The Jack.Pot Ransomware is a dangerous infection that could disable your personal files and require a payment in return for their release. According to the information we have gathered during the analysis of this threat, the Ransomware aims to files located in % userprofile %, as well as its subfolders. This is the place where your personal photos and documents together with the downloaded files and other personal files could be stored. Our research has also revealed that the infection in the situation is to encrypt and .exe files. The worst thing is that this infection will harm new files, as long as it is installed. Of course, you could have problems, add new files, because the threat can lock your desktop with a full-screen message informing you that you have to pay a ransom. The version of the malicious Ransomware, which we have analyzed, was not yet fully operational, which is why we hope that this threat is not in the Web is distributed. We hope that you will have enough time to take appropriate security measures to protect themselves against this threat. If you already has attacked you, we refer you to the removal instructions for the Jack.Pot Ransomware.
The notification, which represents the Jack.Pot Ransomware, locks your desktop in some way, and as a result, you feel compelled to pay the ransom. At the time of writing, the amount of the ransom was 3 BTC, which corresponds to approximately 2000 USD. Of course, this sum is incredibly high. There are a few reasons not to pay this sum. First, you can’t trust the Cybergaunern. Why are you sure that your files are decrypted, after you have paid the money? Secondly, the Bitcoin address that is provided to the victims for the payment, is fictitious. Of course a real Bitcoin address could have been added, until you read this, but we do not recommend to pay the ransom. If you would now assess the damage before you decide what to do, we recommend you the information represented on the intimidating notification to copy. Our research team is recommended to unlock your desktop notification with the ALT + TAB function. The steps below distance instructions show how to disable the warning of Jack.Pot Ransomware.
As mentioned you will find the files encrypted by the Jack.Pot Ransomware in the % userprofile % directory as well as in the subfolders. It’s easy to find out which files with an unknown encryption algorithm have been damaged because they are unreadable and the extension “. code” behind the name. We have reviewed countless different Ransomware infections including Anubis Ransomware, exotic Ransomware and we know that can be deciphered in rare cases of encryption codes of legitimate decryptors. Unfortunately, it does not looks that by a third-party software can recover encrypted files, which of course is one of the reasons, why users decide to take the risk and pay the ransom by the Jack.Pot Ransomware. If you have not encountered the malicious Ransomware, we warn you hereby that a high risk of losing your personal files. If you have still time, you should back up your personal files (you can use cloud storage for example), to prevent their damage or removal. Even if your files damaged a Ransomware – what you can – prevent the installation of a reliable security software you have access to it.
If your files are locked by the Jack.Pot Ransomware, be not so many options. If your files are not backed up, your only option – is at least at the moment – the ransom to pay what is of course at all no good option. We also recommend to avoid paying the ransomware. Don’t forget what happens with your personal files, delete the Jack.Pot Ransomware. We have created a guide that will help you to unlock the desktop and delete the malicious file that is responsible for the attack. Keep in mind that manual removal is not easy, especially if you have problems finding the malicious executing file. We recommend the installation of anti-malware software for the cleaning and the simultaneous protection of your operating system. Below write us a comment if you have any questions.
Remove the Jack.Pot Ransomware
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Jack.Pot Ransomware Behavior
- Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
- Integrates into the web browser via the Jack.Pot Ransomware browser extension
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Jack.Pot Ransomware Deactivates Installed Security Software.
- Jack.Pot Ransomware Shows commercial adverts
- Installs itself without permissions
- Changes user's homepage
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- Jack.Pot Ransomware Connects to the internet without your permission
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
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Jack.Pot Ransomware effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1024%
- Windows 837%
- Windows 728%
- Windows Vista6%
- Windows XP5%
Jack.Pot Ransomware Geography
Eliminate Jack.Pot Ransomware from Windows
Delete Jack.Pot Ransomware from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove Jack.Pot Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase Jack.Pot Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete Jack.Pot Ransomware from Your Browsers
Jack.Pot Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase Jack.Pot Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate Jack.Pot Ransomware from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).