Ransomware

.Bora Virus


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

.Bora

.Bora is a sophisticated file-encrypting virus. You can get infected with .Bora by clicking on a random message or interacting with spam emails.

.Bora

The .bora, once it finishes with the encryption.

You’re likely on this site because you came across a really upsetting message saying something about your files being encrypted or something along those lines. Perhaps, you have also been asked you to pay a certain amount of money to gain access to them.

If all this sounds familiar, then one of the nastiest malware pieces known as .Bora has infected you. This threat is a Ransomware and, as its name suggests, the infection requires a ransom in exchange for being able to use your computer and your files as usual. Sadly, these types of viruses are extremely widespread, and over the past several years, they have undergone exponential growth. We’ve put together the following guide to help you remove .Bora and potentially recover some of the encrypted files without paying a ransom.

The .Bora virus

The .Bora virus is a dangerous Ransomware that can take hostage of your files. Getting infected with the .Bora virus can happen in a second thanks to a careless click on an infected transmitter.

There are many methods of spreading Ransomware such as .Bora, and the most successful one seems to be through malicious emails. In most cases, what happens is that the victims receive either an attached file or a link inside an email that pretends to be legitimate. If they are not careful, the victims will typically download and open the file or click on the link because it might seem harmless. What they don’t know is that at that time the the Ransomware can automatically get downloaded to the device. Sadly, nothing will indicate the procedures that are going on, and until it’s too late, the victims probably won’t suspect anything.

The .Bora file encryption

The .Bora file encryption is a special code, applied to your files by the Ransomware. While the .Bora file encryption process is running, there typically are no symptoms that can give it away.

Once the encryption process completes, however, a scary ransom note normally gets displayed on the screen. The hackers behind it demand a ransom and promise to send you a special decryption key with the help of which to decrypt your files. If you are wondering what to do, however, we advise you not to; The main reason is, there is no assurance that the situation with your files will be improved after you pay. If such a key exists, the hackers behind .Bora may not have the intention to give you the decryption key you need to gain access to your data. At least, not until they extort enough of money from you. That’s why, there is a high chance they may not send you the key the very first time you pay. Instead, they may blackmail you for more money or send you a key that doesn’t work in order to make you purchase another one from them.

Therefore, we suggest you to keep your money and focus on how to remove the Ransomware in order to try some other file-recovery methods. Of course, we do not guarantee that our methods will work 100% either, but at least we won’t charge you for them.

SUMMARY:

Name .Bora
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

 .Bora 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!

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. 

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 .Bora 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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