Windows users need to watch out for DogeCrypt Ransomware because if this malicious threat manages to slither into a system, it should have no trouble encrypting all important files. No, it does not corrupt system files to ensure that it runs orderly. However, it can encrypt all personal files. During the process of encryption, the original data of files is scrambled to make it unreadable. Only a decryptor can turn things back around, but getting your hands on this tool is unlikely to be possible. Of course, the creator of the infection wants you to think something else. Their goal is to convince you that you can purchase the tool, but once you agree to pay the ransom in return for it, you are likely to be left empty-handed. Due to this, we do not advise following the attackers’ instructions. Note that even contacting them can be dangerous. We discuss this further in the report. We also discuss how to delete DogeCrypt Ransomware because whether or not you get your files back, this malware must be removed.
Every time you turn on your computer, you have to think if your operating system is secure. Have you installed all updates? Have you implemented security software to ensure protection in the future? Then, you have to continue treading lightly when opening emails, interacting with social media messages from unknown senders, and downloading files. Every crack in your security and your own habits can be exploited by cybercriminals. They can use exploits when vulnerabilities exist. They can present malware launchers as legitimate programs and documents attached to emails. Whichever method of attack was used by DogeCrypt Ransomware, hopefully, you now know what you need to be more cautious about. Unfortunately, you are not given a lot of time to realize what has happened and delete the infection quickly enough. In fact, most people learn that their systems were infected by malware only after they find their personal files encrypted. Some might learn that when they discover that their files cannot be read and that they have the “.[firstname.lastname@example.org].DogeCrypt” extension attached to them.
Others might first learn that DogeCrypt Ransomware has invaded from the messages that this malware leaves. According to our research team, the infection drops two files to do the job. One of them is an image file (“DOGECRYPTinfo.jpg”), while the other one is a text tile (“note.txt”). The image file takes over the background image to introduce you to a message, while the other one is dropped on the Desktop, and so you should have no trouble finding and opening it yourself. The attackers use these files to inform you that you have to email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if you do it, you are likely to expose yourself to new attacks. Our research team notes that DogeCrypt Ransomware was developed using Desucrypt Ransomware, which is an old file encryptor. Both of them were created to make money, and if you follow the instructions to email the attackers, they will hit you with a demand for a ransom. They are likely to promise a decryptor in return, but, hopefully, you know better than to trust cybercriminals and their promises.
There is a manual DogeCrypt Ransomware removal option, and the guide below presents it. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you where you should find the executable of the infection. Due to its random location and name, victims of the threat might have a hard time deleting it manually. The thing is that this is not the only option, and so if you are having problems removing DogeCrypt Ransomware yourself, you do not need to break your back over it. Instead, you can install a legitimate anti-malware tool to do the job for you. This tool can automatically identify and remove all malware components. However, it might be most important that this software can ensure full-time Windows protection, which you need to keep malware away in the future. Hopefully, after you get rid of this malware, you can use copies of your personal files to replace the encrypted versions. If you do not have copies, please make sure you start creating them from now on.