What is Billo Ransomware?
Billo is a cryptovirus that encrypts user files. As a rule, it encrypts files of the following formats: MS Office documents, audio, video, multimedia, archives and much more. It is not a secret for anyone that such files are of the greatest importance for the user, so the question immediately arises of how to remove Billo Ransomware and decrypt .billo files, but more on that later. Billo replaces file extensions with .billo, which makes files unusable. A cryptovirus can create a text note file with requirements or replace desktop wallpaper. Here’s what the wallpaper image looks like:
As it turned out, the attackers are demanding a ransom in the form of a shekel. Of course, you do not need to pay intruders. The best solution would be to use our guides to remove Billo Ransomware and decrypt files.
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How to remove Billo from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove Billo ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .Billo files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Billo ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Written by Rami D