How to Decrypt .bufas Files (+ Remove)
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How to Decrypt .bufas Files (+Remove)

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What are .bufas files? How to remove .bufas extension? How to try and remove .bufas from files? How to remove STOP ransomware virus and try to decrypt .bufas files?

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.

Disclaimer! These are decryption steps for the family of viruses of your ransomware infection and there is no 100% chance that the decryption tool below will work. Before using the instructions below, we strongly advise you to do a BACKUP of your files by copying them somewhere else so that you have an alternative, just in case they get damaged during decryption. You should also know that this decrypter may not immediately work as researchers who created it may not have added your virus variant yet. Usually, some ransomware viruses get decrypted by researchers in weeks to months time, but some virus variants do not get decrypted at all.

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.

Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

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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