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Danger level 9
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

BadEncript Ransomware

BadEncript Ransomware is a new cyber criminals’ product. It is written in the .NET programming language, but it still seems that it is in development, so do not be surprised if the information you find here slightly differs from reality when you read this article after some time. Even though this infection might change a little in the future, there is no doubt that it will still seek to extort money from users like it does now. You will find out quickly about its true intentions because it will create a process on the infected computer and then will open a black window with a ransom note. This black window cannot be closed easily since it does not have a button to do so; however, it should disappear from the screen after finding and killing the malicious process called BadEncrypt in the Task Manager. Keep in mind that killing this process is not enough to get rid of BadEncript Ransomware. To make sure that it does not display a screen-locking window on Desktop again and does not touch any new personal files, you should fully delete it from the system. Go to do that right after reading the last sentence of this article.

Ransomware infections usually secretly enter computers; however, it becomes immediately clear that a ransomware is inside the system if it sneaks onto the computer because personal files become unusable and there is a ransom note left on Desktop. In the case of BadEncript Ransomware, it encrypts files by adding the filename extension .bript. After doing that, it drops More.html file on Desktop. It will be visible only if the window locking the screen is removed. Just like the window put on the screen immediately after the entrance of BadEncript Ransomware, the .html file tells users that the only way to unlock files is to transfer Bitcoins to the provided Bitcoin address. At the time of writing, users are told to “pay 0.2BTC or more” within 72 hours. Specialists at pcthreat.com are strictly against making payments to cyber criminals. They say that the decryption key might not even be sent to users after they make a payment. In fact, this happens quite often, so it would be best to try to recover files in a different way. If you make a decision not to pay money to cyber criminals, you should try to recover your files from a backup. Also, before you go to transfer money to cyber crooks, you should try out all free data recovery tools available on the web. They might help you to get some of your files back because BadEncript Ransomware does not delete the so-called Shadow Copies of files.

No matter you find it possible or not to decrypt files encrypted by BadEncript Ransomware, you should still go to delete this malicious application from the computer. Keeping it installed means that it might encrypt new files again. On top of that, it will keep connecting to the Internet without permission. To be more specific, it connects to two.blockr.io using the TCP protocol. Do not forget to take care of your system’s safety after getting rid of it. In some cases, it might be possible to prevent ransomware from entering computers; however, it is an extremely difficult job since this computer infection enters systems illegally. Therefore, researchers working at pcthreat.com highly recommend installing a security tool on the computer too. If it is kept on the system enabled, ransomware and other malicious applications will not have a single opportunity to sneak onto the computer unnoticed.

The removal of BadEncript Ransomware should be performed to protect future files and to be able to use the computer without fear. Unfortunately, your files will be left encrypted after the deletion of this computer infection. Fortunately, it is not extremely hard to delete this infection because only its process in the Task Manager has to be killed and the malicious file deleted. According to specialists, a new version of BadEncript Ransomware might encrypt MBR (Master Boot Record) as well. In this case, you might need to remove BadEncriptMBR.exe and then delete the ransomware infection. Do not forget that the removal of this computer infection might be performed automatically with SpyHunter (a reputable antimalware scanner) as well.

Delete BadEncript Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc simultaneously.
  2. Click Processes to open the list of all processes.
  3. Find the malicious process of the ransomware infection, right-click on it, and click End Process.
  4. Locate and delete the malicious file launched.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin.
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