Do you know what Pojie Ransomware is?
Pojie Ransomware could be targeted at users from China as the malware encrypts files and shows a ransom note written in Chinese. The message should say that victims of the malware can decrypt their files if they contact the malware’s creator via email. Even though the ransom note does not mention that users would have to pay ransom to get their files decrypted first, we are almost one hundred percent sure that such a condition would be presented later on. That is because most ransomware applications are created for money extortion. If you want to know more about this malicious application, we encourage you to read our full article. At the end of the main text, we offer a removal guide that shows how you could delete Pojie Ransomware manually. If you need more help or have any questions about the treat and its deletion, feel free to leave us a message in the comments section.
Where could Pojie Ransomware come from? Our researchers say that the malware might be spread through spam emails, malicious file-sharing websites, and unreliable pop-ups or advertisements. It is also possible that it might be easier for it to slip in if it finds any weaknesses to exploit. For example, outdated software, unsecured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections, and so on. Thus, users who want to protect their devices and files from such malicious applications should be extra safe when surfing the Internet and ensure that their system does not have any weaknesses. Of course, it would be smart to employ a reputable antimalware tool as such applications can protect devices from different malicious applications. All users have to do is ensure that they are always up to date and enabled.Pojie Ransomware screenshot
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Pojie Ransomware should not reveal its presence until it finishes encrypting all files. The malware should not encrypt all the files available on the infected device, but it might encrypt all personal data. It means that the threat might leave Windows and program files alone but encrypt pictures, photos, documents, videos, and other documents that could be valuable to victims. Our researchers say that each encrypted file should receive an extension called .52pojie, for example, rainbow.jpg.52pojie. After completing the encryption process, the malicious application should reveal its presence by display a text document with a ransom note. The ransom note's message ought to say that victims of Pojie Ransomware can contact the hackers behind the malware and decrypt their files. The note should contain the needed contact information. While it might not say that users would need to pay a ransom to get the decryption tools that would restore their files, hackers will likely demand payment after they are contacted.
It is essential to understand that no matter what hackers promise or tell you, there are no guarantees that they will deliver the decryption tools that they might ask to pay for. Thus, instead of getting your files back, you could lose your money in vain. If you do not want to take any chances, we advise ignoring the ransom note and erasing Pojie Ransomware. If you want to try to delete it manually, you could use the removal guide placed below. On the other hand, if you think that the task might be too difficult for you, we recommend employing a reputable antimalware tool that could erase Pojie Ransomware.
Erase Pojie Ransomware
- Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
- Click Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the suggested paths:
- Find a file opened when the device got infected, right-click the malicious file, and select Delete.
- Find this path: %USERPROFILE%\Documents
- See if you can find a malicious .exe file that could be called csrsse.exe or similarly.
- Right-click the malicious .exe file and choose Delete.
- Exit File Explorer.
- Empty Recycle bin.
- Restart the computer.
In non-techie terms:
Pojie Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts personal victims’ files. As a result, files become unreadable and can only be opened if users decrypt them. Usually, only the hackers behind the malware can provide the needed decryption tools since decrypting files often require a unique decryption key generated during the encryption process. The hackers behind this threat do not mention anything about paying ransom in the message that the malware displays after the encryption process. Nonetheless, it does not mean that they will not demand paying after a victim contacts them. Therefore, we advise thinking carefully about what you should do if you receive this malicious application. If you have no wish to put up with any demands or risk losing your money in vain, we recommend ignoring the threat’s ransom note. Also, we advise deleting Pojie Ransomware because if it stays on your system, it could still pose a threat to the files that you might yet download or create. To erase it, you could use a reputable antimalware tool or follow the removal guide placed above.