A ransomware virus believed to be a part of the Mobef ransomware viruses, has been reported to add a blue lockscreen message in which it demands a hefty payoff in Bitcoin to restore files encrypted by it. The virus also performs multiple other modifications on the infected computer such as apply the encryption via RSA and AES encryption algorithms. In case you have been infected by this ransomware virus, we strongly suggest you read the below mentioned material.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files with the RSA algorithm and AES-128 ciphers and asks a ransom for decryption.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and become inaccessible. A ransom note with instructions for paying the ransom shows as a .txt file.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.|
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DagaCrypt Ransomware – How Is It Spread
In order to infect users on a massive scale, the DagaCrypt ransomware virus may be spread via multiple different techniques, the main of which is via spammed e-mail messages which contain either malicious e-mail attachments or malicious web links uploaded online. These both may be accompanied by deceitful e-mails, like the ones below:
In addition to this there are other methods by which one can become a victim of DagaCrypt ransomware. One of those tools is via fake installers or programs which are uploaded on shady websites.
DagaCrypt Ransomware – Malicious Activity
As soon as infection has commenced, DagaCrypt may drop multiple different files on the infected computer. They may have the following names:
After these files are dropped on the infected computer, the ransomware may begin to interfere with the Windows Registry Editor, meaning that It may modify values or add new strings within the Windows registry editor. The usually targeted Registry sub-key may be the following:
DagaCrypt Ransomware – Encryption Process
For the encryption process of DagaCrypt ransomware to be successful, the virus may use a combination of AES and RSA encryption algorithms, similar to other Mobef variants. DagaCrypt may be pre-configured to target the following Windows file types for encryption.
→ .3ds .4db .4dd .7z .7zip .accdb .accdt .aep .aes .ai .alk .arj .axx .bak .bpw .cdr .cer .crp .crt .csv .db .dbf .dbx .der .doc .docm .docx .dot .dotm .dotx .drc .dwfx .dwg .dwk .dxf .eml .enz .fdb .flk .flka .flkb .flkw .flwa .gdb .gho .gpg .gxk .hid .hid2 .idx .ifx .iso .k2p .kdb .kdbx .key .ksd .max .mdb .mdf .mpd .mpp .myo .nba .nbf .nsf .nv2 .odb .odp .ods .odt .ofx .ost .p12 .pdb .pdf .pfx .pgp .ppj .pps .ppsx .ppt .pptx .prproj .psd .pst .psw .qba .qbb .qbo .qbw .qfx .qif .rar .raw .rfp .rpt .rsa .rtf .saj .sdc .sdf .sef .sko .sql .sqlite .sxc .tar .tax .tbl .tc .tib .txt .wdb .xbrl .xls .xlsm .xlsx .xml .zip
After the encryption process is complete the files become no longer openable and DagaCrypt adds a custom image with it’s ransom note, which has the following content:
What happened to your files ?
All of your files were protected by a strong encryption.
For more specific instructions, please send us an Bitmessage
you can download here – https//bitmessage.org
on this address BM-NBZnSfSEioDnWmVBGGYiSsqijoBTfAhi
m WARNING m
PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS FILE IF YOU WANT RECOVER YOUR FILES: C:\Windows\62348433.log
Remove DagaCrypt and Restore Files Encrypted by It
Before removing DagaCrypt from your computer, it is strongly advisable to backup the encrypted files prior to the removal. Then, we recommend you to follow the removal instructions below. In case manual removal is not an option, experts always advise using an advanced anti-malware program to automatically take care of DagaCrypt ransomware.
In case you want to restore files encrypted by this virus, we strongly suggest following the instructions in step “2. Restore files encrypted by DagaCrypt below”.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DagaCrypt from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DagaCrypt on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DagaCrypt in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DagaCrypt from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DagaCrypt from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DagaCrypt from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DagaCrypt from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable DagaCrypt Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove DagaCrypt from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DagaCrypt
Step 2: Uninstall DagaCrypt and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by DagaCrypt on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by DagaCrypt there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DagaCrypt from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DagaCrypt and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove DagaCrypt via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove DagaCrypt files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as DagaCrypt, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DagaCrypt from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase DagaCrypt from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall DagaCrypt from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove DagaCrypt from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the DagaCrypt will be removed.
Eliminate DagaCrypt from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by DagaCrypt from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".