Your operating system must be protected at all times. If you do not take care of that, BDKR Ransomware could slither in. If not this infection, thousands of others could do the same. This file-encrypting threat was created as an instrument of cyber terror, and it encrypts files to force victims to pay a ransom in return for a decryptor. This decryptor is identified as “decoder card” and mentioned to the victims with a ransom note called “How To Restore Files.txt,” a file which is created in multiple locations all over the operating system. The point is to ensure that you find the file, open it, and read the misleading message. According to this message, an unknown virus is responsible for corrupting your personal files, but that is not the truth because we know exactly what has caused it. The malicious ransomware. Needless to say, you want to delete BDKR Ransomware from your operating system, and you want to do it as soon as possible, but we suggest that you read this report before you proceed with the removal.
BDKR Ransomware comes from a line of successful infections, such as Satan Ransomware and LockCrypt Ransomware. In most cases, spam emails are used to spread them. Do not think that these emails are easy to spot. No, they use misleading subject lines, bogus messages, and even the addresses can be made to look similar to those used by banks, postal services, and reputable companies. Remote access gained by attackers could be used to infiltrate and execute malware as well. As soon as it gets in, BDKR Ransomware encrypts files, and it does that in an incredibly aggressive manner. All files outside the %WINDIR% directory are encrypted, which means that your photos, documents, and similar unique files could also be encrypted along with the files of downloaded applications. If you do not remove the infection before it is executed successfully, it also kills all applications, except for Task Manager. Overall, this threat creates a mess, and once it is done, all of your files are given the “id—[unique ID].BDKR” extension. You should find it attached to the names of all files.
Did you remove BDKR Ransomware launcher right away, but your personal files were encrypted despite that? There’s an easy explanation: This ransomware has a copy of itself. This copy is created in the %WINDIR% directory, and its name is searchfiles.exe. Both the copy and the ransom note file have points of execution in the Windows Registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\). At the time of research, a decryptor that could encrypt files corrupted by BDKR Ransomware for free did not exist, which means that victims of this malicious threat cannot decrypt their files. This is when the TXT file comes into play. According to the message in the file, if the victim emails firstname.lastname@example.org and then pays a ransom for the “decryptor card” in Bitcoins, they would be able to recover their files. You would have to communicate with cyber criminals to know how much they expect from you, but even if you are able to pay the ransom, you should not do it. Cyber criminals have no obligation to provide you with a decryptor or help you restore files even if you pay the ransom.
You have to delete BDKR Ransomware from your operating system quickly because it is controlled by cyber criminals, and they are unpredictable. If you care only about the removal of the threat, you can follow the instructions below. If you look at the bigger picture, and you realize that you need to figure out a way to ensure protection in the future, you might want to consider employing anti-malware software. It will keep your system protected and, most important, it will automatically remove BDKR Ransomware along with other threats if they exist. Your files might be lost after the attack of this malicious threat, but this does not need to happen again. Set up cloud storage or an external drive to back up files to ensure their protection. Our research team wants to help you as best as possible, and if you still have questions that were unanswered in this report, you should contact us via the comments section.