What is Blower?
Blower ransomware is a very dangerous virus, that is able to make all the personal files on your PC unreadable. We should also notice, that Blower virus is just one of many versions of DJVU ransomware. First Blower infiltrates your system, then starts encrypting procedure with asymmetric cryptography encryption algorithms. This ransomware adds .blower extension to the name of all the encrypted files. For example, film.mp4 file turns into film.mp4.blower file. In this article you can learn how to remove Blower and decrypt .blower files.
Once files are encrypted, virus creates text file _readme.txt in each directory with the enсrypted files. Here’s the message from this text file:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
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Blower uses typical ransomware scheme. After finishing encrypting process, the ransomware will state that there are no ways to get your data back but only pay a certain fee. Cyber criminals want you to pay them in Bitcoins. After the payment is done, they will send you decryption key. Still, there is no guarantee that it will help you to get your data back. Mostly these cyber crooks are just ignoring people who pays them. Blower ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have chance to restore your personal data.
How to remove Blower from your computer?
Unfortunately, there are no possible ways to remove Blower ransomware manually, because the infection goes too deep into your system. You can remove the virus only with automatic removal tools. You may try to use SpyHunter to clean your system from Blower ransomware.
How to decrypt files encrypted by Blower?
Once you’ve removed virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Decrypt files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of Blower ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this virus yet. Still, there is no need to invest in malicious scheme by paying ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
Decrypt files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Recover data with Data Recovery Pro
- Download and install Data Recovery Pro
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
How to protect PC from Blower?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including Blower. But you can easily prevent any infection of your PC. HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard can help you with this problem. It’s one of the best anti-ransomware applications. No matter how sneaky it is, HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard will stop Blower infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.