.Boop is a virus of the Ransomware file-encrypting variety and it is capable of blocking all important data on your computer. The purpose of .Boop is to force you to make a payment to its creators in exchange for your data’s recovery.
This blackmailing scheme is one of the most common forms of online money extortion nowadays. Ransomware viruses are very widespread and very effective in locking up the files of their victims. Although there are certain workarounds that may help some users deal with a Ransomware attack on their files, there are simply no guarantees if a given file-recovery method would work against a specific Ransomware version. Newer Ransomware threats, especially, are very difficult to deal with because of the advanced encryption algorithms that they use.
The .Boop virus
The .Boop virus is one of the latest representatives of the malware family known as Ransomware. The .Boop virus aims to block all valuable data on their victims’ computers and later blackmail the users for a ransom payment.
If you have had your files encrypted by .Boop, .Mosk, .Vari you must be well aware of the different options you can go for and what their pros and cons are. For example, if you are thinking about paying the ransom, you should know that sending the hackers your money may or may not get your files back. To unlock an encrypted file, you’d need to use a special decryption key that is unique for each encryption algorithm and computer. This means that you can only use the key that .Boop has generated for your computer specifically. This key is in possession of the hackers who have created the virus and the ransom they ask from you is for this key. However, whether or not the key would really get sent to you remains uncertain. In other words, if you pay the money, you’d be at the hackers’ mercy with regard to whether you get the key for unlocking your file.
The .Boop file encryption
The .Boop file encryption is the method that .Boop has used to lock up your data and force you to pay a ransom for its recovery. The .Boop file encryption is very sophisticated and no conventional program can read through it.
However, this doesn’t mean you should pay the ransom as soon as you see a ransom-demanding note on your screen after your data has been locked up. As we already pointed out, this is a risky action and it may actually make the situation worse for you. Therefore, we have tried to come up with a potential alternative that our readers can try first, instead of going for the ransom payment option. In the next guide, you will find instructions on how to remove .Boop and then, in the file-recovery section, you will learn about the possible file-restoration alternatives that you can try in your attempt to bring back your data. Sadly, we can’t promise any miracles but it’s still worth trying all other options before considering the payment option as a possible course of action.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||There aren’t many symptoms that can be seen during a Ransomware attack. In most cases, there would be a significant increase in the use of system resources during the encryption.|
|Distribution Method||Misleading and deceitful web ads and online posts, spam messages, and pirated content.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Not Available|
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Remove .Boop Ransomware
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
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.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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!
How to Decrypt .Boop 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!