Files encrypted by Dtbc Ransomware (Dharma Ransomware’s variant): Is there any solution?
Are you looking the solution to remove Dtbc Ransomware (Dharma Ransomware’s variant) from System? Have you ever noticed this dubious file virus in your System? If yes, then you in right place. In this article, we are discussing about “Dtbc Ransomware: New Variants of Dharma Ransomware” in details and providing some recommended solutions to remove this infection from Windows devices. Let’s starts the discussion.
What is Dtbc Ransomware (Dharma/Crysis Ransomware’ variants)?
Dtbc Ransomware is another ransomware belongs to Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family. Like other Dharma/Crysis Ransomware’ variants, this harmful crypto-malware is designed to lock/encrypt all types of files, rename the filenames with “.[[email protected]].dtbc” File Extension and spreads the copies of “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” ransom note in each folder of your computer. According to ransom note, it is possible to decrypt or recover encrypted files if you purchase and use its fake decrypt tools/keys/software for that.
In order to renames the encrypted files or use third parties’ decryption tools/keys, you will lose all files & folders stored in your computer permanently as mentioned on “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” ransom note. The ransom notes states that all files of your System hard drives have been locked due to security reasons and requires paying certain amount of extortion money for decryption.
Dtbc Ransomware provides “[email protected]” and “[email protected]” on its ransom note and asks to contact their technical experts directly for decryption. Initially, cybercriminals behind this ransomware gives free decryption test for 2-3 files of your computer that successfully decrypt these files. After that, it asks you to pay demanded ransom money to decrypt rest of the files. The problem is that they never decrypt your encrypted files even after ransom money is paid. So, it is important to delete Dtbc Ransomware from computer as soon as possible.
Let’s take have a look at message displayed on ransom note:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED
Don’t worry,you can return all your files!
If you want to restore them, follow this link:email [email protected] YOUR ID –
If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail:[email protected]
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.
Name: Dtbc Ransomware
Type: File Virus, Crypto-Malware, Ransomware, File Locker
Description: This dubious crypto-malware is capable of encrypting all files stored in your computer and drops the copies of ransom note on screen. In other word, we can say that you can’t open or use your personal files or data as usual like before.
Distribution methods: Malicious ads or popup messages, fake software updates or security alert messages, spam email messages, infected attachments, torrent websites, bundles of freeware or shareware and many other tricks.
Motives of crooks: Aims to collect your sensitive information and shares it to other hackers or third parties to generate some revenue. They also want to steal your money from your wallet or e-wallet.
Removal & recovery solution: In case if your System has infected from Dtbc Ransomware or related infection, then you need to scan your System with powerful antivirus software. After complete scan and malware removal, you can use powerful data recovery software to restore files encrypted by ransomware.
Should I pay extortion money?
As discussed above, cybercriminals behind Dtbc Ransomware not wants to send you decryption tool even after extortion money is paid. So, we recommended you to stop paying any amount of ransom money to them for decryption. In order to pay extortion money, they can keep record of your some information such as IP address, URLs search, user name & password of various accounts, browsing data, typed words, age, address, banking information and more details. They can share these details to other hackers or third parties to generate some revenue from them. However, it can delete all files & folders stored in your computer that can make your System useless.
How your System gets infected from Dtbc Ransomware (Dharma Ransomware’s variant)?
- Create backup or keep backup of your personal files as well as System files on some safe external storage media device. In case of attack, this backup can help you to restore your damaged files
- Keep up-to-date your operating System like Windows, Mac, Linux and other OS. You should have updated version of Operating System.
- Scan the PC with powerful antivirus software that has the ability to delete all types of malware or spyware, clean System registry, remove faculty software, fix all types of bugs or errors and improves System performance as well.
- Be alert while surfing online and avoid installing freeware from unknown sources, avoid opening attachments coming from unknown emails, and avoid clicking on suspicious hyperlinks.
- Hover your mouse over any hyperlinks before click and please check if the hyperlinks are belongs to some trustworthy websites or sources.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove Dtbc Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete Dtbc Ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove Dtbc 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 Dtbc Ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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 Dtbc 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.
Step 3: Follow all on screen instructions to install the app successfully on your machine and run it.. When its interface appear before you. Just select what you want to recover from your computer and its drive. For options, check the image below as the app offer you to recover everything, document, folders or emails, or multimedia files. Depending upon your requirements, select any of options and proceed to next step.
Step 4: At this step, you will have to specify the past of data or files from where you are interested to recover lost or deleted data. The application offers you to recover data from common locations, connected drives, and other locations as well. Just choose what you need. Following selection, click on Next button and the app will start to scan the selected drive.
Step 5: Once the scanner finishes to scan, it will show you detected kinds of deleted data or files which you may require to recover. It will offer you various recovery options based on file types. Even it allows you to see preview of file types you select in order to recover those efficiently.
Step 6: Now, you may need to specify the path where you want to recover the selected files and saved. Just do it according to your requirements, and you are done.