Remove JNEC.a Ransomware (+File Recovery)

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

You surely highly value many of the files that you keep on your computer. After all, most PC users tend to keep important or valuable data on their machines such as work or study-related files, projects, personal data, photos, videos and so on. Surely, you would not want anything to happen to any such important personal data which is solely kept on your computer. Unfortunately, this is precisely what the representatives of the infamous Ransomware cryptovirus malware category tend to target once they invade a given computer. If a virus of this type lands on your PC, it would go on to encrypt most of your files and keep them inaccessible to you. The idea is that the data would only get restored once you make a generous payment to the hackers controlling the Ransomware. This is actually where the first issue comes – you can never be fully sure that paying the requested ransom money would actually lead to the release of your files. Remember, those are hackers you’re forced to deal with and they couldn’t care less about whether or not you’d ever get your personal data recovered. They simply want your money and as soon as you pay them, they could simply refuse to send you the means of unlocking the encrypted files. Here, it must be said that in most cases, the hackers do send the decryption details to the users who pay the ransom. Still, though, this doesn’t mean that the opposite cannot (and doesn’t) happen as well – there are very any unlucky users out there who have made the requested payments yet have been left with no means of regaining access to their data. Also, it should be said that the amounts of money that Ransomware hackers request could oftentimes be quite sizeable and not everybody would be willing (or able) to issue the payment. This is why, it’s important that users who are faced with such a Ransomware-related issue look for other possible options of dealing with this predicament. To that end, we have made sure to offer our readers a possible solution to an infection with the recently released JNEC.a Ransomware cryptovirus. Currently, this is one of the most widespread Ransomware infections which is why we will be mainly focusing on it in the following guide.

Sadly, we can’t promise you that the instructions from this page will always work and would always yield the desired results. Sure, the chances of getting rid of the infection using our guide and the removal tool posted in it are quite high but eliminating the virus doesn’t equal releasing your files because the encryption would still remain on them even after the infection has been eliminated. The separate recovery section of the guide might help some of you restore their files but we can’t give any promises. Still, it is crucial that you exhaust all options available to you before you consider the payment of the ransom because, as we mentioned already, you could simply lose your money without really gaining anything for it.

More about Ransomware

Something really problematic with threats such as JNEC.a is the fact that those viruses are very, very sneaky. If JNEC.a lands on your PC, you are likely not going to notice anything out of the ordinary. The only possible symptoms of an JNEC.a infection would typically be an increase on the use of RAM, HDD space or CPU time. However, even the most vigilant of users might fail to notice that in time for them to intercept the ongoing encryption process. And once the files have already been locked, a message on the PC screen would reveal that a Ransomware cryptovirus has locked up the files and is now requesting a ransom payment in order to release them. Usually, the instructions on how to issue the payment are available in the ransom-note.

Ransomware distribution methods and techniques

There are very many ways an infection like JNEC.a could reach your PC. The malware could get delivered to you if you open some sketchy e-mail with an infected attachment or if you click on some misleading web offer or some questionable online advert. Pirated programs are obviously another very frequently employed source of Ransomware infections that you must avoid. Also, Trojan Horse viruses could also be utilized as backdoor tools for loading Ransomware onto already infected machines. All in all, you need to be vigilant, observant and cautious while online if you want to keep your machine safe in the future. Also, remember to always back-up any files that are important to you and keep their copies on safe locations/devices that aren’t connected to your main PC.


Name JNEC.a
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Most Ransomware threats lack any visible symptoms. Some such infections might cause an increase in the use of RAM, CPU and HDD space during the encryption but likely nothing else that could give them away.
Distribution Method Shady adverts, pirated programs from illegal sites, spam letters with malicious attachments, fake online requests and so on.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove JNEC.a Ransomware


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:

hosts_opt (1)

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 JNEC.a files

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

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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