.Black Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

.Black is currently spreading all across the web – protect your computer immediately!

.Black is the name of the newest member of the notorious Ransomware family. This threat follows the typical behavioral traits of the cryptovirus infections and uses a combination of encrypting algorithms to lock the victims’ files. The virus leaves a ransom notification on the desktop when the attack is completed and may also add a different file extension to each encrypted file. The hackers provide the victims with an option to recover their data if they purchase a special decryption key. But is there an option to avoid the payment and restore your data by other means? This is what we are going to discuss in this article. If you have been infected, we suggest you take a look at the information that follows, as well as the instructions in the removal guide below. They may help you remove .Black from your system and save some of your data without paying a cent to the hackers.

.Black Ransomware

.Black Virus

How can .Black infect you?

Most versions of Ransomware are generally distributed via email spam and the .Black virus is no different in this regard. According to some recent reports, the malware is currently spreading through malicious spam messages, carrying an infected script attachment that downloads and executes the cryptovirus in the system. Usually, the hackers use emails with attractive looking attachments that kindly ask the victim to review the “attached invoice”, “special offer” or “document”. The infected attachment normally has a name consisting of a set of random characters. It contains a file that, once opened, is connected to one of the remote servers of the hackers and downloads the malicious infection from there. After the successful download of the Ransomware, the same malicious file launches it. As a result, the victim loses access to all of their files and faces the ransom message left by the cyber criminals.

Emails, however, are not the only potential distributors of Ransomware. The authors of this virtual blackmail tool use various other techniques to spread this type of malware such as fake ads, infected web pages, torrents, Trojan horse infections, compromised installers and many others, but to this date, phishing and malware spam seems to be the most successful combination for infecting online users. 

.Black Virus Ransomware Removal


 

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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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 .Black files

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

What options do you have in case you are attacked with Ransomware like .Black Virus?

Usually, the moment they lock your data, the criminals, who stand behind the Ransomware infection, prompt you to open a specially developed note or a web page that contains ransom instructions and strict deadlines. Their aim is to make you act fast and pay for a decryption key instead of search for some alternative solutions. However, every reputed Cyber security specialist will recommend ignoring the demands of the cyber criminals and using every other available method of recovering information rather than paying the ransom.

How you will decide to act is entirely up to you, but you should carefully take into account the possible risks of your chosen course of action. If you follow the hackers’ demands, nothing can guarantee you will really receive a decryption key or a solution that works. If you don’t pay ransom, however, how can you save your data?  Unfortunately, there are currently no reports about successful attempts to restore the information encrypted by .Black. So, for now, the only effective way to recover it is via external file backups. It is great if you have such a backup somewhere on a cloud or external drive, but as long as the Ransomware is on your computer, you should know that it is not safe to use it! For this reason, from “How to remove”, we recommend that you remove the infection from your computer as soon as possible. It is very important to first get rid of the malicious software before doing anything else, otherwise, you may risk the encryption of the backup as well. In case you have no backups, there are some instructions, which we assembled with the idea to help you and can you freely use them, but, unfortunately, we cannot tell you how much data you will be able to save with them.

Remove .Black completely!

If .Black has attacked your PC, the malicious software will not want to easily leave it, so you’ll need to use programs developed by IT specialists to find and destroy it. For optimal results, we suggest you scan the PC with a trusted program such as the professional removal tool. In addition, you may also need some manual removal instructions, like the one, available in the removal guide below. Also, we’d like to remind you to update your security software before scanning your computer for malware.

SUMMARY:

Name .Black
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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!