This article will aid you to remove BtcKING ransomware totally. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
BtcKING is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. The BtcKING cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while placing the .BtcKING extension to them, including the ID of the victim computer to each file. Continue reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your file data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put a ransom note inside a file called How To Decode.txt. All locked files will become unusable after encryption which will leave them with the .BtcKING extension.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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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.|
BtcKING Ransomware – Distribution Ways
BtcKING ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer device will become infected.
Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.
BtcKING Ransomware – Detailed Inspection
BtcKING is a virus that encrypts your files and places an .txt file, with instructions inside it, about the infected computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.
BtcKING ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.
After encryption the BtcKING virus shows a ransom message located inside the following file:
- How To Decode Files.txt
You can see the contents of the How To Decode Files.txt file, from the following screenshot given here:
The ransom note states the following:
<<---------------------------------------ALL DATA ON THIS PC HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.------------------------------------------------->
To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:
Send 1 test image or text file to BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch.
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
Attach the file with the location c:\Windows\YOUR KEY.KEY
We will give you the decrypted file and say price for decryption all files
After we send you instruction how to pay for decrypt and after payment you will receive a decryptor and instructions We can decrypt one file in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.
Only BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch can decrypt your files
Do not trust anyone BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch
Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools. You can loss your data
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Decoders for other IDs are not compatible with your ID data, because each user’s unique encryption key
Your ID b-DdocMTJy62
The note of the BtcKING ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay money to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.
BtcKING Ransomware – Encryption Process
What is known for the encryption process of the BtcKING ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. All encrypted files will receive the “.BtcKING” extension appended to them. Except for the new extension the ID of the victim is added to each file, without changing the name of the file. An example of an encrypted file’s name would be “desktop.ini ID [Victim’s ID].BtcKING” where the victim’s ID obviously varies between each computer that gets compromised.
A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if it becomes known, it will be posted here as an update to the article.
The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The BtcKING cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.
Remove BtcKING Ransomware and Restore .BtcKING Files
If your computer system got infected with the BtcKING ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.