Do you know what BSS Ransomware is?
BSS Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that is not extremely prevalent. In fact, our research team believes that it will down out soon. However, if you were infected with this application, you might want to remove it from your computer. It is not complicated to remove BSS Ransomware, but it might be a bit challenging to restore all of the files that were affected by this infection. The easiest way to solve this problem is by restoring your files from a system backup. However, we have to remember that sometimes it might be necessary to start your file collection anew.
We have found that BSS Ransomware is based on the Hidden Tear ransomware. Hidden Tear is an open source code that is available for anyone who wants to create their own malware. It is possible to customize the code according to what the developer wants a program to do, and so, there are multiple ransomware programs out there that were based on the Hidden Tear code. In a sense, BSS Ransomware is similar to XCry Ransomware, SnowPicnic Ransomware, SummyWare Ransomware, EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, and many others. The Hidden Tear code has been used and customized many times.
Unfortunately, being based on the same code doesn’t mean that you share many other qualities. Of course, all ransomware programs encrypt files and so on, but we cannot use the same decryption key to restore the encrypted data. Unless malware infections are direct clones, it is not possible to use the same decryption key across several programs. Also, unless there is a public decryption tool available, a user may have to give up on their files for good. Thus, it is very important to be able to stop a ransomware program from entering your system before it is too late to do anything about it.BSS Ransomware screenshot
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How can we stop things like BSS Ransomware from entering our systems? We have to recognize the main ransomware distribution patterns to be able to stop them. For the most part, such programs get distributed via spam email attachments. If a program is not prevalent at all, the infection might take place individually, too (the developer might infect a target computer personally through a social media message or an outgoing link in a forum or something like that). Thus, it is important that users learn to avoid clicking anything that comes from unfamiliar sources.
Sometimes spam emails look like important notifications from reliable sources and users may have difficulties trying to discern legitimate attachments from the fake ones. If that happens, you can always scan the attached file with a security tool before opening it.
However, if BSS Ransomware manages to enter your system, this program encrypts most of the personal file types, like text documents, sheets, presentations, pictures, videos, and so on. The good news is that this program cannot affect the entire system. It encrypts files in the location that it was executed in, including the location’s subfolders. So, for example, if you execute BSS Ransomware in the Downloads folder, the files in the folder will be encrypted with the AES-256 encryption. After that, like any other ransomware infection, BSS Ransomware will display a ransom note. The note says the following:
Files has been encrypted with ransomware
Send me some bitcoins or kebab
And I also hate desserts and coffee
By the way… the password is: [5 characters]
The password that is displayed in the ransom note is used to generate the encryption key, and you might want to address a professional technician to see if this can help you come up with the decryption tool.
As for the infection itself, it does not drop any additional files on your computer. Therefore, to remove BSS Ransomware, you need to close the file that launched the infection and then remove it from your computer. If you need any help with that, please consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool. After all, you should scan your system to see whether there are more unwanted programs or files on-board.
Finally, please consider the things you told you about spam email to avoid similar infections in the future. Also, you can always get yourself a licensed security tool that would safeguard your PC against other threats, too.
How to Remove BSS Ransomware
- Open your Downloads folder.
- Delete the recently downloaded files.
- Scan your computer with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
BSS Ransomware may not be the most dangerous ransomware infection out there, but it clearly shows that the ransomware endemic is not going anywhere. If you happen to have this program installed on your computer, please remove BSS Ransomware right now, and then look for a reliable security application that will help you protect your system from harm. Also, please remember that your web browsing habits are extremely important when it comes to your system’s security.