Bud Virus Removal - Restore .bud Files
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This article will aid you remove Bud ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end.

Bud is the name of a ransomware cryptovirus that has an interface and ransom note imitating those of the WannaCry virus. The ransomware appends the extension .bud after encryption to all files that get locked. The Bud virus displays a ransom note in a text file with a demanded ransom to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Keep reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameBud
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .bud to them after it finishes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Bud Ransomware – Infection Spread

Bud ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your PC will become infected.

Bud ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in our forums.

Bud Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis

Bud is a virus that could encrypt your files and extort you to pay a ransom to get them back to normal. The virus imitates WannaCry with the ransom note message it presents to its victims.

Bud ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.

That ransom note can be seen from the below image:

The note reads the following:

Ooops, your important files are encrypted!
If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible,because they have been encrypted
Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files
Nobody can recover your files without our decryption key
We guarantee that you can recover your files safely and easily
All you need to do is to submit the payment to the BTC address down below
After the payment is sent, click the check -(payment button) and you get your files back ***
Dont try to close me or to restart the computer
The fun starts now, every hour more files will get lost forever, so hurry up!

[60 MIN COUNTDOWN TIMER]

More files get lost every hour!
[View encrypted files] Send 500€ to the bitcoin adress:
1AQ6zWonMjTmHUy3dMNH2PXomZAFY7yHqi
[I want my files back, check if payment was made!]

The note of the Bud ransomware states that your files are encrypted. The ransom stated as payment for potentially unlocking your files is 500 Euros to be paid in the BitCoin cryptocurrency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or do other criminal acts.

Bud Ransomware – Encryption Process

The encryption algorithm which is implemented by the Bud ransomware is AES, some malware researchers believe.

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Document files
  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials and data

Every single file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to it, which is .bud.

The Bud cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If the command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process more efficient as it will eliminate one of the ways for restoring your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your data.

Remove Bud Ransomware and Restore .bud Files

If your computer got infected with the Bud ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Bud and other threats.
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To remove Bud follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Bud files and objects
2. Find files created by Bud on your PC

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4. Try to Restore files encrypted by Bud

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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