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Files (JPEG/JPG) infected by virus, files got extension fud@india

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#1 Charizard94


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:36 AM

Hello everyone,


Today I recieved a laptop from my relative that said photos on his laptop were infected by virus and he can't open them, and also when he wanted to open them he would recieve a message that he needs to pay money to get his photos back. So immediately I tought that was just some harmles virus that can be solved by any antivirus, So I ran a scan with avast and it showed nothing. I said alright, lets try to open files, and to no surprise there weren't even PNG files, but MS-DOS application files that would open a cmd, but nothing showed up, so I googles a little and found people have simmilar problems with files getting encrypted and getting some random name extensions. In my case file name was called DSC_0397.JPG and now it's DSC_0397.JPG.id-2114960048_fud@india. As I have never encountered something like this when files have been encrypted I was wondering is there even a way to restore those files?

Anyway, I will attach a file example if it is needed below, and I would greatly appriciate any help.
Also sorry if this thing was brought up before, I didn't find any thread that was dealing with this specific file extension, but if there is I would gladly read trough that thread!
Thanks in advance everyone!


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:11 PM

It is believed these "@" infections are part of a ransomware kit that different affiliates utilize with their own payment email addresses and explains why so many variants have been reported. They all have similar messages (ransom notes) and country of origin varies.

You can submit samples of encrypted files and ransom notes to ID Ransomware for assistance with identification and confirmation. This is a service that helps identify what ransomware may have encrypted your files and then attempts to direct you to an appropriate support topic where you can seek further assistance. Uploading both encrypted files and ransom notes together provides a more positive match and helps to avoid false detections.

There is an going discussions in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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