Virus:Boot/Ripper : Removal Report For Win XP | Vista | 7 | 8 | 10


Are you trying to remove Virus:Boot/Ripper from compromised system but fails everytime then try the below given removal guide it really works for you. So read the post attentively and follow the steps carefully to get the best results.

Virus:Boot/Ripper : Technical Information About It





Risk Impact










Slow PC performance, corrupt or inaccessible files, replaced system settings etc.


Spam email attachments, pirated programs, malvertising, free downloads etc.

Affected systems


Virus:Boot/Ripper : Know Unknown Info About The Malware

Virus:Boot/Ripper is an infection related with floppy disk boot records and hard disk Master Boot Records (MBRs). This malware is encrypted with a variable key, which is quite rare among boot sector viruses. It contains two encrypting strings like "(Expective) 'EM UP" and "(C)1992 Jack Ripper". Ripper was detected in November 1993 from Norway. The Trojan only infect hard drives when an attempts made to boot from an infected diskette is made. Once the malware infected the hard drive then all non-protected floppies and the system will also be infected. It is two sectors long and it stores the original boot sector to the last sector of the root directory. It also reserves one of the sector before that for its own code. Once it gain access to your system then it uses their stealth abilities that is why the virus code can not be seen in boot records while the virus is active in memory.

remove Virus:Boot/Ripper

Ripper contains a destructive activation mechanism. It make corruption into disks that is written by randomly. This virus swipes two words into the write buffer that causes slow system performance and in some cases it is impossible to notice the corruption in hard drive. Most of the time this Virus:Boot/Ripper kind of malware comes inside of the system by following a suspicious installation on system of freeware or shareware without checking the list of programs. As main intension of these programs to install an additional into system to drop malware into it without your knowledge. Several more ways of intrusion are via malicious hard drives and infected floppy disks and so on.

Hence there is one solution to stop its destroying actions, remove Virus:Boot/Ripper from system as soon as possible by using a trusted anti-malware on affected system. 

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Steps to Remove Virus:Boot/Ripper

Step 1>> How to Boot Windows in Safe Mode to isolate Virus:Boot/Ripper

Step 2>> How to View Hidden Files created by Virus:Boot/Ripper

for Windows XP

  • Exit all Program and Go to Desktop
  • Select My Computer icon and Double Click to Open it
  • Click on the Tools Menu and now select and Click on Folder Options.
  • Select on View Tab that appears in New Window.
  • Check mark on the box next to Dispaly the Contents of System Folders
  • Now Check the box in order to Show Hidden Files and Folders
  • Now press on Apply and OK to close the Window.
  • As soon as these steps are performed, you can view the files and folders that were created by Virus:Boot/Ripper and hidden till now.

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for Windows Vista

  • Minimize all Window and Go to Desktop
  • Click on the Start Button which can be found in lower lef Corner having Windows Logo
  • Click on the Control Panel on the Menu and Open it
  • Control Panel can be opened in Classic View or Control Panel Home View.
  • If you have Selected Classic View, follow this
  • Double Click on the Folder icon to open it
  • Now select the view tab
  • Click on Option to Show Hidden Files or Folders
  • If you have Selected Control Panel Home View, follow this
  • Appearance and Personalization link is to be Clicked
  • Select on Show Hidden Files or Folders
  • Press Apply Option and then Click on OK.


This will Show all the Folders including those created by Virus:Boot/Ripper

Know how to view Hidden Folders on Windows 7, Win 8 and Windows 10

(Following the above steps are necessary to view all the files created by Virus:Boot/Ripper and that is known to exist on Compromised PC.)

  • Open the Run Box by holding together the Start Key and R.



  • Now Type and input appwiz.cpl and press on OK
  • This will take you to the Control Panel, Now Search for Suspicious programs or any entries related to Virus:Boot/Ripper. Unistall it once if you happen to find it. However be sure not to Uninstall any other program from the list.
  • In the Search Field, Type msconfig and press on Enter, this will pop-up a Window


In the Startup Menu, Uncheck all the Virus:Boot/Ripper related entries or which are Unknown as Manufacturer.

Step 3>> Open the Run Box by Pressing Start Key and R in Combination


  1. Copy + Paste the following Command as
  2. notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts and press on OK
  3. This will Open a new file. If your system has been hacked by Virus:Boot/Ripper, certain IP’s will be displayed which can be found in the bottom of the screen.


Look for the suspicious IP that is present in your Localhost

Step 4>> How to Terminate Virus:Boot/Ripper Running Processes

  • Go the Processes Tab by pressing on CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Keys Together.
  • Look for the Virus:Boot/Ripper Running Processes.
  • Right Click on Virus:Boot/Ripper and End the Process.


Step 5>> How to Remove Virus:Boot/Ripper Related Registry Entries

  • Open Registry by Typing Regedit in the Run box and Hit Enter Key


  • This will open all the list of entries.
  • Now Find and search the entries created by Virus:Boot/Ripper and cautiously delete it.
  • Alternatively, you can manually search for it in the list to delete Virus:Boot/Ripper Manually.

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