Home Malware Programs Trojans Trojan.Encoder.94


Posted: April 20, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 9/10
Infected PCs: 19
First Seen: April 20, 2012
Last Seen: March 3, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Trojan.Encoder.94 is a detection label for an English-language variant of a ransomware Trojan that encrypts a variety of media files on the infected computer and requests a fee to undo this attack, which, in the meantime, will cause these files to be inaccessible. Although earlier variants of Trojan.Encoder.94 were commonly distributed throughout Russia and other ex-Soviet Union countries, newer versions of ransomware Trojans from this family, like Trojan.Encoder.94, have been seen in significant quantities in other countries throughout Europe. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers discourage paying Trojan.Encoder.94's fee to regain access to your files, since many encrypt attack-based Trojans have either their encryption methods or their keys freely circulated by various PC security companies after a sufficient period of analysis. Trojan.Encoder.94 itself can be removed by any reasonably qualified anti-malware product, and an in-depth system scan is recommended as soon as you catch sight of any symptoms of a Trojan.Encoder.94 attack.

Trojan.Encoder.94 – a Trojan That's Steadily Sabotaging Computers from East to West

As with every other ransomware Trojan the world over, Trojan.Encoder.94 operates by hindering your computer in an attempt to extract a ransom fee, in Trojan.Encoder.94's case, via online financial services like Ukash. However, Trojan.Encoder.94 isn't related to the relatively less dangerous Ukash Virus family, as Trojan.Encoder.94 has a real threat to back up its ransom attack. Instead of taking the easy route of accusing you of committing fake crimes or blocking programs, Trojan.Encoder.94 will attack your text documents, audio files and even archives (such as .zip files) directly with an encryption function to prevent you from using them.

Trojan.Encoder.94's family has been popularly identified since 2010 as a PC threat that originally targeted former members of the Soviet Union. However, variants of Trojan.Encoder.94 are still being developed on an ongoing basis for other countries, with a marked tendency to spread westwards to France, Germany and other European regions. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that variants of Trojan.Encoder.94 tend to be unlike from each other only in the keys that are used to remove their encryption.

What You Can Do to Salvage Your Files from Trojan.Encoder.94's Plundering

As of the time of this writing, at least one PC security company has been confirmed to distribute a decryptor service that will reverse Trojan.Encoder.94's encryption attack for free, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend the utilization of such tools in lieu of paying Trojan.Encoder.94's illegal fee. Appropriate usage of decryption programs should restore your files to their original and unencrypted formats without any permanent damage.

Regardless of whether or not you need to get your files back, Trojan.Encoder.94 should never be allowed to remain on your PC. Modern versions of Trojan.Encoder.94 consistently keep their files in the Windows Temp folder. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you remove Trojan.Encoder.94's files with anti-malware products, since manual removal may leave system changes that are related to a Trojan.Encoder.94 infection or associated PC threats still on your computer.

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