BananaCrypt Ransomware Removal (+.bananaCrypt File Recovery)

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

The worst cyber threats that you can possibly encounter nowadays on the Internet are the infamous Ransomware-based infections. These infections represent viruses with especially dreadful abilities – they can scan your computer, find out which files you use the most and encrypt them all with a very complex and sophisticated encryption. BananaCrypt Ransomware is a threat of this type and in case that it finds its way into your PC, it will keep your data locked until you pay a fat amount of money as ransom. Being attacked by this Ransomware could be a terrible experience, more so because the successful outcome of the possible removal attempts cannot be guaranteed. However, we encourage you not to lose hope if you have been infected with BananaCrypt Ransomware. There are a few methods, which may eventually help you remove the malware and save some of your data from its nasty encryption. There is no other way to know if they work if you don’t give them a try, though. That’s why, we suggest you carefully read the information below and follow the instructions in the Removal guide, included in the text. 

BananaCrypt Ransomware

 

Ransomware – today’s biggest online threat!

The representatives of the Ransomware category are typically very sophisticated viruses, which may affect your most valuable data and keep it hostage for a ransom, exactly as we explained above. However, this is not the only way such malware can cause you harm. Apart from encrypting files, some versions may block the access to the screen of the infected device and again ask you to pay a certain amount of money to access it. Your smartphone, tablet, phablet or other digital devices may also be targeted and attacked by this malware, so no device is completely safe from a possible contamination. No matter what they block, however, the whole idea of these infections is to serve as blackmail tools for the hackers, who stay behind them. The criminals use them to extort money from their victims and oftentimes employ different manipulative and threatening strategies to achieve their goal.

There are experts, which may be able to help you remove BananaCrypt Ransomware and eventually recover some of your data. If you want to try your own removal skills first, we suggest you carefully follow the instructions in the Removal Guide below. We advise you use the help of the professional BananaCrypt Ransomware removal tool, though, as it will run a deep scan on your system and detect any hidden malicious components and other possible threats. As far as your file-recovery is concerned, it is best if you use backup copies to get your data back. However, if you don’t have any, check out our free file-restoration instructions, which may potentially help you if you are lucky enough.

 

BananaCrypt 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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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 BananaCrypt files

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

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!

BananaCrypt Ransomware, for instance, is a new tool, packed with advanced encryption abilities. This malware can sneak into your PC without being detected and even your antivirus may not be able to spot and stop it on time. With the same stealth, it will review all of your data storages, make a list of files that belong to certain commonly used file formats (.doc, .dox, .jpeg, .jpg, .txt, etc.) and encrypt them one by one with its complex encryption. Their file extensions may also be changed just as a preventive measure, which will ensure that you cannot open or use any file, regardless of the software you may try to utilize. When the encryption process completes, a ransom message will appear on the screen, threatening you to destroy your data forever if you refuse to pay a certain amount of money as ransom. The hackers may set a short deadline and may insist on an immediate transfer, which may and often is requested in a certain cryptocurrency (like BitCoins, for instance). This is probably the worst form of online blackmailing one may encounter, because neither the ransom payment nor any other alternative method can guarantee the successful recovery of the data. Still, there are a few possible solutions to escape the ransom payment and still restore the files that we suggest you should explore before you decide how to deal with BananaCrypt Ransomware.

What to do in case of an infection:

No matter how insistent the hackers are, paying the ransom as soon as possible is not usually a good idea. As we have explained to many of our readers, doing so will not guarantee that you will save your files from the encryption and that everything will be back as it was before the attack. After all, the cyber criminals are only interested in getting the money in the fastest possible way, but they oftentimes have no real intentions of sending a decryption key or whatever decryption solution to their victims. In fact, once you pay, they may decide to increase the ransom and keep blackmailing you again and again until they can extort as much money as they you’d be willing to send to them. For this reason, you should better not play their game and instead seek alternative solutions. Instead of expecting help from the hackers, contact a cybersecurity professional.

SUMMARY:

Name BananaCrypt
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.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.