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.bin Files Virus – How to Remove It

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This article explains the issues that occur in case of infection with .bin files virus and provides a complete guide on how to remove malicious files and how to potentially recover files encrypted by this ransomware.

Ransomware dubbed .bin files virus has been detected to infect computer systems in order to encode target files with the sophisticated AES cipher algorithm. Following data encryption, it extorts a ransom payment from victims. In case this threat has infected your system you won’t be able to open files marked with the extension .bin.

Threat Summary

Name.bin Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA data locker ransomware that encodes files with a strong cihper algorithm and then demands a ransom for their decryption.
SymptomsImportant files are corrupted and renamed with the .bin extension. The access to encrypted files is restricted and a ransom is demanded.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.bin Files Virus – Distribution

There are several spread techniques that may be used for the distribution of .bin ransomware. One of those techniques is called malwspam. It lets hackers spread malicious code via massive email campaigns. They usually embed their malware in files of common types and attach these files to email messages. In addition, emails are often disguised as legitimate businesses or services.

The last could be explained by the fact that their purpose is to trick you into opening the corrupted file on your device as this action triggers the execution of ransomware payload. A variety of common file types such as documents, PDFs, images could be transformed into carriers of ransomware code.

These files are often presented as the following:

  • Invoices coming from reputable sites, like PayPal, eBay, etc.
  • Documents from that appear to be sent from your bank.
  • An online order confirmation note.
  • Receipt for a purchase.
  • Others.

Malware authors may be also using compromised software installers and infected websites to spread this nasty ransomware infection. These methods enable them to embed the ransomware payload to an app installer or inject it into a web page. Both cases could result in automatic and unnoticed execution of this payload directly on a target system.

.bin Files Virus – Overview

The so-called .bin files virus is a threat that is designed to act like a typical data locker ransomware. It invades computer systems, plagues essential system components, encodes target files and extorts a ransom payment.

Yet another ransomware that belongs to the

The Scarab-Bin Virus has been identified in an attack encrypting the victim files with the .bin extension, read more in our removal guide
Scarab ransomware family was associated with the same .bin extension as this new strain of the virus. Even though they act quite the same there is no evidence of their relation.

The infection process with this ransomware which is named after the extension it appends to corrupted files starts with the execution of its payload file on the system. Soon after this event occurs, a large number of malicious files are established on the infected device. Some of these files may be stored in essential system folders like:

  • %Roaming%
  • %Windows%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %Temp%

With the help of these files, the ransomware could perform lots of malicious activities that interfere with main system settings. Among the affected system components is likely to be the Registry Editor as its contamination could provide for the persistent presence of this nasty ransomware on the device.

Once affected the registry sub-key Run stored by the Registry Editor starts executing malicious files on each system start. While an affected RunOnce sub-key enables the automatic load of a ransom note file. This file is named readme.txt and all it reads is:

Hello, you or someone who are using this computer has downloaded a game/software illegally.
Unfortunately, a malware has infected your computer and a large number of your files has been encrypted using a hybrid encryption scheme.
To recover your files your only option is to send the following amount of Bitcoin to the following address. Be careful, send the exact amount.
Amount (BTC): 0.047831
Address: bc1q7nr4m6vyxv9t0pcgs7fnd8sxuk78j3jh9g7vwy
Where to buy Bitcoins? https://localbitcoins.com/
Once the transaction will be confirmed by the network (up to 1hour), decryption of your files will start.

Apparently, this message aims to blackmail you into paying hackers a ransom of approximately 0.5 Bitcoin for the decryption of your .bin files. However, you should not trust them. They are cybercriminals. They could trick you once again by stealing your money and skip sending you back a working decrypter. What we could advise you is to consider the immediate removal of this nasty ransomware from your machine. Once it’s gone you could attempt to restore encrypted files with the help of some alternative data recovery methods.

.bin Files Virus – Encryption Process

The main purpose this newly discovered .bin files virus is the encryption of many commonly used types of files. So once it reaches data encryption stage it is liekly to detect and transform the original code of all your:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

Following encryption, all corrupted files remain inaccessible due to changes applied by the ransomware. For these changes .bin ransomware has been claimed to use the sophisticated cipher algorithm – AES. How you could recognize files encrypted by this crypto virus is by the extension .bin which is appended to their original names.

An infection with this .bin ransomware could also lead to the execution of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

By executing it, .bin files virus erases all the Volume Shadow Copies stored by the Windows operating system. This action makes the encryption process more efficient as it prevents you from recovering corrupted files with the help of the Shadow Explorer. Happily, there are other alternative data recovery approaches that could potentially help you to restore a few to all of your .bin files. More information about these approaches is presented in the steps of our removal guide.

Remove .bin Files Virus and Restore Data

The so-called .bin files virus is a threat with highly complex code designed to corrupt both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, in the guide, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by this ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .bin Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .bin Files Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall .bin Files 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .bin Files Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .bin Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for .bin Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .bin Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .bin Files 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of .bin Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .bin Files Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to .bin Files Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to .bin Files Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to .bin Files Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 .bin Files 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as .bin Files Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .bin Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .bin Files 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.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


.bin Files Virus FAQ

What is .bin Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.bin Files Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does .bin Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..bin Files Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of .bin Files Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open ..bin Files Virus files?

You can't. At this point the ..bin Files Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your ..bin Files Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by .bin Files Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore "..bin Files Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..bin Files Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of .bin Files Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate .bin Files Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..bin Files Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .bin Files Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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