About this infection

BitPyLock ransomware will attempt to encrypt your files, hence the categorization file-encrypting malware. File encrypting malware is commonly referred to as ransomware, which is a term you should be familiar with. You may have infected your system in a couple of ways, possibly either through spam email attachments, infected advertisements and downloads. If you’re uncertain about how you may prevent ransomware from infecting your machine, thoroughly read the proceeding paragraphs. Familiarize yourself with how ransomware is spread, because there might be dire results otherwise. It may be particularly shocking to find your files locked if it is your first time hearing about ransomware, and you have little idea about what it is. When the process is executed, you’ll get a ransom message, which will explain that you must buy a decryptor. Remember who you’re dealing with if you consider giving into the requests, because it is doubtful criminals will take the trouble to send you a decryption software. It’s much more probable that you won’t get a decryptor. Ransomware does damage worth hundreds of millions to businesses, and by paying, you’d only be supporting that. Sometimes, malicious software specialists can crack the ransomware, which could mean that there may be a free decryption software. Before you even consider the payment option, carefully research the alternatives first. And if you had backed up your files before, you can just recover them after you eliminate BitPyLock ransomware.

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Ransomware spread ways

The threat might have slipped in in a couple of ways, which we’ll discuss in a more detailed manner. It commonly uses pretty simple methods for contamination but more elaborated ones aren’t impossible. And by simple, we mean methods like infected downloads/advertisements and spam email attachments. Infecting via spam email is still one of the most common ways people get their devices infected. The ransomware infected file was added to an email that could be written somewhat legitimately, and sent to all possible victims, whose email addresses they store in their database. Normally, the email wouldn’t convince those who have knowledge when it comes to these kinds of things, but if you have never come across it before, it wouldn’t be that unexpected if you opened it. Certain signs can make it quite obvious, like the sender having a random email address, or countless mistakes in the text. We should also mention that criminals use known company names to not arouse distrust. So, as an example, if Amazon emails you, you still need to check whether the email address matches just be sure. Another thing to look for is lack of your name in the beginning. Senders who have business with you would not use common greetings like User, Customer, Sir/Madam, as they would be familiar with your name. As an example, if eBay emails you, they’ll have automatically inserted your name if you are a customer of theirs.

In short, just be more careful when dealing with emails, mainly, do not rush to open files added to emails and always make sure the sender is who you think it is. And when you visit dubious pages, be cautious to not engage with adverts. If you’re careless, ransomware may end up entering your system. Even if the advertisement is advertising something you might be interested in, take into consideration that it could be false. We also suggest to not download anything from untrustworthy sources, which might harbor malware. If you’re downloading through torrents, the least you can do is read the comments before you download something. Software vulnerabilities can also be used for malicious software to get in. For this reason you ought to keep your software updated. When software vendors become aware of the vulnerabilities, they it’s fixed in a patch, and all you really need to do is allow the update to install.

What happened to your files

If you open the ransomware infected file, your computer will be scanned for certain files to lock. It will target documents, photos, videos, etc, all files that could be valuable to you. So as to lock the identified files, the file-encrypting malware will use a strong encryption algorithm to lock your data. A strange file extension added will help you figure out with files were locked. A ransom message should then pop up, which will offer you a decryptor in exchange for money. The amount asked varies from ransomware to ransomware, but the cyber criminals generally demand between $50 and $1000, to be paid in some type of digital currency. Whether to give into the demands or not is your decision to make, but the former isn’t encouraged. It is likely there are other ways to recover files, so look into them beforehand. If the ransomware could be decrypted, it is possible malware analysts have developed a free decryption software. You may also just not recall uploading your files somewhere, at least some of them. It could also be possible that the Shadow copies of your files weren’t removed, which means they are restorable via Shadow Explorer. If you don’t wish this situation to happen again, make sure you routinely back up your files. In case backup is an option, first erase BitPyLock ransomware and only then go to file restoring.

BitPyLock ransomware removal

For mainly one reason, we do not believe manual elimination is a good idea. If you end up making a mistake, your computer could be severely harmed. A wiser idea would be to use an anti-malware utility because the infection would be taken care of by the program. The tool ought to successfully uninstall BitPyLock ransomware because it was made for this purpose. The files will stay locked however, because the application can’t assist you with that. You will need to carry out file restoring yourself.


Learn how to remove BitPyLock ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete BitPyLock ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete BitPyLock ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete BitPyLock ransomware.

Step 2. Delete BitPyLock ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart BitPyLock ransomware Removal.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan BitPyLock ransomware Removal

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version BitPyLock ransomware Removal
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer BitPyLock ransomware Removal