Btcware Virus File Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

If you have been looking for ways to deal with Btcware Virus, then stop here and read the next lines. This is a Ransomware infection and here we will give you some basic information about the way it operates, the way it has possibly infected you and, of course, all the options that you have to effectively deal with it. For that, we have prepared a removal guide, which may help you locate and remove the nasty Ransomware that has attacked your computer and encrypted your files. You have most probably been blocked from accessing all the files found on the infected machine and now some anonymous hackers are ruthlessly blackmailing you to pay ransom to get them back. We would try to give you a hand in dealing with this tricky situation too. In the next lines, we will share with you a few tips on how to restore some of your files without paying the ransom. So, make sure you read the information below and don’t miss any important details.

.Btcware Virus File Ransomware

Ransomware threats – a nightmare for your data!

You’ve probably heard about Ransomware somewhere in the news headlines, but if you haven’t, then you should know that this type of malware is a real nightmare for all your precious data. It basically is programmed to encrypt all the files, found on the infected computer, and prevent the user from accessing them. The hackers, who create such malware, use it for a very simple but very profitable blackmail scheme where they place ransom demands in exchange for a decryption key, which is supposed to return the encrypted data to its previous state. One of their latest creations is Btcware Virus – a Ransomware cryptovirus, which uses some advanced methods to infect peoples’ computers, secretly encrypt their files and then ask them to pay ransom if they want to get the files back.

Can a Ransomware infection be identified on time?

Unfortunately, the hackers mask these threats in such a way, that the average users may not be able to detect them on time. They may get infected if they happen to click on some spam e-mails with malicious attachments or misleading links, fake ads, compromised web pages and sometimes, even software bundles. A Trojan horse infection is also commonly used to introduce threats like Btcware Virus in the users’ system. The bad thing is that even the antivirus software may fail to identify the Ransomware before its too late, especially if its virus definitions have not been updated for some time.

How exactly does the Btcware Virus encryption work?

Normally, the moment Btcware Virus gets inside your computer, you may not even notice it. It will immediately scan your drives for specific list of targeted file types such as documents, images, music, videos, projects, work files, etc. and without fail will apply its strong encryption to each and every one of them. This will make them unreadable and no matter what you try, you will not be able to open or use them unless a special decryption key is applied. Once the encryption is completed, a ransom note will pop-up on your screen, instructing you to pay ransom to get that special decryption key.

How should you handle the hackers and their blackmail scheme?

Dealing with cyber criminals is a tricky task. If you think, however, that you will be able to negotiate with them, pay what they want and simply get the decryption key, you are hugely mistaken. Even if you agree to pay the ransom, you still have no guarantee that the hackers will send you the key for decrypting your files. In fact, what they may do is they may get your money and try to blackmail you for more. Once your computer has been compromised, they can easily mess with it and apply the encryption again and again. Or, they may simply disappear leaving you with your data locked forever. What other options do you have then?

Well, instead of playing the game with the hackers, you can take things in your own hands. For instance, you can remove the infection and save your computer from really nasty malware. You can use the removal guide below for that. It contains step-by-step instructions on how to detect Btcware Virus and manually delete it. It also contains some tips that may help you minimize the data loss by restoring some of your files from the system. You can also use some external backups or copies from a cloud to get your files back. This way, you will not have to pay any ransom and can easily recover from the attack. So, think about these options before you make your final decision on how to deal with the Ransomware and let us know if you need any help.   


Name Btcware
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Unfortunately, hardly any visible symptoms can indicate the threat before the encryption is completed. 
Distribution Method Trojan horse infections, spam e-mails with malicious attachments or misleading links, fake ads, compromised web pages and sometimes, even software bundles.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

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Btcware Virus File 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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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. 

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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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!


How to Decrypt .Btcware 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!

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