ROGER file extension
.ROGER file extension is a file extension that uses malware belonging to the Crysis/Dharma ransomware family to mark files that have been encrypted. Ransomware is malware created by criminals that restricts access to the victim’s files by encrypting them and demands a ransom for a pair of key-decryptor, necessary for decrypting files. Files encrypted with .ROGER extension become useless, their contents cannot be read without the key that the criminals have. Today there are several variants of the ROGER virus, they are distinguished by the email address that victims must use to contact criminals.
ROGER virus is one of the variants of Dharma/Crysis ransomware. Like other variants, it encrypts all files on the computer and then demands a ransom for decryption. This virus encrypts files using a strong encryption method, which eliminates the possibility of finding a key in any way. For each victim, ROGER ransomware uses a unique key. It has the ability to encrypt files of any type, regardless of what is in them. Thus, the following common file types can be easily encrypted:
.qdf, .blob, .hkdb, .p12, .pem, .sidd, .iwd, .lbf, .zi, .indd, .sum, .db0, .zdc, .csv, .gho, .xwp, .cas, .wm, .crt, .ntl, .bkp, .pkpass, .wpt, .bsa, .psk, .wpl, .dazip, .3dm, .xml, .gdb, .pptm, .ibank, .kf, .webp, .xf, .xmmap, .wmv, .sql, .m4a, wallet, .wsd, .d3dbsp, .z3d, .bik, .xbdoc, .vpk, .litemod, .odm, .ff, .rofl, .bc6, .xlsb, .js, .mrwref, .wire, .bay, .wot, .wsh, .kdb, .epk, .w3x, .iwi, .x3d, .wsc, .wp, .wpd, .der, .wb2, .dcr, .wbk, .wpb, .rw2, .css, .xlgc, .xmind, .ppt, .raf, .crw, .cer, .vdf, .jpg, .svg, .odc, .apk, .odt, .sb, .xlsx, .raw, .xbplate, .wpd, .wpw, .mdf, .slm, .1st, .fsh, .rb, .rgss3a, .t12, .vtf, .dba, .x3f, .das, .pfx, .xar, .rar, .0, .xyp, .ztmp, .docx, .mdb, .flv, .sid, .xy3, .pef, .doc, .odb, .mddata, .sie, .bc7, .re4, .xlsm, .wbc, .xlsm, .map, .m2, .1, .menu, .zif, .asset, .mef, .mov, .jpe, .tor, .xlk, .xlsx, .xls, .mdbackup, .mpqge, .wri, .rtf, .srw, .odp, .wdb, .xll, .pdf, .m3u, .vpp_pc, .mcmeta, .mlx, .jpeg, .wmo, .tax, .rwl, .layout, .ybk, .wp5, .wp7, .yml, .dbf, .7z, .xdl, .hkx, .forge, .wps, .xyw, .ods, .wp6, .zip, .txt, .p7c, .yal, .lrf, .xdb, .wpg, .big, .avi, .xx, .eps, .bkf, .kdc, .y, .wpe, .wn, .ysp, .qic, .upk, .icxs, .ncf, .xxx, .mp4, .wcf, .psd, .dxg, .vcf, .fos, .syncdb, .x, .wma, .xld
Each file that has been encrypted will be renamed. This means the following. If the file was called ‘document.docx’, then after encryption, it will be named ‘document.docx.id-[USER-ID].[EMAIL-ADDRESS].ROGER’. ROGER ransomware can encrypt files located on all drives connected to the computer. Therefore, files located in network attached storage and external devices can also be encrypted. It encrypts file by file, when all the files in the directory are encrypted, it drops a file in the directory, which is called ‘FILES ENCRYPTED.txt’. Below is the contents of the file.
|Type||Crypto malware, File locker, Crypto virus, Filecoder, Ransomware|
|Encrypted files extension||.id-[USER-ID].[EMAIL-ADDRESS].ROGER|
|Ransom note||FILES ENCRYPTED.txt|
|Contact (email address)||FrankMiller888@aol.com, NoahDavis88@protonmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|Ransom amount||$500-$1500 in Bitcoins|
|Detection Names||Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E, Trojan.Win32.Crusis.tqMs, Win32:RansomX-gen [Ransom], AI:Packer.D3B9457E1E, W32.RansomeDNZ.Trojan, Win.Trojan.Dharma-6668198-0, TrojWare.Win32.Crysis.D@6sd9xy, Trojan.Encoder.3953, A Variant Of Win32/Filecoder.Crysis.P, W32/Wadhrama.B, W32/Crysis.W!tr.ransom, Win32.Trojan-Ransom.VirusEncoder.A, Trojan.Crypren.ic, Ransom.Crysis, Troj/Criakl-G, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crusis.to|
|Symptoms||Documents, photos and music won’t open. Your documents, photos and music have different extension appended at the end of the file name. Your file directories contain a ‘ransom note’ file that is usually a .html, .jpg or .txt file. Ransom note in a pop-up window with cybercriminal’s ransom demand and instructions.|
|Distribution ways||Spam or phishing emails that are designed to get people to open an attachment or click on a link. Drive-by downloading (when a user unknowingly visits an infected web-page and then malicious software is installed without the user’s knowledge). Social media posts (they can be used to mislead users to download malicious software with a built-in ransomware downloader or click a suspicious link). USB flash drive and other removable media.|
|Removal||ROGER virus removal guide|
If you came across this article, you were probably searching for a method on how to remove ROGER virus, which does not involve paying the ransom. The goal of this blog post is to provide you with the necessary instructions that can help you understand how remove ransomware virus and recover documents, photos and music which have been encrypted.
