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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

Jcoder Ransomware

Jcoder Ransomware is a new threat that has emerged recently. It is still in development, and there are still many mysteries surrounding it. Nonetheless, we already know a lot about it too, and so we are rushing to provide you with as much information as possible just so that you could protect yourself and your operating system against it. Hopefully, your operating system is not infected at this point, and you still have time to take the appropriate security measures. The good news is that it does not take much to keep the ransomware away and your personal files safe. The bad news is that once this malware slithers in, there is not much anyone can do because the infection corrupts the files in a very complicated way. According to our research, the AES (Advanced Encryption Algorithm) encryption is used for that. If the file is encrypted, a special decryption key is required, and only cyber criminals can provide you with it. Would they? Of course, they would not. To learn more about that, as well as how to remove Jcoder Ransomware, continue reading this report.

The malicious Jcoder Ransomware was built using the NET framework, just like Netcrypton Ransomware and many others alike. It is unclear who is responsible for building this threat, but, of course, anonymity is key when it comes to malicious threats. Even the distribution is performed in a somewhat anonymous manner. As our research team informs, the .exe file of the malicious ransomware is likely to be concealed as a normal-looking file within a spam email with a misleading message. If you do not recognize a scam right away, you are likely to let the ransomware in without even knowing it. According to the latest analysis, the threat does not create other functional files, which means that it operates fully via the .exe file. The only file that Jcoder Ransomware does create is a ransom note file called “HDK.txt”, and you will see this random combination of letters attached to all encrypted files as well. Since these letters do not appear to stand for anything, there is a possibility that different versions of this infection could use different letters. Of course, even if the threat has different versions, all of them are malicious and all deserve removal.

The HDK.txt file is created as soon as the files are encrypted. Jcoder Ransomware only encrypts files in the %USERPROFILE% directory, including all subfolders, and copies of the ransom note file should be placed in every location that is affected. The message is very short as it simply states that your files were encrypted and are no longer accessible. This message does not mention a ransom, and it does not provide victims with a way to communicate with cyber criminals. Due to this, some believe that the devious Jcoder Ransomware is still in development. Others believe that this threat is dysfunctional. All in all, whether or not you were provided with a way to pay for a file decryptor, you should not fulfill the demands because that is not beneficial to you. The creator of the ransomware will not give you what you need regardless of what you do. Most likely, only users who have their files backed up will be able to get out of this mess without any real consequences.

Can you handle the steps shown below? They are not too complicated, and if you can identify the .exe file that the infection uses, you should have no trouble deleting Jcoder Ransomware. This infection might have encrypted your files, and, as you know already, they will not be recovered once you erase the threat. It is unfortunate, but you will not recover your files even if you do anything that cyber criminals want you to do. The surprising thing is that the current version of the ransomware does not make any demands, and so we are waiting to see if newer versions emerge. If that happens, we will be sure to update this report. For now, it seems that if the ransomware slithers in, there is nothing you can do. Of course, you can and should remove Jcoder Ransomware. If you are unable to take care of this manually, do not hesitate to install anti-malware software. In fact, this is the better option. Also, note that only reliable anti-malware software can protect you against ransomware in the future, and so everyone should install it.

Jcoder Ransomware Removal

  1. Launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and then click the Processes tab.
  2. Identify the malicious {unknown name} process, right-click it, and select Open File Location.
  3. Go back to the Task Manager, select the {unknown name} process, and click End Process.
  4. Go to the location of the {unknown name}.exe file, right-click it, and choose Delete.
  5. Delete all copies of the ransom note file, HDK.txt.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the undesirable files.
  7. IMPORTANT: Install a legitimate malware scanner to inspect your operating system for leftovers.
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