The GusLocker Ransomware was released just a month ago, but it has already been used to spawn several different variants, which utilize the same file-encryption routine but might use a different extension to mark locked files, as well as a different email address for contact. The latest variant of the GusLocker Ransomware is called the ‘’[email protected]’ Ransomware’ and it uses the extension ‘.bip’ to mark the names of locked files. Naturally, the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware targets a broad range of file formats to ensure that it will deliver the maximum amount of damage to the compromised computer – documents, images, archives, projects, spreadsheets, videos, databases, and many other file formats may be encrypted when the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware initializes its attack.
After the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware is done with the file-encryption attack, it may attempt to minimize the victim’s data recovery options by purging the Shadow Volume Copies and disabling the ‘System Restore’ service. Last but not least, the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware drops a ransom note file, which contains ransom payment instructions and contact details that victims are urged to follow if they want to get their files back. We would not advise you to try to co-operate with the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware’s authors because they may trick you out of your money easily.
The suggestion is to disregard the demands and instructions of the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware’s authors since co-operating with them is unlikely to lead to anything good. Instead, you should take the necessary steps to disrupt the ‘[email protected]’ Ransomware’s attack and remove its harmful components immediately. The easiest way to have this accomplished is to use a trustworthy anti-malware application.