Remove Jokeroo Ransomware (+File Recovery) May 2019 Update

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

Viruses of the Ransomware type, such as Jokeroo, are some of the worst computer threats that you may encounter. They can encrypt the files on the victim’s computer secretly and then ask for a ransom to be paid for their decryption. Usually, immediately after all the targeted files has been locked with a special encryption code, a ransom-demanding message gets displayed on the screen, which informs the users of what has happened to their files. The hackers behind that message typically ask for a certain amount of money to be paid in a given cryptocurrency wallet and promise to send a special decryption key if the money is successfully transferred to them. They also threaten to delete the encrypted files’ decryption key in the event that the ransom has not been sent within the specified deadlines. These are all nefarious tactics which the criminals use to scare their victims in order to successfully extort money from them. In this article, we will focus on Jokeroo as one of the recently reported Ransomware infections. This particular threat has been terrorizing unsuspecting online users for some time and has been blackmailing them in the above-described way. If you are one of those victims, here, we want to tell you exactly how such viruses act and what you can do to save yourself and your system from them. In addition, below, we will also provide you with a detailed removal guide with the help of which you can find and remove Jokeroo from your system. But keep in mind that this task may not be easy and that’s why we have also included a professional removal tool for automatic assistance within the guide. You can use it to carefully scan your entire PC for hidden Ransomware-related files and to remove the remaining malware data in a fast and reliable manner. Unlocking the encrypted files may also require additional efforts and, unfortunately, nobody can guarantee that you will be able to successfully decrypt them all. However, in the guide below, we have described some free file-recovery steps which may offer you a roundabout to release your files.

Many people ask us what they can do when they have already become infected and have lost access to their files? Well, frankly speaking, there are not many options. Of course, you can immediately transfer money to the criminals with the hope that they will keep their promise and send you the special decryption key. But at the same time, by doing this, you’d risking having your money taken without you receiving anything as it is not uncommon for the hackers to simply disappear once they receive the ransom payment and send no decryption key. However, you can leave this option for later because there are some things that you should try first. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest you remove Jokeroo. This is a very important step which can prevent the Ransomware from encrypting more files in the system. Only then should you try to restore the inaccessible files. It is best to use your personal backups but if you don’t have any, try our file-recovery instructions or search for online decryptors that specialize in unlocking Ransomware encryption. Eventually, you may be able to find one that will allow you to cope with the consequences of Jokeroo.


Name Jokeroo
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

Remove Jokeroo Ransomware


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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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!


How to Decrypt Jokeroo 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!

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