Are you currently dealing with the malicious Jcoder Ransomware? Hopefully, you are not, and you can successfully install appropriate security tools to keep your operating system protected against this threat. It is believed that users still have time because the current version of this malware does not make any real demands, and so it is believed that its creator is still building it. Unfortunately, we cannot know when exactly this threat could be unleashed and when it would start invading operating systems. If you install trustworthy security software, back up your files externally, and stay away from suspicious spam emails – which is how this malware is believed to spread – you should be able to evade it. Now, if you are reading this report after the malicious ransomware has found its way into your operating system, it is most likely that your files are already lost. If you continue reading, you will learn how to delete Jcoder Ransomware, as well as what kind of damage you might be facing if it has invaded your operating system.
Jcoder Ransomware encrypts files, and it does that using the AES encryption algorithm. It has been used by such infamous threats as Netcrypton Ransomware, Oni Ransomware, and Onion3Cry Ransomware as well. The threat specifically goes after your personal files stored in %USERPROFILE% and its subfolders. When files are encrypted, you will find the “.HDK” extension added to their original names. This extension is also the name of the ransom note file, “HDK.txt”. You should find it in every folder containing the corrupted files. While the malicious Jcoder Ransomware appears to be fully functional, the ransom note does not make much sense. In fact, this message has been copied from the ransom message by the infamous WanaCry Ransomware. The thing this that the original message is much longer, and you get clear instructions. You certainly do not know what to do by reading the excerpt that the malicious Jcoder Ransomware introduces you to. Instead of trying to make sense of it, simply remove this ransom note file.
Even if Jcoder Ransomware does not want anything from you, if it invades your operating system, it can successfully encrypt files of nearly 200 different types. Some of them include .doc, .jpg, .rar, .zip, .gif, .avi, and .exe. If files are backed up, you do not need to think about decryption at all. Some of the files (e.g., .exe files) could be replaceable. All in all, it is important to analyze them closely to see what can be done to salvage them. If backups do not exist, unfortunately, you do not have any options. Even if the ransom note by Jcoder Ransomware was updated to include promises and demands, we would not recommend paying attention to them because cyber criminals are untrustworthy, and our experience with file-encrypting threats shows that victims never get what they need even if they communicate with cyber criminals, pay ransoms, and do other things. This is why you need to be cautious about what you do next.
Once you remove Jcoder Ransomware launcher and the ransom note, there is not much else you need to do. This is good news, of course, because that means that the removal of the ransomware is not that complicated. Nonetheless, you will end up with a bunch of corrupted files on your hands, and it is unlikely that anything can be done about it. Of course, you can look into legitimate file decryptors, or you could wait for a decryptor to show up, but your prospects are not that great. There is one thing you can do, and that is to delete Jcoder Ransomware. We do not believe that everyone will be able to successfully follow the instructions below, but everyone can employ anti-malware software. This software is irreplaceable in many different ways. For one, it can get rid of all existing threats and, at the same time, ensure system’s protection. This is very important in order to keep malware away in the future.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Jcoder.exe||135168 bytes||MD5: 557785deff7e31daabac3972096658e7|
|2||HDK.txt||341 bytes||MD5: d7820d0b485187432dd179580795e9c3|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|