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Is ransomware really that dangerous

BtcKING ransomware is is a file-encrypting type of malicious program. Usually, ransomware uses spam emails and bogus downloads to infect users, and one of the two was the most likely cause of the contamination. File-encoding malware is an extremely damaging piece of malicious software as it encodes data, and asks that you pay to get them back. If if you routinely backup your files, or if malware analysts develop a free decryptor, file-recovery would not be difficult. Other than that, file recovery could be impossible. Paying the ransom will not necessarily result in data decoding so take that into account if you opt to pay. Crooks already encrypted your files, what’s stopping them from being even more nasty by not unlocking your data after payment. Instead of complying with the requests, you are advised to abolish BtcKING ransomware from your PC.

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What does file-encrypting malware do

The most probable way you acquired the ransomware was by opening a spam email. An infected file is attached to an email and sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. When you open the the file attached to the email, the ransomware downloads onto the OS. This is why users are cautioned not to open all email attachments that reach their inbox. You need to become familiar with the signs of an infected email, otherwise you will have to deal with a malicious one sooner or later. No matter how authentic the email may seem, be careful of senders who press you to download the attachment. If you perceive every email attachment you get as possible malware, it can take time to ensure they are secure, but at least you would bypass severe contaminations. You also ought to stop acquiring software from non-legitimate sites. If you wish to have secure, ransomware-free software, only download from dependable pages.

The encoding process will be finished before you even realize what is going on. The major things targeted will be images, documents and videos. After encoding, a ransom note should become visible, if it doesn’t launch on automatically, it ought to be placed in folders holding the encoded files. Obviously, you will be asked to pay to recover the files. Users, however, seem to forget that they are doing business with cyber criminals, who might behave erratically. So by giving into the demands, you might just be giving away money only to receive nothing. There are no guarantees that you’ll be sent a decoding key if you pay. Don’t trust in criminals to give you a decoding application, they could just take your money. These situations are why having backup is so critical, you would not need to worry about data loss, you might just delete BtcKING ransomware. If you don’t have backup, it would be wiser to buy reliable backup after you abolish BtcKING ransomware.

BtcKING ransomware elimination

You are advised to obtain professional malware removal software and have it uninstall BtcKING ransomware for you. The process of manual BtcKING ransomware removal can be too complex to do safely, so we don’t recommend it. Unfortunately, even if you terminate BtcKING ransomware, the security utility won’t be able to restore your data

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Learn how to remove BtcKING ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove BtcKING ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove BtcKING ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove BtcKING ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove BtcKING ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove BtcKING ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove BtcKING ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove BtcKING ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove BtcKING ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove BtcKING ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove BtcKING ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove BtcKING ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove BtcKING ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove BtcKING ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove BtcKING ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove BtcKING ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove BtcKING ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove BtcKING ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove BtcKING ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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