Ransomware

Dodoc Virus


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This page aims to help you remove Dodoc for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Dodoc file can be recovered.

About the .Dodoc Virus

.Dodoc Virus

After the .Dodoc Virus is done encrypting your files, it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions.

Ransomware is a complex type of malware that can be encountered in the form of different ransom-demanding infections. In all of them, the main goal of the malware program is to block the access of the victim to their computer or their valuable digital information in order to extort money from them through blackmailing. The infection that we are going to discuss in this article falls under the category of the Cryptographic Ransomware, and is called Dodoc. This infection uses file encryption to secretly block the access to the victims’ most used files. You can log into the computer and still use it, but most of the files on it cannot be opened in any way, regardless of what programs you may use in attempts to access those files. To release them, the hackers who have control of the infection ask you to pay a certain amount of money in the form of a ransom with the promise to send you a special decryption key immediately after they get the money.

Is It a good idea to pay the ransom .Dodoc File requires?

.Dodoc File

This new ransomware will lock your files and add .Dodoc extension to them

The advisable way of dealing with a Ransomware cryptovirus such as Dodoc, Lapoi or Tocue,, however, isn’t to give your money to the hackers but to remove the infection and seek some alternative file-recovery methods. That’s why, in the removal guide below, we have described all the steps that you need to take to detect and remove Dodoc from your computer, and we have also added some file-recovery suggestions that do not involve paying money to some anonymous hackers.

Of course, preventing Ransomware attacks so that they never really get to you is also very important and that’s why, after you remove Dodoc, you ought to make sure you follow the following Ransomware prevention recommendations:

Regularly update your operating system and applications. Yes, we already know that these Windows system update warnings can be a bit annoying, but do not ignore them (neither should you ignore updates from mobile devices or from other devices connected to the Internet). Many system updates contain security patches, which are essential when it comes to ensuring the security of the given device If you continue to use an older operating system, such as Windows XP or Windows 7, which Microsoft no longer supports, you should know that you are probably especially vulnerable to malware attacks and you should consider upgrading to a newer operating system. It is also important to update the computer software, especially your web browsers and their add-ons.

Back up the files you don’t want to lose. It is important that you perform periodic system backups on an external device such as a USB hard drive, a portable HDD drive, or using a cloud storage. At the very least you should make backup copies of your most important and valuable files, so that they stay protected against malware and hard drive failure. Nowadays, storage space costs very little and there are numerous options for backup. There are also many free cloud storage services that you can benefit from. Besides, if you have a full data backup, you can easily restore your files even if an infection like Dodoc attacks you as long as you make sure to first remove the malware.

Don’t forget to use antivirus software and keep it updated for optimal system protection.

Be on the lookout for social engineering manipulation techniques. It goes without saying that you should never open files or click on links that come from unknown sources. If you receive an email with a dubious attachment, delete that e-mail without even opening what’s attached to it. If you know the sender of the email, you should first talk directly to them and ask about the attached file before you open it. Remember to also be careful with any messages that invite you to click on shady links as those may lead to malicious websites. Such links could be in an email letter, in a social media message or some custom site chat-box.

SUMMARY:

Name Dodoc
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

 Dodoc Ransomware Removal


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Dodoc files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


2 Comments

  • I have done everything you told me but still I am not able to get my ecrypted data which is in something like DODOC FILE. Please help me to get rid of this problem.
    Thank you

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