BlackRuby2 Ransomware
Ransomware | 03/27/2018

How To Remove BlackRuby2 Ransomware From Your Computer?

About: Besides modifying your key system configuration, BlackRuby2 Ransomware will also encrypt your sensitive data thereby causing you massive losses. You will receive a ransom note specifying the amount of ransom to be paid in order to get back the files ...  Read More  

| Ransomware | How To Remove BlackRuby2 Ransomware From Your Computer?

What is BlackRuby2 Ransomware?

BlackRuby2 Ransomware is a dangerous file encryption virus that not just encrypts your files but also causes a lot of issues on the computer systems which are compromised. BlackRuby2 Ransomware Virus is responsible for modifying the key system configuration settings besides encrypting your crucial and sensitive data.

Ransom Note BlackRuby2

 

Threat Summary

  • NameBlackRuby2 Ransomware
  • Targeted Operating System – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/10
  • CategoryRansomware
  • Symptoms – File encryption Virus that encrypts sensitive data and files, asks for a ransom by presenting the ransom note and adds .BlackRuby2 extension to them.

 

Why is BlackRuby2 Ransomware Dangerous for your Computer System?

The updated version of BlackRuby, BlackRuby2 is a ransomware that is a new iteration of Infinite Tear Malware and is responsible for victimizing a lot of computer users across the globe recently. The ransomware will add .BlackRuby2 extension to your files rendering them completely inaccessible for your use. After encrypting the files, this nasty ransomware will demand a ransom from the user by presenting the ransom note. Users are generally offered a decryption key in return for the ransom in order to restore the files which have been rendered inaccessible by BlackRuby2. Users are generally made to believe that there is no other way to get the files back so as to extort the money from them.  One of the most popular methods through which BlackRuby 2 is being spread are the emails containing the spam email attachments which in turn contain this file encryption virus. Another way, by which the ransomware infects the targeted systems is through integration of the virus code in the software installers. The cybercriminals which are behind such attacks modify the legitimate software installers of popular applications, thereby including BlackRuby 2 virus code in the same. So, it is recommended to take regular periodical backup of your data and invest your money in best Internet Security Suite for complete protection in such cases.

 

How did BlackRuby2 infect your system?

The cybercriminals use various strategies for malware distribution which include –

  1. Software Bundling: Software bundling is the process in which a malicious program is distributed with other free software, to get an unnoticed entry into your computer system. When a user installs a free application, the malicious programs gains a front door entry with the free application, the user has downloaded. Thus, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the installation screens while installing these free applications.
  2. Infected Storage Devices: Your system can also get infected by using removable media such as USB hard drives and jump drives without scanning them with an anti-virus.
  3. Spam Emails – Spamming is the most economic and common method used for the distribution of such malware. The targeted users get genuine looking emails which contain .doc, .txt, and other similar attachments. These attachments can be named as anything which can grab the user’s attention and triggers him/her to open the attachment. As soon as the user opens this attachment, the malware infects the user’s computer system.
  4. Malicious Websites or Malevolent Advertisements: The malicious websites are the ones which are created just for promoting the malware infections. Such websites include but are not limited to porn sites, torrent sites and other free downloading platforms. By visiting such websites, the adware infects the user’s computer without permission. Fake advertisements and updates like Flash player and windows updates which ask the user to update to the latest version are a few examples. When the users click on such links, their computer system gets infected. That is why, it is highly recommended to resist clicking on such links. Also avoid clicking on advertisements offering free stuff such as Win an iPhones, cars or free overseas trips etc.

 

How to remove BlackRuby2 Ransomware?

You will find many websites providing you BlackRuby2 install guides or steps to remove BlackRuby2 manually. But it is a good idea, not to invest much time on reading such guides for the files which have been encrypted by the BlackRuby2 Ransomware cannot be accessed without a decryption key. You can just restore your encrypted data through Windows previous version as given below in the form of simple steps:

Restore the encrypted data via Windows previous version

If the system restore was enabled for both, system and user files, then you can recover your personal data through Windows Previous Version, provided the ransomware has not damaged the backup files. To restore your data follow the instructions given below –

  1. Open My Computer and search for the folder you want to restore.
  2. As soon as you find it, right click on it and choose the restore previous version option from the new window.restore windows previous version
  3. This option will display all the previous copies of the folder.restore windows previous version
  4. Now select restore data and through the options i.e. Open – Copy – Restore. 

 

Tips to prevent your computer system from getting infected –

  1. Keeping the Operating System Updated- In order to remain protected and avoid such infections, it is recommended to keep your Operating System updated by enabling the automatic update on your system. The systems with outdated or older versions of Operating System become an easy target for the attackers.
  2. Resist clicking on spam emails – One of the major techniques used for malware distribution is forwarding spam emails to the user. The system gets infected as soon as the user clicks on the attachment. These mails appear to be genuine, so be aware and resist falling for these tricks.
  3. Keep an eye on third party installations- It is quite important that you take due care while installing any third party applications for they are major source of such infections. Such malware programs come bundled with the free applications thereby requiring the user to remain cautious.
  4. Regular periodical backup- In order to keep your data and files safe, it is recommended to take regular back up of all your data and files either on an external drive or cloud.
  5. Use Anti-Virus Protection- We strongly recommend the use of antivirus protection/internet security in your PC like Hitman Pro and 360 Total Security so that it remains safe.
  6. Enable the Ad Blocker/Popup Blocker in your browser- Enabling the popup blocker/ ad blocker in your chosen browser will help you to stay protected from annoying adware.

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