Ransomware

Remove .Berost Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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

These are the infected files by a new strain of the STOP Ransomware, modifying the extension with .Berost

Read_Me.txt file of .Berost Virus with instructions for you to follow.

Digital data is one of the most valuable resources nowadays and, naturally, it is also one of the most common targets for computer hackers. One of the most infamous examples of a mass threat that targets the files inside the users’ computers are the representatives of the Ransomware cryptovirus category, with one of their latest representatives being the malicious .Berost. Unlike other malicious types of software, a typical cryptovirus wouldn’t really try to damage the computer’s system itself, nor would it seek to spy on the user or acquire some sensitive personal information and then threaten to make it public. Instead, what a Ransomware cryptovirus does is it locks up all user files found on the computer using a complex data encryption process for the purpose. The infections .Berost, .Sarut.Dutan.Roldat, sneaks silently into the machine that it has targeted and the next thing the user knows is that their files can no longer be opened through any regular means. In fact, the thing that’s supposed to be the only way of accessing encrypted data is a corresponding decryption key. Such a key, of course, wouldn’t initially be available to the victims of a Ransomware cryptovirus and would actually be offered to them at a certain price in the form of a ransom payment. The money that the hackers request are typically demanded in the BitCoin currency or in some other similar cryptocurrency. The idea is that this would make the transaction more difficult to trace and would, in turn, allow the blackmailers to remain anonymous and avoid being brought to justice. In other words, this means that once you pay them the money, that money is gone and could never be refunded even in case you don’t’ actually get the key for your locked-up files. Speaking of getting the key, the fact that you’ve paid doesn’t guarantee anything with regards to the recovery of your files. This isn’t a legitimate purchase and regardless of whether you pay or not, there’s still a chance that you may not get to decrypt your files. That’s why, we believe that other options need to be explored in such situations – options that do not involve your risking sizeable amounts of money by offering them to a group of anonymous hackers.

Our suggestion for dealing with .Berost and other similar infections

One of the first things you need to consider after finding out that .Berost or some other cryptovirus has entered your computer is finding a way to eliminate the infection so as to make your computer safe once more. We can assist you with this – the guide that you will see below has instructions and a suggested anti-malware software tool that can help you eliminate .Berost.

However, in order to recover your files, you will need to take extra steps. If you have any backup copies, great – now’s the time to use them. For any files that aren’t backed-up, we suggest you try the alternative recovery options added to the guide file-restoration section of the guide. We can’t promise that they’ll work but we encourage you to try them as they are still preferable compared to the ransom payment.

SUMMARY:

Name .Berost
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Unusually high use of some of your system’s resources is what can be a sign of a Ransomware attack.
Distribution Method Anything from clickbait ads to pirated games and other downloadable data could be a Ransomware carrier.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Berost File Virus 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 .Berost 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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