BlueEagle ransomware - How to remove

BlueEagle ransomware virus  was discovered recently and we feel the need to inform you about it. It was first noticed by a well-known malware researcher Michael Gillespie and published on Twitter. This Blue Eagle virus is looking to infect your computer and then encrypt files stored on the system. In order to receive unique key that would unlock those files you will be forced to pay a ransom – that’s a raw criminal scheme and that’s how crooks are making money.

If you are a victim of this infection and vast majority of your files are currently locked, please stay with us and read this article. We will provide you with detailed information about the infection itself and propose with most effective solutions.

BlueEagle ransomware remove

You might be wondering how this piece of malware managed to get inside of your system. The truth is that you probably let it in yourself, by acting not so securely on the Internet. BlueEagle virus is mainly distributed by spam emails, with malicious files attached to the letter. That means by opening any letter from spam section you are taking a huge risk and we highly recommend not to do that. BlueEagle infection might also infiltrate into your system as a bundle to some software downloaded from torrents or unreliable website. The ultimate way to make sure that your computer won’t get infected with any malware is to keep your computer secured with anti-malware software that has a real-time protection feature.

BlueEagle virus description

In case it’s already too late and the virus is inside of your computer, it will automatically start encryption process. It is already a common feature for ransomware to use strong AES encryption, as we have seen Bad rabbit virus and Phobos ransomware, along with many others, to employ this technique. Once the virus scans your computer for files that can be encrypted, it will add an extension ‘.SaherBlueEagleRansomware’ to most of them. This way you know that the file is definitely encrypted and it can’t be opened.

After the encryption process is done, Blue Eagle ransomware will automatically open a pop-up window and change your desktop picture. Both mentioned pop-up and new desktop picture is like a ransom note, with a detailed instructions how you should act in order to pay the ransom and receive unique decryption key which would allow you to unlock encrypted files. Original text of the message:

###### Saher Blue Eagle Ransomware ###########

What Happened to my computer?
########################################
Nothing happened , Just your computer has been hacked and then you see a [Ransomware] on your screen ,
you have been hacked by (Saher blue eagle Ransomware)
this ransomware was coded by (Saher blue eagle)
So to sum up [All of your usable files have been encrypted safely].

########################################
How do i set my files free ?
########################################

You can use Decrypt in this Program, simply But it will ask you for a password ,
So to get the password you have to pay me at bitcoin and don`t close internet connection ,
because closing internet connection will lead you to lose Connection to AI (“Verci”) because every PC has it`s own signature ,
so if you don`t follow the steps you will lose your files forever .

########################################
How do I get password ?
########################################

Just we told you
Step #1 : Never Stop Internet connection
(you will be at risk)
Step #2 : Pay Bitcoin (1.25) and the AI will send you the Password (Once you receive password
Decrypt and reinstall new windows version).

As you can see, victims are asked to pay 1.25 bitcoin, which equals $7070 at the moment. That’s a lot of money and even if your locked files are very important to you and you are considering to pay the ransom, we do not recommend to do that. There are no guarantees that you will receive the key even after the successful payment.

Remove BlueEagle ransomware

There are some good and bad news. Bad news is that at the moment it’s not possible to decrypt files encrypted by this dangerous ransomware. However, if you have a backup of your system stored on an external hard drive or a cloud, it can be done by performing a system restore.

Good news is that you can remove malicious files of the virus from your computer and you should definitely do it right now. The easiest way to do it is to download anti-malware application and scan your computer with it. Use either Spyhunter – either one of those applications is capable of dealing with this kind of virus effectively.

Finally, if you have any additional questions regarding the topic, you are more than welcome to ask them in the comments section below this article.

How to recover BlueEagle ransomware encrypted files and remove the virus

Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:


for Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
  • Start Shutdown RestartOK.
  • Press F8 key repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options window appears.
  • Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Windows 7 enter safe mode

for Windows 8 / 10
  • Press Power at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key and click Restart. Windows 8-10 restart to safe mode
  • Choose TroubleshootAdvanced OptionsStartup Settings and click Restart.
  • When it loads, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list of Startup Settings. Windows 8-10 enter safe mode
 

2.Restore System files and settings.

  • When Command Prompt mode loads, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  • Then enter rstrui.exe and press Enter again.CMD commands
  • Click “Next” in the windows that appeared. Restore point img1
  • Select one of the Restore Points that are available before Blue Eagle has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”. Restore point img2
  • To start System restore click “Yes”. Restore point img3
 

Step 2. Complete removal of BlueEagle ransomware

After restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Spyhunter and remove all malicious files related to Blue Eagle. You can check other tools here.  

Step 3. Restore BlueEagle ransomware affected files using Shadow Volume Copies

If you do not use System Restore option on your operating system, there is a chance to use shadow copy snapshots. They store copies of your files that point of time when the system restore snapshot was created. Usually Blue Eagle tries to delete all possible Shadow Volume Copies, so this methods may not work on all computers. However, it may fail to do so. Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There are two ways to retrieve your files via Shadow Volume Copy. You can do it using native Windows Previous Versions or via Shadow Explorer. a) Native Windows Previous Versions Right-click on an encrypted file and select PropertiesPrevious versions tab. Now you will see all available copies of that particular file and the time when it was stored in a Shadow Volume Copy. Choose the version of the file you want to retrieve and click Copy if you want to save it to some directory of your own, or Restore if you want to replace existing, encrypted file. If you want to see the content of file first, just click Open.
Previous version
b) Shadow Explorer It is a program that can be found online for free. You can download either a full or a portable version of Shadow Explorer. Open the program. On the left top corner select the drive where the file you are looking for is a stored. You will see all folders on that drive. To retrieve a whole folder, right-click on it and select “Export”. Then choose where you want it to be stored.
Shadow explorer

Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover BlueEagle ransomware encrypted files

There are several data recovery programs that might recover encrypted files as well. This does not work in all cases but you can try this:
  • We suggest using another PC and connect the infected hard drive as slave. It is still possible to do this on infected PC though.
  • Download a data recovery program.
  • Install and scan for recently deleted files. Data Recovery Pro
Note: In many cases it is impossible to restore data files affected by modern ransomware. Thus I recommend using decent cloud backup software as precaution. We recommend checking out Carbonite, BackBlaze, CrashPlan or Mozy Home.

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