Photos, documents, archives, web files, videos, and many other kinds of personal files could be encrypted by Diskdoctor Ransomware if it invaded your Windows operating system. Once files are encrypted, the “.DiskDoctor” extension is added to all of their names to make it clear which ones were corrupted. You do not need to pay attention to this extension, and you certainly cannot recover files by removing it. Unfortunately, you cannot recover them by eliminating the ransomware either. You can “recover” them only if backups exist outside your operating system. If that is not the case, you need to come with the terms that your personal files are lost. How can you protect your files and your operating system against malicious file-encrypting threats? How can you delete Diskdoctor Ransomware? These and several other important questions are answered in this report. Please read carefully, and if personal questions remain unanswered, post them in the comments section.
Have you let in Diskdoctor Ransomware yourself? Even if you cannot remember doing so, that could be the case. The infection could be concealed as a harmless or even well-known program. It could hide within software bundles among less malicious threats. It could also be introduced to you as a document file sent via spam email. If the malicious ransomware was not concealing itself, it would need to find a backdoor to slither in unnoticed. These are the distribution methods that could be used by many other similar threats, including Pgpsnippet Ransomware or Rebus Ransomware. Although there are plenty of unique file-encryptors, these two are similar to Diskdoctor Ransomware, and that is because they all are identified as variants of Scarab Ransomware. All of these infections have unique traits about them, but they are all identical in the way they work. As soon as they encrypt files, they immediately drop ransom note files that present the information created by the ransomware. The file that is dropped by the infection we are discussing today is called “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.” Originally, you should find it on the Desktop, but you might have to remove it from multiple folders.
The first line in the ransom note informs: “Warning all your files are encrypted.”This lets you know what has happened. Next, you are informed that you need a decoder, and to obtain it, you are asked to email a personal ID number to DiskDoctor@protonmail.com, an email address that is used only by this specific ransomware. The message then informs that “further instructions” would be sent to you if you complied with this demand. The warnings attached to the message instruct not to remove Diskdoctor Ransomware, not to decrypt files manually, and not to use decoders sent to other victims. If you delete the infection, you should not destroy your chances of decrypting files – if that is even possible – as long as you have the ID code written down. When it comes to manual decryption, it is unlikely that you can handle it yourself; however, legitimate file decrypts cannot help you either, and that is because the encryption key used by Diskdoctor Ransomware is very complex. This is why we say that you can recover files only if backups exist. That leaves you with the option of paying the ransom, and you should not do it under any circumstances.
Where is the launcher of Diskdoctor Ransomware? This is the file that you need to uncover if you want to delete the infection manually. Should you do it manually? That is up to you, but we do not recommend it. First of all, if you do not know what you are doing, you could be creating more problems for yourself. Second, your system will not become safe even if you successfully eliminate every single threat. We advise installing anti-malware software, and you should consider doing that for several reasons. First of all, you need the protection this software can provide you with. Second, you can use this software to have all threats including Diskdoctor Ransomware removed automatically. So, if you do not want to worry about other threats or even the removal of already-existing ones, installing anti-malware software is the smart move. If you still need to discuss anything about this malware with our research team, do not forget to add your comments below.