1BTC Ransomware Description
Cybercriminals often tend to create ransomware threats, which have their code based on already established data-locking Trojans instead of building a threat from scratch. An example of this would be the 1BTC Ransomware, which emerged recently. This file-encrypting Trojan is based on the wildly popular Dharma Ransomware.
Compromising Your System
It is not yet certain how the authors of the 1BTC Ransomware are propagating it exactly. Fraudulent application updates, mass spam email campaigns, and infected pirated software are dubbed to be some of the infection vector, which have likely been used in the spreading of the 1BTC Ransomware. When a computer gets infected by the 1BTC Ransomware, it will be quickly scanned so that the threat can locate the files, which it was programmed to go after. Next is the encryption process. A file, which has been locked by the 1BTC Ransomware will have its name changed. The 1BTC Ransomware, like most variants of the Dharma Ransomware, follows a certain pattern when adding an extension – ‘.id-
The Ransom Note
It is highly likely that the 1BTC Ransomware will use the same ransom note names as most of the data-locking Trojans, which belong to the Dharma Ransomware family. Most variants of the Dharma Ransomware have their ransom notes named ‘info.hta’ or ‘FILES ENCRYPTED.txt.’ The attackers often tend to avoid mentioning what the exact ransom fee is but they do give out an email address. The authors of the 1BTC Ransomware provide the victims with the following email address – ‘email@example.com.’
We would always recommend you to stay away from authors of ransomware and cybercriminals in general. Usually, there is nothing good that can come out of engaging with such individuals. Make sure you download and install a legitimate anti-virus software suite, which will wipe off the 1BTC Ransomware from your computer and keep it safe moving forward. You can also look into using a third-party data-recovery application, which could help you recover some of the lost files.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.