Jeff Ransomware might not look much, but it can sure ruin the mood for the rest of the day. This computer infection can enter your computer unexpectedly, and then it will look like all of your files have been encrypted. Do not panic: This program has not been fully developed yet, so it cannot destroy your files. You can focus on removing Jeff Ransomware from your computer first. We would also recommend educating yourself on cyber security and ransomware distribution methods. It is a lot easier to protect yourself from such programs than you think.
The program we are dealing with here is somewhat disturbing because it plays a shrilling sound upon the launch. It also displays a gruesome picture on your screen with a note that says you need to “press here to stop this creepy sound and view what happened to your computer.” So, in a sense, the sound should be a wakeup call, a thing that tells you something must have gone terribly wrong with your system. When you click that button, you see another message (either in Turkish or in English), that says “What you do to my computer?”, but no additional message appears.
The pop-up box offers you either to recover your files or exit the pop-up. Needless to say, the Recover My Files button does not work at all. In fact, Jeff Ransomware does not have a ransom note or an email address that would “help” you contact the criminals or anything. It clearly shows that this program hasn’t been fully developed, and so it doesn’t work like your regular ransomware program.
Does Jeff Ransomware encrypt anything? As a matter of fact, yes. The program encrypts the files in one folder located at Desktop\takemeon. It also shows the potential of being a terribly dangerous program because it can encrypt all file types, but it doesn’t target your personal data as of yet, and so you can easily proceed towards the ransomware removal.
Before you remove Jeff Ransomware from your computer, you should remember that ransomware programs usually travel via spam email attachments. And spam email attachments do not just drop onto your system. Users have to download and open them individually. Thus, you can protect yourself and your computer system from many infections if you simply ignore the spam email messages you receive every single day. If, by any chance, you think that the document in the email is extremely important and you simply must open it, you can always scan the file with a security tool just to be sure. If you open anything just like that, Jeff Ransomware could easily infect your PC again.
To delete this infection, you need to remove the file that launched it. It will most probably be located in the Downloads folder, which is the default folder all the files that get downloaded. If you have set any other directory to save your downloaded files, please check it, too. When you get rid of this program, delete the encrypted folder as well. Finally, scan your computer with a security tool to make sure it’s absolutely clean.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||386d4617046790f7f1fcf37505be4ffe51d165ba7cbd42324aed723288ca7e0a.exe||1835520 bytes||MD5: 609a86e03fb8546be377b332dca753d9|
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