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Decrypt Files Encrypted by BTCWare Ransomware

This article aims to provide you with decryption instructions for all the BTCWare variants (.btcware .cryptobyte .cryptowin .onyon, .theva) for free.

A ransomware infection known by researchers as BTCware ransomware was detected at the beginning of 2017 in multiple variants. The infection demanded somewhere around 0.5 BTC as a ransom payoff to the files encrypted by it which have the .btcware, .cryptobyte, .cryptowin, .theva and .onyon file extensions added to them. Fortunately, now it is possible to decrypt files encrypted with this extension for free. Keep reading this article in order to learn how to remove BTCWare ransomware completely and then decrypt your files for free.

Remove BTCWare from Your Computer

For the effective removal of the BTCWare threat, you must isolate the virus in Safe Mode first. Then, we recommend removing it with the aid of an advanced anti-malware tool, which can be installed in regular Windows mode before hand. Such tool not only will fully, safely and easily remove the BTCWare’s virus files from your computer but will also protect your PC from future attacks.

Manually delete BTCWare from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the BTCWare threat: Manual removal of BTCWare requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BTCWare files and objects
2.Find malicious files created by BTCWare on your PC

Automatically remove BTCWare by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove BTCWare with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data

Decrypt Files Encrypted by BTCWare Ransomware for Free

After removing the threat, all that is left is to decode the encrypted files. To perform this, follow these instructions:

In order to decrypt your files, first you should download the decrypter for BTCWare by Michael Gillespie which containts the master decryption key:


BTCWare Decrypter

After saving, the decrypter for BTCWare ransomware, disable your antivirus, so It won’t block it. Then copy the decrypter somewhere where it can be easily found and open it.

After extracting the decrypter, start it and click on the “Select Directory” button after which navigate to a directory you wish to decrypt. Then simply decode the files in the directory by clicking on the “Decrypt” button:

Proceed this activity with the other directories as well for their decryption.

Vencislav Krustev

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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