.dat Files Virus (Jigsaw) – Remove It and Restore Data

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This is an article that provides specific details on an iteration of Jigsaw ransomware dubbed .dat crypto virus as well as a step-by-step removal followed by alternative data recovery approaches.

An infection with the so-called .dat crypto virus leads to the corruption of valuable files stored on your PC. Once encrypted the files remain inaccessible until an efficient recovery solution is applied. In fact, the name of this ransomware is a derivative of the specific extension it uses to mark encrypted files – .dat. Yet another trait of an infection with this ransomware is a ransom message that attempts to blackmail you into paying hackers a predefined ransom. Since there is a chance to restore .dat files with the help of alternative methods we advise you to refrain from paying the ransom no matter of its amount.

Threat Summary

Name.dat Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA data locker ransomware that utilizes the strong cihper algorithm AES to encrypt valuable files stored on the computers it infects. Upon encryption it demands a ransom for decryption solution.
SymptomsThe access to important files is restricted while they are all renamed with the .dat extension. A ransom message blacmails you into paying hackers a ransom.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.dat Files Virus – Distribution

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