BlackKingdom Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what BlackKingdom Ransomware is?

When BlackKingdom Ransomware attacks, it does that quickly and silently. Obviously, active security software should catch and remove this malware successfully. However, if it manages to invade a system without reliable protection, it can do great damage. It was discovered during our internal tests that this malware encrypts files on the Desktop and also the Documents, Downloads, and Pictures folders within the %USERPROFILE% directory. It specifically encrypts .JPG, .PDF, .TXT, .DOC, .GIF, .RAR, and several other types of files. After encryption, it also appends the “.DEMON” extension to their names. So, how do you decrypt your files? At the time of research, that was not possible, but the attackers claimed differently. To learn more about the attack and also how to delete BlackKingdom Ransomware, please keep reading.

The cybercriminals behind BlackKingdom Ransomware can lay various traps to help the infection invade your system. They can include the infection’s launcher in bundled downloads. They can conceal it as a document file and send it via spam emails. They can even employ other threats – such as trojans and malware downloaders – to execute the infection easily. Unfortunately, cybercriminals know how to drop malware very well, and that is why you need to secure your system as best as you can. As we mentioned already, if protection is applied to your system, you might be able to evade BlackKingdom Ransomware and similar threats. Therefore, the first thing we suggest taking care of is implementing trustworthy security tools. Of course, before you do that, you might want to figure out the ransomware itself.

Once it encrypts files, it immediately drops a file named “README.txt.” It also opens a window that displays a message. This message is identical to the one represented via the text file. So, what do the attackers want? $10,000. We are not sure if that is US Dollars or a different currency, but the sum is large in any case. That indicates that, perhaps, BlackKingdom Ransomware was created to attack companies, not individual Windows users. In any case, the message informs that if you send the ransom to the attackers’ Bitcoin Wallet (3MdnThXfyPfjCVihXkbR3i15m4BFN3Rhi7), you will get your files back. It is not specified how that would happen. Would you be provided with a decryptor? Would you be sent some kind of a key? Perhaps these questions are left unanswered purposefully, so that you would have a reason to email Of course, you do not want to place your hand in a trap, and you also do not want to pay the ransom that, most likely, would only make you lose money. Therefore, we do not recommend paying any attention to the BlackKingdom Ransomware ransom note.BlackKingdom Ransomware Removal GuideBlackKingdom Ransomware screenshot
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If you want to make sure that your system and the files you create in the future are safe, you have to implement reliable security software. If you do it now, it will also automatically delete BlackKingdom Ransomware, along with any other threats that might be active. It is also a good idea to set up online or external backups to keep copies of all personal files safe. If you have copies now, you can replace the corrupted files using them, but remove BlackKingdom Ransomware first. Are you interested in doing that manually? That is possible only if you can locate the launcher file. Its name and location can be random.

Delete BlackKingdom Ransomware

  1. Locate the {random name}.exe file that executed the ransomware.
  2. Right-click the malicious file and choose Delete.
  3. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file, README.txt.
  4. Install a trusted malware scanner to help you inspect your system for leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

Do not create conditions for BlackKingdom Ransomware to invade your operating system. Always have your system protected by the top-notch security software, and do not remain blind to the tricks that attackers can use to help malware infiltrate. You have to be specifically careful about spam emails and downloaders from unfamiliar websites. Once this malware slithers in, it can encrypt your personal files, and after that, not much can be done. Decrypting files manually is not possible, and you are unlikely to obtain a decryptor from the attackers. Even though they might suggest full decryption after the payment of a $10,000 ransom, you must not trust them. Keep your money to yourself. To remove BlackKingdom Ransomware, you can either trust your own manual removal skills, or you can employ anti-malware software. We suggest the latter because this software can also provide comprehensive Windows protection.