Remove Bed5 File Ransomware

How to Remove Bed5 Ransomware?

One particularly destructive infection is the Cerber Ransomware. Hackers improved this pest thus creating Cerber2 and Cerber3. As if the original version wasn’t virulent enough. We’ve provided detailed removal instruction on all three parasites. Today’s article is all about a brand new variation of the dreaded Cerber Ransomware. It adds the .bed5 extension to the files it encrypts. And whatever this program locks remains locked. File-encrypting infections in general are very dangerous. In fact, some researchers even go so far as to say this is the absolute worst type of malware out there. Yes, you’ve been unlucky enough to download an incredibly unpleasant parasite. This program uses the AES encrypting algorithm. It firstly performs a thorough scan on your machine in order to locate your files. Pictures, music files, Microsoft Office documents, videos, etc. Anything of value you’ve stored on board falls victim to the ransomware. Once this parasite finds your data, encryption begins. Most ransomware viruses rename the files they encrypt. That is how you know your data is no longer accessible. Hence, the dubious .bed5 extension is a giant red flag. Seeing this appendix means you won’t be able to use your files anymore. This parasite actually copies the target data. Then it deletes the originals and leaves you with the unusable copies. Your computer is unable to recognize this new file format so it can’t open your files. You end up being denied access to your very own private files. Do you think that’s fair? Wait until you hear what else ransomware has in store for you. While locking your data, the virus drops .txt and .html files. They contain elaborate payment instructions. Now, what would you pay for? The privilege to restore your data, of course. Ransomware is nothing but an attempt for a cyber fraud. A scam. You see, this entire scheme is super simple and quite easy. To begin with, your computer gets infected with ransomware. The virus locks all your personal files using a complicated cipher. Furthermore, these modifications are completely unauthorized. They happen out of the blue. Logically, many PC users would give into panic, anxiety and despair. Having your files encrypted and unreadable is indeed nerve-wracking. As mentioned, ransomware aims at your bank account. It plays mind games with you and, ultimately, tricks you into paying a ransom. The virus is supposed to provide a decryptor in exchange for your money. In reality, though, it provides nothing.

How did I get infected with?

Ironically, the oldest infiltration method is also the most effective one. It involves spam emails and email-attachments. Next time you receive something suspicious in your inbox, keep in mind it might be malware. Clicking it open would automatically set the virus free. Therefore, stay away from such emails. Delete them in order to protect your safety. The same piece of advice goes for spam messages from unknown senders. Ransomware might pretend to be a software update or even a job application. You must always keep an eye out for potential intruders because the web is full of malware. Furthermore, hackers are full of ideas. They often attach viruses to some freeware or shareware bundle as well. This way, unless you check out the entire bundle beforehand, you end up installing the virus too. Our advice is to stay away from illegitimate pages, torrents and programs. Be careful what you give green light to. Last but not least, avoid third-party pop-up ads and random commercials. More often than not, those are corrupted.

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Why is Bed5 dangerous?

The virus keeps your data hostage. Be messing with its format, this program denies you access to your very own files. Obviously, that may cause you great inconveniences and serious damage. The target files get turned into unreadable gibberish. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the ransomware then starts demanding money from you. Hackers want you to panic. However, if you think logically, making a deal with cyber criminals would be a horrible idea. According to the ransom notes, you will receive a decryption key once you pay. The sum demanded varies but it’s usually no less than 1 Bitcoin (around 600 USD). Even if you do follow these instructions, though, that guarantees you nothing. Crooks aren’t famous for being honorable people, are they? The one thing hackers are interested in is gaining illegitimate profit. Don’t give them your money and don’t be naive. You need to remove the virus ASAP and avoid ransomware in the future. Also, researchers constantly work on methods to decrypt files for free. Keep your bitcoins and delete the intruder. Please follow our manual removal guide down below.

Bed5 Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Bed5 Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with Bed5 encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate Bed5 encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software to recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.

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