.1btc Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove .1btc Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .1btc file can be recovered.

Latest reports place .1btc among the worst types of malware one could encounter. Do you know why? Well, as per the recent reports, this nasty cryptovirus has typical Ransomware traits and uses a special secret encryption to lock the victim’s files and keep them inaccessible until a ransom is paid. Obviously, the aim of the infection is to generate profits for some anonymous cyber criminals through a nasty online blackmailing scheme. We strongly advise you to not give a cent to the crooks though! If your favorite files have been encrypted by .1btc, read the information below and give the Removal Guide at the end of the page a try. You may be able to find some working alternative to the ransom payment and avoid losing your money to the hackers. At least, it is free to try out what our “How to remove” team has prepared before you decide on how exactly to handle the Ransomware. Sadly, due to the complex nature of this malware and the secret encryptions it may apply, we cannot tell you how effective the recovery from the attack would be. Be prepared for the worst, but anyways, it won’t do any harm to try to remove .1btc and restore at least some of the files that it has encrypted.

.1BTC Virus

.1BTC Ransomware

Why should you fear .1btc ransomware?

Ransomware is quickly becoming a worldwide issue and advanced infections like .1btc definitely contribute to that. Such malicious pieces of software are extremely challenging to deal with, more because of the fact that there are not many effective solutions to this date, which could offer complete recovery from Ransomware attacks. All the users on the web are equally exposed to the danger of being infected and the malware does not make a difference between them. Banks, big businesses, hospitals, governmental institutions, schools and many regular online users are coming across dreadful ransom messages on a daily basis, which messages them to pay a ransom for the release of their files. The criminals, who control such infections, don’t hesitate to employ ruthless blackmailing techniques to extort money out of the victims with the sole idea of becoming rich. What is more, Ransomware has now turned into a top tool for online money fraud and the criminals constantly work on improving it by releasing new variants like .1btc ransomware, which are normally more sophisticated and advanced when compared to their earlier versions.

 

.1btc Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .1btc files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

Many people fall victims of the advanced distribution and infection techniques the new Ransomware threats use. Usually, the infection is well hidden inside a seemingly harmless file, a link, an interesting email with attachment, an offer or an installer, which, in fact, might contain a Trojan horse with exploit kit that activates the Ransomware. Unfortunately, the users may often be unable to initially spot the danger and may come to know about it when it’s too late and all their files have already been encrypted by the noxious piece of malware. Being a very stealthy threat, .1btc may encrypt all the data without a single indication or symptom. Once the dirty job is done, however, the malware will reveal itself with a scary ransom message which would reveal the malware’s presence! The ransom message could typically be found right on the screen, as well as in each and every folder that contains encrypted data. It usually prompts you to make an immediate ransom payment in exchange for a secret decryption key, which is supposed to reverse the malicious encryption. Details regarding the demanded money transaction are also normally provided inside the ransom note.

Will paying the ransom restore your files?

It is common for the victims, who have experienced a Ransomware attack out of the blue, to get panicked. In that frustrated state of mind, the only possible solution might seem the ransom payment. However, the security experts alarm that this is actually likely the worst course of action. Giving your money to hackers, who create threats like .1btc, is oftentimes not an effective solution to such an issue. This, in fact, is a form of direct sponsorship to this criminal practice and the people behind it. Moreover, what is the guarantee that once you pay the money the crooks will really send you a decryption key? Wouldn’t it be better for them to simply disappear? Or ask you for more money once they see you are ready to do anything to get your data back? Obviously, trusting to cyber criminals is a bad idea at its core.

Now, we don’t want to lie you. The other solutions we will offer you may also not guarantee a complete recovery from the Ransomware attack. However, if you give them a try, you may at least remove .1btc from your system and minimize the data loss to some extent. The free Removal Guide below is one of the options that we can recommend. Make use of its instructions to detect the nasty infection and extract some of your files from the system. Once you clean your computer, all file backups that you may have may also come into play. Check your external storage, cloud storage and other devices for some file copies and use them to restore your data. If nothing works, consider contacting an experienced professional and keep yourself updated about recent releases of free decryption tools. Remember, paying the ransom will only make the hackers rich while you may still be left with no functioning decryption solution.

SUMMARY:

Name .1btc
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!