Know How To Restore Files from Bk ransomware
Bk ransomware is a kind of malware that belongs to the Dharma Ransomware Family. It infected the targeted systems and makes their data inaccessible and useless until the ransom not paid. The main intention of cyber-criminal is to extort huge ransom by the phishing innocent users. It uses the powerful encryption algorithm to encrypt all stored files. During the encryption process, It renames the affected files by following this pattern such as original filename, unique ID, Cyber-criminal email address and the “.bk” extension. Once completed the encryption process, it created ransom note in a pop-up windows and “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” text file.
The “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” text file message states that victim’s data has been “locked” and instruct them to write a letter to the provided email. The text presented in the pop-up window provides more information regarding to the Ransomware infections. It explains that compromised files have been encrypted and users are said that they must pay a ransom of indefinite size. The payment will have to pay in Bitcoin crypto-currency and the message contains multiple links to websites from which Bitcoin can be obtained.
In order to start the recovery process, victim must have to be established contact with the cyber-criminal via the provided email in the ransom note. The letter must contain the assigned ID to the victims and the number of the affected files. Victim can test decryption is possible by attaching upto five encrypted files to the email. The sending files does not contain valuable information like as database, documents, large Excel Sheet etc and the test files not exceed from 4 MB (non- archived). They promised files will be decrypted and sent back. The ransom note end with warning message attempt to renaming the encrypted files or attempt to decrypt them with third party decryption tool or software make them undecryptable.
Text presented in Bk ransomware’s pop-up window:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail: [email protected]
Write Total Encrypted Files and Your ID in the content of your message.
Your ID : –
Total Encrypted Files : –
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to these e-mails: [email protected]
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 4Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is in these sites. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Should Victim Pay Ransom Money:
Paying money to the hacker is too risky and there is no any proof cyber-criminal will send decryption tool juts after received ransom money. Victim who pay ransom they got scammed. Paying money to the attacker does not guaranteed that they will send decryption tool. Once you paid ransom money then they will demand more and more money. They often demands ransom in the form of bitcoin crypto currency which is unable to traceable who took ransom money. In most of the cases victim close all the restore point and cuts the communication just after received ransom money.
How To Restore Files from Bk ransomware:
Paying money to the hacker is not guaranteed that they will send decryption tool. Suppose they send decryption tool but the decryption tool does not work properly and you cannot decrypt all encrypted files. It is only a trick to extort huge ransom money by the phishing innocent users. So users must be aware and never try to pay ransom to the hacker.
If your system files are already encrypted and you are unable to restore them for free. The only way to recover files for files to restore them from a backup in the form of external hard drive and other forms. If there is no any backup you have or the existing backup tool old and corrupted then you can use third party recovery Software to recover all encrypted files. But before using them you have to firstly remove Bk ransomware completely by using automatic removal too to prevent the remain unencrypted files for encryption.
How did Ransomware infect your System?
Bk ransomware mostly infects your System via the spam email campaign Trojan, Fake Software update. Spam email campaign contains malicious files or downloader link. Cyber offenders often send thousands of spam emails with the aim to recipient open them. The malicious file can be into various formats like as MS word, PDF documents, zip, archer, exe, java scripts and so on. Opening these files cause the installation of malware infections.
How To Protect your System from Bk ransomware:
Do not open email which seems suspicious and sent through unknown sender or suspicious address. If suspects any file scan it before open. It is highly recommended to check the email body content including grammatical error and spelling mistakes. Software must be downloading or installed via trustworthy, official site or direct links. Third party downloader tool should not trust. It is important to read their terms and license agreements. Must select custom, advance and other similar settings. System should be scanned for threats regularly. If your System is already infected with this nasty infection then we are highly recommended to remove Bk ransomware by using automatic removal tool.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove Bk ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete Bk ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove Bk ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.
Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.
For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.
For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.
Step 2: Delete Bk ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with Bk ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.
In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”
- During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”
- In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.
- Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”
- Click “Next” on the new windows
- Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to Bk ransomware infiltration in the PC.
- In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.
Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove Bk ransomware files if they left in the work-station.
In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.
Important Note: Some variants of Bk ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.
How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:
In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.
Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like Bk ransomware.
Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.
It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.
How to Recover the Files Encrypted by Bk ransomware?
Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with Bk ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.
Use of Data Recovery Tool
This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove Bk ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.
Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.
Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.
Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.
Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.
Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.
Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.