Frogo Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) Oct. 2017 Update

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

Frogo Ransomware is a Ransomware virus that has recently appeared online and is currently one of the latest versions of the file-encrypting threats that one could encounter. It seems that the authors of this malware have already discovered a successful virus code that allows them to encrypt the victim’s data and does not allow security researchers to create retrospective software to recover the affected files. In the article that you are reading now, we are going to tell you more details about the infection and an alternative approach that may help you deal with it and remove it from your system. Take a look at the next paragraphs as well as the removal guide that follows and let us know if you find the information provided useful.

What should you know about Frogo Ransomware?

The criminals, who have created Frogo Ransomware, seem to be concentrating on different targets including hospitals, schools, big businesses, institutions and even regular web users. After the successful insertion into the targeted computer, Frogo Ransomware begins to dig into the deepest system folders.The purpose of such systematic scanning is to encrypt all of the victim’s personal files. The virus completely analyzes the files stored on the infected computer and encodes them with a combination of complex algorithms, completely changing the file names to make them unrecognizable. The malware may also add a unique file extension instead of the original one, just to make sure that the system cannot recognize it or open it with any software.

After the successful encryption, Frogo Ransomware leaves a ransom message that contains instructions from its creators. This message provides a detailed explanation of the attack and gives strict guidelines on how to recover your personal files. Typically, the hackers focus on blackmailing and forcibly receiving money in exchange for a decryption solution. So they may threaten the victims by telling them that there is no way to recover their files other than paying a ransom. We are afraid this is partly true – files can be fully recovered either by paying a ransom (not recommended) or using a backup. In some cases, Frogo Ransomware may also encrypt backups, especially if the device they are located on was connected to the computer during the attack. According to the information provided in the ransom message, the victim may purchase a decryption key at a special price (for a certain period of time) but usually is increased if a payment is not made before the given deadline.

Frogo 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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

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.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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 Frogo Ransomware 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!

Security experts, including our “How to remove” team, do not recommend you enter into negotiation with the hackers because the result of such course of action is very risky and does not guarantee you the decryption of your files. Not only is paying ransom a direct form of sponsorship to the Ransomware criminal practice, but the decryption key that the criminals promise to send you may not even work and may make things even worse. For this reason, we recommend you use a trusted anti-malware program to remove Frogo Ransomware or try to erase the virus by yourself with the help of the removal guide below. This way, you will clean your PC and make it safe for further use. For the files that are encrypted, there are some file-restoration instructions below, which we suggest you try, but if you have backups, it is best to use them.

The distribution methods of Ransomware

Ransomware is primarily distributed along with fake software updates, fake ads, spam emails and, of course, exploitation tools. Spam emails are the primary malware distribution method that is based on carefully crafted misleading emails that come from well-known organizations or companies. Typically, these emails claim to contain important documents for the victims, but the masked attachments actually carry an infected “payload”. Therefore, you should never open letters from strangers or those who are not expected to send anything. The creators of Ransomware use many different distribution techniques, and it is difficult to get familiar with all of them. Therefore, we recommend that you protect your system with reliable antivirus software and take other preventive measures to protect your computer and personal files from malware attacks.

How to remove Frogo Ransomware from the system

It is very important to remove this virus along with the additional malware and hidden scripts that it might have come with. Based on the latest information we have available, some Ransomware viruses may try to connect all compromised computers to a botnet that is used to perform DDoS attacks. This is extremely malicious activity and you should do everything possible to prevent the attackers from turning your computer into a zombie or using it for other criminal deeds. So, use a powerful antivirus tool to completely remove Frogo Ransomware and clear all malicious files and components from your computer system. If you do not have reliable antimalware software yet, download and install the professional removal tool by using the instructions below. Keep in mind, though, that you may have to restart your computer in the specified mode as explained or the virus can interfere with your attempts to clear the computer system.

SUMMARY:

Name Frogo
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 We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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