The File Extensions Database

.BLOWER File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .BLOWER file?

.BLOWER is Blower Ransomware Encrypted File

A file with a .BLOWER extension is a file that has been encrypted by Blower ransomware, a type of malware utilized by cybercriminals. It is encrypted with AES and RSA 1024-bit encryption so it is not possible to open the file by simply changing the file extension.

Blower ransomware renames standard files that are important to the victim with a .blower extension. The files are typically documents, images, videos, and backup files, such as .MOV, .PDF, .DOCX, and .XLSX files.

The purpose of ransomware is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator to unlock your files. It may be introduced to your computer through an executable file disguised as another type of file. This may be an email attachment, a file downloaded from a website, a message received through a social network, or a file included in a software installer.

Once the executable file is run, it begins scrambling your files, renaming them with the .blower extension, and encrypting them. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note (_readme.txt) informing you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.

BLOWER files became prevalent in early 2019 and are similar to .LOCKY and .WALLET files.Currently, there is no program available to effectively restore your files. If you have a recent backup of your files, you can perform a system restore.

How to solve problems with BLOWER files

  • Associate the BLOWER file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BLOWER file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BLOWER files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BLOWER file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BLOWER is Blower Ransomware Encrypted File. Because only the current version supports the latest BLOWER file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BLOWER is Blower Ransomware Encrypted File update.
  • To make sure that your BLOWER file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.