How to remove Java NotDharma Ransomware and recover .java files

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What is Java NotDharma Ransomware?

Java NotDharma is a cryptovirus, the activity of which took place at the mid-April 2018. The malware got its name due to the similarity to infamous Dharma Ransomware, incidentally, many computer experts initially thought it’s just a new version of Dharma, however, this was not confirmed later. While encrypting, virus adds .java extension to all infected files. For example, “mydoc.doc” will turn into “”. To get files back, a user is offered to contact malefactors according to the ransom note (Decrypt Instructions.txt) which a virus creates after completion of encryption procedure.

Java NotDharma ransomware

The amount of ransom is not public, however, based on the experience of many similar viruses, the price is not small (an average of $200 to $2000 in Bitcoin). Java NotDharma is a very dangerous virus the consequences of which are especially notable in corporate organizations. To complicate matters further, Java NotDharma Ransomware also deletes all shadow copies of files which are necessary for data restore. Despite this, we still urge you not to contact them as it’s fraught with money loss. The thing is that malefactors often disappear once money is transferred. But, don’t despair, the virus doesn’t delete your files which means you have a good chance to get them back. First, you need to remove Java NotDharma Ransomware and then use one of the decryption tools. Here you’ll find a detailed instruction which, hopefully, will help you.

How Java NotDharma ransomware gets on your PC?

This type of virus can be infiltrated through several methods, including a freeware software, spam messages, trojans, software from dangerous sources, etc. A process of installation can start hidden and automatically. Besides that, some malware programs can mark Java NotDharma Ransomware as a trusted software program.

What to do if your PC is infected with Java NotDharma ransomware

As soon as you notice the presence of the ransomware on your system, you should turn your computer off. If it is possible to try to create a backup or image of your hard drive info. This may let you to reserve the state of your drives in case a decryption method would be created afterward.

How to remove Java NotDharma ransomware?

To make sure that the adware won’t reappear, you need to delete Java NotDharma ransomware completely. For this, you need to remove the files and registry entries of the ransomware. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Removal Tool

Performing an antimalware scan with SpyHunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Java NotDharma ransomware. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Java NotDharma ransomware but also the safest and the most assuring one.

Steps of Java NotDharma ransomware manual removal

Restart Windows in Safe Mode

For Windows XP:

  1. Restart the system
  2. While computer is rebooting press F8 several times
  3. In the appeared list of options choose Safe Mode

For Windows 7 and Vista:

  1. Restart the system
  2. While computer is rebooting press F8 several times
  3. In the appeared list of options choose Safe Mode

For Windows 8 and 8.1:

  1. Restart the system
  2. While computer is rebooting press F8 several times
  3. In the appeared list of options choose Safe Mode

For Windows 10:

  1. In the Start menu click on the power button
  2. Hold Shift and choose Restart
  3. Choose Troubleshoot
  4. In the Advanced Options choose Startup Settings
  5. Click Restart
  6. Select Enter Safe Mode

How to decrypt and restore .java files

Changing extensions manually

You may try to change file extension manually. After a changing of suffixes a file usually change icon, depending on type, and becomes readable.

Restore files with an automatic tool

For those types of ransomware viruses that rather remove files than encrypt them we would suggest using Recuva program.
recuva tool

  1. Download Recuva tool and launch it
  2. Within the on-screen wizard choose the type of the files you want to recover
  3. Choose the location of the files
  4. Wait until the application finishes scanning
  5. Select the required files and click the Recover button

Nevertheless there are no other tools able to restore and decrypt .java files, you may try applying to the manual methods described below, however, they might not work with the latest versions of Java NotDharma ransomware.

Restore the system

  1. Initiate the search for system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Java NotDharma ransomware.

Download Removal Tool

We also recommend to download and use SpyHunter to scan the system after Java NotDharma ransomware removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Java NotDharma ransomware.

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