The .bufas files are files, set on your computer as a result of infection by the notorious stop ransomware virus. The files are encrypted by an advanced encryption algorithm and changing them by yourself can only worsen the situation. The ransomware virus wants victims to pay ransom in return for their files. The main idea of the .bufas ransomware virus is to convince victims to pay and the crooks often use different tactics to threaten victims into paying the ransom. Below, we will show you how you can try and decrypt your files, using the STOPDecrypter, which is a decrypter for the ransomware family of .bufasa, “STOP Ransomware”. After you decrypt your files, you can continue following the steps to remove this virus, using the tools provided below.
How to Decrypt .bufas Your Files
To decrypt .bufas files, first you need to download STOP Decryption tool from Bleeping Computer, available on the URL below:
After the download, make sure to follow these steps:
Step 1) Extract the decrypter somewhere:
Step 2) Run it as an administrator:
Step 3) Click on “Select Directory” and then select a folder, where your important files are encrypted.
Step 4) Click on Decrypt and be patient. The software will return how many files were decrypted:
Remove STOP Ransomware
Be sure to only remove STOP once your files are decrypted. If the files are not decrypted, you should wait until security researchers update the decryptor to work for your variant. Until then, we strongly recommend that you backup your encrypted files and NOT pay the ransomware. Also, you can try and get some of your files back by following the alternative recovery instructions underneath. They are no guarantee that you will get all your files back, but with their help, you could restore at least some of the files.
To remove STOP ransomware, you should follow the first two steps. If they do not work, then try to remove this virus automatically with an advanced anti-malware software. Such software is often the preffered removal method, since it aims to detect an delete all STOP files plus remove them.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .bufas Ransom Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .bufas Ransom Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .bufas Ransom Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .bufas Ransom Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .bufas Ransom Virus 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .bufas Ransom Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .bufas Ransom Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .bufas Ransom Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .bufas Ransom Virus.
Ransomware infections and .bufas Ransom Virus 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of .bufas Ransom Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .bufas Ransom Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 .bufas Ransom Virus 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .bufas Ransom Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .bufas Ransom Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .bufas Ransom Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .bufas Ransom Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.