Roga Ransomware encrypts user’s data and marks it by adding an extension called .madebyadam, e.g. image.jpg.madebyadam. According to our researchers, the malicious program targets only personal data like photographs, pictures, documents, etc. If this malware damaged your data, we advise you delete Roga Ransomware instead of paying the requested ransom. After all, you cannot be guaranteed the infection’s creators will actually send the decryption tool, and if you have any copies of files that were encrypted placed on another computer or some storage, you may not need a decryptor. However, if you cannot decide what to do yet, we urge you to read more about this malicious program. Our report may give you not only more details about this threat but also tell you how to avoid similar malware the next time.
Like many other file-encrypting malicious applications, Roga Ransomware should be distributed through infected email attachments. To protect your computer from such malware, you have to be more careful with data sent through email. Especially, if the files come from someone you are not familiar with or if they raise any suspicion at all. If you cannot decide whether the attachment is safe to open or not, you can always employ a legitimate antimalware tool for this task. With such software, users can easily scan doubtful data and identify harmful software or files without endangering the computer. The security tool can be used at any time, and if it is fully updated, it should guard the system against various threats.
Nonetheless, if you launch Roga Ransomware’s malicious file, the infection should begin encrypting targeted data immediately. Still, the ransom note is displayed only after the malware finished the encryption process. If the threat would announce its presence before all personal files are locked, there is a chance the user could manage to stop the malicious application in time and save some of his data. Thus, it is shown only after completing the task.
The ransom note states that the infection is called Roga Ransomware and shortly explains what it does. To decrypt damaged files, the message urges users to visit a particular website. The site contains further instructions that demand users to pay the ransom by purchasing a “Play Store Gift Card worth 25 British Pounds or 30 (whatever it is) in American Dollars.” We advise you not to trust the infection’s creators as they might not send the decryptor even if they say otherwise. Once they get the Play Store Gift Card Redeem code and exchange it into money, who knows if they will still bother to send the decryption tool. If you decide not to take any chances, you can get rid of the malware and try to restore encrypted data from copies.
In order to eliminate Roga Ransomware manually, you should find its data on the system as it is shown in the instructions located at the end of this text and erase it as soon as possible. Of course, if the manual removal looks too complicated, users can leave this task to a reliable security tool of their choice. With such tool, they can do a full system scan and delete not only the ransomware but also other possible malicious programs. We would advise you to keep it maximally updated too so that the antimalware tool could fight even the latest threats.