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.
|Name||Dharma .btix Ransomware|
|Short Description||A variant of Dharma ransomware. Aims to hold your files hostage until you pay ransom in the form of BitCoin.|
|Symptoms||Files have the .btix file extension and a ransom note containing the extortionist message is also dropped.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Dharma .btix Ransomware |
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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.|
.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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Dharma .btix Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Dharma .btix Ransomware from Mac OS X.
How to Remove Dharma .btix Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Dharma .btix Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall Dharma .btix Ransomware 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Dharma .btix Ransomware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Dharma .btix Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Dharma .btix Ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Dharma .btix Ransomware.
Ransomware infections and Dharma .btix Ransomware 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Dharma .btix Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Dharma .btix Ransomware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Dharma .btix Ransomware 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Dharma .btix Ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Dharma .btix Ransomware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Dharma .btix Ransomware on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Dharma .btix Ransomware aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.