In this article, you will find more information about .bRcrypT files virus as well as a step-by-step guide on how to remove malicious files from an infected system and how to potentially recover encrypted files.
The .bRcrypT files virus is nasty ransomware that corrupts essential system components and encrypts valuable files. Its name comes from the extension it uses to mark locked files. In case of infection, it will also drop a ransom note to extort a ransom fee from victims. This file is called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt . If you are a victim of this ransomware, you should consider the complete removal of all malicious files from your infected system.
|Name||.bRcrypT Files Virus|
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that intereferes with computer system settings and then utilizes strong cihper algorithm to encrypt valuable files.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with .bRcrypT extension. Ransom message insists on payment for a decryption program.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
.bRcrypT Files Virus – Distribution
Security researchers’ reports indicate that .bRcrypT ransomware is currently circling in active attack campaigns across the web. Attack campaigns could be set against users worldwide.
The most probable spread channel is malspam. Malspam is a technique that enables hackers to deliver their malicious code on users’ devices with the help of specially crafted emails. Such emails usually contain one or more of the following components:
- A link to compromised web page that is set to download and execute infection files directly on the PC. The URL address to this page may be presented in the form of an in-text link, banner, image, button or full URL address.
- A malicious file attachment that is presented as legitimate document by the text message. It could be uploaded in a .rar or .zip archive. Such a file could be set to evade active security measures and trick you into running the ransomware on your PC.
Other channels that may be part of the distribution strategy for .bRcrypT files virus are malvertising, freeware installers, corrupted web pages, fake software updates, compromised software setups, files shared on forums and other.
.bRcrypT Files Virus – Overview
The infection process with .bRcrypT files virus begins the moment its payload files is started on the system. With the help of this file as well as a bunch of other malicious files, the ransomware passes through several attack stages.
At first, .bRcrypT virus is likely to access some essential system components and stop certain Windows processes. By doing this, it could prevent being detected by active security measures and misuse the functionalities of system processes as well.
The functionalities of a system database with low-level system settings and app permissions called Windows Registry are also likely to be misused by .bRcrypT ransomware. This could be explained by the fact that the contamination of some registry keys could enable the automatic execution of malicious files on each system start.
Soon after the completion of system modifications, the threat activates a built-in encryption module to perform a data corruption process. During this process, the ransomware scans the system for commonly used types of files and applies significant changes to their code by using a strong cipher algorithm. Following encryption, corrupted files appear with the extension .bRcrypT in their names. Unfortunately, you are no longer able to open or use them.
As a result, threat actors attempt to extort a ransom payment for their decryption tool. The extortion stage happens at the end of the attack. For it, the threat drops a file called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt and loads it automatically on the screen. Here is the text contained in this file:
��Hello, dear friend!
1- [All your files have been ENCRYPTED!]
Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only.
The only way to decrypt your files is to receive the decryption program.
your files can not be decrypted without the special program we made it for your computer.
2- [ HOW TO RETURN FILES? ]
To receive the decryption program Write to our email “[email protected]”
and tell us your unique ID
Your unique ID : “public ip server”
3- [ FREE DECRYPTION! ]
Free decryption as guarantee.
We guarantee the receipt of the decryption program after payment.
To believe, you can give us 1 file that must be less than 1MB and we decrypt it for free.
File should not be important to you! databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.
4- [ Instruction ]
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and select the seller by payment method and price.
please do not change the name of files or file extension if your files are important to you!
Beware that none of hackers’ promises should be trusted. They could attempt to scam you by asking for sensitive details or trick you into losing your money by ignoring the successful ransom payment. Since it is possible that security researchers will manage to crack the code of this ransomware and release a free decryption tool. Meanwhile you could attempt to recover some files with the help of alternative methods like the ones listed in the guide below.
Remove .bRcrypT Files Virus and Attempt to Restore Data
The so-called .bRcrypT files virus is a threat with highly complex code designed to corrupt both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, in the guide, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by .bRcrypT ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.