What is JagerDecryptor Ransomware?
Few weeks before, malware researchers identified a troublesome ransomware known as JagerDecryptor Ransomware. Mostly, it invades your PC by misleading you from malvertising, compromised websites or some other social engineering as well. Once JagerDecryptor Ransomware gets installed, it compromises your PC and encodes all available files without your permission and knowledge. In order to decrypt your files, it will ask you to pay ransom amount around US $1,000 to criminal hackers. If you do not pay them within given time, they will keep increasing ransom amount randomly and warn you that your file will be delete every hours as well.
How does JagerDecryptor Ransomware encrypt the files?
First of all, the ransomware infiltrates your PC and then modifies the default system settings and Registry Key files to take control over your PC. It copies executable codes inside system startup folder so that it won’t need your permission to start the malicious process without your authorization. Furthermore, it performs a full system scan, generates public and private keys and encrypts your file using public key with the protection of RSA-2048 and AES-256 encryption ciphers. After that it replaces your original files with the encoded files and leaves ransom note along with each of them.
|Symptoms||Displays ransom note on your desktop, installs spyware programs, steals confidential information and lock out your PC screen|
|Distribution||Malvertising and Compromised websites|
|Description||Designed to encode D to Z drives, including removable drive and mapped network drive, infiltrate PCs silently and give hackers remote access to the infected PC to perform malicious activities illegally,|
|Affected OS||Windows OS (All version) and Mac OS|
Why should you remove JagerDecryptor Ransomware from your PC?
Now, as you know the ransomware is very destructive in nature. So, it will keep performing malicious activities on your compromised PC, won’t stop itself till you don’t remove it completely. Here are the hazardous impact of JagerDecryptor Ransomware:
It will keep encrypting and deleting your files even if you paid the ransom fee,
Even it will keep monitoring your activities, can record your private moments or steal confidential information,
Connect to remote server to upload your private information and take further instruction from the developers.
It can keep your PC screen locked for a while, restating the PC won’t help.
How to block the malicious process of JagerDecryptor Ransomware instantly?
First of all, we advise you to take precautions instantly to block the malicious process of the ransomware. Follow the given steps:
First disconnect your PC from the network.
Then stop the server temporarily:
Windows button+R to open Run and type “services.msc”
Now click OK
then right-click on the “Server” and select Properties
Click “Stop“, choose Startup type to “Disabled” and click OK.
Scan all removable drives using your Antivirus to disinfect and vaccinate all of them.
However, we also advise you to keep clean backup of your data and do not forget to install licensed antivirus with multi-layer protection to keep your PC safe. In addition, always be cautious while using your PC, mostly when installing free software or game and browsing internet. Do not give a damn to fake security alerts and warnings that you see on suspicious websites. It will help you to keep your PC safe.
How to remove JagerDecryptor Ransomware?
You can remove JagerDecryptor Ransomware either manually or automatically. If you are a tech person then follow manual removal process because making change in system OS is a risky process, your system may crash. if you are not ready to take risk then you must follow automatic removal process.
Method 1: Manual Removal Of JagerDecryptor Ransomware
Step 1 : Start PC in Safe Mode With Networking
For Windows XP and Windows 7 Users
To start your computer in Safe Mode, click on Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard continuously until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the pop up list.
For Windows 8/10 Users
Go to the Windows 8 Search Screen, type Advanced, from the search results select Settings. Click on Advanced Startup options, from the “General PC Settings” window. Click on the “Restart now” button. Your computer will now restart into “Advanced Startup Options Mode”. Now click on the “Troubleshoot” button, then click on “Advanced options”. In the advanced option screen click on “Startup settings”. Now click on the “Restart” and then your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press “5” to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 2: Start PC in Safe Mode With Networking
If you are unable to start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking, you can try a method called System Restore that is helpful to restore your PC on the date when your PC was not infected.
- First Shut down and then Restart your PC, press the F8 key on your keyboard continuously until the Windows Advanced Options List appears, and then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list and press ENTER.
When Command Prompt mode loaded, enter the given command : cd restore and press ENTER.
And then enter this command: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.
Click “Next”on the opened window
Now you can select one of the available Restore Points and click “Next” (this process will definitely restore your computer system to an earlier time and date, when your PC was not infected with JagerDecryptor Ransomware).
Now click “Yes” on opened window.
After restoring your computer to a previous date, download and scan your PC with recommended malware removal software to eliminate any remaining ransomware files.For restoring particular encrypted files, first you should try using the Windows Previous Versions feature. This method works effectively only if the System Restore function was enabled on an infected Windows OS.
To use this feature right click the encrypted file and then click “Properties” there you will see option for restore Previous Version.
Note: Above given method may not work on all computers because some variants of ransomware remove shadow volume copies of the files.
Method 2: Automatic Deletion of JagerDecryptor Ransomware
If you’re unable to remove JagerDecryptor Ransomware completely from your system manually, you can remove it from your PC using automatic JagerDecryptor Ransomware scanner. It removes ransomware viruses from your PC automatically so that you don’t need to put too much effort. It will be very helpful for keeping your PC and data safe from ransomware viruses. Only you need to install this tool and follow user’s guideline.