Remove BitPaymer Virus – Restore .LOCK Files

The article will help you to remove BitPaymer virus (with .LOCK extension) permanently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of this article.

BitPaymer is the name of a cryptovirus. The ransomware is coded to put the extension .LOCK to all files after the encryption process is finished along with a text document containing the ransom note instructions for recovering your encrypted files. The BitPaymer virus demands for you to transfer a payment as a ransom to a Bitcoin address or write to them directly on either of the two email addresses appointed inside the ransom note file. Keep on reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameBitpaymer (.LOCK)
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .LOCK to them after it finishes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Bitpaymer (.LOCK)

Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Bitpaymer (.LOCK).Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

BitPaymer Virus – Infection Spread

BitPaymer ransomware could spread its infection via various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer (Read more...)

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