BlackRose Ransomware is a newly-detected ransomware threat encrypting files. It enters computers to ruin users’ pictures, documents, and other important files, so you could no longer open a bunch of your files a second after its infiltration. This program only seeks to make you pay money, so it targets the only really valuable thing stored on the computer – your personal data. Although your files have been locked to obtain money from you, do not pay the money required by cyber criminals. It might be impossible to get files back without it, but there are also no guarantees that the file decryptor will be sent to you after the owner of BlackRose Ransomware receives money. Because of this, specialists working at 411-spyware.com say that users should go to uninstall this ransomware infection from their computers and then try to recover files without the special tool cyber criminals promise to send to users after getting money from them. For example, if a user has backed up files before the entrance of this infection, it might be possible to recover them easily from a backup.
It seems that BlackRose Ransomware does not differ at all from older ransomware infections even though it has been developed only recently. First, it also starts the encryption process right after entering the system successfully. When this process is finished, it drops a ransom note READ_IT_FOR_GET_YOUR_FILE.txt. It tells users that files have been encrypted and now the certain amount of money (1 Bitcoin) needs to be transferred to the provided Bitcoin address (3Q2hTDPt1LMAAgQsNQAPJQxb9ZiwADYaFM) to get the special decryptor that can help to unlock files. This file is not the only novelty users see. Those encrypted files receive one of three new filename extensions too: 1) .jpg.okokokokok 2) .jpg.ranranranran or 3) .jpg.whatthefuck. The presence of the new extension means that the file has been affected by ransomware and could no longer be opened. It is up to you whether or not to send 1 Bitcoin to the developer of this file-encrypting threat, but, in the opinion of our specialists, you should not support cyber criminals by sending them money. If users keep paying money to them, they will never stop developing malicious software.
If you have arrived at the final decision not to pay a cent to the bad people behind BlackRose Ransomware, you should still not give up trying to get your files back – it might be possible to decrypt files without the decryptor cyber crooks claim to have. What you should do first is to try out all reputable free data recovery tools available (they are available on the web). If Shadow Volume Copies of those encrypted files have not been eliminated, it might be possible to unlock them with the help of free software. Second, users can easily recover data locked by BlackRose Ransomware if they have copies of their files on an external device (e.g. a USB stick) – this shows the importance of backing up personal files periodically.
There is not much information about the distribution of BlackRose Ransomware, but it is known that there are several different methods by whitch this ransomware-type infection is spread. First, it might be spread via spam email campaigns. In most cases, the malicious file of ransomware is masqueraded as an important document. Because of this, a number of users open these attachments and infect their computers with bad software. Second, ransomware infections are often spread through websites controlled by cyber criminals. Third, malicious software actively working on a user’s computer might start silently downloading bad software on the system. To be frank, these are not all the distribution methods which might be employed by cyber criminals, so it is a must to have a reputable security tool enabled on the computer all the time. It is an important step towards a malware-free system.
BlackRose Ransomware does not make modifications so that it could start working with the Windows OS. Also, it does not create any files on infected computers. Last but not least, it does not block system utilities. As a consequence, it can be erased fully by finding and deleting its malicious file. It should be located on Desktop or in the Downloads folder, but its name is random, so it will not be a piece of cake to find it. Automatic tools are ready to help users, so perform a system scan with a reliable scanner if you cannot find the malicious file anywhere too.