Sorry to hear that you’ve become a victim of ransomware attack. Unfortunately, if your files were encrypted with online key, there is nothing to do now because only the criminals can restore them (if they are willing to do so at all). This is the whole point of ransomware and why it has been so successful for years. Victims of STOP/DJVU can only recover their files is if an offline key was used to encrypt files. You can check whether any of the files were subject to offline key encryption by going to C:\SystemID\PersonalID.txt. Here, check if any of the IDs end in t1. Next, we suggest you to read these instructions about using STOP decryptor. Finally, backup the encrypted data that you failed to restore – cybersecurity experts are working on ways to restore some file types, so one day a miracle might happen. However, you need to be patient because breaking cryptography is a hard work…
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