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Shigo is a new type of ransomware that was discovered in August 2019. It was designed to encrypt your files and then demand a ransom for the decryption key. Shigo is unique because it uses a novel encryption method that has not been seen before. This makes it very difficult to decrypt your files without the Shigo Ransomware decryption key.

How does Shigo spread?

This ransomware is spread through email attachments and malicious websites. Email attachments may be disguised as PDF files, invoices, or other types of files. When these files are opened, the ransomware will encrypt your files. Malicious websites may also contain exploit kits that can exploit vulnerabilities on your system and install Shigo without your knowledge.

How does it work?

Once Shigo has encrypted your files, it will display a ransom note that demands payment. The ransomware also deletes any shadow copies of your files that may be present on your system. This makes it even more difficult to recover your files without paying the ransom.

Ransom payment

Shigo demands payment in Bitcoin. The amount of the ransom varies, but it is typically between 1 and 5 BTC. Also, it provides a unique Bitcoin address for each victim. This makes it difficult to track the payments made to Shigo Ransomware.

How can I protect myself from Shigo?

The best way to protect yourself from ransomware is to have a good anti-malware program installed on your system. This will help to block Shigo from infecting your system in the first place. You should make sure that your system is up to date with the latest security patches.

Also, you should avoid opening email attachments from unknown senders. If you do open an attachment, make sure that you scan it with your anti-malware program before opening it. You should also avoid visiting websites that are known to be malicious.

How do I know if I am infected with ransomware?

If Shigo has encrypted your files, you will see a ransom note on your desktop. The ransom note will instruct you on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files. This ransomware will also change the file extensions of your encrypted files to .shigo.


If you do get infected with Shigo Ransomware, the best thing to do is to not pay the ransom. There is no guarantee that you will get your files back even if you do pay the ransom.

Instead, you should focus on trying to recover your files from a backup. If you don’t have a backup, then you may be out of luck.

How can I remove Shigo?

If you want to remove it from your system, you will need to use a reputable anti-malware program. We recommend using SpyHunter 5. This program will scan your system and remove any malicious files that it finds.

Once Shigo has been removed from your system, you can then try to recover your files using file recovery software or a public decryption tool.

Public decryption tool

There is no public decryption tool available for Shigo Ransomware at this time. However, researchers are working on developing a decryption tool.

Use file recovery software

If you don’t have a backup, then you can try using file recovery software. This software is designed to recover files that have been deleted from your system. While it may not be able to recover all of your files, it may be able to recover some of them.

You should only use file recovery software from a reputable source. There are many fake file recovery programs out there that will actually infect your system with malware.

SalvageData data recovery software is a good option for file recovery. It is available for both Windows and Mac.

Contact a data recovery service

If you do not want to try to recover your files yourself, you can contact a data recovery service. These services specialize in recovering files from ransomware-encrypted systems.

One such service is SalvageData. SalvageData Recovery Services has a 96% success rate for recovering ransomware-encrypted files.

We offer a free consultation to assess the chances of recovery for your specific case. Feel free to contact us to discuss your options.


If you have any further questions about Shigo Ransomware, or if you need help removing it from your system, please contact us. We are here to help!


We hope this article has helped you to better understand Shigo Ransomware and how it works. Remember to take precautions to protect yourself from this malware. And if you do get infected, don’t pay the ransom!


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