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Ljuy (.ljuy) Ransomware Virus – Removal and Decryption Options

Noticed .Ljuy file extension in your files? Unable to access your important data? If yes, then, unfortunately, your computer has been attacked by Stop/Dvju Ransomware. Well, “.Ljuy” is the 0836th malicious file extension used by Stop/Djvu Ransomware. Like the older variants (.Hhuy, .HHAZ, .Nbw, .Nbzi) .Ljuy extension also encrypts your files by attaching itself to your files’ original file name for eg. if you have a file called mymusic.mp3 it will become mymusic.mp3.ljuy after encryption.

.Ljuy File Virus

About Ljuy Ransomware?

.Ljuy File virus is the newest variant of Stop/Djvu Ransomware. It encrypts all kinds of data found on the infected system using the double-layer encryption method. Ljuy Ransomware uses a combination of (Salsa20 + RSA-2048) encryption algorithms to encrypt your files. Your data is encrypted one byte at a time using a pseudo-random keystream produced by the Salsa20 stream cipher algorithm and then encryption is strengthened with asymmetric cryptosystem RSA-2048. The combination of Salsa20 and RSA-2048 means 1.158×10^77 possibilities of 78-digit decypher code which makes it simply impossible to crack the Ljuy Ransomware decryption code.

Ljuy Virus Ransom Note

After encryption, Ljuy virus drops a ransom note file named (“_readme.txt“) on your system to blackmail you to pay money $980 to be exact for the alleged decryption of your important files. Well, you can get a discount of 50% on the original ransom amount if you contact the hackers within the first 72-hour period.

All communication with the hackers (operators of Ljuy Ransomware) will be made via their contact emails (helpmanager@firemail.cc or helpmanager@iran.ir) Meanwhile, you won’t be able to access or use your encrypted .Ljuy files, at least not as long as they are decrypted completely. If your files are encrypted with .Ljuy Ransomware, then you will notice that the default extension of your files is changed and you won’t able to open those files.

Ransom Note Shown By .Ljuy File Virus

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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
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Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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Your personal ID:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The ransom note shown by Ljuy Ransomware will notify you that all your files are encrypted and to return them you will have to buy a decryption tool. It generates a unique user ID which can be seen at the end of your ransom note. Ljuy Ransomware also claims that your files are encrypted with the strongest encryption and unique key.

.Ljuy File Virus also claims that without paying money you will never be able to restore your files. As a sign of good faith, hackers agree to decrypt one file of your choosing for free to prove that their decryptors work. Well, this is hostage negotiation 101. However, you can not trust anything mentioned in the Ransom Note, as it’s all a long con with the ultimate motive of extorting money from victims.

Threat Descryption

Threat Name Ljuy Ransomware, .Ljuy File Virus
Threat Type File Encryption Virus
Category Ransomware
Family Stop/DJVU Ransomware Group
Extension .Ljuy Extension
Version 0836
Hackers Contact support@freshmail.top, datarestorehelpyou@airmail.cc
Offline ID B5moRKh7Z0xwbuNave594QPrrx2R2HOTp49pUFt1
Ransom Note _readme.txt
Ransom Amount $980 in Bitcoin crypto-currency If you pay within the first 72 hours you will get a 50% discount ($490).
Symptoms Encrypts user data, show ransom note, threatens victims to pay money,
Distribution Spam emails, software bundling, network sharing, Torrent & Pornographic sites etc.
RSA Public Key —–BEGIN PUBLIC KEY—– MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAujZHhnNXDMu/F3e3CggT NJ0awRO92eH1Ixueqo58lXAkOnX6NnfIahA78OMB+0Brk+NfNuCYt+xEUZFg54Tv vjQAe1Fjs0WcwayVS01BqkTPRD1el5GFqVbEuB4Suc45ZmN97WRWh5r8FwDYASvn XDV8N8bGN6/Xhr2l5QXojL2/4zdyJvyajof5K+igelTc0iiIrTU0O42e4vngOEp3 IfDRRv39K781ocbP0plIkAmJZbcJN0zVCyQoUuoccqu/Db1CdcBAF0Cd91zUgn1W 0VhXIX/6yquXevXmrJkWvoT5B+ojen3Z12RHs3+lFZoqmNt+8liSyilfcsfaeQyV QQIDAQAB —–END PUBLIC KEY—–
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How .Ljuy Ransomware Works

