.BBGT Ransomware


.BBGT is a ransomware infection that distributes online mainly via malvertisements, fake pop-up notifications, click-bait messages, torrents and spam. .BBGT targets computers that have security weaknesses and encrypts data stored on their hard drives with the idea to demand a ransom.


The .BBGT ransomware file extension

Regrettably, more and more web users have been experiencing ransomware attacks lately and have been failing to find a way to remove them. That’s why, on this page, we created a manual removal guide with directions that explain how to deal with .BBGT or [email protected] if you have it on your machine. In the next paragraphs, you can read about the specifics of this new file-encrypting ransomware threat and the steps that can help you remove its traces from the system. We will also provide you with some suggestions on how to recover the files that have been encrypted without paying a ransom to the hackers that are blackmailing you.

The .BBGT Ransomware

The .BBGT ransomware is an online infection that uses powerful encryption to lock the files stored on an infected computer. The creators of the .BBGT ransomware use it as a tool for money extortion and ask the owners of the encrypted files to pay a ransom in order to decrypt them.

A special decryption key is needed to reverse the encryption that .BBGT applies to the targeted files and that key is in the possession of the hackers who stand behind the ransomware. The crooks rely on the fact that the victim needs those files and is ready to do anything to get them back. That’s why they typically offer to send the decryption key in exchange for a fixed amount of money payable as a ransom. The attackers don’t miss the chance to scare the victims that the sum will double if payment is not made on time. This is a very lucrative online blackmail model because a lot of people choose to pay the demanded ransom in order to regain access to their encrypted files as soon as possible. Sadly, sending money to the hackers doesn’t always have the desired outcome and many victims are left with no money and no decryption key at the end.

The .BBGT file decryption

The .BBGT file decryption is a method that can help the ransomware victims to recover their encrypted information. The .BBGT file decryption has to be activated with a specific decryption key. That key, however, is available in exchange for a fixed amount of money payable to a cryptocurrency account.

Many victims get frustrated when faced with the ransom message that the virus displays on their screen and the tight deadlines that the hackers set for the ransom payment. This, however, is a form of emotional attack with the help of which the offenders try to force the victims to make impulsive decisions and send the money without looking for alternative solutions. In reality, paying the ransom can be a very poor deal for you not only because it encourages the criminals to blackmail you even more but also because if you do not receive the decryption key or it fails to reverse the complex encryption algorithm successfully, you will only burn your money and still be left with your files locked forever. Therefore, we suggest to first check out the free steps we have described in the removal guide below or look for other solutions that may be available online before you risk your money.


Name .BBGT
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 Not Available
Detection Tool

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.BBGT Ransomware Removal


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).



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


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.

    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.


    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:


    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.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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!


    How to Decrypt .BBGT 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!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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