The File Extensions Database


.BIP File Extension

  • Category: 3D Image Files

What is an .BIP file?

.BIP is Character Studio Biped File

Motion capture file created with Character Studio; records the motion of a biped (typically a human) and saves individual frames to a file; allows human motion to be accurately reproduced in video games, movies, and other media where special effects are used.

Programs that open Character Studio Biped File
Windows
Autodesk 3ds Max 2018
File Type 2 Dharma Ransomware Encrypted File
Category: Encoded Files

A BIP file is a file encrypted by a virus variant of Dharma ransomware utilized by cybercriminals. It contains a file, such as a .JPG or .MP3 file, encrypted with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption by the virus. BIP files are similar to .WALLET files but became prevalent in May 2018.

The purpose of Dharma ransomware is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator, typically through bitcoin, to unlock your files. Once the virus infiltrates your computer, often via email attachment from an unknown sender, it begins scrambling your files, renaming them, and encrypting them. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note (FILES ENCRYPTED.txt) informing you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.

The virus renames your files using the following naming convention:

[filename].id-[ID].[email@email.com].bip

For example, if you have a sample.xlsx file it becomes sample.xlsx.id-HDNFH438.webmafia@asia.com.bip file.

NOTE: There is no program currently available to effectively restore your files. If you backup your files you can execute a full system restore. Otherwise, the only known way to decrypt your infected files is to pay the perpetrator for the private key and decrypt program.

How to solve problems with BIP files

  • Associate the BIP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BIP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BIP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BIP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BIP is Character Studio Biped File. Because only the current version supports the latest BIP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BIP is Character Studio Biped File update.
  • To make sure that your BIP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.