Once activated, Ljuy Ransomware virus creates various malicious files that support all subsequent operations. Well, Executing these malicious files in a strictly defined sequence will prolong the detection of this notorious ransomware virus. all active security measures and passes through several attack stages. Long story short, the ultimate motive of entire malicious stages of Ljuy Ransomware operation is file encryption on a victimized computer.

.Ljuy File Virus Ransomware will scan your system drives, and drop it built-in cipher module for certain file types. Every time the module finds a target file, applies changes in the original code of the detected file to encrypt it. After that, the encrypted file will feature .Ljuy extension and becomes inaccessible until its code is reverted to its original state.

How Did .Ljuy File Virus Infect My Computer?

As for the distribution, .Ljuy File Virus is believed to be distributed via spam email campaigns. Hackers generate a bulk amount of spam emails attached to malicious codes. These emails will carry a very alluring header but you should try to avoid opening emails from unknown senders.

As soon as one such email is opened on your PC, the malicious attachments will drop the executable file for .Ljuy File Virus in your PC. Well, there are a few other methods too which is often used by hackers to infect random computers with Ljuy Ransomware such as software bundling, network sharing, social engineering, malware distribution from Torrent and pornographic sites, sending viruses via public wife network, etc.

Is It Possible To Decrypt My Files?

It is possible to decrypt .Ljuy Files. Well, there are two ways to decrypt your data first comply with the hackers’ demands and be hopeful that hackers will keep their highly unlikely word. Many victims have reported that as soon as they paid the money hackers stopped replying to them and they never received the decryption.

You should know better than that, after all, you are dealing with some of the most notorious cybercriminals. Even if they provide the decryption for Ljuy Ransomware which is a big if by the way, they won’t clean malicious codes and all the other changes made by .Ljuy Virus in your computer.

Well, the codes will act as a backdoor that could be exploited by hackers again to infect your system with some other ransomware or the updated version of the same virus. Hence, we highly advise against paying ransom. Even better just to ignore the hackers altogether.

The second way to decrypt your files is to get rid of .Ljuy Ransomware, is the hard way but also the right way. For the decryption to take place, you will have to remove this Stop Ransomware completely. It is quite a persistent malware infection that puts its roots deep inside your PC and you don’t want your files to get encrypted again do you? I guess not.

Hence, try and remove the Ljuy Ransomware first from your system. Make sure to keep all the files secured cause without them there would be nothing to decrypt. Well, once Ljuy Ransomware is gone for good then you can easily restore your files by restoring if you have created one previously. If not, then use the Automatic Data Recovery Tool to restore . Ljuy Files Safely on your PC.


How To Remove Ljuy Ransomware

The only way to truly protect your system and your important data is to get rid of Ljuy Ransomware. Well, as long as this notorious Ransomware virus stays in your computer your data will never be never safe. Hence, you should try and remove Ljuy Ransomware along with all its associated files and hidden codes completely from your PC as soon as possible.

Make sure all the encrypted files are safe because to decrypt data you will need the encrypted files. Once, .Ljuy Virus is gone for good, then you can easily restore all important files by restoring the backup. However, if you don’t have a proper backup of your files then we suggest you use a powerful data recovery tool to restore your files safely.

Some severe threats like Ljuy Ransomware often come back on the infected PC if all its core files and malicious codes are not completely removed. We recommend you scan your PC for threats with SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware. It can save you lots of time and effort.

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Follow this step-by-step removal guide to delete .Ljuy File Virus manually from your computer. Bear in mind, that the manual removal guide will assist you in getting rid of Ljuy Ransomware from your computer, however even the smallest mistake while performing these steps can leave your computer in a worse situation.

