What is Bondy Ransomware

Bondy is a ransomware-type infection that targets various kinds of data by running encryption with potent RSA algorithms. It is usually distributed in two versions: first assigns the .bondy extension whilst another uses .connect to encrypt files of victims. Thus, the infected data will appear as 1.mp4.bondy or 1.mp4.connect depending on which version attacked your system. The last and most important part of ransomware activity is creating a text note (HELP_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt) to explain decryption instructions.

Bondy (Connect) Ransomware
Oops All Of your important files were encrypted Like document pictures videos etc..
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files, documents, photos, databases and other important files are encrypted by a strong encryption.
How to recover files?
RSA is a asymmetric cryptographic algorithm, you need one key for encryption and one key for decryption so you need private key to recover your files. It’s not possible to recover your files without private key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase an unique private key.Only we can give you this key and only we can recover your files.
What guarantees you have?
As evidence, you can send us 1 file to decrypt by email We will send you a recovery file Prove that we can decrypt your file
Please You must follow these steps carefully to decrypt your files:
Send $200 worth of bitcoin to wallet: 3GDa7CcSjsW7Q29b16NiZ6DKxWauhJmKKq
after payment,we will send you Decryptor software
contact email: bondbond1@protonmail.com
Your personal ID: {redacted}

It is claimed that your data has been encrypted with RSA, which is an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm requiring a private key to unlock the data. Such a key is stored on the server of cybercriminals. It can be obtained only by paying 500$ in Bitcoin through the wallet attached in the note. Additionally, extortionists offer to decrypt 1 file for free as evidence that they can be trusted. In fact, everything can go the other way – cybercriminals will fool you and not provide any tools to recover your data. Statistics show that this happens to many users who venture to pay a ransom. Since there are no free tools that could unblock your data, the only and best way is recovering files from an external backup, if it was created before the attack. In other cases, full decryption might be impossible, unless ransomware contains bugs and flaws exposing the cipher. Whatever the case, delete Bondy Ransomware and try to run file decryption using the guideline below.

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How Bondy Ransomware infected your computer

The biggest number of cases regarding ransomware infections have been reported through e-mail spam. It is often used by cybercriminals to impose downloading attached files that contain a piece of malware. By hiding malicious software into innocent-looking formats like MS Office documents, PDFs, executables, or JavaScript files, swindlers manage to garner downloads by inexperienced users. As a result, victims encounter a face-to-face battle with ransomware infections that put their data at risk of permanent loss. In order to stay protected against such threats, users have to follow simple, yet very important rules – to not open suspicious/unknown content and download programs only from legitimate and trusted resources. Using anti-malware software to be preemptively safe is also a nice way to combat such malware, so read our tutorial to learn more about that. You should also know that distribution channels do not end on e-mail spam. Ransomware and other types of malware can be spread via trojans, unprotected RDP configuration, keyloggers, backdoors, fake updaters/software cracking tools, and other vectors of infiltration.

  1. Download Bondy Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .bondy or .connect files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Bondy Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Bondy Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Bondy Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Bondy Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Bondy Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Bondy Ransomware files:

stub j2.exe

Bondy Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .bondy or .connect files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .bondy or .connect files. Download it here:

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There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .bondy or .connect files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Bondy Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .bondy or .connect files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Bondy Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

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2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storages, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storages can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Bondy Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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