My files are encrypted! This morning I logged into my computer and noticed all of my files and folders have been locked with .bart.zip extension. I got a warning said that decrypting of my files is only with the private key which is on their server, then gave me some link to install the key. I think it is a virus, but how do I get my files back? I tried to unzip the files, but it doesn’t work at all, do you know how to fix this? Help me please.
Bart.zip Encrypt Virus description
Bart.zip Encrypt Virus is a huge extortion scam. This virus makes computer user’s files morph into ciphered, password protected archives with .bart.zip extension. It uses a strong hybrid encryption with a large key, when the ramsomware encrypts the files, the virus will add the .bart.zip extension to them. Once the virus finished enciphering of all files, it will create a file named “recover.txt” with an instruction on how to decrypt all files. The “recover.txt” is showing:
!!! IMPORTANT INFORMATION !!!
All your files are encrypted.
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the private key, which is on our secret server.
To receive your private key follow one of the links:
If all addresses are not available, follow these steps:
1. Download and install Tor Browser: https://torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
2. After successfull installation, run the browser and wait for initialization.
3. Type in the address bar:
4. Follow the instructions on the site.
!!! Your personal identification ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
The Bart.zip Encrypt Virus is good at threatening user in order to get money. Bart changes the file format of your personal information. Logically, your computer won’t be able to read the new one. That means all your pictures, music, videos, MS Office documents, etc. are now unusable. It goes without saying that you probably kept some important files on the machine; those get encrypted as well. Bart does show some originality in the way it encrypts you data. Unlike most ransomware-type programs, this one creates separate zip archives for each file. As you could imagine, many people would panic seeing these sudden modifications. However, this would be the absolute worst moment for you to panic. Remember, ransomware aims for profit. It order to help its developers gain money, the Bart virus has to scam you. This is why it provides you detailed payment instructions. Keep in mind these messages are only meant to play mind games with you.
How did I get this virus?
Note: Our computer technology team provides real-time online service to remove the virus, but we do not provide services to decrypt files. To safe your computer and data, we kindly suggest you remove the virus as soon as possible. If you have any problems, welcome to click on the Live Chat button and tell us your question. We will provide you with 24 hours online service.
Can I get my encrypted files back?
In the field of computer technology, there is no available method to decrypt bart.zip files and get your files back. But it is necessary to remove the virus in your system to avoid more file is encrypted. Maybe you have noticed that the only payment to the authors of the Bart ransomware entire amount requested – the only way to try to get the decryption key. But you should know there is absolutely no guarantee that after the payment of the authors of the Bart ransomware will provide the necessary key to decrypt your files. In addition, you must understand that paying money to the cyber criminals, you are encouraging them to create a new virus.
Manual guides to remove the Bart.zip Encrypt Virus
Step 1: Put computer system into Safe mode.
For Win7 user:
1. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Then choose “Safe mode with Networking
2. Click“Start”button, then click “Control Panel”.
For win10 user:
1. Open the Start menu, click Power and select Restart. When restarting, select Choose an option. Then tap Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings.
2. Choose “Enable Safe mode with Networking”.
3. Right-click on the Windows Start button and choose “Control Panel”.
Step 2: In Control Panel, Click“Uninstall a program” (under the Programs section).
Step 3: Look for the program and uninstall. There are many ways to delete the program manually. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files. Please Contact YooSecurity 24/7 Online Experts for help.
Bart.zip Encrypt Virus work quite differently compared to any other malicious software. If your machine gets infected by this Virus, there will be a certain period during which the virus will stay hidden. During this period, it will copy all your files into encrypted copies, while also deleting the originals. If a file is encrypted, this means that you won’t be able to gain access to that file. It has been unleashed upon users worldwide, affecting computers all across the globe from the USA to Mexico, Japan, Germany, and beyond. Bart.zip Encrypt Virus has become a powerful force after long time of development, and more specifically, it has become a kind of driven by economic interests of the business activities, the antivirus software due to restricted by various factors, relatively passive response and counter measures. So we advocate to get rid of it manually.
Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on November 17, 2016 5:54 am