Warning:- Removing Ljuy Ransomware will require you to complete multiple lengthy tasks. We tried to make it as simple as possible for you. Users should know that to delete .Ljuy Virus Ransomware from PC, they will need to restart their system and web browsers multiple times. Hence, it would be wise to bookmark this webpage or open it on a separate device like a mobile, other PC, etc. so that you won’t need to find this site again.”



1. Isolate Infected Device

Once your computer or any other digital is infected with Ljuy ransomware virus, the first step you should take is to isolate your infected device. It is very important to contain the spread of infection in order to protect other devices from this threat.

Ljuy Ransomware is known to travel via network and hence can easily infect any other devices connected to the same network. To isolate the infected device victims must disconnect their PC from any wired or wireless internet network. You might also wanna turn off Bluetooth, and wifi and also remove all external devices like external hard drives, USB drives, etc.


2. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode

  • Press the “Windows Key + R” keys to open the Run box.
  • Enter “MSConfig” in the Run box and then click the OK button.
  • The System Configuration window will appear on your screen, switch to the Boot tab.
  • Select Safe Boot then check the network box.
  • Click on Apply and finally hit the OK button.

.Ljuy File Virus usually executes different tasks and processes in the system background, as long as these processes are running on your system you won’t be able to uninstall the malware installed on your system. Hence, after starting your computer in Safe Mode, you will need to kill all malicious tasks executed by .Ljuy File Virus in your system background.


3. Kill Ljuy Ransomware From Task Manager

  • Press the Winkey + R keys together to open the Run box.
  • Enter “tskmgr” and click the OK button.
  • Select a malicious process related to Ljuy Ransomware.
  • Now right-click on any suspicious process related .Ljuy virus to then click End process.

Kill Ljuy Ransomware


4. Disable .Ljuy File Virus From Start-Up

.Ljuy File Virus usually alters Start-Up settings in the infected computer system, enabling itself to execute its rogue codes during your computer boot process.

If you haven’t already closed the Task Manager window yet, you should see the Start-Up tab. However, if Windows  Task Manager is closed, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open it again.

  • Click on the Start-Up Tab.
  • Find and select all malicious processes related to Ljuy Ransomware
  • Right-click on the malicious process and then click on Disable.

Disable .Ljuy File Virus


5. Remove Malicious IP Address From Host File

As we already discussed above, Ljuy Ransomware often creates a backdoor in the compromised system allowing remote access to the hackers. Therefore, it is very important to remove malicious IP addresses from your system or hackers might steal your confidential information and can even slip other harmful viruses into your computer.

  • Open the Run window by pressing the Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
  • Copy and paste this path (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc) in the Run box and hit the OK button.
  • Remove all IP addresses you find below Localhost.

Delete malicious IP Address


6. Show Hidden Files And Folders

Research shows .Ljuy Ransomware secretly creates various malicious hidden files and folders in the compromised PC. These hidden files are used to reinstall viruses in case victims try to remove the malware from their PC.

  • Open the Windows Run command again as we did before i.e., press the Windows + R keys together.
  • Now enter “control.exe folders” in the Run box and hit the OK button.
  • File Explorer Option will appear on your system then click on the View tab
  • Scroll down to the Hidden Files And Folders option and select Show Hidden Files, Folders, and drive option.

Show Hidden Files And Folders


7. Remove .Ljuy VirusFrom Registry Editor

  • Press the “Windows+R” buttons to open “Run Box”.
  • Type the “Regedit” command in the Run and Press Ok.
  • Windows Registry Editor Windows will open on your system screen.
  • Find and erase all .Ljuy Virus related files from your Registry Entries files.

Remove Ljuy Virus From Registry Files


Beware, deleting an important registry can completely mess up your computing machine. It can simply make your system unusable. Before you take any further steps and make things even worse for you, just make sure you know what you are doing. If you have any doubts, you should take the help of SpyHunter Malware Scanner tool, it will remove Ljuy Ransomware and along with its malicious files safely and completely.


