The name of DBGer Ransomware does not seem to stand for anything specific, and this name certainly does not hold the key to your personal files that the infection encrypts. Unfortunately, this file-encrypting malware is very serious and very dangerous, and as soon as it invades the targeted system, it starts encrypting personal files. It is pretty obvious that this ransomware was created by someone who knows what they are doing and has experience. According to our researchers, this malware and the infamous Satan Ransomware were created by the same people. Since the creator has extensive experience, it is no wonder this infection is spreading and successfully encrypting documents, media files, and photos. Do you value your personal files? If you do, hopefully, you have them backed up; otherwise, it is unlikely that anything can be done. So, if your personal files cannot be recovered, is there a point in deleting DBGer Ransomware? Of course, and the sooner you remove this malware, the better.
Just like Mimicry Ransomware, KEYPASS Ransomware, and many other infections discussed by our malware researchers, DBGer Ransomware uses a complicated algorithm to corrupt files. Before that, of course, the infection needs to enter your operating system, and it appears to do that using the EternalBlue exploit and Mimikatz, and open-source utility that allows gathering Windows credentials. If the threat invades the system without you stopping it, the files are encrypted soon after that. After encryption, the names of files are changed to include the “[email@example.com]” prefix and the “.dbger” extension. For many victims, this is the first sign that their operating systems were infected with malware that requires removal. Unfortunately, if files are encrypted, it is too late to remove DBGer Ransomware to save them. In the best case scenario, your files have backups, and so you still have access to files even if the original copies are corrupted. Without a doubt, if you do not want to lose your personal files in the future, you want to make sure that they are backed up.
A file named “How__to__decrypt__files.txt” is created by the malicious DBGer Ransomware to explain to victims what they’re expected to do. The instructions suggest sending 1 Bitcoin as ransom in return for a key that, allegedly, can decrypt the files. The payment is expected within 3 days, and after the money is transferred to a Bitcoin Wallet (3Kvc33uNHe9LpJo7Hj6H9JS66ZUVhMm2DR), a confirmation email must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a unique “HardWareID.” The message is repeated 3 times in different languages – English, Chinese, and Korean. There are approximately 400 million native English speakers, 1.2 billion native Chinese speakers, and 80 million native Korean speakers. This makes the target of DBGer Ransomware pretty impressive. At the time of analysis, no one had transferred money to the Bitcoin wallet linked to this infection, but that might be only a matter of time. Remember that cyber criminals are unpredictable, and you have to think very carefully before you make any payments. Our researchers warn that you are unlikely to get anything from the creator of DBGer Ransomware if you pay the ransom. In any case, you must remove the infection.
Whether or not you can remove DBGer Ransomware from your operating system manually depends on whether or not you can find the .exe file that launched this malicious infection. Do you know where this file is already? If you do, wait no longer to delete it. If you have no idea where to look for this file, and you are afraid you might erase the wrong file instead – which is a very valid concern – you should think of installing an anti-malware program. What can it do for you? First, it would reinstate protection to ensure that other malicious threats cannot attack. Then, it would scan your system and remove all malicious components. It can be extremely helpful when deleting DBGer Ransomware, but it is most helpful when it comes to protecting your system against malware. This is why you should end up installing the program even if you can successfully eliminate malware yourself.