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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Jewsomware Ransomware

We do not know yet if Jewsomware Ransomware is just a cruel joke or a serious infection that is still being built and strengthened. In either case, it has notes of anti-Semitism, and while the infection itself does not have anything to do with people whose religion is Judaism, it is pretty obvious that it was created by someone who has anti-Semitic notions. Once executed, the infection displays a window with a caricature of a person that, allegedly, represents a “Sneaky Jew.” According to the message in the window, anyone who receives it has to pay a ransom of 600 Euros after exchanging it for Bitcoins, which is a virtual crypto-currency. Paying it is neither necessary nor smart, and we discuss that further in the report. The most important things you must do if you have encountered this threat is to remove Jewsomware Ransomware and then to strengthen the protection of the operating system to ensure that other malicious infections cannot attack. Please continue reading carefully, and if you have questions for our research team afterward, use the comments section.

There is no denying that Jewsomware Ransomware is very similar to Jew Crypt Ransomware. The image of the caricature is the same, and the message also demands a payment of a ransom. However, the latter infection is a real file-encryptor, and when it slithers in, it can encrypt files. Although the threat demands a ransom of 0.01 Bitcoin (~65 EUR), our research team informs that it is possible to decrypt files for free using the code “JewsDid911.” The malicious Jewsomware Ransomware, on the other hand, does not encrypt or delete files at all; at least, not yet. It is possible that a new, stronger version of this malware could emerge, but that is not the case right now. At the moment, when the infection launches, it shows a Windows 10 update window, and then, after a couple of moments, opens the ransom note window. On the left side of the window, you can see two timers. One of them counts down the time until the ransom is doubled, and the other one shows the time left until files are deleted. As we discussed earlier, the current version of the ransomware does not actually delete any files.

The ransom note is meant to convince the victim that they must pay a ransom of 600 EUR (300 if the payment is made in a minute) to a strange address (h214igle8dsaaIGF2gf9F) in Bitcoins. Then, once the ransom is paid, an ID and the transaction information must be sent to After this, a decryption key should be sent. Even if Jewsomware Ransomware was a real infection, it is highly unlikely that the criminals behind it would waste their time communicating with victims and helping them. So, what would happen instead? Instead, you would send your money and get nothing in return. Of course, we cannot guarantee that this is what would happen, but our research team has analyzed hundreds of file-encryptors, including Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, GandCrab4 Ransomware, Whoops Ransomware, and free decryptors are never provided to the victims. Jewsomware Ransomware might not be a menace right now, but it certainly could become one, and that is why besides its removal, you also need to be extremely careful about what you do to ensure protection against malware in the future.

Do you know how to delete Jewsomware Ransomware and ensure protection at the same time? You can do that by installing anti-malware software that is legitimate, reliable, and up-to-date. It can automatically erase all malicious threats simultaneously, and that can be extremely helpful if multiple threats exist. Even if you are sure that other infections do not exist, it is still recommended that you install a malware scanner to double-check. Obviously, if you do not want to install anti-malware software that could erase all threats and ensure protection, you will have to handle the situation yourself. While it might be extremely difficult to keep your operating system malware-free, removing Jewsomware Ransomware should not be too complicated. The guide below explains the process, and if you have questions regarding it, the comments section is open to everyone.

Jewsomware Ransomware Removal

  1. Tap keys Ctrl+Alt+Delete and launch Task Manager.
  2. In the Processes tab look for a malicious process that is linked to the ransomware.
  3. Right-click it and choose Open File Location to find the .exe file of the ransomware.
  4. In the Task Manager end the malicious process.
  5. In the opened file location, Delete the malicious file.
  6. Install a malware scanner to inspect your system and check if you have successfully eliminated the threat.
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