B00m is a new type of CryptoJoker ransomware. The main purpose of this virus is to change the structure of your files in order to make you pay for their restoring. The most popular way of the spreading this virus among computers is the spam campaigns. To be more exact, hackers create special attachments, that infects your device once you open it. Then it immediately proceeds processes of scanning and encryption. As the result your files are unreadable and their extensions have been changed to the .[email@example.com].b00m ones. Don’t try to remove CryptoJoker by the simple renaming of the files, as it may corrupt them at all. The main aim of such attacks is to make you pay, as it’s been already mentioned, so hackers left special ransom notes. In the case of CryptoJocker infection, this note is called HACKED.txt and it contains the following information:
Hello, my name is CryptoJoker !!
My name is CryptoJoker. I have encrypted all your precious files including images, videos,
songs, text files, word files and e.t.c So long story short, you are screwed ... but you are lucky
in a way. Why is that ?? I am ransomware that leave you an unlimited amount of time to gather the money
to pay me. I am not gonna go somewhere, neither do your encrypted files.
1. Can I get my precious files back ??
Answer: Ofcourse you can. There is just a minor detail. You have to pay to get them back.
2. Ok, how i am gonna get them back ?
Answer: You have to pay 100€ in bitcoin.
3. There isn't any other way to get back my files ?
4. Ok, what i have to do then ?
Answer: Simply, you will have to pay 100€ to this bitcoin address: *Address* . When time comes to send me the money, make sure to include your e-mail and your personal ID(you can see it bellow) in the extra information box (it may apper also as 'Extra Note' or 'optional message') in order to get your personal decryption key. It may take up to 6-8 hours to take your personal decryption key.
5. What the heck bitcoin is ?
Answer: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system. You can see more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin . I recommend to use 'Coinbase' or 'Bitcoin Wallet' as a bitcoin wallet, if you are new to the bitcoin-wallet. Ofcourse you can pay me from whatever bitcoin wallet you want, it deosn't really matter.
6. Is there any chance to unclock my files for free ?
Answer: Not really. After 1-2 or max 3 years there is propably gonna be released a free decryptor. So if you want to wait ... it's fine. As i said, i am not gonna go somewhere.
7. What i have to do after getting my decryption key ?
Answer: Simple. Just press the decryption button bellow. Enter your decryption key you received, and wait until the decryption process is done.
Your personal ID: *ID number*
Don’t pay intruders a cent! In fact, they don’t give you any real and solid guarantee of honoring their promises. There is a great risk of being deceived. We strongly recommend you to avoid any contacts with the ransoms. If you wonder how to remove CryptoJoker ransomware and decrypt .b00m files, read our detailed guide!
- How to remove HILDA Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove HILDA Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove CryptoJoker Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove CryptoJoker from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like CryptoJoker, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .b00m files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .b00m files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- 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 automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of CryptoJoker ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the 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.