What is Jager Ransomware?
Jager Ransomware is an infection that you can get by opening suspicious email attachments. It can encrypt your personal files with the intention of asking you to pay money for the decryption key that you can get only from this ransomware’s developers. We urge you not to trust these developers and remove it using our guide or an anti-malware program. The truth is that you will probably not be able to get your files back unless someone creates a decryption tool specifically for this ransomware. However, you will at least be able to use your computer again. If you want to get more detailed information, please continue reading.
Where does Jager Ransomware come from?
Our team of malware researchers has found much interesting information about this infection. However, there is not too much of it regarding its origins. Researchers assume that it was created by Russia-based cyber crooks. The victims are supposed to contact the criminals using the provided email address that uses the Yandex email service. This fact supports the assumption made by our analysts, but whether this is the case remains to be seen.
Now, regarding Jager Ransomware’s dissemination methods, our analysts believe that it should be distributed via email spam because it is the most popular way to infect unwary users with ransomware. They say that this ransomware should have a dedicated server that sends emails to random email addresses obtained from phishing websites and other sources. The emails are probably made to look like they have been sent from a legitimate company such as FedEx, American Airlines, Ebay, and so on. The emails should contain a self-extracting file archive that drops this ransomware’s only executable file named Videoplugin.exe to %APPDATA%\Drive Manager Support when opened. A powerful anti-malware tool could stop this infection dead in its tracks, but if you do not have such a program, then your computer can become infected with this ransomware.
What does Jager Ransomware do?
It is no secret by now that Jager Ransomware has been created with the intention of encrypting all of your files and demanding that you pay a ransom to get them back. Now, let us take a closer look at the inner workings of it. Researchers say that this program is set to encrypt hundreds of file types that include the likes of .MKV, .MML, .MOV, .MP3, .MP4, .DOCX, .DOT, .DOTM, .DOTX, .RSS, .RTF, and .SCH, among others. This ransomware is set to encrypt files in almost all locations on your PC excluding Boot, Windows, ProgramData, Application Data, AppData, System Volume Information, Program Files (x86), Program Files, Temp, and $Recycle.Bin. The extent to which this ransomware can damage your files is huge, and unfortunately, there is no way to get the files back once they have been encrypted.
Our security analysts have determined that Jager Ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm and the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. This ransomware will generate a new the AES-256 key for each file it encrypts which makes decryption using third-party tools difficult if not impossible. This ransomware also drops a file named Important_Read_Me.html which acts as the ransom note and it provides you with an email address of the criminals that they use to provide you with instructions on how to pay the ransom. They demand that you pay the random in Bitcoins to avoid linking the transaction to them. However, there is no guarantee that you will get the promised key after you pay.
How to remove Jager Ransomware
As you can see, this ransomware will not go of your files that easily. Its encryption has yet to be cracked, so you have to options. You can either wait for a decryption key that may not ever be produced, or you can remove Jager Ransomware and restore your files from backup drives. You can delete it using the guide provided below or an antimalware tool. We recommend SpyHunter because it has no problem dealing with this infection. It will also protect your PC from future cyber attacks, so choose wisely and stay secure.
Manual removal guide
- Simultaneously press Windows+E keys.
- Type %APPDATA%\Drive Manager Support in the File Explorer’s address box.
- Find Videoplugin.exe and Delete it.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
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