Jager Ransomware: How to Prevent Cryptomalware Attack

Jager Ransomware is yet another example of nasty cryptomalware using AES-256 and RSA-2048 ciphers for encrypting data. This has been confirmed after carrying out research by Security experts. This advanced encryption code is used to lock files and folders that are known to exist on the victim’s hard drive. Like any other cryptomalware, Jager Ransomware also leaves no stones unturned in striking and encrypting data of compromised system. It gets delivered on to the victim’s computer mainly using spam emails and junk attachments. Many of the users unknowingly click on these mails without knowing that what trouble is waiting ahead for them. They get the impression that some important mails or official messages they have received from their social media accounts. Thereafter, its plethora of problems they might be facing as all important files get locked. Access to all their files get blocked, some of the file formats that are most vulnerable for ransomware attack are shown below:

file format

Victims might come across some strange ransom note that that may appear as :

Attention !!

Your different PC files are accidentally encrypted !

Your personal documents, images/pictures or other useful files which are locked with AES, or other unique encrypt key.

This private decoder key is deceptively stored on specific remote server and there's no any chance to get back any files until you pay huge money to obtain private key. 

You have to pay $400 in Bitcoins schemes to order to get private decryption key.  

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As a sincere advice, you should not try to click on these pop-up warnings, because hardly it will lead to any decryption key for getting back encrypted files. Thus, don’t attempt to follow these related messages otherwise you may lose all your credentials and face a lot of identity theft, privacy leakage or other terrible issues.

How Jager Ransomware Get Distributed ?

Like many virus, Jager Ransomware typically spreads along with lots of intrusive email messages , peer to per file sharing pages or multiple channels. The authors of this harmful parasite creates an additional e-mails leads to hacked webpages. These e-mails often consists sorts of unknown attachments. Whenever you open these related attachments, it starts drops unfamiliar programs to your mess up your default system settings. Aside from this, clicking unreliable pop-up links, shareware downloads, visiting suspicious websites that are other ways for its invasion. Thus, you should be extra careful while you download such free applications from certain websites.

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Methods To Protect your valuable File and Folders from Cryptomalware

Here are few effective steps that helps to protect your system data from Jager Ransomware. These steps are classified below :

  • First, you need to create backup your necessary files, folders and save on any location. There is a simple step to save your all files in specific folder as well as other external hard drive.

  • In these days, there are many fake files and useless programs that are downloaded from email attachments. In some cases, these attachments marked as an authentic messages, voice alerts. If you click on these messages, it installs lots of useless programs on your system without asking any permission.

  • First of all, you need to  update your all security applications. In these ways, you should scan your whole system using legitimate antivirus application and delete some temporary files which might appear as suspicious.

  • Don’t try to download any files or software from sites that are not trusted. Don’t click on any banner ads or pop-up links that might result in Cryptomalware attack such as Jager Ransom Virus.

  • Don’t click on any link on web page or other chat messages. These types of messages are closely linked with this destructive ransomware.

Unfortunately, if your system has already been compromises, then you need to get rid of this nasty ransomware as early as possible.

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