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EncryptedbyBB virus Removal Guide

What is EncryptedbyBB ransomware?

EncryptedbyBB is a highly malicious crypto ransomware that appends.encryptedbyBB file extension and locks victim's personal data

EncryptedbyBB ransomware virusEncryptedbyBB is a notorious file encrypting virus, which appends a suffix to personal files and make them unreadable. EncryptedbyBB is one of the latest ransomware[1] threat that has been detected at the beginning of April 2020. Distributed via malicious spam email attachments, the virus distorts log files and enables a strong encryptor, which targets the vast majority of personal files. Consequently, files that have .jpg, .png, .docx, .exe, .mp3 and similar get encrypted by the .encryptedbyBB file extension.

While the extent of attacks is currently unknown, cybersecurity experts have already puzzled out its main features and activities. It’s known that this encrypting virus is being distributed in disguise with seemingly reliable email messages that may be related to shipping information, taxes, offers, and similar. Once the file is launched, the malicious .encryptedbyBB extension is appended to most of the victim’s files, making them unreadable. Cybercriminals use AES-256[2] encryption algorithm, which is known as one of the most reliable methods to render files useless without a decryptor. The algorithm creates unique codes for each victim, which is why the decryptor of ransomware are challenging to develop.

Name EncryptedbyBB
Also known as BB ransomware
File extensions used The virus is a new member of ransomware family. Based on the initial research, it uses .encryptedbyBB file extension to encrypt personal files.
Ransom note

EncryptedbyBB.txt is dropped upon strong data encryption. The file may include information for people who became a victim of the virus. The data may include information on where to transfer money, how to apply decryption key, the contact information of the ransomware developers, and similar.

Targeted files It is currently unknown which particular files the EncryptedbyBB ransomware targets. However, the most popular files, such as .docx, .doc, .exe, .jpg, .png, etc.
Distribution techniques Malicious spam email attachments are the primary source for ransomware distribution. Nevertheless, unprotected RDP connections, exploits, malicious installers, infected websites, and similar means can be used to spread crypto-malware.
Detection names Updated antivirus detect this virus under the following names: Trojan.GenericKD.33583211, Trojan:MSIL/Filecoder.d0bb6406, Win32:Trojan-gen, Gen:NN.ZemsilF.34104.km0@aWEeuXn, A Variant Of MSIL/Filecoder.YQ, W32/Crypren.YQ!tr.ransom, Ransom.BBRansomware, Ransom:MSIL/Fil
eCoder.BB!MSR, Ransom.MSIL.BB.A, HEUR:Trojan-Ransom.MSIL.Crypren.gen. [3]
Removal methods

EncryptedbyBB ransomware removal should be initiated with a reliable antivirus tool. Our recommended programs are SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Removing ransomware side effects

Even after ransomware removal, you may find out that the PC does not work the way it used to work before. Various EncryptedbyBB virus side effects may appear, though severe slowdowns, unresponsive system files, questionable system files, duplicate files, and similar may occur. Therefore, it is recommended to run a full system scan with FortectIntego to get rid of remnants and restore the system's parameters to the state prior to EncryptedbyBB crypto-ransomware attack.

As soon as the files are locked, the BB ransomware drops a ransom note, which may pop up on the victim’s desktop or appear as a new .png file. The ransom note is named as “BB ransomware,” which is why BB ransomware may be used as a secondary EncryptedbyBB encryptor’s name.

Hello! I’m a bb, and Im encrypt your files
Please give me a BTC To address:
And I send you decrypt code

If you have a special decrypt code, please select Path and decrypt file

The developers of the EncryptedbyBB ransomware virus demands a Bitcoin in exchange to a decrypt. If this malicious infection has infected your PC, we highly recommend you to restrain from paying the ransom due to a couple of reasons. First of all, no one can guarantee the success of “agreement” since paying by Bitcoins allow criminals to stay unrecognized, and no one knows if they do have a BB ransomware key themselves. Second of all, the virus may scam victims and make copies of valuable data, so paying the ransom does not make people safer.

If this virus has infected your PC, we highly recommend you to enable a powerful anti-spyware tool and initiate a full EncryptedbyBB removal. VirusTotal research shows that the ransomware can be detected by most of the trustworthy security software. Thus, it is crucial to install a reliable security tool and keep it up-to-date.

EncryptedbyBB crypto ransomwareEncryptedbyBB crypto virus generates a ransom note upon successful infiltration, which instructs victims how to pay the ransom.

To remove EncryptedbyBB virus, you should launch a full system scan with a reputable anti-virus. If your security software is blocked, please see the guidelines on how to start it down below. After you perform a BB ransomware removal, try using third-party data, recover tools. The things are easy as a pie if you have duplicates of essential data on cloud storage.

