This page aims to help you remove Roger for free. Our instructions also cover how any Roger file can be recovered. Roger Roger is a Ransomware virus that is programmed to encrypt its victim\u2019s files, thus rendering the affected data inaccessible. Roger doesn\u2019t show symptoms during the encryption but it reveals its presence through a ransom note once the files have been locked. If all the files present in the hard drives of your computer cannot be accessed because Roger has locked them up, then you need to learn about the options that are in front of you right now so that you can choose the best and most optimal one for your situation. Here, we will try to offer you as much help as possible against this malicious virus and provide you with guidance that should allow you to remove the threat and may even enable you to restore some of the locked files without having to opt for the ransom payment. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the following lines and then try out our guide so that you can manage to minimize the unpleasant consequences of the attack from this piece of malware. The Roger virus The Roger virus is a harmful virus for Windows PC that doesn\u2019t allow its victims to access their private files unless they pay for a private key. The Roger virus informs the targeted users about the demanded payment through a notepad note. Ransomware threats like this one are aimed at making you release a payment in exchange for which you would supposedly receive a private key that will release your files. A ransom note generated on the infected computer\u2019s desktop is what notifies the user about the demanded payment and about the way they it is supposed to be transferred. Many ransomware victims may actually see this and think to themselves that paying could be a needed compromise that would allow them to restore the locked files. The problem here is that there really isn\u2019t any guarantee that paying would automatically result in receiving the private key for the data\u2019s decryption. For all you know, there may be no such key on the hackers\u2019 computers, or if there is, the hackers may simply refuse to give it to you even after the money has been transferred. The Roger file extension The Roger file extension is a string of characters that is added to the name of each encrypted file. The Roger file extension isn\u2019t recognizable by any program and further ensures that the user cannot open their files without the private key. The guide you will see below offers instructions on how to clean your computer from the Ransomware and we urge you to follow those instructions. While removing Roger won\u2019t immediately set your files free, it will give you the freedom to try some alternative recovery methods that may get you some of your data back. Some of these methods are provided in the next part of the guide that focuses on file recovery, so after you remove the virus you are advised to go there and try out our file-restoration suggestions. SUMMARY: Name Roger Type Ransomware Danger Level High\u00a0(Ransomware is\u00a0by far the worst threat you can encounter) Symptoms Most Ransomware infections go unnoticed as they show no symptoms until all files are locked, which is when the ransom note gets generated. Distribution Method Fake and misleading online offers, spam messages and notifications, pirated software, and more. Data Recovery Tool Not Available Detection Tool Remove Roger Ransomware Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Go in\u00a0Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer. \tPlease note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.\u00a0Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus's Name.\u00a0 Search for the ransomware\u00a0\u00a0in your registries and delete\u00a0the entries. Be extremely careful - \u00a0you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware. Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field: \t%AppData% \t%LocalAppData% \t%ProgramData% \t%WinDir% \t%Temp% Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added.\u00a0Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble! \u00a0 How to Decrypt Roger 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\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!