Infected with Dharma Bip ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Dharma Bip ransomware
Dharma Bip Ransomware is a new version of most dangerous PC threats Dharma Ransomware. After infiltration, a virus encrypts all *.doc, *.xls, *.db, *.avi, *.mp3, *.wav and many others files on users PC. Decryption method is AES+RSA, so it’s very difficult to decrypt .bip files without decryption algorithm, but at present moment it doesn’t exist. After the short procedure of encryption, Dharma Bip ransomware changes files suffixes to *.[firstname.lastname@example.org].bip, *.email@example.com, *.[firstname.lastname@example.org].bip and creates special messages for users, called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt and Info.hta. These messages are shown to victims for the main purpose: getting money for potential decryption. Cybercriminals offer free decryption only for one file, to prove, that they are not joking. We strongly recommend to not pay them, because decryption by this way is not warranted. Besides, all payments will support the creation of similar viruses in future. Examples of INFO.hta ransom note (below):
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail Beamsell@qq.com
Write this ID in the title of your message BCBEF350
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:Beamsell@qq.com
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
We recommend to remove Dharma Bip Ransomware and not to pay the ransom. Besides, in our article, we offer all available methods of restoring .bip files. Also, we recommend to prevent Ransomware infiltration by making backup copies of all important files on your PC.
Another example of FILES ENCRYPTED.txt ransom notes:
FILES ENCRYPTED.txt contains:
all your data has been locked us
You want to return?
write email Beamsell@qq.com
How Dharma Bip ransomware infected your PC
Dharma Bip ransomware infiltrates PC around the world since May’2018. Ransome comes from emails and through unprotected network configuration. For more advanced defense from ransomware threats, you should never download programs from the suspicious sources and use backup copies. The only way to protect your computer from such threats is to install antiviruses with crypto-protection like HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.
What to do if you are infected with Dharma Bip ransomware virus?
First of all don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Dharma Bip ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Dharma Bip ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Dharma Bip ransomware:
Related Internet connections:
Check following files:
How to decrypt files infected by Dharma Bip ransomware (.bip files)?
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of Dharma Bip ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged (in our case – encrypted by Dharma Bip ransomware). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore bip files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Information provided by Tim Kas