Remove Backup ransomware and Recover Encrypted Files

1 Jun

Backup ransomware is a file-encrypting malware that makes the infected files totally inaccessible. According to cyber-experts, it is the variant of “CryptoMix” ransomware that has created a lot of chaos in past days. In every targeted files, it adds extension namely [32_random_letters_and_digits].BACKUP that directly indicates that the files has been encrypted. It can lock wide range of data such as multimedia files like audios, videos, images, MS Office docs and so on. The encrypted files are generally common files that you use on daily basis. Once the encryption gets completed, it stores a ransom note in text file namely “_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT”. The ransom note of Backup ransomware is stored in every folder containing the encrypted files as well as on the desktop. In the ransom note, it provides multiple email IDs such as backuppc@tuta.iom backuppc1@dr.com, backuppc1@protonmail.com, backuppc@protonmail.com, b4ckuppc2@yandex.com and  b4ckuppc1@yandex.com in order to make interaction with the cyber-criminals.

According to random note, the victims have to provide their ID number present in the ransom note to any of the email ID mentioned above. The cost of ransom money is directly not provided in the ransom note and hence there is high probability that the ransom amount changes from one victim to another. Possibly, the ransom amount is dependent up on the number of encrypted files or how quickly you respond to the ransom note. According to cyber-criminals, you must contact with them quickly and get the decryption key otherwise the data will get corrupted or deleted permanently. However, it is never advised by cyber-experts to communicate with the cyber-criminals. Don’t pay any ransom money because the cyber-criminals will disappear immediately after they receive the money. They will not respond to your emails and messages and will break all the communication links. In case if you receive the decryption key, they will be duplicate.

How to Recover Encrypted Files

As mentioned earlier, you should never pay any ransom money to cyber-criminals. If you pay them money, you are actually supporting them to make more harmful malware infection. So, first of all, you should scan your work-station with a powerful anti-malware tool that has strong scanning algorithm and programming logics. Once the payloads of malware is removed, you can you can begin the data recovery process. First of all, you should check for backup files or “Volume Shadow Copies”. Most of the ransomware fails to delete the “Volume Shadow Copies” hence look for it first. You can also try data recovery software that is available on Internet.

Remove Backup ransomware using powerful Windows Scanner
Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat

Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with Backup ransomware then you were highly suggested to delete Backup ransomware by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like Backup ransomware. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove Backup ransomware. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall Backup ransomware from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete Backup ransomware using automatic removal method

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  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of Backup ransomware manually?

Eliminate Backup ransomware by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out Backup ransomware as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove Backup ransomware entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete Backup ransomware.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Backup ransomware.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent Backup ransomware and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like Backup ransomware infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by Backup ransomware again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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