Ransomware

Remove JungleSec Ransomware (+File Recovery) Feb. 2019 Update


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

One of the worst and most advanced forms of malware that one may encounter on the web are the so-called Ransomware cryptoviruses. This type of cyber threats are usually very challenging to handle and the main reason for that is the way they operate. Unlike typical viruses which usually destroy something on your system in order to do harm, the Ransomware cryptovirus does not destroy anything. Instead, it secretly infiltrates the computer, carefully scans its hard-drives for certain file types and then places a complex encryption on each and every one of them. This way, the malware locks them and prevents the users from accessing them. The typical target of Ransomware are commonly used file formats such as text documents, archives, images, videos, audios and sometimes certain system files. The purpose of the secretly applied encryption is to prevent the victims from using their own data and to blackmail them for its liberation. The crooks behind the Ransomware usually ask for a ransom to be paid. In exchange for the money that the victims agree to send, they promise to send back a special decryption key, which can unlock the sealed files and free them of their encryption.

Unfortunately, no guarantees can be expected from the criminals and nobody can tell you what the future of the files will be even if you agree to fulfill all the ransom demands. Ideally,  you will receive the promised decryption key upon payment, but in case the hackers decide to simply vanish with the money, not only will you be left with your files encrypted forever, but your money will have been utterly wasted as well. This is the main reason why we do not consider the ransom payment as an advisable course of action. Instead, we usually suggest that you explore the alternative methods which can help you remove the cryptovirus and restore the files without paying anything. The removal guide below contains such suggestions which may be applicable to one recently released Ransomware representative named JungleSec.

Remove JungleSec Ransomware


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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

malware-start-taskbar

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt JungleSec files

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

While it is always better to seek alternatives which do not involve paying a ransom to anonymous crooks, we also do not want to give you unrealistic expectations about the recovery methods that we offer as potential solutions. When it comes to Ransomware, especially new and advanced cryptoviruses like JungleSec, there can be no universal solution that can work in all cases. Still, if you decide to try out the removal guide on this page, it will most likely help you remove JungleSec and make your computer safe for further use. The new files that you create will no longer get encrypted once the malware has been successfully eliminated. However, the files that have already been locked may remain inaccessible. In order to recover them, it is best to use your personal external file backups. If you don’t have backups, then you may need to follow some additional steps such as the ones included in the file-recovery section of the guide. Again, we cannot tell you how much of the data you will be able to save in your specific case but it won’t cost you anything to try out the suggested alternatives.

SUMMARY:

Name JungleSec
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
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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