Juwon Ransomware is a malicious program that could slip in without you even noticing it. However, our specialists doubt the hackers behind it have yet begun distributing it. To be more precise, there is evidence suggesting the malware could be unfinished. If you continue reading our full article, we will explain why we believe it to be true. Also, by reading the rest of the text, you can find out more about Juwon Ransomware, such as how to eliminate it manually. Our researchers wish to point out the deletion instructions located below will work only on the version we have encountered. In other words, in case the hackers fix the malicious application and distribute its renewed version it could work differently, and as a consequence, its removal process might change as well. Therefore, it might be easier to employ a reliable security tool of your choice and let it erase the threat for you.
The first thing we noticed that made us suspect this could be just a test version was Juwon Ransomware’s behavior. As you might already know, ransomware applications are created with the goal to extort money from victims. To convince users to pay, hackers usually program these threats to encipher all personal files, such as photos or videos, so the user could no longer access them. Then, the malware displays a message saying the user can get his files back, but he needs to pay a ransom. However, in this case, the threat does not encipher even a single file. Our researchers say it can connect to the Internet without permission, which is usually needed to start the encryption process and send the decryption key generated during it to the hacker’s server. Still, we did not see the malware starting such a process.
Instead of encrypting files, Juwon Ransomware should display a pop-up window. It should show a message claiming “the computer is encrypted by a military level algorithm.” Next, it tells the user has two options: either to pay a ransom or enter a correct password. It is also said if the user turns on the pop-up, the malicious application will destroy the computer. Needless to say, in reality, nothing will happen, except you will no longer see Juwon Ransomware’s window. Moreover, the note does say the user should pay in Bitcoins, but there is no mention on how much the user would have to pay. There is a number mentioned that appears not before word Bitcoin, but after. If this is the price, it is ridiculously huge, as 10 BTC is currently more than 35 thousand US dollars. This is another reason why we think this malicious application is still just a test version.
Thus, our specialists say, Juwon Ransomware probably cannot be encountered yet, although if it was being distributed, it could enter the system with malicious email attachments, software installers, etc. In case you end up receiving it, we recommend removing it with no hesitation. To help you with this task we are adding deletion steps located at the end of this text. Another way to deal with the malware is to scan it with a reliable security tool and click the provided deletion button.