Bitpaymer Ransomware Removal (August 2017 Update+File Recovery)

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

The short article we are about to share with you today is all about Bitpaymer Ransomware: a virus of the Ransomware group. “Ransomware” is actually related to the malware pieces capable of encrypting your files or locking up your device screens. After that, such a malicious program can further harass you by producing some ransom-requiring messages on your screen. In such a notification you will see and be able to read everything about all the payment requirements the hackers have. We have assembled this short informative article in the hope of assisting you with successfully fighting Bitpaymer Ransomware. Often – it is a real possibility, but more often it is not quite likely. However, all you have to do is to check out all the steps, tips and instructions down below.

The manner in which Ransomware viruses generally act:

The very basic purpose of this kind of malware is to infect your computer, encrypt something on it, and later on – harass you into paying the hackers behind it exchange for reversing the horrible encryption process that has occurred.

  • In one of the most probable cases, when we are talking about Bitpaymer Ransomware in particular, the contamination you are going to face is connected to the file-encrypting Ransomware subgroup. Actually, what may be concluded from this detail is that some of your files are going to get locked up, and some money (usually in Bitcoins) is going to be demanded as a ransom for restoring the sealed files. Normally, this virus is able to make all the data you value most absolutely inaccessible to you. After that, you are going to be informed about this terrible process via a ransom notification, according to which the only working solution for you will be to pay off the demanded ransom.
  • One more possible cause for this type of threatening infection may be a screen-sealing Ransomware virus. This version can itself be divided into: mobile device malware; and the desktop-targeting kind.

Bitpaymer 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. 

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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:

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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 Bitpaymer Ransomware 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!

Getting infected by Bitpaymer Ransomware – how is that most likely to happen?

The info below is all about the most common sources of Ransomware in general:

  • Emails/ their attachments: Very commonly, not only spam messages, but all of emails in general represent the most common Ransomware source ever. In case Bitpaymer Ransomware comes from an email, it is also very likely that a Trojan horse virus came with it. The typical way in which those two dangerous programs might work together is the following: the Trojan is the one to help the Ransomware by invading your system using a system/ program weakness. 
  • Malware-based ads and fake update requests: Bitpaymer Ransomware tends to automatically infect your computer when it comes from a contagious ad, update request or a malicious pop-up of any sort, which could be displayed on your monitor. If you click on any of them, (whatever way that happens – on purpose or accidentally), your system might become a victim of a virus much like Bitpaymer Ransomware.
  • Movie, program and torrent-spreading websites: In spite of the fact that all the familiar websites you load may be contaminated, the ones that are thought to be most dangerous usually are the illegal software and torrents-sharing pages. Avoid them as much as you can.

To pay the ransom or not to do that?

To be honest, no answer is 100% right when we talk about Ransomware, and you will need to decide what to do by yourself. Furthermore, whatever you make a choice to do is definitely going to be a huge risk, because no decision can guarantee the success of your data-saving endeavor. What you need to do if you are not really willing to fund the hackers who has made this virus is to research all the possibilities. One of them is to check out the Removal Guide we have shared below. Another is to search for a decent anti-Ransomware software product, although it is very unlikely to find such a program that is not  misleading or dangerous itself.

What we can advise you for sure is to stick to prevention, as this is really the only efficient way to battle such Ransomware viruses. Prevention and only prevention can indeed help you save your computer from being invaded by Bitpaymer Ransomware or other similar viruses. And the key step to securing your system and files is backing up your data that matters to you most.

SUMMARY:

Name Bitpaymer
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.