BlackHat Ransomware

What is BlackHat Ransomware?

BlackHat Ransomware is one of those malicious programs that usually foreshadow the real danger that might come later on. It is a computer infection alright, but our research team says that the infection at the moment is still in the development stage. It means that it does not function properly (as a ransomware program should) and it only gives you a very big scare when it enters your computer. However, you still need to remove BlackHat Ransomware for good because who would want to keep such an application on-board? The program will only cause you more problems if you do not take care of it immediately.test

Where does BlackHat Ransomware come from?

As far as the distribution of this program is concerned, it is rather hard to pinpoint one exact source. It is actually rather likely that BlackHat Ransomware gets distributed manually because it is still in development. For instance, it could be distributed through unsafe remote desktop connections. On the other hand, ransomware apps are usually distributed via spam email attachments so we cannot rule that out either.  The point is that users need to be extra careful to avoid such infections because that is not your regular Trojan invasion where you can still reverse the modifications.

When our team looked at the origins of this program, they have found something interesting. Judging from what we have got, BlackHat Ransomware is almost the same as other two ransomware infections that we know: MoWare H.F.D Ransomware and CryptoGod Ransomware. The design of all three programs is practically identical. However, there are certain differences that set them apart, too. Unlike the other two, BlackHat Ransomware is not based on the open-source Hidden-Tear ransomware. Also, normally, ransomware programs use AES or RSA encryption algorithms to encrypt target files. BlackHat Ransomware, on the other hand, uses the XOR encryption.

What does BlackHat Ransomware do?

Now that we have moved on to the encryption method, perhaps we should take a closer look at what actually this program does to your computer. As mentioned, ransomware programs usually encrypt a lot of target files, but since BlackHat Ransomware is still being developed, the program does not do that. That is actually great news because restoring encrypted files is often nearly impossible.

Instead of locking up the files on your computer, this program merely encrypts the Test folder it drops on your Desktop. The program does not have an active command and control center, so it cannot touch your files. Albeit it does try to connect to localhost/ggg/gen.php, but no connection is established. When the program is done encrypting the one file on your desktop, it adds the “.H_F_D_loced” extension to the filename.

A few other important things about BlackHat Ransomware is that this application auto-starts with Windows, so rebooting your system would not make the ransom notification go away. The program also creates a copy of itself in the %AppData% directory, and users who want to get rid of this application need to delete that file.

The program demands $200USD in bitcoins and it gives you a bitcoin wallet address, but we have found that this address does not exist. The message also says that you can contact the people behind this infection my email, but it is very likely that the email address is not real either.

How do I remove BlackHat Ransomware?

So if the program is still under development, perhaps it is okay to ignore it? That kind of decision could actually bring devastating consequences. We do not know when or how BlackHat Ransomware would actually go “live.” Perhaps the developers are only a few codes away from launching a real security threat that can seriously damage multiple systems worldwide.

You will have to remove BlackHat Ransomware, and we will show you how to do that. The manual removal is not too complicated, although you can always make use of a powerful security application if you are not sure of your own skills.

After all, it is always a lot faster and more efficient to make use of a licensed security tool rather than deal with every single malicious file on your own. Plus, a computer security program of your choice will help you safeguard your system against other threats in the future.

Manual BlackHat Ransomware Removal

  1. Close the ransom note and press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Right-click the Blackhat value on the right side and delete it.
  5. Exit Registry Editor and press Win+R again.
  6. Type %AppData% into the Open box. Hit Enter.
  7. Delete the MoWare_H folder. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these BlackHat Ransomware Processes:

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Remove these BlackHat Ransomware Files:

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