.bip Files Virus (ALL YOUR FILES BLOCKED) Remove It

.bip Files Virus (ALL YOUR FILES BLOCKED) Remove It

This blog post aims to explain how to remove the Gus Crypter ransomware and also shows different ways via which you can try and recovery .bip encrypted files.

A new variant of Gus Crypter ransomware has been detected to carry around the .bip file extension. The ransomware virus aims to encrypt the files on the computers compromised by it and then add the .bip file extension to them. The malware then drops a well-designed ransom note that aims to explain to victims that they must pay ransom in order to retrieve access to their important files and have the criminals remove the .bip extension from them. If you are one of the victims of this version of Gus Crypter ransomware, we recommend you to read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name.bip Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA new variant of Gus Crypter ransomware.
SymptomsAims to encrypt the files on the compromised computers and then set the .bip file extension plus add it’s typical ransom note.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Gus Locker – Distribution Methods

The main methods via which Gus Locker infects computers are conducted via being added to computers as a result of spammed e-mail messages that are directly sent to victims. These malicious e-mail spam messages are sent and they usually contain the e-mail attachment that looks like some type of important document, such as:

  • Invoices.
  • Receipts for purchases.
  • Banking statements and documents.
  • Account retrieval forms.

Furthermore, the crooks may also upload patches, cracks and other types of executable files on suspicious or compromised websites, so you might become infected by browsing the web too.

Gus Crypter – More Information

The primary activity of Gus Crypter is realted to dropping it’s main malicious files, which are belived to be the following:

→ C:\Users\TheJustGus\source\repos\GUScryptolocker

The main indicator of compromise of this ransomware is reported on twitter by the researcher S!Ri to be the following:


Once dropped on your computer, Gus Crypter may perform the following malicious activites:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Change or modify Windows system files.
  • Enter commands in the Windows Command Prompt.
  • Add data in the Windows Registry Editor.
  • Create tasks the Task Scheduler.

Gus Crypter’s .bip variant may also set data in the following Windows Registry sub-keys:


In addition to this, Gus Crypter may also execute the following commands as an administrator on the affected machine:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

The final activity of Gus Crypter is to show the victims the ransom note, which looks in proximity to the previous variant of the virus:

Gus Crypter – Encryption Process

So far, the Gus Crypter may hunt for the files it wants to encrypt by targeting the following file extensions:


When the virus detects the files that are to be encrypted, it adds the .bip file extension, which is the same as it was used by a ransomware virus, we know as

Dharma ransomware. The files appear like the following:

Remove Gus Crypter Ransomware and Try to Restore .bip Files

Before starting the removal process of Gus Crypter ransomware, we recommend that you first do a fresh backup of your files.

To remove Gus Crypter ransomware from your Mac, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions below. They have been separated in manual as well as automatic removal steps so that they can effectively help with the removal. If you want maximume effectiveness, be advised that experts recommend removing the Gus Crypter .bip threat automatically with the aid of an advanced anti-malware software. Such program aims to automatically scan your computer and remove any malicious files, belonging to the .bip version of Gus Crypter ransomware.

If you aim to attempt to recover files, infected by Gus Cryper .bip files virus, we recommend that you try using the alternative file recovery methods underneath. They come with no 100% guarantee, but with their aid, you may be able to recover at leaast some of your files.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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