If you cannot open your photos, documents, or other files and also see the .bbzz extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Bbzz ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Bbzz ransomware encrypts personal documents located on the victim’s computer with the extension “.bbzz” and then leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is basically similar to other representatives of the same family: Bnrs, Eegf, Rrcc.
What is Bbzz Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.bbzz” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Bbzz is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.bbzz” extension. Then Bbzz ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to cipher the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum PCs that currently exist will spend thousands of years to get the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Bbzz ransomware?
When Bbzz ransomware appears in your system, it will scan your system for images, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.bbzz” to make sure that you understand what happened.
After the Bbzz ransomware ciphered the files on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the crooks – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Here is the money ransom note that the Bbzz ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the Bbzz ransomware get on my computer?
The Bbzz ransomware spreads by placing links to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that distribute this ransomware are extremely foxy, and aim to correspond with modern things. New games introductions, new popular films – Bbzz creators make whatever to get their victims on that. One of the most popular methods these burglars utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, following the modern things is not the only tactic these crooks use. Methods that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are likewise normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Using the standard principles of computer hygiene will noticeably decrease all risks. Bear in mind that launching all files you receive on e-mail is not a good tactic. Even worse situation is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is far better to avoid the malware attack at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Checking the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see things like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a genuine email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipping alert, however, uses the email address of “email@example.com”– must make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of various digital things require some additional explanation. Going against copyright regulation surely exposes you to the chance of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. No one can regulate anonymous people that launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.
Bbzz virus removal instructions.
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STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.
STEP 2. Click on "Finish".
STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.
STEP 4. Select computer scan type.
STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.
STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".
Restore the files encrypted by the Bbzz ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Bbzz ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.
Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.
If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Bbzz files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.
If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .bbzz files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.
Your computer should now be free of the Bbzz ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.
BBZZ Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: BBZZ Virus
Description: BBZZ Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific bbzz extension. BBZZ ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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