BNRS Ransomware. How to decrypt .bnrs files?

If you cannot open your photos, documents, or other files and see the .bnrs extension on them, your computer is surely infected with Bnrs ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Bnrs ransomware encrypts personal documents identified on the victim’s computer with the extension “.bnrs” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is pretty much similar to other samples of the same ransomware family: Eegf, Rrcc, Rrbb.

What is Bnrs Ransomware?

NameBnrs Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.bnrs
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.bnrs” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Bnrs is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pics by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.bnrs” extension. Then Bnrs ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Bnrs ransomware?

When Bnrs ransomware gets on your computer, it will check your computer for images, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.bnrs” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Bnrs ransomware encrypted the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Bnrs ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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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.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

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How did the Bnrs ransomware get on my computer?

The Bnrs ransomware spreads by posting links to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who distribute this ransomware are very foxy, and aim to correspond with current trends. New games releases, new popular movies – Bnrs developers make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most common techniques these criminals apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, following the modern-day news is not the only manner these burglars utilize. Ways that have already become standard, such as email spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Bnrs ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Following the ordinary principles of computer hygiene will considerably decrease all dangers. Remember that launching all files you receive on e-mail is not a good tactic. Even worse case is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is much better to stop the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, and when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a trustworthy e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to appear like Amazon or FedEx delivery alert, however, uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things need some additional explanation. Breaking copyright policy surely throws you to the risk of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to various malware. Nobody can oversee undisclosed individuals that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Bnrs virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Bnrs virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Bnrs ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Bnrs ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Bnrs files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .bnrs files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Bnrs ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

BNRS Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: BNRS Virus

Description: BNRS Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific bnrs extension. BNRS ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.