.BC5B File Extension
BC5B Ransomware Encrypted File
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What is a BC5B file?
A BC5B file is a file encrypted by ransomware, a virus utilized by cybercriminals. It contains a user's file, such as a .JPG, .WMV, or .DOCX file, which is encrypted by the malware.
The purpose of ransomware is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator (commonly by way of Bitcoin) to unlock your files. The virus is a trojan horse that was introduced through a personal document (most likely a fake invoice .DOC or DOCX file asking you to enable macros) attached to an email. Once the virus affects your computer it begins scrambling your files, renaming them, and encrypting them. The virus usually then generates a .TXT ransom note informing you of the encryption of your files and what you need to do to recover them.
How to open a BC5B file
No known program can restore BC5B files to their original state. The best way to recover your files is to retrieve them from a recent backup or perform a System Restore to a point before your computer was infected.
FileInfo.com recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. Paying a ransom encourages ransomware distributors to continue their efforts, and there is no guarantee that paying a ransom will give you access to your files. Instead, you should restore your data from a recent backup created before the ransomware infected your computer.