Beware! BTCWare Ransomware. How to get rid of BTCWare completely?

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BTCWare brings a lot of benefits to hackers if it gets to the computer. It doesn’t have a complex structure, however, it is very effective. As a result, users often come across with it online. The only way out is reinstallation of the current system, or you won’t eliminate this ransomware. Unfortunately, users will have to say goodbye to their computer stuff.


BTCWare virus
BTCWare

Users will be depressed when they find out that the system cannot run. And then, BTCWare will be proactive to contact users to tell them that this system is encrypted. It contends that you cannot unlock it without exclusive decoding keys. Users will endeavor to prove it wrong, but the result turns out to be bad. So they have to be subjected to the threats and pay it money.

Once being paid, hackers, who have sent you BTCWare, will give you the decoding key. Don’t hurry up to breathe a sigh of relief. Criminals will definitely try their luck again. User’s decision to do bidding leads to a bunch of viruses and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) on your computer. And that will never end.

If you want to rescue your PC and files urgently, we suggest you follow the remove guides here to get BTCWare removed at first, and then you could recover your files with the common applications.


BTCWare removal guide

STEP 1. Recover files from BTCWare ransomware encryption

There are a lot of different ransomware viruses on the internet. Some of them are more dangerous than the others because they not only leaving malicious processes to protect themselves, but also removing backups of your system to make the recovery process impossible.

Please Note: Not all ransomware infections are able to remove backups of your system, so it is always worth to try a windows recovery method below. In order to protect your backups from this danger, try our Anti-Ransomware product:

We recommend use Safe Mode with command prompt to safely perform a recovery of your files. You will have to reboot your computer, so you better save this instruction some where on your hard drive or read if from second computer.

  • Windows 7 users: You need to reboot your system and before its loaded constantly press “F8” button until you see boot options.

    BTCWare ransomware remove
  • Windows 8/10 users: Press the “Power” button from Windows login screen or Settings. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click on “Restart
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  • After your computer reboots – Click on “Troubleshoot” – press “Advanced options” – “Startup Settings
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  • Click the “Restart” button and your computer will reload again and show you the list with all options. You need to choose the “Safe Mode with Command Prompt
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  • When your windows loads, enter the following line: cd restore and press Enter.
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  • After that type rstrui.exe line and press Enter.
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  • A recovery window will open before you, Click Next to proceed.
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  • In the next window, you need to choose a Restore point. All files in protected drives will be recovered at the time when this point was created (prior to the infection with BTCWare). In the case when ransomware removes these backups, there will be no Restore points listed. Select a Restore point and click “Next”.
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  • Click “Finish” in this window and confirm the recovery process by pressing “Yes“.
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Simple example of how to recover your files from ransomware infection:

STEP 2. Removing BTCWare ransomware malicious files

Once the recovery process is complete, you should consider scanning your computer with a GridinSoft Anti-Malware in order to find any traces of BTCWare infection. Though some ransomware viruses are removing themselves right after the encryption of your files, some may leave malicious processes on your computer for special purposes of cyber criminals.

  1. Run GridinSoft Anti-Malware and choose the scan type, which is suitable for your needs. Of course, for the accuratest scan results we recommend you to choose the “Full Scan”.
  2. Choose "Full Scan"
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Types

  3. Give Anti-Malware a little time to check your system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed
    Anti-Malware Scan Process

  5. Move to quarantine all the viruses and unwanted files, that you see in the results list:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Results

  7. Enjoy the malware removal process:
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Use of On-run protection may additionaly prevent different types of cyber attacks, our protect may flag the downloader of the ransomware as a malicious application preventing the download of BTCWare.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware BTCWare protection

STEP 3. Prevent the BTCWare ransomware infection with GridinSoft Anti-Ransomware

Despite that some ransomware can remove backups of your OS, our product GridinSoft Anti-Ransomware is able to protect them from the removing in the first place. When some kind of a malicious program or ransomware virus tries to delete your backups, out program intercepts this request and blocks the sending process.
Note: that the product is still in Beta testing phase, some bugs and glitches are possible.
Besides the protection tool, you should read and learn few simple rules. Follow them every time you work on your computer and your will decrease chances of your infection to a minimum:

  • Don’t open suspicious spam letters. No way! Be very careful with your downloads. Download and install software preferably from its official website.
  • Do backups of your important files regularly. Storing your really important files in few different places is a good decision.
  • Keep your system free from adware, hijackers and PUPs The infected computer will be more likely compromised with other malicious software, and ransomware is not an exception in this case.
  • Don’t panic and be reasonable. Don’t pay the ransom fee right after you got infected, it is always best to search on the internet for some answers. It is possible that someone have developed a decryption tool that might help you.
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