Ljuy Ransomware often comes back on the infected PC if all its core files and malicious codes are not completely removed. We recommend you scan your PC for threats with SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware. It can save you lots of time and effort.

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8. Delete Malicious Files Created By Ljuy Ransomware

If you remember, we discussed and found hidden files and folders. However, we did not delete them in the previous step, and it is very important to completely delete all rogue files to make sure that the virus does not re-install after removal so that the virus cannot return to the PC.

  • Again press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open Windows Run box.
  • Enter the paths one by one in Run Box and click the OK button.
  • Finally, permanently delete all malicious files carefully.
  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

9. Restore Your Computer

Windows Computer provides a System Restore feature to its users. This feature helps to fix minor mistakes or issues. But to use this feature, users have to create a system restore point. If you have created a system restore point before Ljuy Ransomware attack on your system, then you can restore your computer to deal with Ljuy ransomware. System Restore will restore your system exactly as it was when you created the system restore point. Restoring your computer will take your system back to the state it was in before the virus infection and may make your system as if it was never infected.

  • Open the Windows Search box and enter (cmd.exe).
  • Command Prompt will window appears on your computer screen, select “Run as administrator“.
  • Type (rstrui.exe) in the command prompt and press Enter.
  • Now “Windows Restore Points and Settings” window will appear on your system, choose one of the previously created system restore points.
  • Finally, select “Next” and click on the “Finish” button.

System Restore

Users must know that System Restore may not be able to completely erase all traces of .Ljuy file virus from infected PCs. Severe malware like Ljuy Ransomware makes some deep-level modifications in the infected computer. These modifications and leftovers are there to make sure the virus can reactivate and reinstall itself in co case victims try to remove it. In order to remove all traces of  Ljuy Ransomware along with malicious codes created by this virus completely PC you should make use of SpyHunter 5 Anti-malware Tool.


Remove Ljuy Ransomware with SpyHunter

SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware is an amazingly effective and equally easy solution to removing all kinds of critical malware including Ljuy Ransomware from the Windows system. It comes with a pack of several effective and advanced features that will help the users to remove .Ljuy virus completely in just a few easy steps.

It is a very safe, quick, and powerful utility. The most amazing thing about this significant utility is that it provides complete protection to your system from all kinds of PC threats and viruses. It quickly scans your entire system and removes .Ljuy File Virus along with other suspicious infections in a very safe as well as hassle-free way.

With the SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware, you can schedule the scan times. It also provides essential technical assistance directly from the security experts if needed. It is compatible with all versions of Windows OS computers such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware provides a very easy-to-understand graphical user interface that enables the users to navigate this tool quite easily without any kind of essential technical skills. Therefore, it is recommended the victims download the SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware and get rid of Ljuy Ransomware completely.

Steps To Download And Install SpyHunter

  • To download SpyHunter Anti-Malware tool in your system click on below download button. This download button will open the download page for you in a new tab and the software download will start automatically. Follow the download and installation instructions for the software on the download page or you can return to this page and continue the installation process from here.

Ljuy Ransomware often comes back on the infected PC if all its core files and malicious codes are not completely removed. We recommend you scan your PC for threats with SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware. It can save you lots of time and effort.

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  • When the download is complete, locate SpyHunter in your system. If you haven’t selected a specific download location before downloading, the software should be in the Downloads folder. Double-click on “SpyHunter-Installer.exe” to start the installation process.

SpyHunter-Installer.exe

  • If the confirmation window appears on your system screen, click on YES to continue the installation.

Confirmation Window

  • SpyHunter provides language support for various languages to its users to make it easier for them to use this software. Select your desired language and click on the “OK” button.

Preffered language

Steps to Use SpyHunter

  • SpyHunter will launch itself on your system screen after installation. If this doesn’t happen automatically, launch SpyHunter by double-clicking its shortcut icon on your desktop screen. Scan your system for all kinds of viruses and threats by clicking on the “Start Scan” button.

