Blend Ransomware is an annoying computer infection that comes forth with drastic capabilities that allow this program to lock up your files. It is part of the ever-growing ransomware infection pandemic, and in some cases, it might be challenging to restore all the files affected by this intruder. However, it shouldn’t deter you from removing Blend Ransomware from your system today. Scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual removal instructions. If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to drop us a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you.
As far as we know, Blend Ransomware is another version of the Phobos Ransomware infection. Phobos Ransomware itself is based on the Crysis/Dharma ransomware, so this program belongs to a huge group of similar intruders. This allows us to foresee what we can expect from this infection, and what it might “perform” on our infected systems.
Also, Blend Ransomware may employ the same distribution method as all the other infections that came before it. Our research team says that it is very likely that the program spreads through spam email attachments and unsecured RDP connections. This proves that users could easily avoid getting infected with Blend Ransomware, but they simply fail to notice the main ransomware distribution patterns. For instance, if you receive an email with an attachment from clearly an unknown party, you have to delete that email because it could be a scam or a malware distribution vector.
Unfortunately, a lot of users out there get taken by their curiosity, and they open the attached files (that actually look like regular documents). However, once they enable the file content, they initiate the malware infection, and the next thing they know, their system is taken over by Blend Ransomware.
Once the infection enters the target system, it scans the entire system and locates all the file types it can encrypt. Afterwards, it encrypts the files and adds a long extension to the affected file names. The extension contains your infection ID that the crooks behind this malicious program use to identify your system and the number of your infection.
Finally, Blend Ransomware drops the ransom note that says the following:
ALL FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, <…>
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL:email@example.com
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
The message goes on to tell you that you can try and recover a small file for free, just so you would be convinced that these crooks can actually issue the decryption key. However, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether they can issue the decryption key or not. The bottom line is that you should never pay a single cent to these criminals, and you should focus on removing Blend Ransomware from your system.
Manual malware removal might be a little bit too complicated, so if you don’t want to deal with it, feel free to acquire a powerful security tool that will help you delete Blend Ransomware through and through. Also, you should consider investing in a file backup storage. If you have a file backup though, it should be no problem as you can simply remove the infection, the encrypted files, and then transfer the healthy files back into your system. But, if you have no idea where to start, try addressing a local professional, who would guide you through various file recovery otpions.