Remove .Djvus Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) March 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove .Djvus Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Djvus file can be recovered.

As you may already know, the process of data-encryption is typically used to secure important files and render them inaccessible to anyone who is not authorized to have access to the said files. Once the targeted files are locked trough encryption, only users who have the unique secret decryption key for those files would be able to open them, edit them and use them. Now, this could be really helpful if your work involves handling sensitive and important data which you may need to keep safe and protected from unauthorized access of any form. However, there is actually a way to turn this otherwise very useful process of data protection against the users. You have likely already heard about Ransomware – a malware category that is mainly used for money extortion and blackmailing. One of the most advanced subcategories of Ransomware – the cryptoviruses, are malicious programs that employ the process of encryption as means of making the targeted users incapable of accessing their own personal data that they have stored on their computers. .Djvus is one such malicious software program and it is currently one of the most widespread Ransomware cryptoviruses.

.Djvus File Virus

 Once a Ransomware cryptovirus like .Djvus enters your PC and detects what files you have on it, it would launch an encryption process that would ultimately result in the full lockdown of the targeted files. Once that part of the malware attack is finished, the cryptovirus would show you a note that contains instructions of what you are supposed to do next (and how you are supposed to do it), which is pay a certain amount of money to the hackers in order to “purchase” the decryption key for your files. Now, we do not advise you to do that in case .Djvus or another Ransomware has invade your computer since you may simply waste the money and not get the correct (or any) decryption key. Instead, we recommend that you take a look at the removal instructions for .Djvus down below and follow them to eliminate the infection.

Remove .Djvus File Virus


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

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

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt .Djvus files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

Once .Djvus is removed, you will be once again able to use your computer safely, without worrying that any new files you create may get encrypted. The problem, however, is that the already encrypted data is likely to remain sealed even if the malware gets removed. To unlock those files, you will need to take additional steps and this part is probably going to be rather tricky. You see, each cryptovirus is different and uses different encryption so what works for handling one Ransomware virus may not work for another one. We have posted some general data recovery suggestions on our site that you can use for free but we can’t guarantee that they will be successful in all of the cases and for all of our readers. Nevertheless, we must still remind you that trying the alternatives is preferable since you would at least not be risking your money by paying the ransom to anonymous criminals who may easily decide that they will not actually send you the key that can unlock your data.


Name .Djvus
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Excessive use of RAM and CPU may indicate a Ransomware infection but noticing this may be difficult.
Distribution Method Any form of obscure and questionable web content can be a potential tool for Ransomware distribution.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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