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Remove Berosuce Virus Ransomware (+.Berosuce File Recovery) August 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove the Berosuce Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .berosuce file can be recovered.

How does the .Berosuce Virus work

.Berosuce Virus

Once the .Berosuce Virus encrypts your files it will leave behind a _readme.txt file with instructions for you to follow.

The Ransomware cryptoviruses are a widespread category of malicious programs that target the personal data of the user.Any personal files stored in the computer’s HDD are potential targets for Ransomware. Upon entering the machine, a Ransomware can quickly scan your computer and find all data files that belong to certain types of files – image files, text documents, presentations, videos, audios and many more. The goal of the malware is to place a secret encryption code on all of the files that it finds during the scan. Once the files are encrypted, there are very few ways one could open them. Typically, the only surefire way of accessing an encrypted file is through the use of the corresponding decryption key. The problem is that the hackers behind the cryptovirus are in possession of that key and they want you to pay for it. The Berosuce Virus, for example, is a malware threat that works in this exact way – it locks your files through the help of its advanced and sophisticated encryption and after that it gives you an ultimatum – pay a ransom to the hackers or lose your files forever. Now, if you don’t keep any important data on your machine, you can simply reset the whole system, which will get rid of the virus, and you won’t care about any files lost in the process since they are unimportant to you. However, most computer users do keep some form of sensitive data in their systems – family photos, college projects, work-related files, and so on and so forth. Sometimes, the data locked by the Ransomware can be of very high importance indeed. For instance, if a cryptovirus like BerosuceBudak or Herad manages to infect the computers in the network of some big business, or of an institution such as a school or a hospital, the files that would get locked are very likely to be very, very important. This, of course, leaves no choice to the admins of the network – the payment is the quickest option to get those essential files back if there isn’t an extensive backup (more on that later). However, paying the money is risky and it may oftentimes backfire – the hackers may decide they want more money after the initial payment, or they may never send the decryption details to their victims. Of course, the victims would be powerless to do anything in cases like these, and their money would be lost regardless of what comes after the payment is made.

How to prevent future .Berosuce file encryption

.Berosuce file

A screenshot of an encrypted .Berosuce files.

As you can see, the best way to counteract a virus like Berosuce is to have created an extensive backup of your files beforehand. The removal of the cryptovirus itself isn’t so problematic – in fact, the guide below will help you remove Berosuce. However, the real issue comes after that – if you don’t have a backup of your files, your options of recovering your data would be rather limited. Still, we have prepared some file restoration suggestions that you can find in the second par of the guide, so be sure to check those out.

SUMMARY:

Name Berosuce
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms The Ransomware threats mostly show no symptoms, save for the increased use of CPU and RAM, and the temporary decrease in the HDD free storage space during the encryption.
Distribution Method Sites with sketchy content, gambling sites, adult sites and other similar online locations are oftentimes the perfect tools for Ransomware distribution.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Berosuce Ransomware


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Berosuce files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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