Boop virus has encrypted your files? Keep reading to see how you can remove malware by following the instructions given at the end of this post.
boop Virus is programmed with the purpose of infecting computers and encrypting files found on them. Part of the STOP Ransomware family of viruses, this variant acts no different. All files will become unopenable by programs and locked. Users fallen victims to the virus infecting their machines, usually find out about it after the infection has already happened. System files are left operational so the computer can run and show the ransomware message. This Ransomware is a cryptovirus. Decryption for new STOP variants is rather complex and not possible for most versions. It could take a lot of time until malware researchers find a way to bypass the defense of the virus and update their decryption softwares. That is because of the encryption tactics implemented with the new variants of the virus.
What Does boop Ransomware Do?
boop ransomware searches to encrypt files with a military-based algorithm. All infected computer systems could be running sluggishly during and after encryption. The virus drops a ransom note linking to a payment page.
.boop File Extension
STOP virus makers, demand a hefty sum of money to be sent their way for alleged restoration of encrypted files. The malware could create working registry entries for achieving persistence and to start with each Windows boot. Processes could also get modified. Modified files will receive the .boop extension and become encrypted. Documents, banking data, audio and video files and even backups and archives could become encrypted.
|Short Description||The ransomware locks files on your computer system by encryption and demands a ransom to be paid for alleged file restoration.|
|Symptoms||The virus payload will initiate file encryption and append the extension .boop to them making them unopenable. Ransom fee is demanded for payment.|
|Ransom Demanding Note||_readme.txt|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Boop Virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
boop Ransomware – More Information
The virus uses different techniques for furthering its infection. The payload could be hidden across sites for free downloads and torrents. If something is promoted as free online, it could easily contain malicious code inside. STOP ransomware has been part of such attack vectors, as people have noticed. Hacks and cheats for games as well as cracks for software and rogue software could have malware inside.
boop virus is the last STOP ransomware iteration. If it has infected your computer you should remove it quickly. Your computer can become the source of infection for others. Reinstalling your computer is not guaranteed to fully remove the virus and files will stay locked, too.
The STOP ransomware encrypts your files and alters their code. A message with ransom instructions is put inside folders with encrypted files. This type of note has instructions to send money to the virus authors and claims that upon confirmation of payment your files will get restored. As no guarantee exists, you do not know if after paying, you will get your files back. Free decryption software released by malware researchers might be incapapble of decrypting newer variants. Malware researchers warn that in order to have successful decryption you have to be lucky enough to have an OFFLINE key (stored on PC). In case your files are locked with an ONLINE key (stored online), the decrypter cannot find it in order to unlock the files.
The ransomware can change entries of the Windows Registry and system processes. It will also put a ransom note named _readme.txt with this text inside:
Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
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Know not to trust cybercriminals as their promises are usually just that. Files may not get recovered even after payment. The decryption software from the criminals might not work or even brake your files forever. Thus, there is no reason worth supporting the criminals financially that way.
The cryptovirus puts the .boop extension on all files while making them unopenable. Documents, videos, pictures, credentials, and personal details are all at stake when the ransomware hits.
Shadow Volume Copies in Windows will get deleted by the virus with the command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
If your computer is infected with the ransomware and your files are locked, see how you could potentially restore your data by visiting the STOP ransomware article which has an official decryptor linked there.
Note, that if you have an ONLINE key, which locked your files, you might not be able to restore your files anytime soon. Backup your files and try decryption to see if you can restore them.
Remove boop File Virus
If your computer is infected with virus mentioned above, you should know that it takes experience in removing such malware manually. You should be extremely careful if you decide to try and remove a virus such as this one, for the first time, manually. You should remove this ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Boop Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Boop Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Boop Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Boop Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Boop Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Boop Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Boop Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Boop Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Boop Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Boop Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Boop Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Boop Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Boop Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Boop Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Boop Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Boop Virus from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Boop Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Boop Virus from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Boop Virus from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Boop Virus will be removed.
Eliminate Boop Virus from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.