.Bip Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) September 2018 Update


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

Most of use keep some valuable data files on our computers – work related data, personal photos, important documents, etc. Most users, do not really have the habit of backing up such files on separate devices as a precaution measure in case of data loss on the PC due to some issue like disk corruption, system malfunction or even physical damage to the computer’s hardware. Today, we will cover one other way in which you could lose your data for an indefinite period of time and we will also give you some tips on how you could prevent that from happening as well as how you can potentially recover some of your files in case you encounter such a problem. The problem we are talking about is a Ransomware virus called .Bip – if such a malware attacks your machine, it would try to encrypt your files in order to make them inaccessible to you. The sealed documents wouldn’t normally get damaged but as long as they stay encrypted, you won’t be able to open them or use them. The idea is that the hackers behind such a malware attack would them demand that you make a ransom payment to them in return for which they’d send you a key that could be used to decrypt the files on your computer. There, however, are several problems with that. First of all, the money sum required can be quite sizeable. Secondly, you cannot even be sure that you will get your data restored even if you send the money to the cyber criminals who are harassing you. After all, the hackers don’t really care if you manage to recover your data – as long as you pay them the money, their goal would be achieved and if they decide not to send you the decryption key, there’s nothing you could do to change that. That is why, it is generally inadvisable to directly go for the payment option without first assessing your other possible options, otherwise you might simply lose your money funding some hacker’s blackmailing schemes. In an attempt to help our readers out, we have added a removal guide for .Bip at the bottom of this post – if your system has been infected by this Ransomware and your files have been locked by it, we advise you to complete the steps from the guide and see if that helps you with the infection. We cannot promise that your data will be recovered due to the highly-advanced nature of viruses like .Bip Ransomware yet you won’t lose anything if you try the guide first instead of making the ransom transaction as soon as you realize that your files have been locked by .Bip Ransomware. 

.Bip Ransomware Virus

.Bip Ransomware Virus 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!

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.

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

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 .Bip 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!

Why is Ransomware so tricky to deal with

The encryption that such viruses use is the key to their success. As we stated above, your files won’t actually get harmed by it and the same applies to your whole system as Ransomware infections do not really cause any actual harm to the attacked machine and to the data that’s on it. In fact, this is what allows them to stay unnoticed during the time they need to lock-up their victim’s data documents. It is highly likely that even if you do have a reliable antivirus tool on your PC, the security program would not be able to spot the malware threat due to absence of any real damaging activity on the PC. Additionally, when it comes to Ransomware, infection symptoms are rather rare. Sometimes, there could be RAM and CPU spikes in the Task Manager’s Performance section but the chances of noticing that are quite low and also, such surge in the use of system resources could be caused by all sorts of other activities unrelated to a malware infection. The last big problem with Ransomware that we will point out here is that the encryption typically doesn’t go away even after the virus gets eliminated which is why there are additional steps that need to be taken in order to restore the files to their previous, accessible state.

Make sure to stay away from potential .Bip Ransomware sources in future

Ransomware infections tend to get spread via spam messages to the users’ e-mails and social network profiles as well as through pirated software distributed via illegal sites. Another common method for distributing cryptoviruses like .Bip is the malvertising, where clicking on an infected online add can download the virus inside your machine. Also, sometimes Ransomware viruses are loaded inside the targeted computer by a Trojan Horse that has already infiltrated the machine’s system. In order to stay safe, avoid any unreliable-looking online content and also get your computer equipped with a high-quality antivirus tool that can keep you safe from backdoor malware such as Trojans. Last but not least, do not forget to back up your important data as a last measure against potential attacks by .Bip and other similar viruses.

SUMMARY:

Name .Bip
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Most of the time, there would be no visible symptoms apart from potential RAM and CPU use surges that some more vigilant users might be able to notice.
Distribution Method Malvertising, pirtated/illegal software downloads, sites with low reputation, spam e-mails and social network messages, Trojan Horse viruses used for backdoor purposes and others.
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.


1 Comment

  • Depends, did you try any of the instructions from our guide or from our How to Decrypt Ransomware article?

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