Infected with Barack Obama’s EBBV Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware
Barack Obama’s EBBV is another cryptographer extorting money from users. Unlike analogs, this encrypts executive files on the user’s computer using the AES algorithm. The full name of the virus is Barack Obama’s Everlasting Blue Blackmail. Moreover, the cryptovirus terminates the anti-virus programs installed on the user’s computers and makes changes to the registry. Barack Obama’s EBBV became the most active in August of this year, and in general, the virus is aimed at English-speaking users, and, in fact, it spread all over the world. The lock screen is a note with information about the ransom:
text note’s content:
Hello, your computer is encrypted by me! Yeah, that means your EXE file isn't open! Because I encrypted it.
So you can decrypt it, but you have to tip it. This is a big thing. You can email this email: firstname.lastname@example.org gets more information.
The note does not contain information on the amount of redemption, but we can with full confidence assert that the amount can reach several hundred dollars. Of course, this is a trick of intruders, since they will not decrypt your files, so we do not recommend them to pay. It is better to review the possible options for removing Barack Obama’s EBBV.
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How Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware infected your PC
As in most similar cases, Barack Obama’s EBBV comes through unprotected network settings, sometimes it takes the form of a fake update for programs and utilities, or it comes as an attachment to spam mailing. However, you need to remove Barack Obama’s EBBV right now to decrypt your files.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
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Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
Barack Obama's EBBV.exe
How to decrypt files infected by Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Barack Obama’s EBBV ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi