Ogre Ransomware, also spelt Ogre RansomWare by its developers, is a computer threat that has been designed for the purpose of forcing computer users into paying a certain amount of money. As the name, of the infection suggests, this type of infection holds data hostage for money. Fortunately to affected computer users, the Ogre Ransomware fails to encrypt files. All that it can do is display a full-screen warning window saying that your files are encrypted. It is possible to close the ransom window, but by closing it you do not remove the infection. It remains on the computer and might be accompanied by more infections. The Ogre Ransomware should be terminated for good, and you should do it once you find the deceptive ransom warning in a red background.
The Ogre Ransomware spreads through malicious email attachments, but you should bear in mind that other malware distribution methods also exist. It is not enough to delete emails received from questionable senders. Malware can also be spread through software installers and unsolicited advertisements on various websites, including famous and popular ones. Malware can also be spread as fake software, so it is crucial to be aware of the danger to which you are be exposed every time you connect to the Internet. Anti-malware programs are created to fight off the variety of malicious threats, and, if you are dealing with the Ogre Ransomware, it implies that your operating system is not protected against Internet threats.
The Ogre Ransomware is not as dangerous as the notorious infections such as Locky and Cerber. The Ogre Ransomware seems to be minor compared to the most dangerous threats as this threat seems to be only a testing version. To be more precise, not only does Ogre not encrypt files, but it also provides no details about the account to which the ransom fee has to be sent. The schemers behind the ransomware are likely to be trying out the infection, which may or may not be developed into a threat causing more damage. In any case, you should never give up to cyber criminals by paying the money demanded, because you are not likely to get your files restored in return.
The latest ransomware detections show that such threats create their malicious files and executables, registry entries, and .txt files giving details about release fees and money transactions. In the case of the Ogre Ransomware, only the sum of €20 is given. However, like other attackers, the developers of Ogre also seek to receive the ransom in bitcoins, which are becoming the currency of cyber criminals. This is so because Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates without any central bank and is not owned by anybody. Bitcoins circulate without any particular issuer and are transferred anonymously, which makes transactions untraceable and so favored by cyber criminals. We can only speculate about the attackers' future plans, but for now you should focus on the removal of the Ogre Ransomware.
Removing computer infections manually is challenging, because a lot of technical skills and experience are required to terminate malware temporarily. It is not advisable to embark on this task if the computer is used only for basic everyday needs, such as Internet browsing and email. The Ogre Ransomware does not have many components the removal of which would be essential for smooth system performance, but we still recommend using a reputable security tool. In order to remove the Ogre Ransomware, it is necessary to delete the file or files that are responsible for launching the ransom window. The file names could be absolutely random, which is why it is much better to rely on anti-malware software that identify malicious files. Our removal instructions below are simple guidelines that show you what basic directories should be checked over. You should bear in mind that you delete files on your own responsibility.