This article will aid you in removing the Ogre ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the bottom of the article.
Ogre ransomware is the name of a cryptovirus. The extension it places to all files after encryption is .ogre. After encryption, a ransom note window will be displayed with instructions on how to pay the demanded ransom sum. The name Ogre is seen inside the ransom note. Read on through and find out what ways you could try to potentially recover some of your files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and it shows a ransom note afterward.|
|Symptoms||This ransomware virus will encrypt your files and place the .ogre extension on each one of them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
Ogre Ransomware – Delivery Ways
Ogre ransomware could be delivered in more than one way. However, the way that is the most widespread is via a payload dropper file which initiates the malicious script for the ransomware. Samples have been spotted by malware researchers and you can preview one of them sent for analysis on the VirusTotal service right here:
The Ogre ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload file, such as social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications found on the Internet could be promoted as helpful but also could hide the malicious script for this virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should instead scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, such as emails or links. Also, don’t forget to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum section.
Ogre Ransomware – In-Depth Overview
The Ogre ransomware is a cryptovirus, which has been recently discovered by malware researchers. They believe that the ransomware is still in-development. When the Ogre ransomware encrypts your files, it will put the .ogre extension to every file and show a window that serves as a ransom note with instructions.
In the future, the Ogre ransomware could be set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Those entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System, like in the example given below:
The ransom message will be placed inside a window which might have a screen-locking capability. That message is shown in the below image:
The following message about the ransom payment is in that window:
Your files have been encrypted.
The only way to recover them is to send 20€ in bitcoin to this adress.
Note: Critical files have been encrypted.
If you stop your computer, there are high chance your computer will be unusable for ever.
Enter your bitcoin adress used to pay
The ransom sum that is demanded as payment for allegedly restoring your files is currently 20 euros. That ransom can always change and as the virus is still in-development, the note can change, as well. No matter what sum of money is asked from you, you shouldn’t in any case consider paying the cybercriminals. Paying those crooks can motivate them to indulge in similar criminal acts in the future, and is strongly advised against.
Ogre Ransomware – Encryption Process
There is no official list with file extensions that the Ogre ransomware seeks to encrypt and the article will be duly updated if such a list is found. However, all files which get encrypted will receive the .Ogre extension appended to them. The encryption algorithm is currently unknown.
The Ogre cryptovirus is more than likely to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
If the above-stated command is inputted into the command prompt of the Windows operating system, that will make the encryption process more effective, as one of the main ways for file recovery will be gone. Keep reading to find out what methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.
Remove Ogre Ransomware and Restore .Ogre Files
If your computer got infected with the Ogre ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.