Jcoder Ransomware

What is Jcoder Ransomware?

Jcoder Ransomware is a malicious program that has been designed by cyber criminals to lock files on victims’ computers. According to researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com, this threat is still in development because it does not provide any contact information that could be used by victims to contact cyber criminals. On top of that, it does not demand a ransom even though ransomware infections are primarily used to extract money from computer users. Of course, we cannot promise that it will act the same in the future too. The chances are high that it will be updated one day and, if you encounter it at this time, you will be told to transfer a ransom to get your files unlocked. Although Jcoder Ransomware has not been finished yet, it already encrypts files using the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cipher, so its entrance always has devastating outcomes. If it has successfully infiltrated your computer too, you will find a bunch of your files locked sooner or later as well. Free decryption software does not exist. It is impossible to purchase the decryptor from cyber criminals either (of course, we do not recommend doing this). Therefore, the chances are high that your files will stay encrypted. It does not mean that you can keep the ransomware infection active on your computer if you find it impossible to unlock your data. We will talk about the Jcoder Ransomware removal in detail in the last paragraph of this article.test

What does Jcoder Ransomware do?

If Jcoder Ransomware ever infiltrates your computer, it will go to lock your personal files straightaway. It locks .dll, .exe, .cat, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .doc, .docx, .csv, .ppsm, .psl, .avi, .iso, .flv, .wma, .dot, .aes, and other valuable files on compromised machines. It uses the AES encryption to do this, so the chances are high that it will be impossible to unlock them without special decryption software cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection should have. All encrypted files get the .HDK extension appended, but it is not the only symptom showing that the entrance of this ransomware infection was successful. You could find a new file on your computer after its entrance too – HDK.txt. This file is a ransom note, but, surprisingly, it does not tell users anything about the ransom they need to pay to get these affected files decrypted, which suggests that Jcoder Ransomware is still in development. This also means that it is impossible to purchase a decryptor from cyber criminals. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to get your files back if you have already encountered Jcoder Ransomware. If you have a backup of the most important files, you can restore them from it – it is the only free way to fix those affected files. You must remove the ransomware infection from your PC first before going to restore your data.

Where does Jcoder Ransomware come from?

It is not very likely that many users have already encountered Jcoder Ransomware because it is not a prevalent infection. Of course, everything might change when cyber criminals finish developing it and start spreading it with the intention of obtaining easy money. If you are reading this article just out of curiosity, i.e. you have not encountered this ransomware infection, you should ignore all spam emails and their attachments in order not to end up with Jcoder Ransomware. Also, our security specialists say that users should be more careful with software they download from file-sharing websites because they might download malware from these websites by mistake. If you have found Jcoder Ransomware on your PC, it is, of course, already too late for prevention, but you can still protect your system from similar malicious applications that might try to slither onto your computer in the future. All you need to do is to enable security software on your computer. There are thousands of applications claiming to be powerful antimalware tools available, but not all of them are fully reliable, so do not install the first tool you find while surfing the Internet.

How to remove Jcoder Ransomware

Jcoder Ransomware could not encrypt any new files on your computer if you delete it fully from your system. What you need to do to disable it is to a) kill the malicious process, b) delete the malicious file you have launched, and c) remove HDK.txt from all directories. If you do not have time for the manual Jcoder Ransomware removal, or do not feel very experienced to erase this threat yourself, you can use an automated malware remover to clean your system instead. Of course, it is up to you how you eliminate malware from your system.

Jcoder Ransomware removal guide

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Click Processes.
  3. Check all processes and kill the malicious process. Close Task Manager.
  4. Open Windows Explorer (Win+E).
  5. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %APPDATA%, and %TEMP%.
  6. Delete all suspicious files you have downloaded/opened recently.
  7. Remove all HDK.txt copies from your computer.
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Stop these Jcoder Ransomware Processes:

Jcoder.exe

Remove these Jcoder Ransomware Files:

Jcoder.exe
HDK.txt
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