Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware is a malware that stealthily penetrates the PC and encrypts documents, photos and music that stored on the system disks. While encrypting, it renames all encrypted documents, photos and music so that they have a new file extension.
The Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware is a variant of crypto viruses. It affects all current versions of Microsoft Windows OS like the Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. This ransomware virus uses a hybrid encryption mode to eliminate the possibility of brute force a key that will allow to decrypt encrypted files. The Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus encrypts almost of files, including common as:
.rb, .xf, .xx, .zdc, .m4a, .js, .wbmp, .xlsm, .wpe, .fos, .xwp, .wotreplay, .z3d, .d3dbsp, .ncf, .ods, .vpk, .pdf, .z, .odm, .xyw, .xlsb, .wp7, .db0, .sidd, .wp5, .3fr, .3dm, .hplg, .css, .dbf, .rw2, .yml, .wmd, .wgz, .gho, .zif, .wpw, .xll, .raw, .xbplate, .wpa, .xml, .wsh, .wbc, .flv, .r3d, .der, .vpp_pc, .desc, .erf, .wpt, .big, .vcf, .wpg, .zip, .xdl, .wmf, .rgss3a, .ibank, .nrw, .lvl, .qic, .3ds, .rwl, .mdbackup, .jpeg, .syncdb, .eps, .webdoc, .wpb, .xlsx, .dng, .p7c, .dcr, .vdf, .wp, .jpg, .xld, .ppt, .vtf, .zip, .dxg, .2bp, .x3d, .zw, .sum, .m3u, .wmo, .pdd, .crt, .mrwref, .layout, .odt, .itl, .iwi, .psk, .ztmp, .slm, .iwd, .xbdoc, .itm, .docx, .m2, wallet, .t12, .ws, .wpl, .txt, .orf, .mpqge, .wot, .svg, .xxx, .sb, .esm, .ybk, .indd, .xlgc, .map, .mov, .t13, .gdb, .wbm, .jpe, .sid, .zi, .sie, .wbd, .wb2, .xls, .xlk, .accdb, .wps, .apk, .wav, .sql, .dazip, .p12, .csv, .hkx, .wire, .wpd, .wp6, .arw, .wmv, .wn, .odp, .wpd, .tax, .mp4, .mdf, .upk, .png, .xmind, .cer, .odc, .cas, .pak, .wm, .wbk, .pptm, .xlsm, .sr2, .epk, .xdb, .odb, .dba, .hvpl, .psd, .wcf, .fsh, .rofl, .fpk, .asset, .srw, .p7b, .sav, .wsc, .wmv, .doc, .zdb, .wri, .vfs0, .rim, .cr2, .ltx, .cfr, .kdc, .das, .xmmap, .1st
Once the encryption process is done, it will create a ransom demanding message called “_readme.txt” offering decrypt all users photos, documents and music if a payment is made. You can see an one of the variants of the ransomnote below:
ATTENTION! Don't worry my friend, you can return all your files! All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key. The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you. This software will decrypt all your encrypted files. What guarantees you have? You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free. But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information. You can get and look video overview decrypt tool: https://we.tl/t-mVSS8cJcv3 Price of private key and decrypt software is $980. Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490. Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours. To get this software you need write on our e-mail: email@example.com Reserve e-mail address to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Telegram account: @datarestore Your personal ID:
|Type||Ransomware, Filecoder, Crypto virus, File locker|
|Contactemail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @datarestore (telegram)|
|Ransom amount||$490, $980 in Bitcoins|
|Removal||To remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware use the removal guide|
|Decryption||To decrypt Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware use the steps|
Therefore it is very important to follow the instructions below without a wait. The guidance will assist you to delete Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you recover (decrypt) encrypted files for free.
- How to remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware
- How to decrypt Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware
- Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt encrypted files
- How to restore encrypted files
- How to protect your system from Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware?
- Finish words
How to remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware
In most cases it’s not possible to delete the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus manually. For that reason, our team made several removal solutions that we have combined in a detailed instructions below. Therefore, if you’ve the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus on your computer and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the few simple steps below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware with Zemana Anti-malware
Thinking about remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus from your personal computer? Then pay attention to Zemana Free. This is a well-known utility, originally created just to scan for and get rid of malware, adware and PUPs. But by now it has seriously changed and can not only rid you of malware, but also protect your PC from ransomware virus, malicious software and adware, as well as identify and remove common viruses and trojans.
Click the following link to download Zemana. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you setup Zemana Anti-Malware on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware related files, folders and registry keys. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, Zemana AntiMalware will show a list of detected threats. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware and other malware and potentially unwanted programs.
