Recently My Personal Laptop was hit with a ransomware attack with the following content in _readme.txt -
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I tried running decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe to decrypt but it failed printing this message on the console -
What can I do here? Paying the ransom obviously does not guarantee they will provide the decryption key but somehow my Installed McAfee AV was not able to prevent this attack.
Any Suggestions/thoughts please?? I'm in dire need to find a way out of this. If this requires a paid consultation, I'm open to discuss the consultation fees.