Bubble Ransomware

What is Bubble Ransomware?

When Bubble Ransomware manages to slither onto your system, it encrypts your important files, such as your documents, videos, and images. This is normally a devastating loss since most victims lose their files for ever. Paying the demanded ransom fee does not usually help either. On the one hand, you pay money to support cybercrime; on the other hand, there is never any guarantee that you get anything for your money. As a matter of fact, most ransomware cases end with no decryption keys or tools delivered at all. You need to understand that you are dealing with cyber criminals here who could not care less about your files. All they want is your money, nothing else. But the good news is that a free decryptor has already emerged on the web that can help you restore your encrypted files. This time it was a rather quick move from the malware hunter community because this ransomware seems to be far from perfect. In fact, it looks more like an amateur job. In any case, we highly recommend that you remove Bubble Ransomware from your system right away because there is no other way for you to secure your computer and decrypt your files.testtest

Where does Bubble Ransomware come from?

It is quite likely that you have opened a spam e-mail recently and also viewed its attachment because this malware infection mostly spreads this way. It is hard to admit to ourselves that we would do such a thing since most of us are convinced that we cannot be scammed and fooled. Well, here is a good example that these crooks, however amateur they seem to be, managed to trick you since there is practically no other way for this threat to sneak onto your system. Of course, such a spam e-mail is not easy to spot; no wonder that even more experienced users fall prey to such attacks. At first sight, this spam could look totally normal and kind of important. Criminals may use either existing names and e-mail addresses as sender from a well-known company or institution. This spam can appear to be about anything that would usually draw people's attention, including problematic invoices (e.g., overdue ones), issues with online shopping or booking, and unpaid speeding tickets. It is quite possible that you have received a mail recently with a similar subject. When you open this mail, it is quite likely that you are hinted to save the attachment to view it as it is supposed to contain all the important information about the alleged issue. Obviously, as you click to open this file, which could pose either as a document or a picture, you activate this malicious attack. This clearly means that you cannot stop this threat from finishing its dirty job behind your back because it could only take a minute or so for it to encrypt your files if it uses one of the Windows built-in algorithms. Therefore, when you delete Bubble Ransomware, it will not recover your files. Keep in mind that you either need to copy your backed up clean files back or you need to use the free decryptor.

How does Bubble Ransomware work?

We cannot confirm what type of encryption this ransomware program uses to take your files hostage. But we do know that it attacks all your images, text files, videos, and archives as well. The encrypted file names are modified with a new extension, ".bubble." This infection does not lock your screen or disable your major system processes; therefore, it is not that difficult to remove it from your system. Instead of changing your background with a full-screen scary ransom note window, this ransomware displays a pop-up that looks a bit like a Windows dialog window. This pop-up cannot be closed with the usual methods. This is indeed the ransom note that informs you that it has encrypted your files and that you have to send an e-mail to "br5wf@notsharingmy.info" in order for you to receive further instructions about the ransom fee and how to pay it. Most often victims have to transfer Bitcoins as a price for the decryption key or tool. The amount can be anything between 0.1 up to 2 BTC, which is could be from 272 USD up to 5,400 USD. Obviously, when crooks ask for thousands of dollars, they usually target bigger corporations, hospitals, but not individuals who would not have this kind of capital to pay for some old photos and Word documents. In any case, we never encourage anyone to pay anything to criminals because that would just give them more reason to go on attacking people. The good news about this threat is that there is already a decryptor available on the web, which you can download and use to recover your files after you remove Bubble Ransomware from your PC, of course.

How can I delete Bubble Ransomware?

Before you could get rid of this annoying ransomware, you need to kill the malicious process through which it can operate. You can easily identify this process by checking the Description, which has to be "preventivo.pdf" for this threat. The process can have a totally random name. So, if you find any suspicious process in your Task Manager, now you know how to make sure you end the right process. Once it is out of the way, you can take care of the related files on your system. If you are ready to fight this battle manually, you can use our instructions below as a reference. Since this attack could have ended much worse for you by losing all your files, we suggest two things for you. First, you should make sure that you make regular backups from now on. Two, may be it is time for you to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter.

Remove Bubble Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager.
  2. Find the random-name malicious process by right-clicking on a suspicious process and selecting Properties.
  3. If you find the Description field to be "preventivo.pdf", you need to remember the Location field so that you can locate the malicious file.
  4. Press OK and then, press End task.
  5. Exit the Task Manager.
  6. Tap Win+E.
  7. Find the malicious executable file and bin it.
  8. Find the file you saved from the spam and bin it.
  9. Empty your Recycle Bin and restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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