If you infected the system with BlackFeather Ransomware, you should be aware that the malware’s creators cannot decrypt your data, although they might claim otherwise. Under such circumstances, paying a ransom would be a waste of money. Consequently, we urge you to ignore the demands and use the instructions below to delete the malicious program from the system. If you worry about your data, there is still hope. Our researchers say that a volunteer IT specialist might create a tool to unlock enciphered files, as the malware is based on the so-called Hidden-Tear Ransomware. Apparently, there are decryptors created for other similar threats based on Hidden-Tear Ransomware. Thus, it is possible that someone could develop a tool to unlock data encrypted by BlackFeather Ransomware too. If you want to learn how to protect the computer from such infections, we advise you to keep reading the article and find out how it spreads.
BlackFeather Ransomware should be spread with malicious email attachments, but since the sent files look like PDF documents users might not identify them as harmful. What is even worse is that after you launch the file, this infection shows a fake “Acrobat Reader” error message. According to it, the file is damaged, and it cannot be repaired. This distraction gives the malware time to settle in the system and encrypt user’s data. In such a situation, it is important not to focus on the file type, but check who sent it. If the sender is unknown, it is better to take extra precautions. Another thing that could save your system from infection is a trustworthy antimalware software. The tool can warn about threats, and it can be used to scan suspicious data too.
The malicious application applies the .blackfeather extension to all encrypted files. It seems that the threat could lock user’s personal data, such as pictures, photos, various documents, and so on. Afterward, BlackFeather Ransomware should drop a text document called “BLACK_FEATHER.txt.” that demands you to pay a ransom of 0.3 Bitcoins to unlock your data. Additionally, the infection might show a separate window with a similar message. Our specialists say that the malware does not send the decryption key to any server. In other words, it does not save it anywhere and without a decryption key, they cannot unlock user’s data. Therefore, it is no wonder that the infection’s developers do not say how you could contact them or receive the tools to decipher locked files.
Obviously, there is no reason to keep BlackFeather Ransomware on the computer, so we advise you to use the instructions provided below the article and eliminate the threat. It should not be difficult since the main malicious file that you should erase is the fake PDF document you downloaded yourself. However, since this malicious program managed to enter the computer, it might be that the system is vulnerable to malware. Thus, it might be better to remove the infection with a trustworthy antimalware tool and check the system for other possible threats at the same time. Also, if you have any other questions about the ransomware, do not hesitate to contact us through social media or write a comment below.