Remove .BAT Ransomware Virus (+File Recovery)


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

There is a new strain of Dharma Ransomware , which renames your files with [[email protected]].bat and changes their extension to .BAT

After the virus is done infecting your system, it leaves a Pop up window  with the following ransom message:

All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL [email protected]
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, YOUR ID ****
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL:[email protected]
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL 
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
You can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.) 
DECRYPTION PROCESS:
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you: 
1. Decryption program. 
2. Detailed instruction for decryption. 
3. And individual keys for decrypting your files. 
!WARNING!
Do not rename encrypted files. 
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss. 
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

A few seconds after the encryption, it drops a RETURN FILES.txt file with instructions:

All your data is encrypted!
for return write to mail:
[email protected]

Ransomware is a well-known and infamous form of computer infections and many security experts have been trying to find more effective ways of dealing with these threats for years on end. Unfortunately, there are still no universal techniques, tools or methods that could help one deal with all the consequences of each Ransomware representative. This is especially true when talking about the cryptovirus subcategory of Ransomware – those are probably the nastiest forms of Ransomware as the file-encryption they use is oftentimes unbreakable meaning that you have very limited options of counteraction once such a virus invades your computer. The reason why dealing with a Ransomware cryptovirus representative could be such a challenge lies in the file-encryption that it uses. Most different cryptovirus versions use different encryption algorithms meaning that even if there’s a tool to decrypt the files locked by one specific cryptovirus, this tool will likely not work against another such infection. And, needless to say, this is what the hackers are counting on, as their main goal is to blackmail their victims for the access to the encrypted data files and documents. If you are a victim of a cryptovirus and have no important or valuable files in your machine or if you have extensive backups, such a malware attack wouldn’t be such an issue as all you’d need to do is remove the virus (which is the easier part). However, practice shows that most users aren’t like that – most people do indeed have valuable data stored in their computer without having a proper backup location for their important files. This is precisely what makes the Ransomware threats so devastating and one of their most recent representatives is the insidious .BAT.

.BAT is, in fact, likely the malware that led you to seek our help. If you are one of its many victims and currently have no way of opening any of your files, you should know that there is a guide below that may help you minimize the harm that this infection has caused. Of course, you can always opt for the payment of the ransom instead, but you should first ask yourself whether it is actually a good idea to trust the hackers behind .BAT and hope that they will release your files once you send them the money.

Why paying the ransom may lead to more trouble

There is literally nothing stopping the hackers from retaining the unique decryption key for your data even after you release the payment they require. Needless to say, should this happen, it would only make the matters worse. This is exactly why we advise against going directly for the payment before at least exploring the other potential options you may have. And though we can’t promise that the guide offered below will allow you to unlock all (or any) of your files, it should still be enough to, at the very least, remove .BAT and in this way make your system safe for use in the future.

SUMMARY:

Name .BAT
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Once the data gets encrypted by a Ransomware, the files targeted by he infection would have their extensions changed and will no longer be accessible through regular means.
Distribution Method Sites with illegal and pirated content as well as adult sites are oftentimes linked to the distribution of malware such as Ransomware cryptoviruses.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .BAT Ransomware Virus


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 .BAT 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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