Boop Ransomware might sound cute, but it ain’t cute at all. It’s a malicious computer infection, and it will give you run for your money if you are not ready to take it on. This program targets individual and corporate computer systems. When it encrypts target files, it displays a ransom note that says you have to pay in order to restore your files. Don’t even think of sending your money to these thieves. Remove Boop Ransomware right now, and then look for ways to restore your data. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description.
If you think that you’ve seen something like this infection before, then you wouldn’t be wrong. Boop Ransomware belongs to the Stop Ransomware family. All programs from this group are practically identical. Boop Ransomware is also almost the same as Ogdo Ransomware, Copa Ransomware, Npph Ransomware, and so on. These programs tend to share distribution methods and even the ransom note text. We have noticed recently that the newer additions to the family ask for a higher ransom payment, but other than that, these programs are technically all the same.
Since Stop Ransomware has a public decryption tool, it can also be used on the other programs from the family. However, there is a catch. The public decryption tool works only if a program from the Stop Ransomware family uses the offline encryption key. If it uses an online encryption key, the public decryption tool doesn’t work. Hence, there is a chance that you can restore some of your files affected by Boop Ransomware, but it doesn’t mean that all of the files will be decrypted.
Due to that, we always emphasize the importance of a file backup. A file backup is a storage where you save copies of your data. You can regularly back up your files on an external hard drive. You can always upload them on a cloud drive. It might seem tedious, but as of now, that is the most efficient method to fight ransomware infections. Of course, you can focus on avoiding Boop Ransomware, too. But if a ransomware infection manages to enter your system, it’s better to be ready for it, and a file backup is the answer.
Most of the time, ransomware programs come via spam email attachments. The spam email that distributes malware look like messages from colleagues or from reliable third parties, and users may open the attached files without thinking about their legitimacy. However, you should always stop and ask yourself before opening an attached file: have you been waiting for this email? Do you really know the sender? If anything, you can always scan the received file with a security tool. This way, you would definitely prevent Boop Ransomware from entering your system.
As mentioned, you should not succumb to this program’s demands. The ransom note says that the only way to restore your file is to transfer the payment as soon as possible. It even says that you’ll get a 50% discount if you contact these criminals within the first 72 hours.
Please don’t do anything of the sort. Paying the ransom may not guarantee that the people behind the infection would issue the encryption key in the first place. Simply rely on the public decryption tool for Stop Ransomware, and do not hesitate to address a local professional if you need help with restoring your files.
You can remove Boop Ransomware both manually and automatically. Automatic removal is faster and more efficient. Not to mention that you can also locate other malicious threats if you employ a licensed antispyware application.