BI_D is a ransomware that was first discovered by the security researcher, Michael Gillespie. It’s a new variation of LockCrypt and it begins encrypting your files immediately after getting inside the system. The “[ id-[victim’s_ID].BI_D” extension gets appended to all of them and it becomes impossible to use them once that happens. The type of the encryption algorithm this threat employs is currently unknown and the decryption tool for that hasn’t yet been developed as well. The ransom note called “How to Restore Files.txt” is placed into each of your folders as soon as all of your data is encrypted and the following text can be found inside of it –
Your personal id –
Warning: all your files are infected with an unknown virus.
To decrypt your files, you need to contact at [email protected]
The decoder card is received by bitcoin.
You can buy bitcoins from the following links://blockchain.info/wallet
Do not try to restore files your self, this will lead to the loss of files forever
You can send us 2-3 encoded files.
And attach to the letter a file from the folder c:\Windows\DECODE.KEY for testing, we will return them to you for FREE
Con artists behind threats of this kind do their best to make you think that dealing with them is the only possible way out here, that you can only continue using the computer as normal if you pay to them. But it’s not necessary to do so – instead of sponsoring the people who want to have it easy at your expense, install a program like SpyHunter. It’s a powerful tool that has been specifically developed to battle viruses like BI_D and the instructions on how to use it can be found below the article. As soon as you’re through with the removal process, it becomes possible to restore your files from backup.
And when that’s put behind you, you need to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again – both of the aforementioned things take quite a bit of time. To prevent a scenario like that from unfolding, limit your visits to fishy sources, don’t agree to install updates for your software if the prompt for that looks off, don’t click on links or advertisements that give you the same impression, refrain from opening the attachments that come with spam emails, and keep SpyHunter up-to date and running all the time. Adhering to those steps should be enough to firmly guard the PC from being attacked.