Do you know what Baliluware Ransomware is?
Baliluware Ransomware is supposed to be a harmful application created as a tool for money extortion. Usually, cybercriminals use such applications to enter the targeted computers and encrypt all important files on them with a secure cryptosystem. As a result, the victim should be unable to open private files marked with .YOU-ARE-FUCKED-BY-BALILUWARE-(CODED-BY-HEROPOINT) extension. The next malware’s task should be to open a ransom note and demand payment in exchange for decryption tools. However, the sample found by our computer security specialists failed to encrypt any files and showed unusual messages that did not demand anything specifically. We doubt this malicious application could be distributed widely, but if you did encounter it we recommend deleting it right away while following the removal guide available below or with a reputable antimalware tool of your choice. Also, you can find more information about Baliluware Ransomware further, in the article.
It is still too difficult to say whether the malware is being distributed yet since its strange behavior might signal the threat is not yet finished. In other words, the sample we found may have been spread among a few victims merely to test how current Baliluware Ransomware’s version works. According to our computer security specialists, the infection could be spread through fake software installers, malicious email attachments, and other suspicious data distributed via the Internet. Naturally, there is a way to avoid similar threats if you avoid opening suspicious email attachments, stop visiting potentially malicious web pages or clicking questionable ads. Besides, we would recommend keeping a reputable antimalware tool and making sure your operating system and other software on the computer is always up to date because some malicious applications manage to get in by exploiting the system’s vulnerabilities.Baliluware Ransomware screenshot
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In any case, if Baliluware Ransomware manages to enter the system, it may create a malicious file in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE% directory. Then, the malware should attempt to encrypt files with the following extensions: .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg, .png, .csv, .sql, .mdb, .sln, .php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, and .psd. The sample our computer security specialists tested did not manage to lock any data, but if it could do so, it seems it would mark it with .YOU-ARE-FUCKED-BY-BALILUWARE-(CODED-BY-HEROPOINT) extension, e.g., text.docx.YOU-ARE-FUCKED-BY-BALILUWARE-(CODED-BY-HEROPOINT). During or after the encryption process the malware may show unusual messages saying “Great job, I'm decrypting your files” “You did not sent me enough! Try again!” “You haven't made payment yet! Try again!” and so on. As you can see, even though the messages mention paying, they do not tell how to do it.
Under such circumstances, we would recommend erasing Baliluware Ransomware with no hesitation. Users who feel experienced enough could try using our removal guide available at the end of this article. It will show how to look for data belonging to the malware and how to delete such files manually. The other option we could suggest is installing a reputable antimalware tool. Afterward, the user could scan the system with it and then eliminate all identified threats, including this malicious application by pressing the provided removal button.
Erase Baliluware Ransomware
- Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously.
- Pick Task Manager.
- Take a look at the Processes tab.
- Locate a process related to the malicious application.
- Select this process and press the End Task button.
- Click Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the suggested paths:
- Find a file that was launched when the system got infected.
- Right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
- Navigate to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
- Right-click a file called baliluware.exe and press Delete too.
- Leave File Explorer.
- Restart the computer.
In non-techie terms:
Baliluware Ransomware is a suspicious ransomware application as it does not seem to be able to encrypt any data. Not to mention its messages do not ask for any payment. It is quite unusual given most of the ransomware applications are created for a single purpose, which is to damage victim’s files and make him pay for decryption tools. We would not advise it anyway, but in this situation, it might be impossible to pay a ransom, and so we believe it would be best to get rid of this malware as fast as possible. One of the ways to eliminate it is to follow the removal guide placed a bit above this text. It will explain how to delete this malicious application manually. Users who prefer using automatic features could install a reputable antimalware tool instead, start a full system scan, and then erase all identified threats at once by pressing the provided deletion button.