Do not open questionable emails with attachments

Even though there are multiple means of virus distribution, spam emails remain the most successful medium to infect peoples' PCs with ransomware, trojans, spyware, and other highly dangerous infections. Crooks use exploits and similar techniques to spread malicious emails to thousands of potential victims. To make more chances to deceive people, they disguise viruses under trusted senders, such as official authorities, courier services, post offices, agencies, etc.

Therefore, even though the email seems to be trustworthy, it’s always important to double-check the sender, the names, content, grammar, typo, and other features. Do not open the attachment if you do not have anything in common with the provided information.

Finally, to ensure a full system’s protection, and minimize the risk of a ransomware attack, install a professional antivirus program and make sure it’s always up to date. That's the only way to protect your PC from severe attacks.

Get rid of EncryptedbyBB virus using a professional removal guide

Unfortunately, manual EncryptedbyBB removal is practically impossible. While some questionable “cybersecurity experts” may claim that they will help you to get rid of malicious ransomware without an antivirus, any attempt to change ransom codes or extensions may lead to a permanent data loss.

The only way to remove EncryptedbyBB ransomware virus completely is to install a professional antivirus tool and launch a full system scan. We would strongly recommend using one of the following programs: SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. EncryptedbyBB virus infectionEncryptedbyBB virus - a new member of ransomware family. It's extremely malicious as it initiates system's changes, encrypts files and disguises from antivirus programs.

Sadly, but EncryptedbyBB removal will not lead to the decryption of personal files. All files with .encryptedbyBB extension will remain unusable. If you have duplicate files on a cloud, then remove damaged data and use the copies. In case you don’t have a single copy, try initiating the steps below to recover your files.

Please note that the EncryptedbyBB virus may try to block your antivirus system. Therefore, you may need to perform the following steps:

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

Getting rid of EncryptedbyBB virus. Follow these steps

Manual removal using Safe Mode

If a ransomware appears to be antivirus resistant, please enter Safe Mode with Networking to run a scan

Important! →
Manual removal guide might be too complicated for regular computer users. It requires advanced IT knowledge to be performed correctly (if vital system files are removed or damaged, it might result in full Windows compromise), and it also might take hours to complete. Therefore, we highly advise using the automatic method provided above instead.

Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking

Manual malware removal should be best performed in the Safe Mode environment. 

Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  1. Click Start > Shutdown > Restart > OK.
  2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 button (if that does not work, try F2, F12, Del, etc. – it all depends on your motherboard model) multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list. Windows 7/XP
Windows 10 / Windows 8
  1. Right-click on Start button and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down to pick Update & Security.
    Update and security
  3. On the left side of the window, pick Recovery.
  4. Now scroll down to find Advanced Startup section.
  5. Click Restart now.
  6. Select Troubleshoot. Choose an option
  7. Go to Advanced options. Advanced options
  8. Select Startup Settings. Startup settings
  9. Press Restart.
  10. Now press 5 or click 5) Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Enable safe mode

Step 2. Shut down suspicious processes

Windows Task Manager is a useful tool that shows all the processes running in the background. If malware is running a process, you need to shut it down:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details.
    Open task manager
  3. Scroll down to Background processes section, and look for anything suspicious.
  4. Right-click and select Open file location.
    Open file location
  5. Go back to the process, right-click and pick End Task.
    End task
  6. Delete the contents of the malicious folder.

Step 3. Check program Startup

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to Startup tab.
  3. Right-click on the suspicious program and pick Disable.

Step 4. Delete virus files

Malware-related files can be found in various places within your computer. Here are instructions that could help you find them:

  1. Type in Disk Cleanup in Windows search and press Enter.
    Disk cleanup
  2. Select the drive you want to clean (C: is your main drive by default and is likely to be the one that has malicious files in).
  3. Scroll through the Files to delete list and select the following:

    Temporary Internet Files
    Recycle Bin
    Temporary files

  4. Pick Clean up system files.
    Delete temp files
  5. You can also look for other malicious files hidden in the following folders (type these entries in Windows Search and press Enter):


After you are finished, reboot the PC in normal mode.

Remove EncryptedbyBB using System Restore

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of EncryptedbyBB. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with FortectIntego and make sure that EncryptedbyBB removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove EncryptedbyBB from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by 2-spyware.com security experts.

If your files are encrypted by EncryptedbyBB, you can use several methods to restore them:

Data Recovery Pro may be a solution for encrypted data

Unfortunately, BB ransomware removal does not decrypt locked files. To eliminate encryption, try Data Recovery Pro. Run a full recovery and check whether the malicious file extension has been removed from files.

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by EncryptedbyBB ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Previous Windows Version may work when trying to recover data

Windows has a Previous Windows Version as a default. The most notorious ransomware viruses are known for deleting the previous Windows version copies. However, there is a handful of cases when crooks failed to delete the copies, which is why this method is worth giving a try. To enable Previous Windows Version, please follow these steps:

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

EncryptedbyBB decryptor hasn't yet been launched

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from EncryptedbyBB and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

How to prevent from getting ransomware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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