Do you know what BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware is?
In this report, we are going to talk about a recently discovered threat called BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware. The infection uses a unique way to mark the data it damages, so you should not confuse it with any other threat. Fortunately, our researchers were able to test this malicious application in our internal lab; therefore, if you keep reading the report we will tell you more about its working manner and other important details related to the infection. Nevertheless, if you want not only to learn about the malware, but also erase it from the system, we encourage you to slide below the text and use our provided removal guide. Its steps will explain to users how to eliminate the malicious application manually.
First of all, let us explain to you how BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware could be distributed. The most popular ways to spread applications like ransomware is to send their victims infected email attachments or drop the malware while exploiting the system’s vulnerabilities. If you recall opening any suspicious data received via email, it would be advisable to be more careful the next time and scan such data with a reputable removal tool first. However, if you fear it was the second variant, you may have to put more effort to protect the system from dangerous programs. Usually, the system becomes vulnerable if the software on it is outdated, so it is strongly recommended to update it. Afterward, we would advise users to strengthen the system by installing a powerful antimalware tool that could guard the PC against various threats.
No matter how the malicious application is launched the first thing it should do is settle in on the infected computer. The research revealed that BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware might scatter more than a few copies of the same executable file throughout different folders located on your system. Additionally, the threat might also create a couple of Registry Entries to be able to launch itself automatically when the user restarts or turns on the computer. Its next move should be the encryption of your private files, e.g. photographs, images, archives, documents, and other data. Our researchers say the malicious application is using an encryption algorithm called AES-256. What’s more, it is possible that the malware might change original titles of damaged files. Apparently, the new title might consist of three parts: specific email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org), random string of characters, and a particular extension.
Soon after the malware finishes encrypting your data, it should open a pop-up message telling what the malicious application’s creators want in exchange of a decryption tool. As usual, they demand their victims to pay a ransom. It appears to be the price is not estimated; BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware’s creators just mention that it must be paid in Bitcoins and it might depend on how soon you contact them via email. Of course, we would advise you no to put up with any demands. There is not knowing whether they will hold on to their promises once the payment is made. After all, the money will be in their hands, and you will not be able to get it back.
If risking your savings does not seem like a smart plan, you could simply ignore the ransom note and delete BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware from the computer. The removal guide available below will show you where to find the infection’s created files and how to erase them manually. Naturally, the process might appear to be quite complicated for some users; thus, in such case, we would recommend employing a reputable antimalware tool. With its automatic features you could perform a full system scan and remove all identified threats with a single mouse click, so if you are not so experienced, this option might help you deal with the infection faster.
Erase BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware
- Press Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the given paths separately:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
- Search for suspicious executable files with random titles.
- Right-click each file separately and select Delete.
- Close the Explorer.
- Press Windows Key+R.
- Insert Regedit and tap OK.
- Locate the same path: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
- Find questionable value names with random titles.
- Right-click such value names one by one and press Delete.
- Close the Registry Editor and empty the Recycle Bin.
- Reboot the system.
In non-techie terms:
It is possible that BlackJockerCrypter Ransomware could be a clone of our previously tested malicious application called Happydayz@india.com Ransomware. Both of these infections show very similar ransom notes, and they probably use the same encryption algorithm. Once again we would advise users not to trust the malware’s creators. They can do anything to make you pay the ransom, but in the end, no one can promise you that they will bother to send the decryption tool. If you decide not to pay, you should clean the system for safety precautions. To eliminate the malware manually, users could follow the instructions available above this text, although if the task appears to be too complicated, you could use a reliable antimalware tool instead.