What is BlackSnow Virus?

BlackSnow is one of the highly harmful type of viruses that may affect the ordinary customer. Most of hijackers only bring uneasiness and hassle, and the consequences of their actions can be neutralized in few minutes, while ransomware brings serious harm and annoyances, and usually you need to waste money to fix it. There’s nothing to worry about because there are answers to how to get rid of ransomware, and how to recover the corrupted data. We got it covered for you.
Ransomware gets on your computer’s system through a malicious additions in electronic mail, and then straight begins to encode folders. This ransomware might be stopped once it gets into your computer. When it is inside, there’s nothing you can do to stop the virus, and have to deal with the effects. It could affect all the files, which might be stored on usual user’s laptop can be ciphered by this ransomware.  Encryption duration may take longer and may vary depending on the laptop power and the amount of information stored on it. Hackers typically require their victims to make payment in Bitcoins to ensure that that transactions won’t be traced.
Generally, the ransomware use extremely complex encryption algorithms like RSA-2048 and AES-128 that easily defend the data of big companies, secret services and countries. BlackSnow uses as well. It simply means that  there is just single 100% effective technique of restoring files which is the use of backup. having backup is very important, it you don’t- you can forget about your data, since you have no guarantee that hackers won’t deceive you again after your payment. Your files might be decrypted in other ways, but they could not be completely effective or executed.

What to do?

  • If you are already infected do not pay the ransom as it demands! Get rid of the the virus and look for other solutions rather than paying. Paying the ransom may be your last resort if you have really valuable data. However we do not recommend doing this because you will support the work of criminals even there’s no guarantee you can get back your files. The risk of losing money is great, and still stuck with encrypted files since there is no guarantee in any way that you will recover the valuable files.
  • Security researchers are always working on recovery solutions that are highly effective at less costly. Not all ransomware are professionally developed and being cracked, however, there are well developed that there is no current way to be beaten at the current date. One of theses solutions is the system restore.
  • Best solution is to keep a backup, wipe your hard drive and perform system restore. If not, backup your data on a regular basis. Store the  backup data in any removable storage device or invest in any online backup services.
  • Protect your computer by investing in quality and legitimate antivirus, internet security, anti-malware software or new developed applications like anti-ransomware. Highly advised to keep it up to date and use the paid surveys or premium versions.


How to get rid of the BlackSnow Virus?


Step 1:   Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it)

Step 2: We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website’s users. You can find its full-page version at:

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step 3:  Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


Step 4:  Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL andF together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step 5:  Decrypt BlackSnow Ransomware files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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