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BBII Virus Ransomware [.bbii Files] 🔐 Remove + Decrypt Guide [Free]

What Is BBII Virus?

bbii-files-stop-ransomware-sensorstechforumBbii is the latest iteration of the STOP/DJVU ransomware family. The ransomware encrypts all files discovered on a breached computer, and appends the .BBII extension. Once the encryption procedure is finished, the files become inoperative.

In the unfortunate event that your computer system has been compromised by Bbii ransomware, you won’t be able to open and use your files, as they will remain encrypted until a decryption/recovery tool fixes them. However, note that we do not recommend paying hackers the ransom they demand, as this act will only further fuel their malicious operations. All details presented by the ransom note file dropped by BBII virus – _readme.txt, aim to trick you to act in a way that the ransomware operators expect you to do. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that even if you pay, you will have your files restored. Rather than paying the ransom, we advise you to invest in protecting your system and data by implementing a powerful anti-malware solution and a stable backup plan.

BBII Summary

Name BBII
File Extension .bbii
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Malicious software that damages computer systems, encrypts files that store important personal information and drops a ransom note to extort a hefty ransom.
Symptoms This ransomware will rename your files with a malicious extension of the same name. It will prevent you from accessing .ogdo files until you decrypt them with a reliable tool. You will see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for more information on how to pay a ransom and receive a decryption key/tool.
Ransom Demanding Note _readme.txt
Ransom Fee $490 – $980 in Bitcoin
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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BBII Files – More Information

Another name of this ransomware is “.BBII virus files”. Apparently, it is a derivative of the malicious extension the virus appends to files it corrupts.

An attack with the BBII virus begins the moment it succeeds to run its payload on the system. This moment could occur after you visit a suspicious website set to download and activate the ransomware in the background of your browser; or after you download an email attachment delivered in a phishing email, a freeware, a torrent file, or a fake update. These are the main infection channels known to be used by cybercriminals.

Keep in mind that most of the time, malicious software including ransomware, reaches computer operating systems and networks via emails. These emails attempt to appear as if they are sent by legitimate companies, such as DHL, Amazon, Netflix, and so on. However, you can catch them by looking carefully at all email details. Pay attention to the logo, the name of the email sender, the email address, the grammar, and even the stated claims. Furthermore, if you see an URL address, a button, or a file attachment, do perform a security check before opening these elements on your machine. A few seconds test could protect your PC and data from nasty malware infections like ransomware.

As we noted, BBII ransomware is part of the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. This is a severe cyber threat with a high level of danger, as it totally disrupts PC security and leaves the system vulnerable to further malicious operations.

Like previous STOP ransomware variants, the BBII first drops a few malicious objects that help it throughout the attack.

The ransomware performs a sophisticated attack during which it affects both essential system components and personal data stored on the drives. One of the side effects of infection with BBII ransomware virus is its automatic load on every system start. To prevent this from happening you need to fix corrupted registries (see how to do this in the removal guide below).

The encryption stage is considered to be the main one. It takes place soon after the ransomware contaminates the system. While performing encryption of target files, the BBII virus may make your system slow and unresponsive. Such a trait can help you notice that something is going wrong and stop the ransomware before it takes its chance to encode all important files. An action that will stop an infection with the ransomware is to shut down the system and launch it in Safe Mode. By entering this mode you will be able to isolate malicious files and remove them without letting them corrupt your data.

To encode personal files, BBII ransomware launches a built-in cipher module. This module is developed to transform target files by using a strong cipher algorithm (AES, RSA). Following encryption, corrupted files remain inaccessible and renamed with the malicious extension .BBII. Unfortunately, all files that store important personal information including document, music, project, database, image, video, backup, archive, and audio files are among the targets of the virus.

In fact, the end goal of this ransomware virus is to blackmail you into paying a ransom fee to hackers. That’s why it drops a ransom note file called _readme.txt and places it on places visible enough such as your Desktop and folders that contain encrypted .BBII files. The content of this file informs that the decryption process can be realized with a special tool that will cost you $490 – $980 in cryptocurrency. The price is defined by the time passed before you contact hackers. The full content of this file can be seen below:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-7YSRbcuaMa
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

Your personal ID:

We strongly advise against any contacts with cybercriminals. The ransom payment isn’t a good option as well. This step does not guarantee the recovery of your encrypted files. Oftentimes, hackers skip answering their victims. So you may get tricked once again.

How to Remove BBII Ransomware Virus and Restore Files

The so-called BBII ransomware virus is a threat with a highly complex code that encrypts victims’ data, making it inoperative. Hence, the infected system could be used in a secure manner only after you remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. The steps presented in the ransomware removal guide below will help you to complete a full removal process. Beware that the manual ransomware removal is suitable for more experienced computer users. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps navigate to the automatic part of the guide.

Note that the removal of BBII virus won’t restore encrypted files. Thorough removal of this ransomware will only prevent it from causing further encryption attacks and security issues.

At this point, STOP ransomware strains associated with .BBII extension are not decryptable by the tool created by the security researcher Michael Gillespie. However, as soon as we notice an announcement about an update that supports the decryption of BBII STOP ransomware variants, we will update this article with information on how to decrypt files for free. Stay tuned!

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As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

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  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.

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About the BBII Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this BBII how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the BBII ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.

References

1. How to Recognize Spam Emails with Ransomware
2. How Does Ransomware Encryption Work?
3. How to Decrypt Ransomware Files
4. Ransomware Getting Greedier and Bigger, Attacks Increase by 40%
5. 1 in 5 Americans Victim of Ransomware



Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove BBII from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BBII

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1. Hold Windows Key + R.


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".

Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall BBII and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"

Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BBII on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BBII there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.

Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for BBII with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Video Guide for Automatic and Fast Removal

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by BBII.

Ransomware infections and BBII aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Step 6: How to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware (Video Guide)


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of BBII from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall BBII and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to BBII:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to BBII. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash

”.


6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference.

Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to BBII. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove BBII via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as BBII. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for BBII:


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by BBII.

Ransomware infections and BBII aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


BBII FAQ

What is BBII ransomware and how does it work?

BBII is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does BBII ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.BBII Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of BBII is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .BBII files?

You can't. At this point the .BBII files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .BBII files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by BBII ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".BBII" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .BBII files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of BBII ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate BBII ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .BBII files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like BBII ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

1 Comment
  1. christian garzon

    fui atacado por este virus, por favor informar cuando tenga alguna forma de recurar los documentos infectados, muchas gracias

    Reply

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