.SHRUG2 Files Virus (ShrugDecryptor) – Remove and Restore Data

This article has been created to help you understand what is the Shrug ransomware virus (ShrugDecryptor) and show how to remove it plus how you can restore files, encrypted by it with an added .SHRUG2 extension.

A new ransomware virus, calling itself .SHRUG2 ransomware is the type of virus, whose primary purpose is to convince victims to pay $70 worth of BitCoin for about 3 days time. The ransomware virus aims to set a deadline to pay the ransom and if the victim does not comply, the actors threaten to destroy the decryption keys of the files, supposedly making them completely undecryptable. If your computer has been victimized by the .SHRUG2 files virus, we advise that you read this article and learn how you can remove this variant of Shrug Ransomware and how you can try to recover your files or decrypt them.

Threat Summary

Name.SHRUG2 Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on the victim’s computer and then gives 3 days to pay $70 ransom to decrypt them.
SymptomsThe files are encrypted with the .SHRUG2 file extension added to them and a ransom note, called ShrugDecryptor appears on the victim PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.SHRUG2 Files Virus – Distribution Methods

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