What is JiangLocker Ransomware

JiangLocker is a recent ransomware infection. Alike other malware of this type, it is designed to restrict access to potentially important pieces of data by running secure encryption. During this process, the virus assigns all blocked data with the .jiang extension. To illustrate, a file previously named 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.jiang and reset its original icon. Following this, JiangLocker changes the desktop wallpapers, displays a pop-up window, and creates a text note called read.ini. The text note duplicates information given inside of the pop-up window.

read.iniWallpaper Text
What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Maybe you are
busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.
Can I Recover My Files?
Sure. We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.
If you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay.
How Do I Pay?
Payment is accepted in Bitcoin only. For more information, click .
Please check the current price of Bitcoin and buy some bitcoins. For more information, click .
And send the correct amount to the address specified in this window.
After your payment, click button.
Once the payment is checked, you can start decrypting your files immediately. it may take a few hours.
We strongly recommend you to not remove this software, and disable your anti-virus for a while, until you pay and the payment gets processed. If your anti-virus gets updated and removes this software automatically, it will not be able to recover your files even if you pay!
1. To pay us, you have to use Bitcoin currency. You can easily buy Bitcoins at following sites:
2. After then, if you already have Bitcoins, pay our Bitcoin address.
3. Then, press the "Check Payment & Decrypt all Files" button. We will automatically decrypt your files, after bitcoin transfer.
Send 0.05 BTC to;
All of your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted with RSA encryption.
You will not be able to recover your files without the private key which has been saved on our server.
An antivirus can not recover your files.
View the file "Decryption Notes" on your Desktop to fix this.
Send 0.05 BTC To: 1PdLyXQb2LpApw3e8DLLRu6vWyWLibaXtJ

Cybercriminals inform victims about encryption, adding that they are the only figures able to decrypt your data. Thus, victims are asked to pay a ransom worth 0.05 BTC (Bitcoin cryptocurrency) by following the instructions provided in the text note. In addition, there are also some guidelines instructing against the usage of anti-malware software until files are fully recovered after paying the ransom. Unfortunately, it is very often true that decrypting files without the help of cybercriminals is complex or even impossible. Encryption algorithms employed by ransomware developers are strong enough to ensure no third-party software can crack it. Even so, paying the demanded ransom is not recommended since many extortionists end up scammers and do not send any promised decryption tools/keys eventually. The only best way victims can regain access to their files is to recover them with backup copies. You can also try some decryption instruments discussed in our article below, however, please note that their capability will less likely be enough to deal with “.jiang” files. If no recovery options seem to work out for you, you can save the encrypted files and hope that some working decryption tool will appear someday in the future. Before attempting any recovery method that excludes the participation of cybercriminals, it is important to delete the infection in the first order. Do so by following our guidelines below.

How JiangLocker Ransomware infected your computer

There is no single channel used by swindlers to penetrate infections like ransomware. Here are some of the most popular channels that can be involved in the distribution of ransomware – trojans, deceptive third-party downloads, fake software updates/installers, backdoors, keyloggers, botnets, system exploits, e-mail spam, and others as well. A number of successful infiltrations occur after users interact with malicious attachments or links that can be bundled within e-mail spam letters. Cybercriminals tend to impersonate the names of legitimate companies or other entities and force users into opening content attached to it. Doing so is dangerous and may lead to an unavoidable malware infection. Files with .DOCX, .XLSX, .PDF, .EXE, .ZIP, .RAR, .JS, and other extensions are often the ones cybercriminals abuse to deliver infections. While such formats have nothing to do with malware on the initial basis, cybercriminals have learned how to modify them for executing the installation of malicious infections. Therefore, you should beware of opening them and avoid downloading/browsing content on unofficial or dubious pages. Read our guide below to know how one can protect himself against ransomware and other threats in the future.

  1. Download JiangLocker Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .jiang 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 JiangLocker Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

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

JiangLocker Ransomware files:


JiangLocker Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .jiang files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

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

Download RakhniDecryptor

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 .jiang files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing 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 JiangLocker Ransomware and removed 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 .jiang files

stellar data recovery professional

  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.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

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 JiangLocker 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.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. JiangLocker 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 a 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 are the 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 a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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