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Remove DNRansomware virus (Virus Removal Guide) - Decryption Methods Included

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All victims of DNRansomware can use the same decryption password to restore their files now

Have you been infected with a ransomware that calls itself DNRansomware virus? If so, you can decrypt[1] your files for free. DNRansomware virus, also known as DN ransomware virus or DoNotOpen ransomware is currently on the hunt for new victims and is believed to be distributed via mail spam[2] campaigns. For data encryption, the virus uses a static key[3] and then launches a lock screen, which contains some information about the infection. According to this ransom note, the virus claims to be using “extremely powerfull new RIJNDAEL encryption.” Let us explain what Rijndael is – it is simply the old name of AES cipher[4].
Picture of DNRansomware virus

Questions about DNRansomware virus

During the encryption, this hideous virus adds .fucked extensions to files that it affects. The virus wants to get 0.5 BTC from the victim (and says that it is equal to 864.98 USD, which is absolutely not true). At the moment of writing this article, 0.5 Bitcoin was equal to 460,82 USD. You shouldn’t follow any commands by cyber criminals and insert 83KYG9NW-3K39V-2T3HJ-93F3Q-GT into the password box and click “Decrypt!” This will decrypt all files with .fucked extensions for free. You will also have to scan the system with anti-malware tools such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and see if there are any DNRansomware leftovers. You must remove DNRansomware files in order to clean the system entirely, so be attentive and use proper tools for DNRansomware removal. We definitely do not recommend you to try deleting the virus manually!

How can I avoid ransomware attacks?

Word “Ransomware” instantly reminds us of standard malware dissemination techniques[5]. There is nothing interesting about methods that are used to spread ransomware – cyber criminals typically rely on good old distribution tactics such as mail spam or exploit kits. To spread the virus via email, criminals obfuscate the malicious file by renaming it into something like Document/Invoice/Scan/Report/Phone bill/CV and so on. Sometimes such file has double file extensions such as .pdf.exe, and in such case, it is enough to open the file to activate the ransomware. In some other cases, the attached document contains scrambled text and asks the victim to enable Macros function. If the victim enables this function, the malicious Macro script added to the document downloads the ransomware from a remote server. And finally, we have mentioned exploit kits – these are simply set of tools meant to scan the victim’s system for vulnerable software and use it to infect the computer with malware. Exploit kits are typically hosted on infectious websites, so we suggest you to avoid visiting unknown websites!

How can I remove DNRansomware malware from my computer?

It is easy to remove DNRansomware virus if you have an anti-malware program. If you do not, we highly suggest you install it. It is better to use automatic tool for DNRansomware removal because even if it is a poorly made ransomware, it is still a very dangerous piece of software. You can delete the virus using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner programs, or Malwarebytes if you wish. Before you start one of these programs, reboot your PC using instructions provided below.

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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove DNRansomware virus, follow these steps:

Remove DNRansomware using Safe Mode with Networking

Before you start DNRansomware removal, enter this code in the screen lock window: 83KYG9NW-3K39V-2T3HJ-93F3Q-GT. Then your files will be decrypted. Instructions provided below are meant to help you to remove DN ransomware successfully. Keep in mind that computer must be loaded in a Safe Mode with Networking before you run antivirus or anti-malware scan with a proper software.

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove DNRansomware

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete DNRansomware removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from DNRansomware and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Sergio says:
    January 24th, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Thanks a lot! I was about to pay the ransom already… Im glad that I didnt!

  2. Juliane24 says:
    January 24th, 2017 at 8:54 am

    What a foolish ransomware… Its authors are major losers!

  3. Guerln says:
    January 24th, 2017 at 8:55 am

    epic. I believe it is one of the worst attempts to create a ransomware ever. Experts cracked it in a day or so.

  4. chasenstatus says:
    January 24th, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Ahh!!! I recovered my files! Thank you so much, guys! You saved my life, literally.

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