BitPyLock Ransomware

What is BitPyLock Ransomware?

BitPyLock Ransomware is a malicious application that can sneak in and out without you noticing anything. It should reveal its presence only after encrypting your files with a robust encryption algorithm. By the time the encryption process is over, all locations containing affected files should contain an HTML file with instructions on how to pay a ransom. In exchange, hackers should offer their decryption tools. The scariest part is that the note might say that it is impossible to restore files from backup because the malware erased it. However, this might be untrue. We explain more about this malicious application further in this article, and if you want to learn how you could erase BitPyLock Ransomware too, you should check the removal instructions available below.testtest

Where does BitPyLock Ransomware come from?

BitPyLock Ransomware could be spread through unsecured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections, Spam emails, and untrustworthy file-sharing sites. Thus, securing your RDP connections and keeping away from files that come from suspicious sources, would be a smart thing to do if you want to avoid threats alike. Also, it would be a good idea to acquire a legitimate antimalware tool. Our researchers at, advise not only to keep such tool updated and running but also to use it to scan files, whenever you encounter data from doubtful sources. A quick scan might be enough to identify malicious content, in which case, your chosen tool should warn you no to launch the scanned file and get rid of it at once.

How does BitPyLock Ransomware work?

Before the scary ransom note appears, BitPyLock Ransomware should hide in the background and perform the encryption process. During it, the malicious program is supposed to encrypt all picture and document formats found on the infected device. To make it easier to notice and separate encrypted files, the threat should also append its own extension. For instance, a document named receipt.pdf ought to become receipt.pdf.bitpy after it gets encrypted by this malware. By the time all of the targeted files are encrypted, BitPyLock Ransomware should drop its ransom notes in every directory containing encrypted data.

The notes ought to be called # HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES #.html and if opened, they should open a message on your browser. It should start with: “All your files are encrypted! All your files, including, but not limited to: Photos, videos, databases and office projects have been encrypted.” The remaining text should explain that victims, who want to get tools that could decrypt such files, must pay a ransom of 0.8 Bitcoins or around 6700 US dollars (at the moment of writing). Since the sum is so huge, we recommend considering the hackers’ offer carefully. You cannot know if these people will hold on to their end of the bargain. Since you have to pay first, they could easily scam you. If you think the risk is too great, we advise deleting BitPyLock Ransomware and checking if your backup data is truly gone, because hackers might claim that it was deleted only to convince you to pay.

How to remove BitPyLock Ransomware?

There might be no need to worry about having to erase BitPyLock Ransomware because the sample that we tested deleted itself as soon as it finished the encryption process. Nonetheless, we cannot be certain that all of the malware’s versions will work this way, which is why we encourage you to take extra precautions. If you think you can handle the task, you could use the instructions we offer below this paragraph to learn how to look for and erase the malware’s files. On the other hand, if you do not feel like dealing with this threat manually, we encourage you to install a legitimate antimalware tool and let it eliminate BitPyLock Ransomware for you.

Delete BitPyLock Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Open Task Manager and click on Processes.
  3. Search for a process belonging to the malware.
  4. If there is such a process, select it and click End Task.
  5. Close Task Manager.
  6. Press Windows key+E.
  7. Search these directories:
  8. Look for the malware’s installer, if you find it, right-click it and press Delete.
  9. Find files called # HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES #.html, right-click them, and select Delete.
  10. Exit File Explorer.
  11. Empty Recycle Bin.
  12. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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