Complete Guideline To Delete Blm Ransomware
Blm Ransomware is a kind of very destructive computer virus that is capable of infiltrating any Windows PCs without users’ consent and locking all their important files and data stored inside their systems. This pernicious file-encoding malware has been found to be a new variant of well-known Dharma ransomware family and has ability to compromise almost all types of files including images, audios, videos, documents, PDFs etc. It encrypts your vital data using a strong encryption algorithm and makes your unable to open them again. After that, the only way to retrieve those files is by using a decryption key that is stored on attackers’ server. Files encoded by this deadly virus are also renamed by adding victims’ ID, attackers’ contact and appending “.blm” extension with each of them.
Depth Analysis of Blm Ransomware:
The only motive of criminals behind developing Blm Ransomware is to extort illicit money from the victimized people. And hence, soon after completing the encryption process, it displays couple of ransom notes in a pop-up window and “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” file. These notes inform victims regarding the attack and also instruct them to contact the attackers via the provided email address to get more details. At the end, you might have to pay the hackers a big amount of ransom in BitCoins to get the functional decryptor and open the locked files.
Blm Ransomware authors also offer to decrypt one infected file for free that you will have to send via the email. However, it should not be more than 1 MB in size and should not contain any valuable information like backups, databases, large Excel sheets etc. Victims are also warned that renaming the compromised data or attempting to decrypt them with third-party tools may lead to permanent data loss.
Text Presented In The Pop-up Window:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail [email protected]
Write this ID in the title of your message –
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:[email protected]
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Text Presented In the “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” File:
all your data has been locked us
You want to return?
Write email [email protected]
Should You Pay The Ransom?
At most the times, data recovery might not be possible after that ransomware attack without using the decryption software but still, we highly advise to not deal with Blm Ransomware authors. According to the reports, such types of criminals often ignore the victims once the ransom is paid and cause them to lose both files as well as money. Sometimes hackers provide rogue application to the victimized users in the name of decryption tool which cause even more hazards in the system upon getting installed.
What Should The Victims Do?
Here is such perilous circumstance, first of all you should focus on Blm Ransomware removal from the computer as soon as possible. For data recovery, you should use other options. Dealing with the criminals is never recommended as there is a big possibility of getting scammed ultimately. Instead of that, you should use backups that you have stored on any external drive. In the absence of an appropriate backup, you can try a powerful file-recovery application.
Name: Blm Ransomware
Type: Ransomware, Crypto-virus
Short Description: Destructive malware which encrypts users’ important data and then asks them to pay the attackers an amount of ransom to get the decryption software.
Extension: .blm (files are also appended with a unique ID and cyber criminals’ email address)
Ransom Demanding Message: Text presented in the pop-up window and FILES ENCRYPTED.txt
Attackers’ Contact– [email protected])
Symptoms: Victims cannot open files stored on their system, previous functional files now have different extension, A ransom demanding message is displayed on the desktop screen. Users are asked to pay an amount of ransom to unlock their encoded data and files.
Distribution methods: Spam emails, Torrent websites, peer to peer network sharing, unofficial activation and updating tools.
Damage: All files are encrypted and cannot be accessed without paying ransom, Additional password stealing Trojans and malware infections can be installed along with ransomware infections and other malware.
Removal: To remove this virus from the system, we advise you to use a reliable anti-malware tool. Once malware gets removed, you can recover your files by using existing backup or data-recovery software.
Penetration of Blm Ransomware:
The most common crypto-virus distribution methods are spam email campaigns, Trojans, fake updaters and malicious download channels, illegal activation tools (“cracks”). Among them, spam campaigns are the most used delivery technique by cyber criminals. In this campaign, hackers send thousands of illusive mails to several users. These bogus mails include malevolent attachments or links inside them. Vicious files are in multiple formats such as archives, executables, Microsoft Office or PDF documents etc. As soon as people run, execute or open them, infection process begins.
Tips To Avoid Such Attacks:
To prevent this, you should ignore suspicious emails that you receive from unknown sender and never open their attachments. Mails that are designed to spread ransomware are often disguised as ‘important’ or ‘crucial’ or belong to some well-known company. However, they include malevolent and lead to the virus penetration when executed. In addition, never use third-party updaters and illegal activation tool (“cracks”). Don’t forget to install a reputable anti-malware program and keep updating it from time to time. But at the moment, you must remove Blm Ransomware from the machine without wasting any time.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove Blm Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete Blm Ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove Blm Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.
Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.
For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.
For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.
Step 2: Delete Blm Ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with Blm Ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.
In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”
- During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”
- In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.
- Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”
- Click “Next” on the new windows
- Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to Blm Ransomware infiltration in the PC.
- In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.
Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove Blm Ransomware files if they left in the work-station.
In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.
Important Note: Some variants of Blm Ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.
How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:
In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.
Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like Blm Ransomware.
Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.
It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.
How to Recover the Files Encrypted by Blm Ransomware?
Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with Blm Ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.
Use of Data Recovery Tool
This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove Blm Ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.
Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.
Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.
Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.
Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.
Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.
Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.