BORISHORSE Virus File (Ransomware) – How to Remove and Restore Files

Remove BORISHORSE Virus File

What is the BORISHORSE virus ransomware? How to remove BORISHORSE ransomware? How to try and restore .BORISHORSE files?

If you have started to see your files to become with the .BORISHORSE file extension, then bad news – you have been hit with a ransomware called Phobos Ransomware. BORISHORSE ransomware aims to extort you into paying hundreds of dollars in BitCoin in order to get your files to work again. The ransomware also drops a ransom note with instructions how to pay and how to contact the cyber-criminals who encrypted your files with the .BORISHORSE extension. Read this article to learn how to remove BORISHORSE virus and how you can try and restore files, encrypted by it on your computer.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt your files and get you to pay ransom to get them to work again. A variant of the Phobos Ransomware virus family.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted with the added .BORISHORSE file extension. A ransom note file is also dropped, having the ransom instructions.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss BORISHORSE Virus.
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.

BORISHORSE Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

BORISHORSE virus aims to infect your computer and then encrypt files on your computer. The main idea behind encrypting files is to get you to pay ransom to get them to work. To do this, BORISHORSE virus may firs infect your computer and perform a range of malicious activities that enable it to Read and Write files on your computer.

One of the methods that is used by the BORISHORSE virus to slither on your computer could be to send spammed e-mail messages to your computer. The main idea of these messages is to get users to download and open the attachments in them. These e-mail attachments are the primary infection files of the BORISHORSE virus. They often seem as if they are invoices, receipts documents and other types of files.

Either way, once the BORISHORSE virus has infected your computer, it immediately assumes administrator rights. It then uses those to encrypt the following types of files on your computer:

  • Pictures.
  • Videos.
  • Archives.
  • Audio files.
  • Databases.
  • Documents of all types.
  • Photoshop files.
  • Presentations.

After encrypting the files on the victims computers, the BORISHORSE ransomware may then leave them looking like the following:

After encrypting your files, the BORISHORSE virus may also add the following ransom note:

The main idea for the creators of this virus is for you to pay ransom. However, this is not reccomended due to the sole reason that paying ransom may not get your files back. Instead, we recommend that you read the steps underneath.

Remove BORISHORSE Virus and Try to Restore Files

To remove BORISHORSE virus, you can follow the removal steps underneath. They have been created with the main goal to assist you in deleting this virus from your computer either by yourself or automatically. If you want to make sure that the BORISHORSE virus is fully gone from your computer, then we advise downloading and running a scan of your PC by using an advanced malware removal software. This program aims to scan your computer and delete BORISHORSE virus automatically from your PC by eliminating all of its related files and objects.

If you want to try and restore files, encrypted by BORISHORSE ransomware, we strongly suggest that you read the instructions for file recovery below. They are in no way 100% effective, but some of them may help you to restore at least some of your files.


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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