Darus File Virus Ransomware (Decrypt .darus Files)

.darus Ransomware is a harmful and deceptive computer malware which is unfortunately also the another new addition to the ransomware community known as STOP (Djvu). This dubious version of file encrypting infection is launched by hackers as the renewed malware with almost the same features and capabilities. Since its prior versions have already made their fair share of chaos, creators of darus virus are thinking of making of more money with new flavor of the old threat. As this dubious STOP ransomware has already been reanimated hundreds of times to deceive users and demand ransom money by encrypting their files again and again. It clearly shows that, this darus extension attack is also not going to be last and victims who pay the extortion money could get blackmailed again. Creators of this nefarious threat often release a new version with different extension to fool users and make more money. This time it is .darus file virus which encrypt your files and add. darus extension to your file names upon encryption. Take with an example – if you had a file name “picture.jpg” on your system then after encryption, it will get changed to “picture.jpg.darus” and you will not be able to access those files. This nasty malware will also leave ransom note “_Readme.txt” on your computer, almost in every folder to demand ransom money to give you decryption key that could unlock your files.

Well as you know .darus File Virus is a ransomware infection that is responsible for encrypting your files. In this guide we will give you all the necessary information about this infection. We have done a thorough research on this threat and we will help you to remove this infection as well as recover your files without paying ransom money. But first you need to understand that .darus Ransomware is not an ordinary PC virus. It is a highly sophisticated malware created by hackers with sole motive to cheat your money. It is very likely that it is associated with some previous file encrypting viruses. Usually hackers release a series of File encrypting malware created by the same source code but with different names and extensions. If your system is infected by this nasty virus, then it is very much likely that your computer could get hit by other ransomware virus very soon. So it is very important to remove darus Virus Ransomware and take important security measure to make sure that your system is fully protected against future attacks. We advise our user to download the Automatic Malware Removal Tool which not only removes this infection from your system completely but also block other malware attacks by its real time protection feature.

.darus file virus

This dubious .darus Virus Ransomware is also very much same like other file encrypting threats like .budak, .herad, .berosuce and others. This virus will silently enter your computer and you will have no knowledge of the intrusion. It will hide deep into your machine and start making several unwanted changes. It will modify your system settings and registry entries. Then you will suddenly find out that all your files are carrying an extra .darus extension to the end of their names. This is how you identify the name and type of the ransomware infection. When you will try to open .darus extension files then it will give error message. You will find a ransom note on your computer. That note will state the obvious that all your files are encrypted and you need to pay the ransom money to get decryption key.

.darus File Virus : Threat Analysis

Name .darus Ransomware, .darus Files Virus, .darus Extension Virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Family STOP Ransomware
Ransom note _readme.txt
Extension .darus
Description darus ransomware encrypt your files by adding .darus extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
Data Recovery Download Data Recovery Pro 

File types encrypted by .darus File Virus

.ppt, .wsh, .lvl, .das, .fpk, .hkdb, .wpg, .odt, .pkpass, .bkf, .wps, .wallet, .db0, .iwi, .raw, .wma, .kf, .forge, .wp5, .bsa, .ws, .rtf, .fsh, .mef, .0, .bar, .wpa, .xyp, .wmv, .xlk, .xmmap, .hkx, .wp6, .xld, .xyw, .sum, .wmf, .crw, .mrwref, .dxg, .txt, .dmp, .arch00, .srf, .webp, .dazip, .cfr, .re4, .hplg, .svg, .ysp, .m4a, .pef, .odp, .zip, .xbdoc, .desc, .wdb, .arw, .xxx, .tor, .xwp, .cdr, .icxs, .wmv, .mp4, .wpt, .odm, .y, .map, .xlsx, .avi, .erf, .p7b, .vpk, .ptx, .sr2, .vpp_pc, .esm, .flv, .sid, .mddata, .xbplate, .dng, .pfx, .xlsm, .1, .wp4, .wp, .wpd, .wpe, .rofl, .bkp, .ztmp, .zabw, .gdb, .lrf, .3dm, .wbd, .wm, .cr2, .rwl, .wbk, .wgz, .fos, .sql, .apk, .zw, .wri, .sav, .docx, .js, .wpb, .cas, .bay, .ff, .kdc, .xml, .der, .jpeg, .dbf, .xls, .m2, .kdb, .ntl, .syncdb, .asset, .itl, .xdl, .pdf, .p7c, .mdf, .docm, .wpw, .pem, .m3u, .mdbackup, .pptx, .xlgc, .raf, .yal, .qdf, .xpm, .psd, .nrw, .rb, .1st, .wav, .ibank, .z, .py, .webdoc, .mlx, .d3dbsp, .rw2, .qic, .indd, .menu, .w3x, .wbz, .ai, .ybk, .crt, .cer, .zdc, .pak, .vdf, .sb, .wbm, .wot, .blob, .layout, .big, .x, .wn, .7z, .doc, .upk, .wp7, .wps, .x3f, .3fr, .rar, .xf, .ods, .pdd, .xdb, .p12, .wbc, .dcr, .accdb, .bc6, .pst, .tax, .litemod, .wmd

