Bopador Virus

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

About the Bopador Virus

Bopador Virus

The Bopador Virus will drop a _readme.txt file with instructions for the ransom.

The Bopador Virus, and the other representatives of the Ransomware cryptovirus category of malware, are malicious programs that mainly target the personal data of the user of the infected machine. The cryptoviruses do not damage the system of the computer and they do not corrupt its data. Instead, they use a more covert approach in order to achieve their goals. A cryptovirus uses the data-encryption method to make the files in the infected machine inaccessible – once an encryption is placed on a given file, the only way to open the said file is if you use a special key to decrypt it. The hackers who make Ransomware cryptovirus threats (Novasof, Lapoi) are the ones who in possession of the decryption keys for the files of their victims. Usually, once the targeted files in a given computer get locked by the encryption of the Ransomware, the virus itself would make its presence known through a banner displayed on the infected machine’s screen. The banner would normally include a message to the computer user, in which message it would be stated that the victim must pay a ransom to the hackers who control the Ransomware in order to receive the unique decryption key for their files. There, however, are several problems with this option and it’s why we do not recommend it.

First of all, you cannot know if the hackers are being honest and if they do indeed intend to grant you the key for your locked files. For all you know, they may not even have such a key or they may not really intend to send it to you once you pay. In either case, you have no guarantees regarding the future of your files. The only thing guaranteed here is that if you send the money to the criminals, that money would be gone no matter whether you restore your files or not.

Speaking of money, the sum demanded by the hackers may be quite high – usually, the criminals who use Ransomware would request a ransom of a couple of hundreds of dollars. However, in some cases, that sum may be a couple of thousands as well, and, understandably, not everyone is prepared or willing to pay that much money.

Thirdly, even if you do receive a key for the files in your computer, there is nothing to say that this key would actually work. All it takes is a minor mistake in the code and you aren’t getting your files back, and, as you have probably already guessed, there are no refunds with Ransomware.

What you can do about .bopador files

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The virus will encrypt your files and modify their extension to .bopador.

If the Bopador Virus is currently in your machine and your files are inaccessible because of it, our advice for you is to remove the infection and then try some alternative methods of file recovery. You may have some copies of your files on other devices or in online accounts that you have forgotten about – look for such copies and use them. To remove the infection itself, you should use the instructions and/or the removal tool from below. Also, if you have no backups whatsoever, there are some potential recovery solutions in the guide that may help some of you bring some of the locked files back.


Name Bopador
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A Ransomware infection would typically show no symptoms until your files get encrypted and have their extensions changed.
Distribution Method Shady ads from obscure and unsafe sites, different kinds of spam, pirated downloads and more.
Data Recovery Tool [banner_table_recovery]
Detection Tool

Bopador Virus Removal

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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).

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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. 

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.

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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:

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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.

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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!

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How to Decrypt Bopador 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


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.


    • Those IPs should be in your Hosts file by default so do not do anything with them and continue with the rest of the guide.


    • You should definitely delete those from the Hosts file on your computer – those IPs are not supposed to be in there.

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