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Yet another ransomware is infecting thousands of computers and encrypting users’ files. Researchers have dubbed it brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com because this email is used in the names of the encrypted files. The files get locked via the 256-bit AES algorithm and require a password to be usable again.

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NameBrcodesinfo@gmail(.)com
TypeRansomware, Trojan
Short DescriptionThis ransomware encrypts files and asks for a ransom to unlock those files.
SymptomsThe ransomware encrypts files and adds an .exe extension to them. It uses a Gmail account (in the file extension) for the ransom money to be received.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Suspicious Sites
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com
User ExperienceJoin our forum to follow the discussion about Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com.
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.

Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com – Distribution Methods

The most common distribution method is known to be via malicious email attachments and spam emails. You may receive an email with a malware file attached. If you open the attachment, the malware is then spread. The email body can contain malicious code and only by opening the email, you infect your computer with it, even if you don’t open the attachment inside.

Around social networks and file sharing services, there may be similar attachments and files containing the Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com ransomware. That is why interacting with suspicious content is never advisable, especially if the system is not protected.

Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com – Technical Information

Once the Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com ransomware gets into your computer and is executed, it begins to lock files. It seems to be using WinRar, which in turn uses a 256-bit AES encryption. This encryption is considered uncrackable even if hundreds of years pass trying to crack it with modern super-computers.

Encrypted files have an extension such as (!! to get password email id [9 random digits] to brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com !!).exe. There are also other e-mails that can be left in the name, like: brhelpinfo@gmail(.)com or brinfo15@gmail(.)com.

The ransomware is known to search and encrypt files with the most commonly used extensions:

→.jpg, .jpeg,.png, .mp3 , .mp4, .mpg, .divx, .djvu, .java, .json, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .wav, .wmv, .dat, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx,

This is not a complete list, as other files could be encrypted as well.

After that process is complete, files will be locked and will have names like:

  • gta evolution br v1.exe
  • msoe.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • microsoft.office.infopath.targets(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!)
  • webservicesnfe.xml(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • unins002.dat(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • unins001.dat(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • unins000.dat(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • source_facilitus_servico.hns(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • source_facilitus_documento.hns(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • scriptdirectus799.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • scriptdirectus699.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • scriptdirectus599.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • scriptdirectus499.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • scriptdirectus.txt(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe
  • conectusnfce.exe.config(!! to get password email id 332606859 to brcodesinfo@gmail.com !!).exe

Important!

The ransom request will be sent over email if you choose to contact the cybercriminals. AES is one of the toughest military-grade encryption algorithms known in the world. Every tool that is used in decrypting WinRAR passwords uses a brute-force or an alphabetical order method to do so. The password used by cyber criminals is probably long enough for decryption to be made impossible.

Currently, there is no information if Shadow Volume Copies are erased from the infected system. So, after removal, you should see the 5th part of the instructions written down below for few ways in which you can try and restore your files.

Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com Completely

If you have been infected by the Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com ransomware, you should have at least some experience in removing viruses. This ransomware can irreparably lock your files, so it is highly recommended that you act swiftly and follow the instructions provided below:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com

1. Boot Your PC Into Safe Mode

1. For Windows 7,XP and Vista. 2. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

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For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

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3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

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While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu

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Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.

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Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.

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Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.

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Step 6: Click on Restart.
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Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

2. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com.
Step 1:Click on the “Download” button to proceed to SpyHunter’s download page.

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It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

3. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

3. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com associated files automatically.
Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

4. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

4. Remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com associated files completely.
Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

5. Back up your data to secure it against infections and file encryptions by Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com in the future

5. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com.
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1-Press Windows button + R
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2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com.

1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com is on.
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Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com should be restored.

NOTE! Substantial notification about the Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com threat: Manual removal of Brcodesinfo@gmail(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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