Blackware Ransomware claims to be a file-encrypting threat, but our specialists say the version we got to test worked more like a screen locker. In other words, the threat's note may claim your files have been encrypted, but in reality, they should be unaffected. Victims of the threat should see it for themselves after unlocking the screen. We discovered it could be unlocked by entering a password our researchers obtained from the malicious application’s code. The passcode will be mentioned further in the article along with other essential details about the malware. After reading it, we recommend removing Blackware Ransomware with no hesitation. Users determined to erase it manually could follow the instructions located below, although if the task looks too difficult, it would be best to employ a reliable security tool of your choice.
The malicious application might be distributed via unreliable file-sharing sites or Spam emails. For example, Blackware Ransomware’s installer could be disguised as a text document, an image, a software installer, and so on. Consequently, it is advisable to scan all files coming from questionable sources with an antimalware tool first. If there is the slightest suspicion, you should always invest a couple of minutes for a scan. If you do not interact with suspicious links or attachments sent via email and keep away from untrustworthy file-sharing sites, you can maximize your chances of avoiding such threats. However, some of them get in uninvited by exploiting the computer’s vulnerabilities. Therefore, we highly recommend keeping your operating system, antimalware tool, browser, and other programs up to date all the time. Plus, you should make sure all of your passwords are long and strong enough.
The malware should block the victim’s screen with a grey window saying “Your computer has been locked!” In the note, the malicious application is called Blackware Ransomware Version 1.0, which suggests there could be other versions in the future. Also, the note lets the user believe the malware encrypted his files, as it claims the victim has to pay to “regain” his valuable data. Nonetheless, unlocking the screen should show Blackware Ransomware did not affect any files. If you take a closer look at the note, you should notice the ransom asked, in exchange for decrypting the files the threat claims to have encrypted, is ridiculously small. Besides, the Bitcoin address to which the victim is supposed to make the payment is fake. It might look like a string of random characters, but you should be able to read the following hidden message if you look closer: “fake bitcoin address for ransomware.”
To regain control over the computer users should try submitting the following code into the malware’s window: RanS0MKeYY23SjLRiOwnEr. Afterward, we advise deleting Blackware Ransomware at once. To remove it manually, our specialists say, the user would have to delete the threat’s launcher and a particular Registry entry it creates upon entering the system. The instructions located below will explain how to erase this data step by step. On the other hand, if it looks too challenging or you prefer using automatic features, you could install a reliable security tool and perform a system scan.