.darus File Virus – Ransom Note


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What To Do Now

Now you know everything you need to know about this nasty .darus File Virus. But the main question is here what to do. It is very clear that paying ransom money is not an option. If you agree to pay the ransom amount then what is the guarantee that you will get your files back. Not to mention dealing with hackers and exposing your banking details could leads to identity theft and bank fraud. Apart from this it is also possible that decryption key contains other threats and viruses which can mess up your system even more. It is not a wise decision to reason with hackers behind this .darus File Virus.

But there is another totally different option that you can try. You can completely remove this infection from your computer using the Automatic Malware Removal tool. After which you will only have to worry about the data recovery. If you have backup of your files then it is going to be a walk in the park. In case if you don’t have backup of your files, then you can try free decryption tools released for the files that has been encrypted using offline key. This free decryption tool is the STOP Decryptor which almost works for all the version of malware that belongs to this family, but it will only recover your data if they have been locked by the offline key which only happens if your system was not connected to Internet when the ransomware was encrypting your files. If that doesn’t work, you can try the Shadow File Explorer to try and recover any shadow files stored by your system. Apart from this you can also try the profession Data Recovery solution to recover your data. In most of the cases, it is very difficult to recover files without proper decryption key.

How To Remove .darus Files Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty .darus Files Virus. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If you don’t have any kind of recent backup of your files and the STOP Decryptor was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.

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  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

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  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

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Manually Remove .darus Files Virus

Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to .darus Files Virus and right click on it then click End process.

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Part 3 – Remove .darus Files Virus From Control Panel

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that .darus Files Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove .darus Files Virus From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and malicious programs.

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Remove .darus Files Virus From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and harmful programs.

Remove .darus Files Virus From Windows 10

Part 4 – Remove .darus Files Virus From Browser

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

Remove .darus Files Virus From Chrome

Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

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Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

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Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

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Part 5 – Remove .darus Files Virus From Registry Editor

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

  • Find and remove .darus Files Virus related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.darus Files Virus

Tips To Prevent Malware Like .darus Files Virus In Future

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. abdullah iqbal

    pleaseee help i am crying pleaseeee my dying light gameeeeee

    1. admin

      First remove the virus using Automatic Malware Removal Tool. Then try to recover your files using Free STOP Decryptor. link is here -https://download.bleepingcomputer.com/demonslay335/STOPDecrypter.zip
      If it does not work then download Data Recovery Pro to restore your files.

  2. Yash

    I removed the virus Fully from system….
    But the files almost 750gb+ data is encrypted and i don’t have any idea to decrypt data i tried stopdecrypter and many recovery software but they didn’t only Shadow explorer help me to recover my windows drive files but what about other drives ….

    1. admin

      Yash, did you tried to restore your files using Data Recovery software? STOP Decryptor only works for offline key. It may not work for all computers but data recovery software always help more than other option. it is free to try, scan your system to see if it is any help.

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