Ransomware

Brusaf Virus


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

The Ransomware threats are among the most harmful type of computer threats the web users may encounter. These threats usually use special file-encryption algorithms that are very challenging to crack without applying the corresponding decryption key. The cyber criminals who create and control Ransomware infections are coming up with more sophisticated variants of those threats with each passing day. The following article is focused on one of the latest Ransomware viruses known as Brusaf. Our “How to remove” team has recently been contacted by some of our readers, who have had the misfortune of becoming victims of this threat and are now asking us to help them. We must say that removing Ransomware is typically extremely difficult, especially for regular web users who have never dealt with such malware before. Moreover, the effects of the Ransomware’s attack are quite severe, and the victims may need to act quickly in order to resolve the problem. With this in mind, we might be able to offer you some support in dealing with Brusaf. In the next lines, you will find a manual removal guide created to help inexperienced web users eliminate the infection from their system. Detecting the Ransomware and having it removed is crucial for those who want to prevent further damage and gain control over their machine. However, we need to mention that eliminating the virus is unlikely to automatically reverse the encryption that has been applied to the target files. This is exactly why we have included separate instructions within the same removal guide below with the intention of helping the victims of Brusaf recover some of their most important information.

How to overcome the .Brusaf virus?

.Brusaf Virus

After the ransomware is done encrypting your files, it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions.

The moment your files get encrypted, and you become unable to open or use them anymore, a specially generated ransom-demanding notification typically gets displayed on your screen. It prompts you to make a payment (usually in BitCoins) to a given cryptocurrency wallet in order to obtain a special decryption key which can get your files back to normal. This is exactly what the cyber criminals want you to do in order to generate more money from their blackmailing scheme.

However, security experts are warning that giving your money to the hackers greatly encourages them to keep pushing their blackmailing schemes. Besides, there is no guarantee that after you pay the required ransom, the crooks will really send you a decryption key. Or, even if you obtain one, the chances are that it may be absolutely ineffective in reversing the applied encryption. And, unfortunately, in both cases, you cannot ask for a refund and get your money or your files back.

.Brusaf file encryption alternatives

.Brusaf File

How an encrypted .Brusaf file will look like.

Because of what was said above, we believe that a much better option of dealing with this type of malware is to focus on removing it. Now, removing the virus is very important if you want to be able to use your computer normally and eventually create and save some files on it without them getting encrypted. That’s why we suggest you take a look at the instructions in the removal guide below and remove Brusaf with their help. In case you find the manual steps too complicated or time-consuming, don’t hesitate to use the professional removal tool attached to the guide to quickly detect and eliminate the infection. Once you have taken care of the Ransomware, you may take a look at the file-recovery section within the guide, and see if you can recover some of your encrypted data with the help of the instructions there or from file backups.

SUMMARY:

Name Brusaf
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

Brusaf 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 Brusaf 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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