What is Dharma-Roger Ransomware

Roger is another form of Dharma family that encrypts data with unbreakable ciphers and demands victims to pay a ransom. When it infiltrates your system, all stored data will be retitled with the victim’s ID, cybercriminal’s e-mail, and .roger extension. To illustrate, a file like 1.mp4 will upgrade to 1.mp4.id-1E857D00.[helpdecoder@firemail.cc].ROGER. Note that IDs and e-mails may vary individually. Here is a full list of known versions:

After the virus finishes the file encryption, it will create a text file called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt on your desktop. In this note, people can familiarize themselves with the steps to unlock their data.

Dharma-Roger RansomwareFILES ENCRYPTED.txt
Don't worry,you can return all your files!
If you want to restore them, follow this link:zombietry4o3nzeh.onion/?ticket=Rt31ws32vJLxvwudeH_1E857D00
Use Tor Browser to access this address.
If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail:backdata.company@aol.com
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

WRITE TO E-MAIL backdata.company@aol.com

For this, you should click on the attached link in the Tor browser and they will get back to you in 12 hours to instruct you on purchasing their decryption software. If not, then you should write to them by using a backup e-mail. Unfortunately, paying for the software might be a trap that will putt your finances under a risk. Although decrypting Roger files is impossible, it is safer to remove it from your PC to prevent other infections.

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How Dharma-Roger Ransomware infected your computer

Ransomware has fooled so many users and is not going to stop whatsoever. There are multiple channels that have helped its developers in promoting their malware. Firstly, it is e-mail spam messages that are bundled with malicious attachments. Such attachments can be of different formats such as MS Office documents, PDFs, executables (.exe), and JavaScript files. If clicked, you will be very frustrated because ransomware will strike your files all of a sudden. Other distribution channels include fake software cracking tools, botnets, keyloggers, trojans, exploited RDP configuration, etc. If you want to secure yourself and files from extraneous impact, then go read our guide presented below.

  1. Download Dharma-Roger Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .roger files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Dharma-Roger Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Dharma-Roger Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Dharma-Roger Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

To remove Dharma-Roger Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Dharma-Roger Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Dharma-Roger Ransomware files:


Dharma-Roger Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .roger files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .roger files. Download it here:

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There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .roger files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Dharma-Roger Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .roger files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Dharma-Roger Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

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2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storages, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives or remote network storages can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Dharma-Roger Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications, and provides very high level of anti-spam protection.

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