- How to remove ROGER ransomware
- How to decrypt .ROGER files
- How to restore .ROGER files
- How to protect your computer from ROGER crypto malware
How to remove ROGER ransomware
It is not recommended to immediately start decrypting or restoring files, this will be your mistake. This way is wrong. The best way is to go step by step: scan your computer for ransomware, detect and remove ROGER virus, decrypt (restore) files. To search for ransomware, we recommend using free malware removal tools. It is very important to use multiple malware removal tools to identify and remove ROGER. Each of the used tools should be based on a different anti-virus (anti-malware) engine. This is the only way to make sure that the ransomware was found and completely removed.
Run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to remove ROGER
Zemana Anti-Malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such ransomware, other malicious software and trojans which most ‘classic’ antivirus software fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any ROGER removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- First, please go to the following link, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Zemana.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Next, run a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will launch and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ROGER ransomware, other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and trojans. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana utility is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
- When Zemana is done scanning your computer, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button. The tool will remove ROGER crypto malware and other security threats and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) and continue with the next step.
Use MalwareBytes to remove ROGER ransomware
If you’re having problems with the ROGER ransomware virus removal, then download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). It is free for home use, and searches for and deletes various malicious software that attacks your machine or degrades personal computer performance. MalwareBytes Free can remove spyware, adware, worms as well as other malware, including ransomware and trojans.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is done, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ROGER ransomware virus related folders,files and registry keys. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will delete ROGER crypto malware related folders,files and registry keys and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the process is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to delete adware software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Remove ROGER ransomware with Kaspersky virus removal tool
The Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) is free and easy to use. It can detect and remove ROGER ransomware and other malware. KVRT is powerful enough to find and uninstall malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is done, double-click on the KVRT icon. Once initialization process is finished, you’ll see the Kaspersky virus removal tool screen like below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Press OK to close the Parameters window. Next click Start scan button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ROGER crypto malware and other trojans and harmful programs. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Kaspersky virus removal tool tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After that process is finished, Kaspersky virus removal tool will show a list of detected threats as shown below.
You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click on Continue to begin a cleaning task.
How to decrypt .ROGER files
All files with the ‘.ROGER’ extension are encrypted. Their contents cannot be unlocked simply by removing this extension or completely changing the filename. Unfortunately, today there is no way to decrypt files encrypted with ROGER virus, because to decrypt them you need a unique key, and this key is in the hands of criminals.
Never pay the ransom! Some users, wishing to recover access to blocked documents, photos and music, pay the ransom amount of money to cyber frauds. However, it is important to remember before performing this action that you are interacting with unscrupulous and dishonest people, and the probability that after transferring money they will not provide you with a decryption key to decrypt the encrypted files or increase the amount of ransom is high enough.
Fortunately, there are several alternative methods that do not require the use of a key and therefore allow you to restore the contents of encrypted files. Try to recover the encrypted files using free tools listed below.
How to restore .ROGER files
As we said above, today you cannot decrypt .ROGER files. Fortunately, there are several simple ways that in some cases can help restore the contents of encrypted files without decryption. Each of these methods does not require a decryptor and a unique key, which is in the hands of criminals. The only thing we strongly recommend that you perform (if you have not already done so) is to perform a full scan of the computer. You must be 100% sure that ROGER virus has been removed. To find and remove ransomware, use the free malware removal tools.
Recover .ROGER files with ShadowExplorer
An alternative is to restore .ROGER personal files from their Shadow Copies. The Shadow Volume Copies are copies of files and folders that MS Windows 10 (8, 7 and Vista) automatically saved as part of system protection. This feature is fantastic at rescuing photos, documents and music that were encrypted by ROGER ransomware virus. The tutorial below will give you all the details.
Download ShadowExplorer from the link below.
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After downloading is finished, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to ShadowExplorer-0.9-portable and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the ShadowExplorerPortable folder like below.
Run the ShadowExplorer utility and then choose the disk (1) and the date (2) that you want to restore the shadow copy of file(s) encrypted by the ROGER crypto virus as shown in the following example.
Now navigate to the file or folder that you want to recover. When ready right-click on it and click ‘Export’ button as shown on the screen below.
Run PhotoRec to restore .ROGER files
Before a file is encrypted, the ROGER ransomware virus makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your photos, documents and music using file recover apps like PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
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After the download is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder as on the image below.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for Windows. It will show a screen as shown in the following example.
Choose a drive to recover as shown below.
You will see a list of available partitions. Select a partition that holds encrypted photos, documents and music as on the image below.
Click File Formats button and specify file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the recovery of certain file types. When this is finished, click OK button.
Next, click Browse button to choose where recovered documents, photos and music should be written, then press Search.
Count of restored files is updated in real time. All restored photos, documents and music are written in a folder that you have chosen on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the restore process is not finished.
When the recovery is finished, click on Quit button. Next, open the directory where restored documents, photos and music are stored. You will see a contents like the one below.
All restored personal files are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you are looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your recovered files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your computer from ROGER crypto malware?
Most antivirus software already have built-in protection system against the ransomware. Therefore, if your PC does not have an antivirus program, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, run the HitmanPro.Alert. All-in-all, HitmanPro.Alert is a fantastic utility to protect your system from any ransomware. If ransomware is detected, then HitmanPro.Alert automatically neutralizes malware and restores the encrypted files. HitmanPro.Alert is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows OS from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 10.
Click the following link to download HitmanPro.Alert. Save it to your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro Alert desktop icon. After the tool is started, you’ll be shown a window where you can select a level of protection, as shown on the image below.
Now click the Install button to activate the protection.
This guide was created to help all victims of ROGER ransomware virus. We tried to give answers to the following questions: how to remove ransomware; how to recover .ROGER files. We hope that the information presented in this manual has helped you.
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