inside to clear your computer of any potentially harmful temporary files.

    Following that, check your system’s Hosts file for any malicious modifications. You can access the Hosts file by first opening a Run dialog box (by simultaneously pressing the Windows and R keys) and then copying and pasting the following command in the Run box and clicking OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    Let us know if the Hosts file contains numerous suspicious IP addresses under “Localhost“, as shown in the sample image below. Please notify us in the comments if you notice any additional changes to your Hosts file so that we can investigate further. 

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    How to Decrypt Dmay files

    When dealing with the aftermath of a ransomware attack, a variety of decryption methods can be used. Certain file-restoration options may be ineffective, depending on the ransomware variant that has infiltrated the system. That is why the first thing you need to figure out when determining how to recover your files is which Ransomware variant you are dealing with. This information can be gained by inspecting encrypted files for the presence of specific file extensions.

    New Djvu Ransomware

    STOP Djvu is a recent variant of the Djvu Ransomware that is attacking users worldwide. If the end of your encrypted files ends in .Dmay, this indicates that you have been attacked by this variant.

    The good news is that if this ransomware’s encryption is based on an offline key, those who have had their data encrypted may have a chance to recover it. If you require assistance with this, please click on the link below to gain access to a file-decryption tool designed specifically for this ransomware variant.


    After downloading the decryption tool, right-click it and choose “Run as Administrator”, then “Yes” to start it. Before proceeding, please read the instructions and license agreement displayed on your screen. By clicking the Decrypt button, you can initiate the decryption process.

    Keep in mind that this tool may be unable to decrypt data encrypted with unknown offline keys or online encryption. Additionally, you may use the comments section below this post to address any questions or concerns.

    Important! Please ensure that your computer has been thoroughly scanned for ransomware-related files and malicious registry entries prior to decrypting encrypted data. The anti-virus software recommended on this page, as well as the online virus scanner, may be used to remove Dmay-related malicious files from your computer.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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