A lightweight file recovery application that can try to repair the damage to files that have been encrypted by the STP/DJVU ransomware
When taking over a computer, the STOP/DJVU ransomware also targets media files, encrypting parts of them and making them impossible to play. While you struggle to find a solution to get rid of the nasty virus and disinfect your computer, you can use Media_Repair to make the non-encrypted sections of the media files playable. While it is not a 100% guaranteed method of recovering media files, paying the ransom isn’t either, so it is definitely worth a try.
Please keep in mind that Media_Repair is not a file decryptor in itself. To put it another way, this application cannot decrypt the affected media files but just help you recover the portions of them that were not encrypted by the ransomware. Therefore, it might happen that parts of the output audio or the video file are missing, those being the encrypted sections, which Media_Repair cannot touch. To fully decrypt a file, you can try the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu.
Compatible with various media formats
Media_Repair comes with support for some of the most common media formats, namely MP3, MP4, M4V, MOV, 3GP and WAV. Please note that videos that were optimized for streaming cannot be repaired at the moment.
Aside from MP3 files, all the other file types require a reference file to be repaired. The reference file is an undamaged file created on the same device or using the same application, with approximately the same configuration settings.
Easy to use file fixer working against STOP/DJVU
Using Media_Repair is very intuitive. The main window features an integrated file browser in a tree view, allowing you to browse for the desired location with ease and select the files to be fixed. The reference file is selected first and the “patient” file second. The lower part of the GUI comprises logging options and a checkbox for analyzing the sanity of a file.
To begin repairing the target files, all you have to do is press a button. Once it finishes its job, Media_Repair displays a prompt screen, notifying you to load your files and see if they work.
Not a decryptor, but just a tool to repair media files
Media_Repair promises to repair parts of audio and video files that were infected by any variant of the STOP/DJVU ransomware. While it doesn’t decrypt files per se, it does try to save parts of it. Sadly, an intact reference file is mandatory for most formats, which might be a bit frustrating to obtain.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Media_Repair and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