Scan Ljuy

  • SpyHunter Anti-Malware will scan your entire system and files thoroughly, this may take a while. You can see the list of viruses found in your PC as the scanning process progresses through different drives and folders.

  • After the scanning process is completed, SpyHunter will show you a list of all the harmful and malicious threats found in your system. Select each threat you want to remove and click on the Next button

Remove Ljuy


Restore Encrypted Data

Since .Ljuy File Virus encrypts users’ important data you will need to decrypt all your files after removing this notorious Ransomware virus. If you don’t have any backup available, you should use Stellar Data Recovery Software. It is a potent and effective data recovery tool. Moreover, it is capable of restoring all kinds of lost, corrupted, or even encrypted data. Its advanced features will help you restore all your important files in just a few easy steps.

You might consider Stellar Data Recovery Tool. It is a very powerful and effective data recovery tool. It has been designed to restore all kinds of deleted, lost, corrupted, or even encrypted Data. Steller Data Recovery tool comes with advanced recovery features that enable this tool to bypass complicated encryption barriers and decrypt encrypted data, without compromising the data integrity and quality. Stellar Data Recovery Software has been designed with a user-friendly and very easy-to-use graphical interface. Hence, users will not require technical assistance to navigate or use this software.

  • Click on the below Download button to download Stellar Windows Data Recovery Software on your PC.

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  • Locate the software and double-click on the installer file (stellardatarecovery.exe) of Stellar Data Recovery software.

  • The User Control Pop-up will appear on your system asking permission to install the software, click on Yes to continue the installation process.

  • Stellar Data Recovery Software supports multiple languages to make it easy to understand for users. Choose your preferred language and click on OK. Now wait for the installation process to finish.

Guide To Decrypt .Ljuy Files

Stellar Windows Data Recovery Software usually launches itself automatically after installation. Users can also double-click on the software icon if it doesn’t launch automatically.

  • Choose the desired file type, document, folder, picture, video, etc. that you want to recover or you can simply click on All Data and then hit the Next button.

  • After selecting the data type, you will need to choose the preferred recovery destination. The drive or folder where your encrypted or lost files are located and click the Scan button.

  • Wait for the scan to complete, this might take a while. Once the scanning is completed, you will see the preview of all recoverable data. Select all the files you want to recover and click on the Recover button.

How To Protect Your PC From Malware In the Future

After using the above methods carefully you should not have any problem while removing Ljuy Virus from your PC. However, it is important to know for the users of this kind of attack is very common nowadays. It is very much possible that your system may get infected again with some other malware and hence you need to be very careful. Well, we all know prevention is always better than cure. Hereby, it would be quite sensible for users to follow essential prevention steps to keep their PC safe and healthy for the long run.

Prevention Tips To Avoid Ljuy Ransomware

  • Avoid downloading freeware applications or updates from any unauthorized websites.
  • Users must not click on any misleading and fake advertisements.
  • Try to avoid visiting malicious or pornographic websites.
  • Keep your system and all important programs updated.
  • Download updates from authentic and official websites.
  • Always keep an updated and powerful anti-malware tool on your PC.
  • Scan your PC for hidden threats, malware, and viruses at regular intervals.
  • Do not use any external USB drives in your PC without scanning.
  • Select a custom installation process to install any software on your PC and avoid bundled malware and PUP.
  • Avoid any spam emails from unknown senders as they often carry any malicious attachments.
  • Avoid using any open or public wife network.

Ljuy Ransomware often comes back on the infected PC if all its core files and malicious codes are not completely removed. We recommend you scan your PC for threats with SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware. It can save you lots of time and effort.

SpyHunter 5 Anti-Malware provides a 7-day fully functional Free Trial with Credit card required, NO charge will apply upfront. No charge if you cancel 2 business days before the trial ends. Notification before billing and 30-day money-back guarantee. Read EULA and Privacy Policy, and Discount Terms. See more details.

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