BlackRose Ransomware

What is BlackRose Ransomware?

BlackRose Ransomware is malicious infection designed by a seemingly inexperienced programmer seeking to earn money illegally. The ransomware named BlackRose encrypts files like the vast majority of ransomware threats but lacks some typical features. For example, it does not create its registry entries and does not create its files in different directories. Moreover, this ransomware infection does not modify the startup settings, which otherwise would result in the display of a ransom window once the user logs on to the system. Nevertheless, this ransomware has to be removed from the computer in order to prevent further damage to the computer and personal data.testtest

How does the BlackRose Ransomware work?

The BlackRose malware encrypts multiple files, which means that they become inoperable. In general terms, the infection transforms file data in a form that is unreadable, and a specific code, or key, can restore the content of the file. Ransomware infections are programmed to encrypt a great variety of files, including popular types, such as .jpg, .mp3, and .doc. The BlackRose Ransomware is no exception as it does encrypt various files. Encrypted files can usually be identified by additional file extensions. In the case of BlackRose, the following extensions are added:


As this ransomware is relatively simple and has not affected as many computers as the most dangerous one, little attention has been paid to the creators of the infection. Some malware researchers speculate that the extensions used by the BlackRose Ransomware might refer to the identity of the attacker and his or her location, but no in-depth research has been carried out.

After encrypting files, the ransomware creates a notepad file (.txt) named READ_IT_FOR_GET_YOUR_FILE. Those computer users who are not familiar with such type of malware may swallow the bait and rush to follow the instructions provided. The truth is that the ransom message left in the .txt file should be ignored and the infection removed from the computer.

Files has been encrypted
Send me some 1 bitcoins or more
to Address BITCOIN :

After Payment bitcoin please send your Address Bitcoin Payment to me at

I will give File Decryptor for you in 24HR...

Similarly to many other ransomware infections, BlackRose drops a message in which the victim is required to buy 1 bitcoin and send the requested money to a certain bitcoin wallet. The victim is also asked to inform the attacker about the payment made by sending an email to As you can tell, the infection was named after the email address given in the notepad message.

The attacker also states that he or she will send the victim a program which, as the name File Decryptor suggests, decrypts files. Usually ransomare victims are told that they will get a decryption key for restoring their data, but this statement should be disregarded. There is a slim chance that someone will bother to send you some decryption key. It is likely that the File Decryptor does not exist and you are being fooled into spending money on 1 bitcoin. Hence, the team strongly suggests that you remove the BlackRose Ransomware without further delay.

How does BlackRose get onto the PC?

As mentioned above, the BlackRose Ransomware has been found to lack some features typical to ransomware. It has been found that no malicious executable (.exe) file is left in the system after file encryption. That means that your file can get encrypted while browsing the Internet, or rather unreliable websites. Sometimes it is enough to click on a link on a forum website, and the malicious code is executed. It is also worth paying attention to the sources of freeware. Malware, as well as ransomware, can be distributed alongside free software programs, so it is important to be cautious with every single website offering free programs unless you use a reliable antimalware program that would alert you when you are exposed to malware.

How to remove the BlackRose Ransomware

As the BlackRose Ransomware does not create registry entries and files within the system, manual removal becomes an easy process as only recently downloaded files related to the encryption have to be deleted. The instructions below will guide you through the removal process, but if you find that this procedure is too complex or you do not feel confident with it, we recommend relying on a reputable security program. A reputable security program would run a full scan and remove malicious files, and, needless to say, would shield the system from different types of malware threats.

Remove BlackRose Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open the Downloads folder on the left side of the window.
  3. Delete recently downloaded files that arouse suspicion.
  4. Check files on the desktop and delete questionable files.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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