.bworm Files Virus – How to Remove It

.bworm Files Virus – How to Remove It

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This article aims to explain what is the Black Worm ransomware virus and how you can remove it from your computer plus how to try and restore files, encrypted by this virus.

A new ransomware virus, a vanilla HiddenTear variant was recently detected by malware analyst S!ri on Twitter. The ransomware appends the .bworm file extension on the computers of victims after it encrypts their files and then leaves behind a note, aiming to extort them to pay hefty ransom in order to fix their files and make them openable once again. If you want to remove the Black Worm ransomware virus and try to recover .bworm file, we recommend that you read the following article.

Threat Summary

Name.bworm Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA variant of HiddenTear ransowmare, likely updated with custom features. Aims to encrypt files and hold them hostage for ransom.
SymptomsFiles have the .bworm file extension and cannot be opened.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.bworm Ransomware – Distribution Methods

For the .bworm virus to infect computers, the ransomware may come as an e-mail attachment, which seems like it is some type of an important document, such as a:

  • Invoice.
  • Receipt.
  • Order confirmation.
  • Banking statement or a document of some type.

When the .bworm virus infects a computer, the user will likely miss it. This is because the .bworm ransomware virus may enter with the aid of an obfuscated Trojan.Dropper type of malware that is hidden from traditional antivirus protection.

Another way of getting slithered onto the victims computers for Black Worm ransomware is typical for most viruses – to be uploaded as a legitimate program online. Such files often turn out to be:

  • Portable versions of programs.
  • Software setups.
  • Cracks.
  • Patches.
  • Activators.

Remove Black Worm Ransomware and Try Restoring .bworm Files

Before starting to remove this ransomware virus, we advise you to backup your files, just in case.

For the removal, you can go ahead and follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created to help you remove this virus either manually or automatically. If manual removal seems to be unsuccessful, most experts would advise scanning your computer with a powerful anti-malware program to detect and remove all the malicious files and objects, related to Black Worm ransomware.

If you want to restore files that have been encrypted by this ransomware variant, you can try following the file recovery methods underneath. They may come with no guarantee, but with their aid, you might be able to fix at least some of the 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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