What is BtcKING?
The appearance of .BtcKING suffix at the end of each file name means that your system is infected with BtcKING Ransomware. Ransomware is a dangerous virus that encrypts files on victim’s computer and demands a ransom. After infiltration, it immediately starts to encode sensitive files in the hidden mode so that the user can not notice anything suspicious. During encryption, each affected file gets .BtcKING extension, for example, myfamily.jpg is changed to myfamily.jpg.BtcKING. Upon completion of the process, it drops the ransom note (“How To Decode Files.txt”) onto a desktop. In this article, you can learn how to remove BtcKING ransomware and decrypt .BtcKING files without paying money to scammers.
The main distribution method of BtcKING is fraudulent emails which are distributed under the guise of various invoices, tax bills, the social surveys, reward or other things that could be of interest to the user. Therefore, be very wary when receiving emails from unknown recipients. Do not open any attachments without checking it first with a reliable antivirus. Compliance with this simple rule will help you avoid problems in the future.
This is what !!!README_DECRYPT!!!.txt contains:
<<-----ALL DATA ON THIS PC HAS BEEN ENCRYPTED.----->
To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:
Send 1 test image or text file to BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch.
In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
Attach the file with the location c:\Windows\YOUR KEY.KEY
We will give you the decrypted file and say price for decryption all files
After we send you instruction how to pay for decrypt and after payment you will receive a decryptor and instructions We can decrypt one file in quality the evidence that we have the decoder.
Only BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch can decrypt your files
Do not trust anyone BM-2cTAPjtTkqiW2twtykGm5mtocFAz7g5FZc@bitmessage.ch
Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools. You can loss your data
Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
Decoders for other IDs are not compatible with your ID data, because each user’s unique encryption key
Your ID b-DdocMTJy62
Here is used a typical scheme of all ransomware-type viruses – to make victims pay them. The only differences between them are the ransom price and encryption method. Cybercriminals state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay a ransom. Once payment is done, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that nobody can guarantee that they will fulfill their end of the bargain. The practice shows that cyber-criminals just ignore people who paid them. That’s why you should not be pushed about by them because you can remain without money and files. On the contrary, you only may encourage them to continue their dirty business. In any case, you will be simply scammed. That’s why there is no need to contact them, it wouldn’t help. Still, BtcKING ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have a chance to restore your personal data, but for now, you should focus on removing BtcKING ransomware.
How to remove BtcKING from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove BtcKING 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 files encrypted by BtcKING?
Decrypt .BtcKING files manually
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 BtcKING 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 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.