BlackRuby2 Ransomware virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of BlackRuby2 ransomware virus

What is BlackRuby2 virus?

In case you remember, BlackRuby2 is its newest version which depends on another infection malware named InfiniteTear. Upon successful invasion, BlackRuby2 virus becomes capable of encrypting your files and adding new names or extensions to it. To gain ransom fees from you, BlackRuby2 places a text file with the instructions to decrypt the file with paying ransom fees.

BlackRuby2 virus


As we all know, each encryption process has its complementary decryption process, therefore all of the files encrypted by BlackRuby2 have their unique decryption keys that are owned by BlackRuby2. In order to gain this decryption key, you have to ransom fees to release their files since it is not known whether symmetric or asymmetric encryption is used by BlackRuby2, so a unique key is needed. To pull your feet, cyber criminals contact you and prove to you that they are capable of decrypting your files as a guarantee to you; however, you can pay ransom fees without getting your files decrypted so that they ask you for more. Also they can use your payment information against you to cause farther damage. Ransom fees are around $650 in BitCoin currency. So it is not recommended to pay any fees to these criminals, as they will just ignore you after you pay. The only method to restore your files is by the standard backup since no special tools are found to restore these encrypted files.

BlackRuby2 is not the only ransomware available today, as we can find many similar viruses like Jigsaw and Dharma which are engendered by other hackers. The common behavior is that they all encrypt your files and ask for ransom fees, which became an obsolete technique to make quick money. These viruses use RSA and AES to generate intricate decryption keys that cannot be found easily.

How did BlackRuby2 Ransomware virus installed on my computer?

By general knowledge, ransomware viruses need a medium to propagate in. The famous media that ransomware viruses travel in are junk emails, unreliable third party sites, Trojans, misleading package downloads, etc.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of BlackRuby2 Ransomware virus?

Hackers use the innocence of some users and target their carelessness in downloading any random packages to install harmful viruses on their computers. So awareness is the most prominent weapon to fight these viruses. Please download your software packages from reliable sites and avoid using unreliable sites and check what are you skipping and downloading carefully.

Despite the fact that this virus BlackRuby2 virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

BlackRuby2 virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall BlackRuby2 virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove BlackRuby2 virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove BlackRuby2 virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove BlackRuby2 virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete BlackRuby2 virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select BlackRuby2 virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by BlackRuby2 virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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