This article explains the issues that occur in case of infection with Bhacks ransomware and provides a complete guide on how to remove malicious files and how to potentially recover files encrypted by this ransomware.
In case of infection with Bhacks ransomware your system is seriously damaged by changes that affect essential settings. It will remain vulnerable to additional malware attacks until all harmful files are removed in full. The most devastating impact caused by Bhacks ransomware, however, is the corruption of all valuable files. During the attack, the threat locates target files and encodes them with a sophisticated cipher algorithm. As a result, you cannot open or use these files. Their names are renamed with the extension .bhacks Accordingly, a file named dog.jpg will appear as dog.jpg.bhacks
The main goal of Bhacks ransomware is to extort a ransom fee for .bhacked files decryption tool. That’s why it drops the file 200 dollars.txt and loads it on PC screen.
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that utilizes strong cihper algorithm to encode traget files stored on the infected computer. Following encryption, it urges you to pay a ransom.|
|Symptoms||Important files are corrupted and renamed with .bhacks extension. You cannot open or use them for which hackers attempt to blacmail you into paying a ransom.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Infected Web Pages, Corrupted Installers|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
Bhacks Virus – Detailed Overview
Infection with the Bhacks virus is triggered by the activation of its payload. The distribution of this file could be realized via various shady techniques like malspam, website corruption, malvertising, fake updates, compromised software installers and others. All these techniques aim to trick you into starting the payload on your PC without suspecting the risk of ransomware infection.
The name of this threat comes from the malicious extension it uses to mark all files it encrypts. Like a typical ransomware infection, Bhacks first establishes a bunch of additional malicious files that will help it to pass through all attack stages. By executing these files in a predefined order, Bhacks takes control over some main system processes and their functionalities. Eventually, it becomes able to evade active security measures and encode target files.
Bhacks ransomware aims to reach specific personal files and encrypt them with the help of its built-in cipher module. Encrypted by the threat may be all personal files that are likely to store valuable data including:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The encryption process happens with the help of a sophisticated cipher algorithm. Once encoded files remain inaccessible until their code is reverted back to its original state. A sure trait of an encrypted file is the extension .bhacks appended to its name.
The ransom note file associated with Bhacks virus is named 200 dollars.txt and once opened it loads the following message:
you are locked by 2 ransomwares and im the only one with the decryption for both of them
send 200 dallors in amazon gift cards to firstname.lastname@example.org
where you can buy amazon gift cards at a gas station best buy so buy the cards then
send me the cards and then ill test them and if it works i will send the decryption software
for the first one then the decryption key for
the second ransomware and the software with it to decrypt your file to you email
and snap a pick of the ransom note cause this will not pop up again when you restart your pc
if i did not explain enough if you pay me the money i will send you both the decryptions ones a
software and the other is a key but you need the file decryptor to decrypt the password but you
need the password to decrypt it with the software you get what im saying
Here is a screenshot of a Windows 10 machine hacked by Bhacks ransomware:
Beware that the payment of the demanded ransom of $200 in Amazon gift cards does not guarantee the recovery of your encoded files. That’s why we recommend the help of alternative data recovery methods.
Remove Bhacks Ransomware and Restore Data
Bhacks ransomware is a threat with highly complex code that plagues your whole system along with all valuable files. So you should properly clean and secure your infected system before you could regularly use it regularly again. Below you could find a step-by-step removal guide that may be helpful in attempting to remove this ransomware. Choose the manual removal approach if you have previous experience with malware and system files. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps continue to the automatic step from the guide. SpyHunter anti-malware tool will scan your infected system for harmful files and then enable you to remove these files with a few mouse clicks. The long term benefit is that the program will keep your PC secure against future malware attacks.
An additional security layer that could prevent the occurrence of ransomware attacks is anti-ransomware tool.
If you want to understand how to potentially recover encrypted files with the help of alternative data recovery approaches, make sure to read carefully all details mentioned in the step “Restore files”. We remind you that before the beginning of the data recovery process, you should back up all encrypted files to an external drive as this will help you to prevent their irreversible loss.