Do you know what Java Notdharma Ransomware is?
Java Notdharma Ransomware is a malicious application that might turn your life into a nightmare because it mimics Dharma Ransomware and encrypts users’ files mercilessly once it infiltrates users’ computers. Ransomware infections, first, find where users’ personal files are located and then lock them all. Cyber criminals use them as tools to obtain money from users, so even though Java Notdharma Ransomware does not demand money from victims right after encrypting data on their computers, the chances are high that they will be instructed to send a ransom if they want to get their files back when they write an email to the email address that can be found indicated in the ransom note. Therefore, we suggest that you would not waste your time on writing emails to cyber criminals behind crypto-malware, especially if you are not going to pay money for the decryption of your personal files. Of course, the ransomware infection itself needs to be removed fully in any case. Luckily, research has shown that it does not belong to the group of sophisticated malware. Because of this, it should not be something impossible to remove it manually. You will find more information about the ransomware removal provided further in this report.
No matter how Java Notdharma Ransomware infiltrates your computer, you will find almost all your files locked after its successful entrance because it scans the system right away and then locks the most valuable files. These are various documents, pictures, music, and other files. All of them will be marked – they will get the .java extension appended to them. You will also find a new file on your computer once the ransomware finishes encrypting files. It drops Decrypt Instructions.txt on all affected computers. Do not expect to find step-by-step instructions that will help you to unlock files in this file. It only contains one sentence: “All of your files are encrypted, to decrypt them write us to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.” If you are not going to send money to cyber criminals, there is no point in contacting them either because we are sure you will be told that you need to transfer a ransom to get your files back. The size of the ransom might vary, but you should not send a cent to malicious software developers even if it turns out that you can afford the decryption service. No matter what you decide, do not forget to delete the ransomware infection from your system so that it would not cause you more problems in the future.
It is always difficult to talk about the distribution of new infections because our specialists detect them when they are still not very prevalent. Even though not much is known about distribution methods used to promote Java Notdharma Ransomware, our team of specialists suspects that it should be mainly spread via spam emails. Because of this, users should stay away from spam emails in order not to encounter this nasty infection. It is very likely that it might be spread in a different way too to infiltrate more computers, so our recommendation for you would be not to leave your system unprotected, e.g. you should enable security software on your system ASAP. If you have already encountered the ransomware infection and it has locked your files, you should still install a security application after its removal because there are hundreds of other harmful malicious applications that might enter your system illegally in the future.
Java Notdharma Ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm to lock data on victims’ computers, so it might be impossible to unlock those affected files without the decryptor, but the good news is that you could erase this infection from your system quite easily. If you check the below-provided instructions, you will see that the removal guide consists of only two removal steps: 1) you need to remove all recently downloaded files and 2) remove the ransom note (Decrypt Instructions.txt). If you do not have time for this, you can delete it automatically.
Delete Java Notdharma Ransomware
- Open Explorer (Win+E).
- Go to the Downloads folder (%USERPROFILE%\Downloads).
- Delete all suspicious files downloaded recently.
- Remove suspicious files from your Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop) too.
- Remove Decrypt Instructions.txt.
- Empty Trash.
In non-techie terms:
If you keep your system unprotected and Java Notdharma Ransomware infiltrates your computer, all personal files will be locked. Even though it does not demand a ransom after locking data, there is no doubt that it wants your money. Because of this, we see no reason you should contact cyber criminals by writing an email to them if you are not going to make a payment. Instead, fully delete the ransomware infection and make sure a similar threat cannot enter your system illegally again – do not leave your system unprotected.