What is Barracuda Ransomware?
Barracuda Ransomware is another crypto-virus from Scarab family that makes user’s data unavailable. Cybercriminals from Scarab have already released many similar viruses and they are all almost identical. It spreads via fake emails containing malicious files and the infection process starts when the user opens it. After this, all your personal files will be encrypted which means the user will not be able to open, read or edit files until they are decrypted. To get back your files, you are forced to pay a sum of money in bitcoins. Actually, if you have been attacked by Barracuda Ransomware, there is no need to contact them and especially to make any concessions. Remember, you are up against fraudsters who don’t care about your files and whose the main purpose is to make a profit. Hence, there is a high risk of being left without decryptor and money. Instead, you may try using this guide to remove Barracuda Ransomware and decrypt .BARRACUDA files without spending any money.
The principle of work of the ransomware is always the same – to encrypt files and then to require payment. Barracuda Ransomware encodes users’ personal files via AES encryption algorithm. All infected files are renamed via Base64 algorythm and get “.BARRACUDA” extension. For example, file “myfamily.jpg” will turn into “xFaRudll=!KUrB+5EK=sYPIjuMWtwirIUv+HrU3gJTRwnKQCods.BARRACUDA”. After this, ransomware creates BARRACUDA RECOVERY INFORMATION.TXT file, where the user may find the demands of criminals to decrypt encrypted files:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!
Your personal ID
Your documents, photos, databases, save games and other important data was encrypted.
Data recovery the necessary decryption tool. To get the decryption tool, should send an email to:
Mail us to; firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Letter must include Your personal ID (see the beginning of this document).
In the proof we have decryption tool, you can send us 1 file for test decryption.
Next, you need to pay for the decryption tool.
In response letter You will receive the address of Bitcoin wallet which you need to perform the transfer of funds.
If you have no bitcoins
* Create Bitcoin purse: https://blockchain.info
* Buy Bitcoin in the convenient way
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin (the instruction for beginners)
- It doesn't make sense to complain of us and to arrange a hysterics.
- Complaints having blocked e-mail, you deprive a possibility of the others, to decipher the computers.
Other people at whom computers are also ciphered you deprive of the ONLY hope to decipher. FOREVER.
- Just contact with us, we will stipulate conditions of interpretation of files and available payment,
in a friendly situation
- When money transfer is confirmed, You will receive the decrypter file for Your computer.
* Do not attempt to remove a program or run the anti-virus tools
* Attempts to decrypt the files will lead to loss of Your data
* Decoders other users is incompatible with Your data, as each user unique encryption key
Although Barracuda is a really dangerous virus, you still have a good chance to get them back. Before deciphering, you should first stay focused on removing Barracuda Ransomware to avoid re-infection. Once Barracuda Ransomware is removed, you can proceed with decryption. Both automatic and manual solution is presented here that we hope will help you remove Barracuda Ransomware and recover your files.
How Barracuda ransomware gets on your PC?
This type of virus can be infiltrated through several methods, including freeware software, spam messages, trojans, software from dangerous sources, etc. A process of installation can start hidden and automatically. Besides that, some malware programs can mark Barracuda Ransomware as a trusted software program.
How to remove Barracuda ransomware?
To make sure that the ransomware won’t reappear, you need to delete Barracuda ransomware completely. For this, you need to remove the files and registry entries of the ransomware. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.
Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Barracuda ransomware. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Barracuda ransomware but also the safest and the most assuring one.
How to decrypt .BARRACUDA files
Restore files with Stellar Data Recovery
Stellar Data Recovery is an essential tool in the fight against ransomware-type viruses that can recover encrypted files.
- Download Stellar Data Recovery and launch it
- Select the drive you want to recover and click START SCAN
- After scanning is finished, you are presented with a list of recoverable files found.
- Select the required files and click the Recover
Nevertheless, if you failed to decrypt .BARRACUDA files, you may try applying to the manual methods described below. But still, there are no undecryptable files and any problem can be solved. Therefore, please, feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if the suggested ways didn’t work.
Restore the system
- Initiate the search for system restore
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Barracuda Ransomware.
How to prevent ransomware infection
Norton is a powerful antimalware software that can quickly detect and remove Barracuda Ransomware with all vicious components left among system files and registry entries to make sure that it is completely gone. It is capable of protecting not only home computers but also server systems in the large organizations. Another key feature of this program is that Norton has its own decryption service available for free for clients of Norton. Moreover, to avoid data loss in case the file system is damaged or infected with ransomware, it regularly creates backup copies of your files. Having Norton on the computer, you can not be afraid for the safety of your data. Just launch Norton and it will take care of the rest.