Your personal files are at risk if the dangerous Jupstb Ransomware finds its way into your operating system. The launcher of this malware is clandestine, and you should not recognize it when you face it. Most likely, the launcher will be introduced to you as a harmless document or PDF file sent along with a spam email message. For example, the file could be represented as a postal service confirmation, or something similar to that. The point here is to ensure that you do not suspect a thing when you click the file attachment to open it. When you do that, the infection is executed silently, and then it starts encrypting your personal files as soon as possible. According to our malware experts, this threat can encrypt everything that is considered to be personal to the user. That means that documents and photos should be encrypted too, and once that is done, decrypting the file is, most likely, impossible. Of course, deleting Jupstb Ransomware is possible, and we suggest that you take care of that ASAP.
You can identify Jupstb Ransomware by the extension that it adds to the corrupted files: .jupstb. This is one of the few things that make this infection different from Snatch Ransomware. Other than that and the email addresses mentioned further, this malware is identical to Snatch Ransomware (adds “.snatch” extension) and FileSlack Ransomware (adds “.FileSlack” extension), which is another clone. It appears that the extensions are attached to the encrypted files for no other reason than marking, and the files will not be recovered if you remove the extension. The problem lies within the data of the files, and not their names. Regardless of which program you choose the corrupted file to “open with,” you will get the same result – your file will not be read. The creator of Jupstb Ransomware does not care about your files or their content, and so you do not need to worry about privacy in this situation, but once files are encrypted, you are meant to feel stuck. Legitimate file decryptors cannot help, and you cannot free the files manually. That is when the attackers jump in and offer their own solution.
“Readme_Restore_Files.txt” is a file that Jupstb Ransomware creates. This file should be added to the Startup, and you should also find it next to the encrypted files. Many copies of the TXT file should exist on your operating system, and you want to delete them all. Although the message is very short and vague, in the end, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org email addresses are listed, and it is sort of implied that if you want more information, you will have to contact the cyber criminal who created Jupstb Ransomware. Needless to say, communicating with criminals is not a good idea. They might have plenty of experience scamming helpless Windows users, and they might promise you everything and anything to get your money. Although a ransom is not mentioned in the TXT file, we assume that you would be proposed to pay a ransom in return for some kind of a decryption tool. Do not fall for this scam. If you pay the money, you will not get to decrypt your files.
You can see a guide below that shows how to remove Jupstb Ransomware manually. While this is a great option, it does not suit everybody. If you are inexperienced, or you do not know how the malicious threats got in, it is unlikely that you can find and delete the launcher of the ransomware, and that is the most important task. Other than that, all you need to do is eliminate the ransom note, which is not even a malicious component. So, what should you do if manual removal is out of the question? The best thing you can do is employ legitimate and trustworthy anti-malware software. It is designed to delete Jupstb Ransomware and other malicious threats, as well as to guarantee full-time protection. Of course, no one can guarantee anything with a 100% certainty, and that is why you want to double-secure your files, which you can do by backing them up on an external drive or online.