How to remove Jeep virus and restore encrypted files

The article is dedicated to ransomware called Jeep that gets into laptops around the world, and cyphers the data. Here you can see important information on what is Jeep, and the uninstalling of Jeep from the computer. Besides, we will teach you how to restore the encrypted files, if possible.

Jeep ransomware had infected hundreds of machines in various countries through basic way: false messages with dangerous attachments. Also, fraudsters use zero-day vulnerabilities to get into the computer, but they are promptly fixed. When infection is done, Jeep scans the hard drive to find the folders for encryption and their general price. Nowadays, each new ransomware can cypher image, video, text and audio information in all popular extensions. Extra attention is attracted to business information, since representatives of business are the key objective for fraudsters. All software in the system will be unaffected since fraudsters want only information. The operation is executed via famous encryption algorithms, and its intricacy is so high that decryption of data without a key is impossible. This is the foundation for unbelievable effectuality of this sort of viruses in recent years: an ordinary PC operator, even if he has a fairly high experience in suchlike things, won't ever be able to decrypt the data, and will be forced to pay the price. The only method to restore files is to hack the scam website and withdraw the encryption keys. Some experienced malware researchers can get the keys due to faults in the code of the virus itself.

The computer knowledge is highly significant in our world, as it helps user to defend the PC from computer viruses. It's sad to say, but 90% of customers comprehend the significance of PC knowledge just when ransomware penetrates their PC. To protect your system, you must remember these few elementary regulations:

    • Don't disregard the red flags that your hardware or software displays. It takes much of CPU resources to encode the files. When the ransomware is starting to work, the CPU performance decreases, and the encrypting process emerges in Process Manager. You might catch this moment and switch off the workstation before data will be totally lost. Naturally, the certain amount of files will be encrypted, but you will protect the other part.
    • Carefully examine your e-mails, especially those messages which have files attached to them. The #1 pattern of scam letters is the notification about prize winning or parcel receiving. You also should keep an eye on business correspondence, particularly if the sender's address and the content is unknown. lawsuits, claims, summaries, Invoices for goods or services and similar important documents cannot come without warning, and you, as a minimum, should know the sender. In all other cases it is a fraud.
    • Don't accept any changes to your system, coming from suspicious programs. One of the most efficient ways of data recovery is the recovery through Shadow Copies, so hackers have added the removal of those copies in the basic features of ransomware. The deletion of shadow copies needs admin rights and confirmation from the user. So, not accepting changes from a unknown software at the right moment, you will save the opportunity to decrypt all lost files for free.

You should know that deleting the virus is only the, first step, which is required for the regular work of the computer. If you uninstall ransomware, you will not return the data instantly, it will require multiple actions described in the following section. In case of encrypting virus we don't publish the hand deletion tips, since its complexity and the likeliness of errors will be extremely high for common user. We don't recommend trying to uninstall Jeep manually, since it has numerous security features which will counteract you. Some ransomware can easily erase encrypted data, or part of it, when trying to uninstall the program. To avoid this, follow the advices under this paragraph.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

After eliminating Jeep from the PC, user has to recover the corrupted files. We won't try to reverse the encryption, but we'll get them back via Windows functionality and the special software. There are the few chances, but generally data restoration takes a lot of time and efforts. If you're very interested in the by-hand information restore - take a look at this item, which shows all the safest manners.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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