If you want to avoid the likes of Badday Ransomware, you need to be more attentive about the files you download and the emails you open. This ransomware program can easily enter your computer when you are not looking properly. And while it is not that hard to remove Badday Ransomware from your system, you might encounter several problems trying to restore the files. If a public decryption tool is not available soon, you should address a professional for other file recovery options. The point is that there are usually ways to get your files back, and you should not pay the ransom.
Of course, it would be ideal if we didn’t have to deal with Badday Ransomware in the first place. This program from the GLOBE Ransomware group joins DDT Ransomware, KBK Ransomware, FORMA Ransomware, and many others in a long list of malicious programs that have been terrorizing users for quite some time now.
Like with most ransomware infections, it would be possible to avoid getting infected with Badday Ransomware if only users were more careful. Although it is not possible to pinpoint the exact distribution source, we know that ransomware programs often come via spam email attachments. Thus, if you receive random emails from unknown senders, and these emails urge you to open the attached files as soon as possible, you should definitely think twice before doing that. If possible, scan the received file with a security application.
If you fail to protect yourself from ransomware, things like Badday Ransomware will enter your computer, and you will have to deal with the ransomware infection consequences. Needless to say, this program will encrypt all the important pictures and document format files. To put it simply, most of the files that you use on a daily basis will be locked, and the system will no longer be able to read them.
The infection also drops an instruction file to every location that contains encrypted files. The instruction filename is how_to_back_files.html. You can open the file with your browser, and this file contains that ransom note that says the following:
ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.
To restore files you will need a decryptor!
To get the decryptor you should:
Pay for decrypt your network – 12 BTC:
Buy BTC on one of these sites
Only our team can decrypt your files.
The truth is that the ransom price is very steep. 12 BTC is approximately 100,000 USD, so it is clear that the main targets of Badday Ransomware are corporate computer networks because businesses would be more likely to pay the money in order to get their data back.
However, if you can afford to pay the ransom, you most definitely can afford to hire a professional who will help you restore your data. Paying the ransom is not a good idea because there is no guarantee that these criminals would issue the decryption key in the first place.
The bottom line is that you must remove Badday Ransomware as soon as possible. Luckily, this program doesn’t drop any additional files, so you just need to delete the file that launched the infection. If you are not sure that you can do it on your own, please invest in a powerful security tool and then remove the infection automatically.
Take your time to learn more about ransomware distribution tactics because that is probably the most cost-efficient way to protect your system from similar intruders in the future. If you need help, do not hesitate to drop us a comment below, and our team will be ready to assist you.