Remove .Blower Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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

Leading malware researchers warn about a new file-encrypting malware piece which has been detected recently. The new threat is called .Blower and is yet another addition to the infamous Ransomware category that comes with a very complex encoding algorithm. .Blower infects the users with the help of various transmitters such as malicious emails, spam messages, harmful attachments, torrents, misleading links, fake ads and infected software installers. One careless click on the harmful payload can activate the threat and, unfortunately, there are no particular symptoms which can indicate the contamination. Once inside the system, the Ransomware secretly scans the hard drives of the computer for targeted files and immediately encrypts them once it finds them. A new file extension  replaceс the default extension in order to make the files unrecognizable to any program and to prevent the victims from using them.

When .Blower Virus Ransomware detects and applies its secret encryption to everything that is stored inside the infected computer, it generates a blackmailing message inside which a ransom payment is required in exchange for the liberation of the sealed data. As you can see, this is a simple criminal scheme which follows the same formula – infect the computer, encrypt the files, blackmail the victim and get the money. The criminal hackers behind .Blower usually promise to send a special decryption key which can release the sealed files from their encryption to anyone who agrees to pay the required money. They may also threaten to delete all the files if no payment is released on time. Giving them your money, however, is one of the worst things that you could do because not only would this sponsor this criminal scheme and further encourage the hackers, but there is also no real guarantee that your files will really be released. The crooks may simply vanish with the money without sending anything in return. What is more, instead of giving you a decryption key, they may actually send you more malware which may further mess with your system.

The current message states:

“ATTENTION! Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files! All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key. The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you. This software will decrypt all your encrypted files. What guarantees you have? You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free. But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information. You can get and look video overview decrypt tool: https://we.tl/t-1aaC7npeV9 Price of private key and decrypt software is $980. Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490. Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail “Spam” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours. To get this software you need write on our e-mail: [email protected] Reserve e-mail address to contact us: [email protected] Your personal ID:

.Blower File Virus Ransomware

What are the alternatives?

Instead of paying a big amount of money to anonymous hackers and risking the safety of your system and your data, what we suggest you do is remove .Blower from your system and try to recover your files through other means. Now, to be honest, this course of action, too, cannot guarantee that everything will be back to normal but at least, once you remove the Ransomware, you will have a clean computer and your system will be safe for regular use. Otherwise, every new file that you create or every device that you connect may also fall under the encryption of .Blower and you may not be able to use any data. If you don’t know what to do, you can start with the instructions in the removal guide on this page or directly scan your entire PC with the attached removal tool you can find there. In fact, our advice is to combine both of those methods so as to have better chances of getting rid of this infection. Once you are sure that your computer is Ransomware free, you can also give a try to the suggestions in the file-recovery section or safely connect your external backup sources without the risk of getting them encrypted.

SUMMARY:

Name .Blower
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

Remove .Blower 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 .Blower 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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