.bip File Extension

What is .bip File Extension?

You cannot recover personal files by deleting .bip File Extension that is attached to them because the problem lies within the data of the file, which is scrambled by Dharma Ransomware. This malicious ransomware can attack your operating system in many different ways, but it is most likely to exploit spam emails and unsecure installers. If the devious infection manages to slither in, it can quickly utilize an encryption key to corrupt personal files. At this time, we don’t have a list of the exact files that this malware goes after, but, undoubtedly, it should be most interested in corrupting photos, documents, and media content. If files are encrypted successfully, the ransomware can then introduce the victims to instructions on how to pay a ransom, which, allegedly, is necessary if the victim wants a decryptor capable of recovering files. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that things would go according to plan if the payment was made. We discuss this, as well as the removal of malicious ransomware, in this report.testtest

How does .bip File Extension work?

The .bip File Extension is not exactly the full extension that is attached to the corrupted files. The full one is “.id-[code].[Beamsell@qq.com].bip.” The code, of course, is unique for every victim. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has reported the first variant of Dharma Ransomware almost 2 years ago. This variant attached “[lavandos@dr.com].wallet” extension to the files it corrupted. Just like with the .bip File Extension variant we are discussing in this report, the extension includes an email address. It is the main focus of the ransom note files too. Although the files contain messages that do not demand payments, we know for a fact that if the victim emails Beamsell@qq.com, they are asked to pay a certain fee. Whether it is small or large, paying it is not recommended because cyber criminals are known to promise anything and everything just to reach their goal. In most cases, the victims of ransomware end up losing both files and money, and we do not want that to happen to you.

If you remember vividly removing .bip File Extension ransomware launcher as soon as it was executed, you might be surprised why your personal files were encrypted. That is because this malware creates two copies of itself. The original name of the executable is also the name of the copies, which are found in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and %WINDIR%\System32 folders. The one in the second folder also has a point of execution in the Windows Registry, and so if you create or add new files, they could be encrypted even after the initial attack. Points of execution are also created for the ransom note files (both have the same name: “Info.hta”) in %WINDIR%\System32\ and %APPDATA% directories. There is another ransom note file, called “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt,” and that one is created on the Desktop. Besides creating files and encrypting others, Dharma Ransomware also deletes something, and that is Volume Shadow Copies. Without them, recovering files manually might be impossible. At this time, a legitimate file decryptor that would restore files with .bip File Extension for free does not exist either. Hopefully, you have backed up your files externally.

How to delete .bip File Extension

We are sure that you want to recover files with the .bip File Extension, but that might be impossible. When Dharma Ransomware encrypts files, it messes with the data within the files, and only a special decryptor can resolve the problem. Where is this decryptor? We do not know if it exists at all, but if it does, it is controlled by cyber criminals who use it to make victims pay the ransom. Unfortunately, even if it exists, it is unlikely to be given to the victims of the ransomware. This is why we are hoping that your files are backed up online or external drives. In any case, you must remove .bip File Extension-related malware, and we have a few options for you. You can install an anti-malware program – which is the best option – and have it automatically erase malware and reinstate full-time protection. You can also follow the guide below, but we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to erase the threat manually.

Removal Instructions

  1. Right-click the {unknown name}.exe file that is the launcher of the ransomware and select Delete.
  2. Right-click and Delete the copies of the original file(the names should be the same) in these directories:
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %WINDIR%\System32
  3. Right-click and Delete two ransom note files called Info.htain these directories:
    • %APPDATA%
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
  4. Move to the Desktop.
  5. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt.
  6. Launch RUN (tap keys Win+R) and then enter regedit.exe into the Open field.
  7. In Registry Editor go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. Delete three unique values (the names are unknown) that link to the locations of the infection’s copy file and ransom note files.
  9. As soon as you Empty Recycle Bin, perform a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner.

N.B. To access different directories, tap Win+E to launch Explorer and then enter the path of the directory into the field available at the very top. 100% FREE spyware scan and
tested removal of .bip File Extension*

Stop these .bip File Extension Processes:

Dharma.exe

Remove these .bip File Extension Files:

Dharma.exe
Info.hta
FILES ENCRYPTED.txt
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