Delete Bbbr ransomware
Bbbr ransomware is a generic file-encrypting malware infection from the Djvu/STOP ransomware family. As soon as it enters your computer, it will take your files hostage and demand payment for their recovery. Depending on the ransomware, it’s sometimes possible to find a free decryptor released by malware researchers to help victims, but in this case, there currently is no free Bbbr ransomware decryptor available. The cybercriminals operating this ransomware will try to sell it to you for $980 but paying the ransom is risky, as will be explained further on. If you have copies of your files in a backup, you should be able to recover files without issue.
Bbbr ransomware is more or less identical to other versions from the Djvu/STOP malware family, such as Avyu, Maiv, Qqqe, and Yoqs. The extensions they add to encrypted files allow victims to identify which ransomware they are dealing with. For example, Bbbr ransomware adds .bbbr, hence why it’s known as Bbbr ransomware. An encrypted text.txt file would become text.txt.bbbr. All of your personal files will have this extension, including photos, videos, images, and documents. As you’ve probably already noticed, you cannot open these files. Unfortunately, the only way to open them is to run them through a special decryptor first. But acquiring it will not be easy because, at this moment, the cybercriminals operating this ransomware are the only ones who have a working decryptor. And they will certainly not just give it to you.
The process of acquiring a decryptor is explained in the ransom note (_readme.txt) that gets dropped once the ransomware is done encrypting files. This note contains the generic text that’s the same in all ransom notes dropped by this ransomware family. It explains that you can get the decryptor if you agree to pay the $980 ransom. Though the note also mentions that a 50% discount will be offered to those who make contact within the first 72 hours. You can also supposedly decrypt one file for free if it does not contain any important information. If you’re out of options, paying the ransom may seem like a good option. However, keep in mind that you are dealing with cybercriminals. Them promising to send the decryptor does not mean anything because there’s nothing stopping them from simply taking your money without keeping their end of the deal. It has, unfortunately, happened to many users in the past. So you should consider all the risks before making a decision regarding paying.
If you have a habit of regularly backing up files, you should have no issues with file recovery as long as you safely access your backup. However, you should keep in mind that you need to get rid of the ransomware fully before accessing your backup. If the ransomware is still on the computer when you connect to your backup, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well. So make sure you use anti-malware software to delete Bbbr ransomware and only then connect to your backup.
Unfortunately, if you do not have a backup, getting your files will be much more difficult, if not impossible. Your only option may be to wait for a free decryptor to become available. However, developing one will be difficult for malware researchers because this ransomware uses online keys to encrypt files. That means victims have unique keys, and unless researchers can get their hands on those keys, a universal decryptor is not very likely. There is a free Djvu/STOP decryptor released by Emsisoft but it’s unlikely to work with Bbbr ransomware. It’s worth a try, however.
How is ransomware distributed?
The chances of picking up a malware infection are much higher for users who have bad browsing habits, e.g. opening unsolicited email attachments, using torrents to pirate, and clicking on ads while browsing high-risk websites. If you take the time to develop better habits, you should be able to at least lessen the risks.
One of the most common ways you can pick up malware is by opening unsolicited email attachments. If you do receive a malicious email, it’s very likely that your email address has been leaked by some service you use or it’s been part of a data breach. There’s not much you can do about it, though you need to be very careful about which emails you open. In particular, be careful with emails that pressure you to open the attachments. If such an email is full of grammar and spelling mistakes, addresses you in generic terms like User, Member, Customer, etc., instead of your name, you should be suspicious. If you were to receive an email from a company whose services you use, it would address you by your name. Furthermore, the email would certainly not have any mistakes in it. Just to be safe, even when an email seems legitimate, you shouldn’t open unsolicited email attachments without first scanning them with your anti-virus program or VirusTotal.
Another common way you can infect your computer with malware is by pirating copyrighted content using torrents. It’s not exactly a secret that torrent sites are notoriously badly regulated, and this allows cybercriminals to upload malicious content disguised as torrents for popular movies, TV series, video games, software, etc. It’s especially common to find malware in torrents for recently-released highly-anticipated content. For example, whenever a new Marvel movie comes out, its torrents are full of malware.
Bbbr ransomware removal
Ransomware is a very complex malware infection so we don’t recommend you try to delete Bbbr ransomware manually. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, you could accidentally cause additional damage. To prevent that, make sure to use an anti-malware program. Once the ransomware is gone, you can safely connect to your backup. Keep in mind that if the ransomware is still on your computer when you connect to your backup, those backed-up files could become encrypted as well, and that could mean you lose your files for good.
If you do not have a backup, you should back up the encrypted files in case a free Bbbr ransomware decryptor ever becomes available. NoMoreRansom is a good source to find free decryptors.
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