What is Ransomware?

Ransomware Trojans are basically cyberware family that is purposely designed to extort money from a victim. Usually, ransomware demands a payment in order you can undo changes that the Trojan virus has made to the victim’s computer. These changes can include but not limited to:

  • Encrypting data  stored on the victim’s computer , so that the victim can no longer access the information because it’ locked
  • Blocking the security tools as well as the normal access to the victim’s system



Brickr Ransomware: What to know

Brickr Ransomware undeniably belongs to the ransomware family created purposely by the criminal hackers. This devious virus can access to computer system without your knowledge and your permission. Once infected, it can lock the targeted computer and encrypt files on the system’s hard drive and there would be no way the user can unlock it and reclaim it by themselves. What happens is that, in order for you to  decrypt the files or restore the system, they require you to pay for the hackers. Brickr Ransomware is a hassle for system’ users.
Usually, the Brickr Ransomware like any other ransomware or malware, is spread through some third party websites, also from spam email attachments and infected program. Once it gets into your computer, Brickr Ransomware can alter the important settings of your system by modifying the settings. It can turn off the system firewall  or security for protection or even crash down your computer eventually. Moreover, Brickr Ransomware basically doesn’t allow you to browse the uninfected websites and every time you start a new page to search something, it will automatically redirect you to other unwanted web pages. Additionally, Brickr Ransomware can change the DNS settings and permit its designer to take on  control your system secretly even without your knowledge or permission. In return, the hackers can easily trace your browsing habits and collect your financial details like bank accounts, online passwords and credit card numbers and other financial data. It is indeed dangerous to keep Brickr Ransomware in a your system. Aside  from stealing  your important data, Brickr Ransomware is able to open the portal for other computer threats to sneak into your system. In the end, your PC performance will be decreased and eventually crash if not immediately removed.
You may need to have backup for your data on a regular basis. If it infects your computer, do not pay for anything else since there is no guarantee the hackers would return or decrypt your data. What you should do is that, you should clean the virus and restore the files from the backup. Better yet, remove Brickr Ransomware.

Why is Brickr Ransomware dangerous?

1. Brickr Ransomware can attack your computer without any notifications;
2. Brickr Ransomware can lock your system and encrypt your data and there’s no way it can be useful;
3. Brickr Ransomware can break the firewall and block the security and change the DNS settings;
4. Brickr Ransomware can slow down your computer and poor the performance and will eventually crash down your computer;
5. Brickr Ransomware corrupts the windows registry and allow other viruses to attack your computer.

How do you get infected with the fearsome ransomware?

You can get infected with this ransomware if you happen to open a malicious email attachment, using a weak password for RDP, or even clicking on suspicious links and unknown websites or ads online, or by installing illegal software. If you do not want to  activate ransomware unconsciously and let it encrypt all of your files, better ignore all emails sent by unknown people or organizations or websites. Also, stay clear of phishing emails that are designed to look like they’re sent from a reputable companies such as Amazon, PayPal or FedEx. Moreover, do not randomly click on links provided as well as to click-bait type headlines or suspicious ads placed on unknown web pages. Most importantly, you should avoid installing pirated or questionable software because they often contain Trojans that are later would infect victim’s system with additional malware. Finally, you should invest into a trustworthy anti-malware tool to protect your system so that attackers couldn’t plant malware on your system.

How to manually remove Brickr Ransomware:

  1. Launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys) and click the Processes tab.
  2. Identify the malicious {random name} process, right-click it, and select Open File Location (this is where the {random name}.exe launcher is).
  3. Go back to the Task Manager and End task/process.
  4. Go to the location of the launcher (might be %TEMP%, or Downloads and Desktop folders).
  5. Right-click the {random name}.exe launcher file and choose Delete.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin.
  7. Launch RUN (tap Win+R keys) and enter regedit.exe to launch Registry Editor.
  8. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  9. Right-click and Delete these values (first, check if they represent ransomware components):
    • WidnowsNetworkingSvc (should represent a malicious .exe file)
    • WidnowsNetworkingSvcn (should represent READ_DECRYPT_FILES.txt)

In non-techie terms:
You must realize that you need to delete Brickr Ransomware as soon as it encrypts your files and demands a ransom. While there are tons of infections that are hard to recognize or that conceal themselves, this one does not hide its true purpose, which is to make you pay a ransom. Paying it is not something we can recommend because the chances of you not getting anything in return are pretty high. If you want to take the risk, make sure you use a new email address so as not to provide cyber criminals with your personal one. In either case – whether or not you pay the ransom – removing the ransomware is crucial, and using anti-malware software is strongly recommended. Otherwise, you can use the manual removal guide above.

How to remove Brickr Ransomware automatically:

These instructions indicate how to get rid of Brickr Ransomware automatically. The instructions need to be applied on the infected computer.

  1. Turn the infected computer on. If it is turned on, restart it.
  2. When BIOS screen disappears after the reboot, tap F8 key repeatedly. Advanced Options menu will show up. If Windows logo appears, reboot the PC and try pressing F8 again.
  3. When you access Advanced Options menu, use arrow keys to navigate and choose Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter to access the mode.


4. Wait for Windows to load Safe Mode with Networking.
5. Press and hold the Windows key and then press R key.

6. If you have pressed both keys correctly, Windows Run Box will pop up.
7. Type the following into the Open box:
explorer https://www.fixmypcfree.com/removal
*Note, that there has to be a single space gap in between iexplore and http. Click OK.
8. Internet Explorer will open and a download dialog bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click Run to begin the installation automatically once SpyRemover Pro is downloaded.

9. Click OK if your system asks whether you want to run SpyRemover Pro software.
10. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.
11. Once all the malicious infections are detected, click Fix Threats. SpyRemover Pro will ask you to register the software.
12. By registering SpyRemover Pro you will also be able to protect your computer from other potential threats. Once you have registered the program, the malware will be removed. Reboot your PC to fully implement the malware removal procedure.

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