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.Braincrypt File Virus Remove and Restore Data

This article aims to help you remove .Braincrypt ransomware and try to restore your files in case they have been encrypted by it.

Braincrypt ransomware is a virus that scrambles the files on the computers it compromises. The malware then drops a “!!! HOW TO DECRYPT FILES !!!.txt” file which is focused primarily on notifying the user of what has happened. According to latest information, the files encrypted by this virus can no longer be opened and contain the .braincrypt file extension. Anyone who has become an unfortunate victim of the Braincrypt virus is advised to immediately remove the malware and try to restore the files, preferably by trying instructions and methods, like the ones in this article.

Threat Summary



Short DescriptionThe malware encrypts users files using a strong encryption algorithm, making direct decryption possible only via a unique decryption key available to the cyber-criminals.
SymptomsThe user may witness ransom notes and “instructions” linking to a web page and a decryptor. Changed file names and the file-extension .braincrypt has been used.
Distribution MethodVia an Exploit kit, Dll file attack, malicious JavaScript or a drive-by download of the malware itself in an obfuscated manner.
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Braincrypt


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User ExperienceJoin our forum to Discuss Braincrypt.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix 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.

How Is Braincrypt Ransomware Spread

In order to be widespread, Braincrypt is a threat that may utilize the usual infection methods, like most ransomware viruses do. Typically, we are talking about means to infect users that involve spam of phishing e-mails that contain fraudulent e-mail attachments. Furthermore, we are talking about various techniques that involve malicious web links, varying from spammed messages on social media and chat applications to malicious web links opened directly because of having a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) on your computer.

What Does the Braincrypt Virus Do

In similarity to CryptoBlock ransomware, once a user has clicked on a malicious web link, the virus may immediately create malicious files on several key folders of Windows:

  • %AppData%
  • %Temp%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Local%

The malicious files are also known as modules or files responsible for performing malicious activities that will ensure the file encryption performed by Braincrypt ransomware to be uninterrupted.

Regarding file encryption, Braincrypt attacks the following file types to encrypt them:

  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Audio files.
  • Files associated with often used programs.
  • Microsoft Office files.
  • Adobe Reader documents.

Once the Braincrypt virus encrypts the files on the compromised device, the malware drops the following ransom note:

“Good morning, your files have been scrambled by trojan.
To decrypt, you must turn on the email: headlessbuild@india.com
With request about decrypting files.
You need to send in the email-message with your personal ID: {Personal ID}
Faster write to us and we will save your data un another case they may be lost forever. Time 2 days”

The virus is currently not one of the most detected ones by antivirus software, suggesting that a good obfuscator has been used to cause infections.

Remove Braincrypt Ransomware and Restore .braincrypt Encrypted Files

In order to completely remove this virus from your computer, recommendations are to follow the removal instructions below. They are designed to make it possible to methodologically find the files belonging to Braincrypt and remove them. If you want a thorough removal, however, we advise you to make sure that you download an advanced anti-malware program which will automatically make sure the files belonging to Braincrypt ransomware are removed swiftly and completely.

Furthermore, if you are interested in alternative methods to help you restore encrypted files by Braincrypt, we advise you to follow our file recovery instructions in step “2.” under the Automatic removal instructions below.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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