If you can’t open your pics, documents, or data and also see the .bpws extension on them, your PC is definitely infected with Bpws ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family
Bpws ransomware encrypts personal files located on the victim’s PC with the extension “.bpws” and then generates 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 samples of the same family: Bpto, Bpsm, Znws.
What is Bpws Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.bpws” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Bpws is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.bpws” extension. Then Bpws ransomware adds a money 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 address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Bpws ransomware?
When Bpws ransomware gets on your PC, it will scan your computer for photos, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.bpws” to make sure that you understand what happened.
After the Bpws ransomware ciphered the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. In addition to the ransom transactioning 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 Bpws ransomware shows to its victims:
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How did the Bpws ransomware get on my computer?
The Bpws ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that spread this ransomware are quite foxy, and aim to keep in touch with modern trends. New games releases, new popular movies – Bpws creators make everything to get their victims on that. Some of the most popular tactics these burglars apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, following the contemporary things is not the only tactic these burglars use. Options that have already turned into standard, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of effort. Using the regular rules of computer hygiene will noticeably minimize all dangers. Bear in mind that launching all files you get on e-mail is not a good option. Even worse situation is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. However, it is better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the email message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can expect, as well as when you see things like “firstname.lastname@example.org”– it is likely a legit e-mail. At the same time, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx shipment notice, but uses the e-mail address of “email@example.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of various digital things require some extra explanation. Going against copyright law surely throws you to the risk of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can control anonymous people who launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the site with pirated program.
Bpws virus removal instructions.
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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Bpws virus detection and removal:
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 Bpws ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Bpws 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 Bpws 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 .bpws 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 Bpws 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.
Remove BPWS Ransomware Virus (DECRYPT .bpws FILES)
Name: BPWS Virus
Description: BPWS Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific bpws extension. BPWS 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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