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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

Boris HT Ransomware

Boris HT Ransomware is a computer infection that was still in development at the time of research. It means that it may not function properly, but some infection samples might as well encrypt target files, too. The bottom line is that you need to remove Boris HT Ransomware from your computer. Although it is not hard to delete this infection, you might face some problems trying to restore your files. Perhaps the best way to restore your files is to transfer them to your computer from an external backup. Unfortunately, not all users have file backups, and they might be forced to look for other file recovery options.

The story behind Boris HT Ransomware is quite generic. This program is based on the Hidden Tear Ransomware code. There are multiple ransomware infections based on this open-source code. For example, BSS Ransomware, BlackWorm Ransomware, XCry Ransomware, and EnybenyCrypt Ransomware are just a few of the many programs that share the same code in common. Of course, the code isn’t identical because anyone can modify and tweak it according to what they need. Likewise, Boris HT Ransomware’s code was also edited, and the program was released into the wild.

However, we would like to point out that ransomware programs would not be able to enter target systems if the users didn’t open the door themselves. This happens because of the ransomware distribution method. Ransomware usually travels in spam email attachments. This means that users download and open the attachment files that launch ransomware programs. Why would anyone willingly download that?

Well, users are tricked into downloading these files because spam emails come with an urgent tone and message. They might tell you that you have check some online shopping invoice. Maybe it looks like an email from an individual that requires you to check some copyright issue. Maybe it looks like a report from a financial institution. Whichever it might be, the sophisticated spam messages that distribute ransomware make it seem real, and users are unwittingly pushed into opening the dangerous files, and the likes of Boris HT Ransomware enter their systems.

If you want to avoid ransomware infections, you need to delete spam emails no questions asked. Also, you can always scan the downloaded file with a security tool of your choice. If the security scanner says that the file is dangerous, you should delete it at once. Needless to say, by removing dangerous files, you would avoid malicious infections.

Now, as mentioned, Boris HT Ransomware might still be under development. Therefore, depending on the sample that you get infected with, the ransomware may encrypt your files or may not. If this program does not encrypt your files, there is nothing to worry about. Simply delete Boris HT Ransomware from your system and then scan it with a security tool, just to check whether you have any dangerous files left.

However, if your sample does encrypt your files, then it will affect the following file types: DT, DBF, 1CD, DOC, DOCX, XLS, PDF, XLSX, CSV, MDB, SLN, SQL, ZIP, and RAR. As you can see, it wouldn’t touch a lot of different file types. But if you have a lot of important data saved in one of the previously mentioned formats, then Boris HT Ransomware could seriously lock up important information and hold it hostage.

When the encryption is complete, Boris HT Ransomware displays a ransom note in Russian, where it says that you have to contact the criminals behind this infection via the given email. You are supposed to send them your code and then wait for further instructions. Needless to say, that’s something you should never do.

Simply follow the instructions below to remove Boris HT Ransomware for good. Also, this program was released some time ago, so you might as well look for a public decryption tool because it might be available. If not, you can restore your files from a file backup. There might be the latest versions of your files saved in your flash drive or your mobile device. Either way, there are always quite a few file recovery options out there, so there is no need to panic. Finally, do not forget to review your web browsing habits so that you would prevent similar intruders from entering your PC in the future.

How to Delete Boris HT Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click the Processes tab and mark malicious processes.
  3. Press the End Process button and exit Task Manager.
  4. Remove the most recent files from Desktop.
  5. Open the Downloads folder and delete the most recently downloaded files.
  6. Press Win+R and enter %TEMP%. Press OK.
  7. Delete the most recent files from the directory.
  8. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter.
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