How to remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware
Remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus manually is difficult and often the ransomware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware which are fully clean your personal computer. Moreover, this free application will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and adware that your PC may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
Once the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware related files, folders and registry keys. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will start to remove Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus and other security threats. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of adware software, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Double-check for ransomware virus with KVRT
KVRT is a free removal tool that can check your computer for a wide range of security threats like the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus, adware, trojans as well as other malicious software. It will perform a deep scan of your personal computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. Once a malware is detected, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your computer with a simple click.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) on your computer from the link below.
Author: Kaspersky® lab
Category: Security tools
Update: March 5, 2018
When the downloading process is done, double-click on the Kaspersky virus removal tool icon. Once initialization procedure is finished, you will see the KVRT screen as displayed on the screen below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next press Start scan button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus and other malicious software. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Kaspersky virus removal tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
When that process is done, Kaspersky virus removal tool will open a scan report as shown on the screen below.
Once you have selected what you wish to remove from your machine click on Continue to begin a cleaning procedure.
How to decrypt encrypted files
The encryption algorithm is so strong that it’s practically impossible to decrypt encrypted files without the actual encryption key. The bad news is that the only way to get your files back is to pay ($490, $980 in Bitcoins) makers of the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus for a copy of the private (encryption) key.
We don’t recommend paying a ransom, as there is no guarantee that you will be able to decrypt your photos, documents and music. In addition, you must understand that paying money to the cyber criminals, you are encouraging them to create a new ransomware virus.
Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt encrypted files
Michael Gillespie (@) released a free decryption tool named STOPDecrypter (download from download.bleepingcomputer.com/demonslay335/STOPDecrypter.zip).
STOPDecrypter has been updated to include decryption support for the following .djvu* variants (.djvu, .djvuu, .udjvu, .djvuq, .djvur, .djvut, .pdff, .tro, .tfude, .tfudeq, .tfudet, .rumba, .adobe, .adobee, .blower, .promos, .dotmap. STOPDecrypter will work for any extension of the Djvu* variants including new extensions.
Please check the twitter post for more info.
How to restore encrypted files
In some cases, you can restore files encrypted by Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to restore all encrypted files.
Restore encrypted files using Shadow Explorer
In some cases, you have a chance to restore your photos, documents and music that were encrypted by the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware. This is possible due to the use of the tool called ShadowExplorer. It is a free application which made to obtain ‘shadow copies’ of files.
Download ShadowExplorer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 15, 2019
Once downloading is finished, extract the downloaded file to a directory on your PC. This will create the necessary files as displayed in the following example.
Run the ShadowExplorerPortable program. Now select the date (2) that you want to restore from and the drive (1) you want to restore files (folders) from as on the image below.
On right panel navigate to the file (folder) you want to recover. Right-click to the file or folder and press the Export button as displayed on the image below.
And finally, specify a folder (your Desktop) to save the shadow copy of encrypted file and click ‘OK’ button.
Restore encrypted files with PhotoRec
Before a file is encrypted, the Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to recover your documents, photos and music using file restore software like PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec from the link below. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 1, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder as shown in the following example.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for MS Windows. It’ll display a screen as displayed in the following example.
Select a drive to recover as displayed in the following example.
You will see a list of available partitions. Select a partition that holds encrypted personal files as shown on the screen below.
Click File Formats button and specify file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the restore of certain file types. When this is done, click OK button.
Next, click Browse button to select where restored files should be written, then press Search.
Count of recovered files is updated in real time. All recovered files are written in a folder that you have selected on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the recovery process is not finished.
When the recovery is done, click on Quit button. Next, open the directory where restored files are stored. You will see a contents as displayed on the screen below.
All restored photos, documents and music are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you’re looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your restored files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your system from Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware?
Most antivirus applications already have built-in protection system against the ransomware virus. Therefore, if your system does not have an antivirus program, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, use the HitmanPro.Alert.
Use HitmanPro.Alert to protect your personal computer from Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus
All-in-all, HitmanPro.Alert is a fantastic utility to protect your computer from any ransomware. If ransomware is detected, then HitmanPro.Alert automatically neutralizes malware and restores the encrypted files. HitmanPro.Alert is compatible with all versions of MS Windows OS from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 10.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro Alert for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 6, 2019
When the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro Alert desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you’ll be shown a window where you can select a level of protection, as displayed below.
Now click the Install button to activate the protection.
After completing the steps above, your personal computer should be clean from Bufalo@firemail.cc ransomware virus and other malicious software. Your computer will no longer encrypt your photos, documents and music. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new variant of ransomware virus, and then the best way – ask for help here.