What is ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack?
ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware is a new crypto-malware that was released recently and seems to be a new variant of the Bansomqare Wanna or Bansomqare Manna ransomware which was discovered not too long ago on March 2018. This crypto-malware will start to carry out its attack the moment its malicious payload is executed in the system. After the infiltration, it will make changes in the system including Windows Registry so it can run on every system boot. Once these modifications are covered, it will look for files to target. Just like its predecessor, ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware encrypts files with the following extensions:
.3gp, .7z, .apk, .avi, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .chm, .conf, .css, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .djvu, .dbx, .docm, ,doc, .epub, .docx .fb2, .flv, .gif, .gz, .iso .ibooks,.jpeg, .jpg, .key, .mdb .md2, .mdf, .mht, .mobi .mhtm, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg .mpeg, .pict, .pdf, .pps, .pkg, .png, .ppt .pptx, .ppsx, .psd, .rar, .rtf, .scr, .swf, .sav, .tiff, .tif, .tbl, .torrent, .txt, .vsd, .wmv, .xls, .xlsx, .xps, .xml, .ckp, .zip, .java, .py, .asm, .c, .cpp, .cs, .js, .php, .dacpac, .rbw, .rb, .mrg, .dcx, .db3, .sql, .sqlite3, .sqlite, .sqlitedb, .psd, .psp, .pdb, .dxf, .dwg, .drw, .casb, .ccp, .cal, .cmx, .cr2
The .ZaszyfrowanePliki file extension is then added on each one of the affected files after the encryption. It also releases its ransom note in a text file named “ZaszyfrowanePliki.txt” which has the following content:
“HELLO, MY FRIEND!!! I’m very sorry, but all your personal files have been encrypted!
What happened to my computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases, and other files are no longer accessible because he has been encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without out decryption service.
Can I recover my file?
Sure, We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.
You can decrypt some of your files for free.
The bitcoin address will be saved to the ZaszyfrowanePliki.txt file or Copy the software address
Contact us: [email protected]”
As you can see, the crooks behind this crypto-malware expect you to pay the ransom within 12 hours. According to researchers, it demands a total of $100 to its victims. Take note that paying the ransom won’t really solve the problem as these crooks can’t be trusted so you’ll only end up losing money over nothing.
How does ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware proliferate?
ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware proliferate using spam emails. These spam emails usually are disguised to make them look like they were from well-known company or group to lure users into clicking them. So the next time you download some email attachment, make sure that you keep an eye on suspicious-looking emails
Make sure to follow the given removal guide below to obliterate ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware from your system.
Step 1: Tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.
Step 2: Go to Processes and look for the malicious process of ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware like runas.exe, whatsapp.exe and notepad.exe then right click on each one of them and select End Process or End Task to kill their processes.
Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.
Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might be related to ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.
Step 5: Tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.
Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below and look for ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware’s malicious components such as a text file named ZasyfrowanePliki.txt and then remove them all.
Step 7: Close the File Explorer.
Make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry before you proceed to the next steps below. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.
Step 8: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware.
Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.
Step 12: Empty the contents of Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if ANDRZEJ DUPA ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Right after you followed the removal guide above, complete the removal process using [product-name].
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.