What is Dodger Ransomware?
Dodger Ransomware (the alternative name is Omega Ransomware) is an encryption virus similar to Litra Ranomware that encrypts user files. These can be audio, video, archives, text documents and more. Of course, each user values their files, so the question of how to remove Dodger Ransomware and decrypt .dodger files becomes very relevant. Dodger Ransomware encrypts information using the AES algorithm. After that, the virus changes the file extension to .dodger and makes the files unreadable permanently, and simply renaming the file can not help. The main goal of the developers is to make money by forcing you to pay the ransom, which is why the virus creates a pop-up window, which is a scam note. Here’s what it looks like:
Looks like your files are screwed now…
There is nothing much to do about it…
It’s your own fault.
Feel free to send hate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the fact that the note is written in English and is aimed at English-speaking users, it has already spread throughout the world. It is worth noting that attackers do not indicate the exact amount of the ransom, but it can be assumed that this can reach several thousand dollars. We do not recommend you to pay, as there is no guarantee in the safety of your files even after paying the ransom. Use our recommendations to remove Dodger Ransomware and decrypt .dodger files.
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How to remove Dodger from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove Dodger ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .Dodger files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Dodger ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows Dodgers copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Written by Rami D