Boot Ransomware

What is Boot Ransomware?

Boot Ransomware might not look like much, but this malicious infection can still give you a run for your money. It is a ransomware program, and so it can lock up your files, and then wait for you to transfer the ransom payment for the decryption tool.

Needless to say, you should never do anything of the kind because that would only help these criminals achieve their aims. You need to remove Boot Ransomware right now, and you can do it by following the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description.

Where does Boot Ransomware come from?

Boot Ransomware is not a new infection per se. Our research team says that it belongs to the STOP Ransomware family. It means that it is practically the same as Dutan Ransomware, Nuksus Ransomware, Lokas Ransomware, and many other infections we have talked about before.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that all these programs were released by the same criminals, but their codes are definitely similar enough to assume that very little modifications were made to each and every infection. What’s more, the same decryption key seldom works on different ransomware programs from the same group, but Boot Ransomware COULD be decrypted by the decryption tool used on other programs from the same family if certain requirements are met. We shall talk about these requirements further on, but now it is important to point out the ransomware distribution patterns.

We need to know how the likes of Boot Ransomware spread around because it is far more efficient to prevent ransomware from entering our systems than to deal with the infection results. And it is clear that the most common ransomware distribution method is spam email attachments. At the same time, it is disturbing to realize that users technically install such threats on their computers themselves. The spam convinces users that they have to open a particular document, that the document is important, and so on. However, if you received a document from an unknown sender and you are about to open that document, you would do yourself a favor if you scanned that document with a security tool first.

What does Boot Ransomware do?

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that this infection encrypts target files once it enters the victim’s computer. In a sense, Boot Ransomware doesn’t differ in any way from other ransomware infections that were released before it. All the files that are affected by this intruder receive additional extension “.boot.” It is a common ransomware behavior, as the extension often works as a stamp or a ransomware identifier. As you can see, the name of this infection matches the extension, too.

Also, when the encryption is complete, Boot Ransomware leaves a ransom note in a TXT format file. The truth is that the ransom note contents are practically the same across all STOP Ransomware infections. The contact email may differ from time to time, but technically, all infections say the same thing:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.

Again, we always maintain this, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate: you should NEVER pay the ransom. Instead, you need to focus on retrieving your files and removing Boot Ransomware.

How do I remove Boot Ransomware?

You can terminate the infection manually or automatically. To terminate the infection automatically, you have to invest in a powerful antispyware tool.

As for your files, you might be able to decrypt some of your files if they were encrypted with an OFFLINE key. The decryption tool for files encrypted with an offline key was developed by Emmanuel from the ADC-Soft.

If your files were encrypted with an online key, it is still possible to restore them if you have a file backup. If you don’t, be sure to address a local professional who would go through the rest of the file recovery options. In the worst-case scenario, you might have to accept that you need to start building your data library anew.

Manual Boot Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Remove the folder with a long and random alphanumeric name.
  3. Run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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