Do you know what Boot Ransomware is?
In a sense, it is redundant to write about the likes of Boot Ransomware because we have already discussed almost the exact same infection before. Nevertheless, here it is, threatening to ruin your day, so we are here to inform you about this ransomware infection.
Although it is possible to remove Boot Ransomware manually, we would strongly recommend that you invest in a reliable antispyware tool that would remove the infection for you automatically. Also, it would be a good idea to refresh your knowledge of malware distribution methods.
Why are we talking about malware distribution here? Shouldn’t we focus more on malware removal? True, malware removal is important, but so is the prevention tactic that should help you avoid similar intruders in the future. If we know how the likes of Boot Ransomware spread and reach their victims, we can stop them from attacking us again.
So, we know for sure that Boot Ransomware is yet another infection from the STOP Ransomware family. It clearly implies that this program uses the same distribution methods as its predecessors. To refresh your memory, Boot Ransomware is practically the same as Lokas Ransomware, Reco Ransomware, Nuksus Ransomware, and others. So, this program must also come from (or with) spam.
Can we choose to ignore the spam emails that bring ransomware? Of course. That’s exactly what we should do. So, how come Boot Ransomware and other infections still reach their goals? That’s because we often think that “it won’t happen to us.” But it can happen and it WILL, if we aren’t careful.Boot Ransomware screenshot
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Now, most of the time, spam emails might not even reach your main inbox, but if they do, those will be some of the most sophisticated spam emails you’ve ever seen. The problem here is that users often don’t even realize the emails are genuinely fake. This online shopping invoice for something you haven’t purchased? Fake. This PDF document about your financial activity that you supposedly should check immediately? Fake. By opening these fake documents, you launch the infection, and things like Boot Ransomware manage to attack your files.
Of course, once the infection has been launched, there’s no way to stop it. The ransomware will locate all the files it can encrypt, and then it will start the encryption. You will recognize the files that were affected by this infection at once. The file icon will change, and the system will not be able to read them. If that weren’t enough, Boot Ransomware will add “.boot” to each and every filename. This extension is like a signature that tells you your files have been tampered with. Finally, the program will also leave a ransom note that will tell you the following:
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
It should make you think that you can trust these criminals, but there is no use trying to reason with them. What’s more, there is also a chance that they would just collect the payment and scram.
Luckily, it might be possible to restore some of your files with a public decryption tool created by a developer at ACD-Soft. It should be pointed out, however, that this tool can decrypt only those files that were encrypted by an offline key. If Boot Ransomware used an online key, you may have to look for other ways to recover your files.
Naturally, it is easy to get your files back if you have copies saved on an external hard drive or a cloud drive. But if that is not the case, then you might want to go through your mobile devices and your inboxes, and your flash drives where most of your recent files should still be stored. There should always be a way to retrieve at least some of your data.
How to Remove Boot Ransomware
- Press Win+R and enter %LocalAppData%. Press OK.
- Remove the folder with a random alphanumeric name.
- Launch SpyHunter and perform a full system scan.
In non-techie terms:
Boot Ransomware is an annoying ransomware infection that will block you from accessing your files. To unlock your files, you need a decryption key. Whatever you do, do not buy the decryption key from the criminals behind this infection. Remove Boot Ransomware today, and then address a professional who will help you find ways to get your files back. You also need to protect your system from similar infections in the future.