Get Rid of JagerDecryptor Virus from PC

Posted by John Larkin - August 11, 2016

JagerDecryptor Ransomware Virus is Dangerous

JagerDecryptor is a ransomware infection that slips into the computer system furtively and encrypts the files in the computer system quickly. Maybe you have already noticed that it comes together with some free software. What is more, some spam emails also contain the installers of this ransomware. It is not surprising that inexperienced computer users who usually click or install unknown items on the Internet are easy to have the computer system infected with the ransomware.

It is easy to know that the name of the ransomware which infects your computer system is JagerDecryptor since when you open the encrypted files, you can see a pop-up window with its logo. Yes, there is no difference than some other ransomware infections. They all can encrypt the files stored in the computer system. This one tries to help the cyber criminals to take money from the innocent computer users. It says that you can get the decryption key if you pay some money. So if the encrypted files are very important, inexperienced computer users may choose to pay the money. You should know that cyber criminals are evil and they may not decrypt your files even though you pay the money. The most important thing you should do is to remove JagerDecryptor from the computer system.

Guide to Remove JagerDecryptor Ransomware Virus

Step 1: End the Malicious Processes
Step 2: Show Hidden Files in the System
Step 3: Find out Malicious Files and Remove Them
Step 4: Decrypt Encrypted Files

Step 1: End malicious process via Windows Task Manager

1. Right click on the Task bar and select Start Task Manager (click Task Manager for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10).

2. In Processes tab, find out the processes of JagerDecryptor ransomware virus and right click on it. (For Windows 8, 8.1 10 users, click Details tab). Usually, their processes are named randomly. After that, select Open File Location.

3. Go back to Task Manager and click End Process button (For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users, click End task). After that, delete all suspicious files in the folder.

Step 2: Show hidden files and folders

For Windows Vista and 7 users,

1. Click Start button to open Start Menu.

2. Open Control Panel and click Appearance and Personalization.

3. Click Folder Options.

4. In the View tab, click Show hidden files, folders and drives and click OK.
show all hidden files

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users,

1. Open any folder in your computer.

2. Click View tab and then tick Hidden items to show all hidden files.

Step 3: Locate the files of JagerDecryptor and remove them

1. Hit Win and R keys on the keyboard to open Run box.

2. Type regedit and click OK.

3. Navigate to the location as below and remove the file displayed [RANDOM]


4. Run this malware detect tool to find out malicious files in the system and delete them completely so that JagerDecryptor ransomware virus will not come back again.

Step 4: Restore the system data from a recent backup to decrypt encrypted files

You can try the following recovery methods, but we cannot promise that they will help you recover your files, as JagerDecryptor ransomware virus uses AES-265 and RSA encryption method.

Method 1: Use System Restore.

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to open Task Manager.

2. At the top left corner, click File and then click New task (Run…).

3. Type in rstrui in the box and click OK.

4. Click Next.

5. Select the restore point and click Next button.

6. Click Finish button to confirm your restore point.

7. Click Yes once you decide to restore your system.

Method 2: Use Shadow Volume Copies.

Shadow Copy (also referred as Volume Snapshot Service) is a technology in Windows that automatically backup copies or snapshots of computer files or volumes, even when they are being used. To recover your files, you can use Shadow Explorer that is for free.

1. Download Shadow Explorer from its official website and run it.
2. Select the drive and date of the backup files.
3. Right click the file or folder and click Export to save it.

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