How to remove Blue Eagle virus and restore encrypted files

Blue Eagle ransomware virus

That entry is dedicated to Blue Eagle ransomware that infects customers' laptops around the world, and encrypts their files. Here you can see important information on Blue Eagle's essence, and how to delete Blue Eagle from your workstation. Except that, we'll tell you how to restore the corrupted files, if possible.

Blue Eagle is the harmful program penetrating computers mainly through Trojans and phishing e-mails. Sometimes web-criminals use zero-day vulnerabilities to infect the computer, but they are quickly corrected. When infection is done, Blue Eagle scans the PC memory to find the folders for encryption and their approximate worth. Currently, any modern ransomware is able to cypher image, audio, video and text information in all known extensions. Blue Eagle cyphers all files, but those that look like business documents go first. All programs on computer will be safe since fraudsters want only information. Encryption is made through famous RSA and AES algorithms, and it is so complicated that that decryption of information without a key is impossible. This is the basis for unbelievable effectuality of this sort of viruses in last years: an ordinary PC operator, even having a pretty good knowledge of the PC, won't ever decrypt the files, and will have no choice except paying the ransom. The sole manner to restore the data is to hack the fraudster's site and obtain the encryption keys. Sometimes it is possible to withdraw the keys through faults in viruse's program code.

The knowledge of computers is highly significant in our century, because it helps you to guard the laptop from malicious programs. For ransomware it's most relevant, because, in contradistinction to regular viruses, when you uninstall ransomware from the PC, the effects of its doings do not vanish anywhere. To shield your laptop, you should keep in mind a few basic rules:

    • Monitor the condition of your laptop. Information encryption is a complicated operation that uses a lot of PC resources. When the malware starts to work, the computer slows down, and the encrypting process is visible in Process Manager. You may catch this moment and shut down the machine before information will be totally encrypted. This, in case of infection, will guard a lot of your files.
    • Be careful with the messages that contain files. If you don't know who send the letter and it is about receiving some prize, a lost parcel or anything similar, this could be a fraud letter. The second most popular sort of these letters is a "business letters". summaries, Invoices for services and goods, lawsuits, appeals and similar sensitive documents cannot be sent without warning, and you, as a minimum, should know the person who sent it. In most of the cases it is a scam.
    • Don't accept any changes to the system, originating from strange software. The easiest manner of information restoration is the recovery through Shadow Copies, so the creators of viruses have added the elimination of shadow copies in the basic features of ransomware. The deletion of shadow copies needs admin rights and your verification. If you'll stop for a moment before confirming the pop-up, it may save your information and your money.

You should understand that the removal of Blue Eagle is just a first and mandatory turn for the standard work of the workstation. If you delete ransomware, you will not get back the information instantly, it will need more measures described in the following section. To uninstall Blue Eagle, you need to boot the computer at safe mode and scan it via AV-tool. High class ransomware can't be removed even with help of AV-tool, and have lots of effective types of security. Many malware are able to easily remove encrypted data, or some of it, if user attempts to uninstall the program. To neutralize this, abide to the advices below.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

If you fulfilled all actions, mentioned in previous paragraph - it's time to decypher the information. Actually, this is not literally decipherment, since the encryption methods owned by swindlers are very complex. More often than not, to recover the files, you should seek support on specialized communities or from renowned ransomware fighters and antivirus program vendors. If you picked the manual file recovery - read our item, which shows all the easiest manners.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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