September 28, 2018

What is – ransomware which is familiar with Dharma Virus and Crysis ransomware. is ransomware which seems to be a mixture of Dharma Ransomware and Crysis Ransomware. Researchers have discovered that the operating principle of virus is the same as Dharma’s but its code is from Crysis. This mixed virus was discovered in the second week of September. The ransomware encrypts files by adding the ..brrr extension to each corrupted document. After that, the virus displays a ransom note that urges a particular price for the decryption key and offers 1 file for free decryption as proof. Ransomware

IT researchers have found out that macros, installed in DOCX and PDF documents by, can secretly infiltrate a Trojan into the infected computer system. If such thing happens, your computer security level will decrease even more and you might face various damaging consequences such as deactivated software, system struggles, etc. Due to such possibility, you need to get rid of ransomware ASAP.

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Moreover, Ransomware uses a secret code such as an AES or RSA cipher to lock important documents. The algorithm includes a different code each time the ransomware-type virus infects a new computer. Additionally, cyber crooks store both encryption and decryption keys on safely kept remote servers that are out of reach for other people, except themselves.

Ransomware-type viruses are very likely to demand cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin for the urged price. We can see from the ransom note that Ransomware also demands Bitcoins and the crooks state that the ransom amount will depend on the time when the victim shows contact:

You need to remove virus as soon as you spot encrypted files and this ransom note. Install a professional security to complete the process. There should be no hesitation as the longer you keep this threat the bigger the damage will be. Moreover, you can use to repair the damage that has already been done by the ransomware.

Better perform the removal than consider paying the demanded ransom. Even though if you transfer the urged money, there are no guarantees that you will receive the decryption tool. According to malware researchers, users are very likely to get scammed by such criminals who do not fulfill their promises but only give them to trick victims and receive money.

How does works

The most popular ransomware distribution technique is by spam messages. Crooks drop hazardous payload attached to a phishing message which is sent to numerous random users. If you ever receive a questionable-looking message in your email box, and if you are not expecting anything important recently, you should get rid of the spam email permanently. DO NOT open any attachments if there are some clipped to the phishing letter.

Furthermore, ransomware can be distributed through third-party networks. P2P websites are one of them. These types of pages lack required protection and might secretly install a hazardous virus on your computer. Be aware of secondary sources. Moreover, get a reliable computer security tool to protect your system at a higher level. Such program needs to be updated once in a while in order to carry out its functions properly.

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How to delete

If you have spotted files with the ..brrr extension, you can be sure that your computer is infected with a dangerous ransomware and it might even infect your system with a Trojan. You need to remove virus as soon as you spot the first signs. Do not hesitate as the longer you wait, the bigger problems it will cause and the damage will become even harder to repair.

You should perform the removal by using only trustworthy and expert-tested anti-malware programs. We suggest taking care of the cyber threat by downloading and installing , , or Anti-MalwareNorton Internet Security. After the process, make sure you carry out some system backups. This will ensure you that the virus has completely vanished.

Manual elimination is not possible for this case as it might be a very difficult process. Low-experienced users and even some experts might find the elimination hard to handle on their own. Additionally, you need to perform the Ransomware deletion before you take care of encrypted data. Otherwise, your work will give no results as the cyber threat will corrupt your files again.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the program.
  7. Select or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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