Barrax Ransomware removal guide

Barrax ransomware belongs to the infamous group of malware based on Hidden Tear Project which was created as an open-source project for educational reasons. However, today anyone with above average computer and coding knowledge might just become a beginner cybercriminal.

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This ransomware in its current iteration aims to infect as many users as possible, so it supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and uses the RSA-2048 cipher and AES-256 as well to make valuable files on your computer unreadable.

In this particular case, all infected files get a new extension of «.BarRax» added to them. This malware targets files with the most popular extensions such as: MKV, .MOV, .MP3, .MP4, .MPG .MPEG, .3GP, .7Z, .APK, .AVI, .BMP, .RAR, .RTF, .SCR, .SWF, .SAV, .ZIP, .JAVA, .PY, .ASM, .C, .CPP, .CS, .JS, .PHP, and many others.

Hackers promise to fix your files for the ransom which varies from 0.2 to 1 Bitcoin (equals to 236 USD and up to 1183 USD accordingly). We strongly suggest against paying whatever the sum they charge you with. It is a common practice to treat users with the removal of all infected files unless a decryption key is entered. Same story here. So we recommend having a backup of the most valuable files you store on your computer. We also want to add that there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one. Just go on with our Barrax removal guide below.

But before we give you the solution for the Barrax ransomware threat let’s discuss how it penetrated the perimeter of your computer. Barrax does not have any sophisticated distribution schemes yet and mostly relies on spam emails and Trojans. You should always ignore emails from unknown senders. Sometimes one click on a suspicious link is enough to compromise your computer. Sometimes one click on a suspicious link is enough to compromise your computer. But the best way to protect your computer is to have a trusted anti-malware program installed. It will block all phishing links and suspicious files, plus ward off Barrax-delivering Trojans: Ransom.HiddenTear, Gen:Heur.Ransom.HiddenTears.1, Ransom:MSIL/Ryzerlo.A, Ransom.Ryzerlo.S4.

As for removal of Barrax ransomware, there are two ways to get rid of the dangerous program. You can do it manually if you know where the original malicious file is hidden. But it might take time. Plus, if you don’t know where to look you can accidentally delete wrong files. To avoid this, we recommend using an anti-malware program such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter. If your computer is infected with Barrax Ransomware, it will be eliminated along with other threats found. Having an additional protection against cyber-attacks is highly recommended because other threats might come your way after previous are eliminated.

Barrax Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Barrax Ransomware

Symptoms of Barrax Ransomware infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Barrax Ransomware threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Barrax Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL BARRAX RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Barrax Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Barrax Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Barrax Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Barrax Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Barrax Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE BARRAX RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Barrax Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Barrax Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Barrax Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Barrax Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Barrax Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Barrax Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Barrax Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Barrax Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Barrax Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Barrax Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL BARRAX RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the BARRAX RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/01/2017 02:55 AM;