Infected with Boom Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Boom Ransomware
This article is devoted to a Boom cryptovirus in which it has become most active lately. Boom, like many analogues, encrypts user data on a computer, such as audio and video files, photos, multimedia, archives, documents to the office and much more. After encryption, this changes the file extension to .boom. After such manipulations, the files become unusable for further use. The cryptovirus creates a special text file HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt that contains information about what happened and possible methods of redemption. It also creates a special dialogue box, which also contains detailed information. Below you can see how it looks and what it contains:
Oooooops All your files have been encrypted
And to encode the files, enter the password
to get a password
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My name = Mohamed Naser Ahmed
my ID = 100027091457754
see you soon
Welcome You in Boom Ransomeware
All your Files have Been Encrypted
To Decrypt the
Encryption enter PIN
We will extract your password on your Desktop
Enter the pin to extract the password
Do not try to turn off the computer
more than 10 times
Because you will lose files forever
In notes the attackers do not indicate the exact cost of the ransom, However, based on user feedback and data from recent data, we can safely say that the amount can reach several hundred dollars. Of course, this is a large amount for most users. Moreover, there is no guarantee that fraudsters really encrypt user files. Also, attackers are trying to intimidate users and specify the time frame during which the user has a chance to return the files. Of course this is a trick. Do not pay fraudsters. We strongly recommend that you try to decrypt your files yourself. Remove Boom Ransomwareright now.
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How Boom Ransomware infected your PC
Boom Ransomware cryptovirus, like many similar ones, comes to the computer through unprotected user network settings. This happens because users do not use paid versions of antiviruses, which can actually prevent the penetration of potentially unwanted programs, including Crypto viruses. The user needs to choose advanced versions of antivirus software. It can also come in the form of a false update for a program or as an attachment to a spam list. From this we can conclude that the user needs to be more alert while working at the computer. If you have already discovered that Boom Ransomware has penetrated your computer and encrypted your files, then try to remove it using our recommendations. Decrypt your files yourself.
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 Boom Ransomware 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 Boom 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 Boom Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Boom 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 Boom 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