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Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware are two ransomware variants that have been circulating since 2016. Bart Ransomware was first seen in the wild in May 2016, while Bart v2.0 Ransomware was first spotted in November of the same year. Both variants use strong encryption algorithms to render victims’ files inaccessible, and both demand a ransom payment for the decryption key.
The same person created Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware.
While Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware are both active, Bart Ransomware is the more prevalent of the two. Bart Ransomware has been spotted in a number of high-profile attacks, including the WannaCry outbreak in May 2017. Bart v2.0 Ransomware has largely flown under the radar.
Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 use the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encrypt victims’ files, and both append a unique file extension to encrypted files. Bart Ransomware uses the “.bart” file extension, while Bart v2.0 Ransomware uses the “.onion” file extension.
Once encryption is complete, victims will see a ransom note that demands payment for the decryption key. Attackers will usually present the ransom note as a text or HTML file. Bart Ransomware’s ransom note is called “README.bart.txt” or “README.bart.html,” while Bart v2.0 Ransomware’s ransom note is called “DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.onion” or “DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.html.”
If it has infected you with either Bart Ransomware or Bart v2.0 Ransomware, we recommend you do not pay the ransom demand. There is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption key, even if you make payment. Instead, focus on Bart Ransomware removal and then look into Bart Ransomware recovery options.
How to prevent Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware:
– Keep your operating system and other software up to date.
– Use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication when available.
– Don’t open email attachments from unknown senders.
– Don’t download files from untrustworthy websites.
How to remove Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware:
– Use an anti-malware program to scan for and remove Bart Ransomware and Bart v2.0 Ransomware.
– Use a Bart Ransomware decryptor.
– Restore Bart Ransomware-encrypted files from a backup, if you have one.
Public decryption tool
The No More Ransom project has decryption tools to help you. All you need is to be sure of which ransomware infected your device and use the proper tool for it.
Contact data recovery services
If anything else fails or if you don’t feel comfortable recovering your files on your own, you can contact a data recovery service. It is one of the most effective ways to recover your data.
SalvageData’s ransomware data recovery experts will decrypt your files and send them back to you with no corruption. Do not lose hope. Let the SalvageData team help you get your data back.