DogeCrypt Ransomware

What is DogeCrypt Ransomware?

DogeCrypt Ransomware might try to sneak past you if you are not cautious. Unfortunately, most people are not equipped to recognize malware, and that is why it is imperative to build a comprehensive security system. If security software is in place, it should automatically remove DogeCrypt Ransomware before it even attempts to do anything to your personal files. Yes, your documents and photos are of the highest interest to the attackers behind this malware. Why? They hope that if they are able to corrupt your files, they might be able to convince you to pay a ransom too. Why would you give cybercriminals your money? Well, they can encrypt your personal files, and after that, only a decryptor can restore them. This is what is offered in return for your money. Needless to say, we do not recommend paying attention to the promises and demands introduced to you. Instead, we suggest figuring out how to delete this malware from your Windows operating system.testtest

How does DogeCrypt Ransomware work?

According to our research team, DogeCrypt Ransomware is not a completely original infection. In fact, it was built using the code of Desucrypt Ransomware, a malicious threat that actively infected Windows systems at the beginning of 2018. Even though some time has passed, it is most likely that the attackers behind the new infection are using similar distribution techniques. They are likely to stick with spam emails and bundled downloaders, and they are likely to continue exploiting RDP vulnerabilities as backdoors. If DogeCrypt Ransomware is not deleted after execution, it encrypts all personal files, and it also adds the “.[].DogeCrypt” extension to their names. As you can see, an email address is included in the extension. What does that mean? Do you need to email it to see how to restore your files? It is unlikely that you need to wonder about this at all because once files are encrypted, the ransomware drops two files named “DOGECRYPTinfo.jpg” and “note.txt” to make things obvious. The first file is dropped to %HOMEDRIVE%, while the second is likely to be found on the Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop).

The JPG file dropped by Desucrypt Ransomware is meant to replace the Desktop wallpaper, and it is meant to inform you that your files were encrypted and that you now need to email the attackers to recover them. The TXT file introduces the attackers (DogeCrypt) and also instructs to contact them. You are meant to do that via and, but of course, we do not recommend it. If you email cybercriminals, they will simply demand money from you, and they might also expose you to new scams. What if you want to pay the ransom? Even if you have all the money in the world, or the ransom is not that big, you do not want to fund cybercriminals, do you? Every dollar you give them can help them proceed with ransomware attacks. But what about the decryptor? You are unlikely to receive it anyway. Even if the attackers promise the tool, they do not need to keep their promises. After all, they are cybercriminals, and deception is their game.

How to remove DogeCrypt Ransomware

It might be hard to stop thinking about your personal files if DogeCrypt Ransomware has encrypted them, but that should not be a problem if you have backups. Backups are copies of files that you want to keep safe, and, of course, it is always best to keep backups separately from the original files. We recommend using the combination of virtual drives and external drives. Hopefully, your personal files’ backups exist, and you can replace the corrupted files as soon as you delete DogeCrypt Ransomware from your system. How are you supposed to do that? Several options exist. You can try eliminating this threat yourself, but only if you can find the launcher file, and if you are prepared to take steps to ensure Windows protection soon. If you are not able to remove malware manually, and Windows protection is something that you want to reinforce immediately, we recommend employing anti-malware software.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files (the goal is to delete the launcher).
  2. Move to the Desktop and Delete the file named note.txt.
  3. Launch File Explorer (tap Windows+E keys) and enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the quick access field.
  4. Delete the file named DOGECRYPTinfo.jpg and then set the desired Desktop wallpaper.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin and then install a malware scanner to help you check for potential leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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