Jhash Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Jhash Ransomware is?

Have you let in Jhash Ransomware by opening a corrupted spam email attachment? Have you let it in by downloading unreliable software? Although the threat acts fast, and it reveals itself right after that, it might be hard to pinpoint the moment that it has slithered into your Windows operating system. This malware must be stealthy because its effectiveness depends on that. If you discovered the threat right away, you could remove it before malicious processes were activated. Unfortunately, this threat is very stealthy, and users are unlikely to recognize it soon enough. For one, the launcher of this threat is automatically erased after a copy is created. According to our research, the name of the copy file should be “local.exe”, and you should find it in the Rand123 folder under %HOMEDRIVE%\{user}\. As you can guess, this is the file you need to eliminate if you want to delete Jhash Ransomware, but that is not the only component you need to take care of.

Jhash Ransomware comes from the same group of malware as Onion3Cry Ransomware and RanRans Ransomware. These threats are developed using the “Hidden Tear” source-code that is available to anyone. All of the infections from this group are used for the encryption of files because that is the easiest way for their creators to demand money from the victims. Once the files are encrypted, the infection introduces its victims to specific demands. Jhash Ransomware represents these demands using files named “ransom.jpg,” “Leeme_Nota_de_Rescate.txt,” and “READ_IT.txt.locky.” The last one is encrypted by the ransom, and so you do not need to pay attention to it. The .jpg file is downloaded from https://imgur.com/nPcEpO8.png, and it is set as the Desktop wallpaper automatically as soon as the encryption of your files finishes. The .txt file is created on the Desktop, and it introduces you to an email address, jhash.bancaenlinea@zoho.com. It is suggested that you need to send 10 USD to this email address using PAYZA. While malware researchers do not recommend following the demands of cyber criminals, many are likely to pay this ransom in return for their files.

Have you checked which files were corrupted by the malicious Jhash Ransomware? It is easy to spot these files because they will have the “.locky” extension appended to them. Hopefully, none of your highly personal files are encrypted; however, if you store them in Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, OneDrive, Pictures, SavedGames, Searches, and Videos folders under %USERPROFILE%, the chances are that you have been affected by the ransomware. Once files are encrypted, there is no way to open them, and only a private key can fix that. Jhash Ransomware should provide you with this key when you pay the ransom, but just because they “should” does not mean that they “would.” Of course, if you do not mind wasting $10, you can try your luck, but remember that this money is likely to go to waste. This is why we recommend keeping this money to yourself and investing it in reliable anti-malware software that could serve you in the future.Jhash Ransomware Removal GuideJhash Ransomware screenshot
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There is a way to remove Jhash Ransomware from your operating system manually, and if you are interested in this option, you will need to follow the instructions right below. There is another option you need to consider, and that is installing anti-malware software. If you go with this option, you will not need to worry about hunting down and deleting malicious components or ensuring your system’s protection, as that will be taken care of automatically. Hopefully, the information and tips in this report will help you delete Jhash Ransomware successfully, but if you face struggles or you need to ask questions, feel free to start a conversation in the comments section.

Delete Jhash Ransomware

  1. Launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and then click the Processes tab.
  2. Look for unfamiliar processes, and if you are sure they are linked to the ransomware, click End process.
  3. Launch Windows Explorer (tap Win+E).
  4. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the bar at the top and then move to {user} (the name of the folder is unique).
  5. Delete the folder named Rand123 (it should have the file named local.exe in it).
  6. Delete the file named ransom.jpg and then restore the preferred Desktop wallpaper.
  7. Delete the files named Leeme_Nota_de_Rescate.txt and READ_IT.txt.locky found on the Desktop.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the components of the ransomware.
  9. Perform a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner to check for malware leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

If you have let in Jhash Ransomware, some of your personal files might have been encrypted. If you do not have backups, you might believe that the only thing you can do is pay $10 as instructed via the ransom note created by the ransomware. While that is not a huge ransom, you still need to think if you want to risk losing your money, which is what is most likely to happen. Even though it is unlikely that you can recover your personal files, you should have no trouble removing Jhash Ransomware. If you cannot do that manually using the instructions above, you can utilize anti-malware software, which, of course, is the better option because of the full-time security services this software can also provide.