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Maas ransomware encrypted pc

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1.How do I know that my encryption with .maas has online or offline I'd ?

2. Does changing windows remove the the ransomware virus , so that I add new files , they won't get encrypted ?

3. The encrypted files are not important work or documents but include a lot of old pictures and memories , and I don't use the pc much as its old too , so should I not switch it on till a full solution is found ?

4. Will changing the internal HDD make the computer run just fine ?

Thanks in advance , it will be great help to listen from some pros on these questions

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9 hours ago, Harry24 said:

1.How do I know that my encryption with .maas has online or offline I'd ?

The decrypter will tell you each file's ID, and whether or not it's online or offline:
https://www.emsisoft.com/ransomware-decryption-tools/stop-djvu

There is more information at the following link:
https://support.emsisoft.com/topic/32045-about-the-stopdjvu-decrypter/

 

9 hours ago, Harry24 said:

2. Does changing windows remove the the ransomware virus , so that I add new files , they won't get encrypted ?

Assuming you mean reinstalling Windows, then yes. That being said, this is overkill for just this one ransomware. The STOP/Djvu ransomware is fairly well detected by most Anti-Virus software and very easy to remove. You can use Emsisoft Emergency Kit to do so:
https://www.emsisoft.com/en/home/emergencykit/

Of course, if the computer is infected by a number of different malwares and you don't want to go through the hassle of making sure they all get cleaned up, then reinstalling Windows would be understandable. Note that there is no danger in doing this as long as you make a backup of your files before proceeding.

 

9 hours ago, Harry24 said:

3. The encrypted files are not important work or documents but include a lot of old pictures and memories , and I don't use the pc much as its old too , so should I not switch it on till a full solution is found ?

Once the computer is clean you may continue using it, however be sure to keep it properly protected.

 

9 hours ago, Harry24 said:

4. Will changing the internal HDD make the computer run just fine ?

You'd only notice a difference if there was something wrong with the old HDD, otherwise reinstalling Windows would have the same effect as replacing the HDD.

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