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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Ogre Ransomware

Ogre Ransomware is a recently detected malicious application. Although it has been officially released by its developers, it seems that this computer infection is still in development because, at present, it does not encrypt a single file on users’ computers after successfully slithering onto the computer. We know that a brand new version encrypting files might be released one day, so you might be already reading this article because your files have been encrypted by this threat. Ogre Ransomware demands money from users, so there is no doubt that it encrypts users’ files so that it would give them the reason to send money. The version tested by specialists at does not encrypt files, and it is impossible to make a payment even though it demands a ransom of €20 – a Bitcoin address needed to transfer money to the developer of the ransomware infection is not provided to users. We believe that you will find it on the window opened by Ogre Ransomware if you encounter a fully working version, i.e. the one encrypting files. You are not allowed to keep Ogre Ransomware active on your system. Transferring money to cyber criminals behind this crypto-threat is not a good idea either, so just go to erase this threat no matter you have discovered your files encrypted or they are fine.

Ogre Ransomware is not that kind of threat which enters computers and makes a bunch of modifications in the system registry, blocks utilities, or creates copies of its executable file; however, after the successful entrance, it opens a red window in full-screen on Desktop. It contains the following message:

Ogre RansomWare

Your files have been encrypted.

The only way to recover them is to send 20€ in bitcoin to this address:

(Programme test)

Note: Critical files have been encrypted.

If you stop your computer, there are high chance your computer will be unusable for ever.

As mentioned above, the version analyzed by specialists at does not encrypt files, so the only symptom of the entrance of this ransomware infection is this window on Desktop. If you encounter a version encrypting files, you will notice that your pictures, media files, and documents can no longer be accessed and have a new .ogre extension too. Ransomware infections encrypt files because they seek to obtain easy money from users. Do not pay a cent to cyber criminals even if you are told that your computer will become unusable or there are no other ways to get files back because it is very likely that you will get nothing after making a payment. Instead, go to recover your files from a backup. Fortunately, there is a very small possibility that you will encounter a version of Ogre Ransomware encrypting files.

Bad programs, especially ransomware infections which enter computers with the intention of getting money from users, are such threats which illegally slither onto users’ computers. Unfortunately, users often help them to enter their computers without knowing anything about that. In the case of Ogre Ransomware, which is the focus of this article, it should be distributed via spam emails mainly, specialists say; however, they cannot confirm this 100% because the infection rate of this ransomware infection is quite low and, as a consequence, it is hard to make conclusions about its dissemination. Although ransomware infections are mainly distributed via spam emails, cyber criminals might place them on untrustworthy P2P pages and promote as beneficial software as well. If Ogre Ransomware has managed to enter your PC, it means that another ransomware-type infection can show up on your computer again if you do not do anything to ensure the system’s maximum protection. We do not think that you could do this alone because malicious applications are becoming sneakier and sneakier with every day, so we recommend enabling a security application on your computer.

The window opened on your Desktop by Ogre Ransomware can be easily closed by clicking on the EXIT button (top-left corner), so you will only need to find and erase recently downloaded files in order to delete the launcher of the ransomware infection. If you do not do anything about its presence, you might click on it again one day and open this malicious application. Our instructions will help you to remove this threat; however, if you still find it impossible to locate the ransomware launcher, use an automatic security application.

Delete Ogre Ransomware

  1. Click on the EXIT button to close the window opened by Ogre Ransomware on Desktop.
  2. Open the Windows Explorer (tap Win+E).
  3. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, and %APPDATA% directories.
  4. Delete all suspicious files.
  5. Clear the Recycle bin.
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