.btix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) – WHAT IS IT + Remove
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.btix Files Virus (Dharma Ransomware) – WHAT IS IT + Remove

What are .btix files? What is .btix files ransomware? How to remove Dharma Ransomware from your computer and try to restore .btix files?

The .btix files ransomware is yet another version of the notorious Dharma strain of infections. The malware’s main purpose is to encrypt the files on your computer and then set the .btix file extension to be added to those files. Dharma ransomware is a virus that has been existing for quite some time now and it is constantly releasing new versions. The end goal of the virus is to prevent you from accessing your files until you pay ransom to retrieve them. If your computer has been infected and your files are encoded with the .btix extension, read the following article.

Threat Summary

NameDharma .btix Ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA variant of Dharma ransomware. Aims to hold your files hostage until you pay ransom in the form of BitCoin.
SymptomsFiles have the .btix file extension and a ransom note containing the extortionist message is also dropped.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.btix Dharma Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main way via which ransomware infections, like the .btix Dharma ransomware are often spread is usually via e-mail spam messages. These types of emails often carry malicious files within them, whose primary goal is to get victims to download the files and execute them. Another possible infection method via the .btix Dharma ransomware is to spread the virus as a result of uploading the infection file on compromised sites or sites with low reputation. This can get users on the site to download the infection file, thinking it is some sort of a legitimate attachment.

Once you trigger the infection file of the .btix variant of Dharma ransomware, the process of infection begins. What the virus does is it immediately drops its payload on the computers of victims. The files may have a lot of different names and they are usually located in the %AppData% and it’s sub-directories. Once there, Dharma ransomware may also drop its ransom note, which appears like the following:

Then, the ransomware may escalate it’s privileges with the primary goals to modify the Run and RunOnce registry entries or run a command as an administrator that will delete all your Windows backups.

The files that are encrypted by this Dharma ransomware variant could be of the following filetypes:

→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After encryption, Dharma ransomware leaves your files looking like the following:

Remove Dharma Ransomware and Try to Restore .btix Files

To remove the Dharma .btix files ransomware from your computer, we suggest that you see the removal instructions in steps 1 and 2 below. The ransomware virus is a very persistent threat and it cannot be easily removed manually, so if you feel less confident, we suggest to use professional removal software for threats, like the .btix Dharma virus. Downloading an advanced anti-malware software will help remove Dharma .btix ransomware from your computer completely and ensure that your system is protected against such threats in the future too.

If you want to try and restore files, encrypted by the Dharma .btix ransomware, we suggest that you read the alternative methods for file recovery below. They will help you get at least some of the encrypted files restored back to normal working state. They come with no guarantee, but their main goal is to retrieve at least some of your files.

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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