Blooper Ransomware is a fake computer infection that is based on the notorious WannaCry Ransomware. It tries to scare users to think their files have been encrypted and thus they need to pay the ransom fee to retrieve their files. What you have to know about this infection is that it cannot inflict such irreversible damage. It does not encrypt your files, so there is no need to pay the ransom (even if it did, you should NEVER give your money away). You can remove Blooper Ransomware without much difficulty, consequently protecting your system from other infections in the future.
As far as the distribution of this program is concerned, Blooper Ransomware employs the most common distribution method used by most of the ransomware infections: spam email. At the same time, it also means that users launch this program themselves, although they might not be aware of that. For them, the file they open may look like a PDF or a DOC file because that is what the cyber criminals want you to believe.
The spam email messages that spread this infection may look like official notifications from financial institutions or online stores. For example, if the message looks like an invoice, some users might feel inclined to open, but perhaps you should think whether you have ordered anything from that specific store lately. If not, then the invoice definitely looks suspicious, right?
On the other hand, Blooper Ransomware can still collect the payment from the affected users, if they rush with the transfer without checking all the details. After all, the notification that appears on your screen when this program enters your system looks quite alarming:
Ops! Look like your files have been encrypted!
What just Happened?
Your files have been encrypted. This includes your documents, videos, photos, etc.
How can I recover them?
You just need to send a $500 bitcoin <…>
Now, as you can see, Blooper Ransomware expects you pay $500USD for a decryption that you do not even need. Unlike most of the ransomware programs, this application does not even lock up your screen, and you can close the annoying notification by clicking the close button at the top right of the pop-up. The five-hour deadline also does not change anything because the application did not even encrypt your files. You can check your file status once you close the ransom note and access any directory where you store most of your personal data.
This program is obviously more annoying than dangerous, but it is your duty to protect your computer and your personal information from malicious exploitation. Please remove Blooper Ransomware right now following the instructions below and then invest in a security application that will ensure your computer remains safe and sound whenever similar intruders try to barge in.
The presence of Blooper Ransomware on your system could mean that there are more potential threats on-board, so the sooner you perform a full system scan, the better. Should you encounter any difficulty trying to apprehend and remove potential threats, do not hesitate to ask for help by leaving us a comment below.