Today one of the valuable readers of Technize mailed me about his problem. He has Bitdefender Internet Security installed and he was using some folder protection utility to password protect some of his important files. But Bitdefender Internet Security suspected all those password protect files as rootkit hidden items and then renamed them to filename.extension.bd.ren.bd.ren. I searched the Bitdefender site and found out that Bitdefender has got an option to rename the infected or suspicious file. Here’s a list of what all options Bitdefender offers:
None (log objects)
No action will be taken on infected files. These files
will appear in the report file.
Prompt user for action
When an infected file is detected, a window will appear
prompting the user to select the action on that file.
Disinfect files Disinfects the infected file.
Depending on the importance of that file, you can
select to disinfect it, isolate it in the quarantine zone
or delete it.
Deletes the infected files immediately, without any
Move files to Quarantine
Moves the infected files into the quarantine.
Changes the extension of the infected files. The new
extension of the infected files will be .vir. By renaming the infected files, the possibility of executing
and thus of spreading the infection is removed. At the
same time they can be saved for further examination
Rename files has a similar effect on the hidden files (rootkits). The new extension
of the detected files will be .bd.ren. By renaming the detected files, the possibility
of executing and thus of spreading the potential infection is removed. At the same
time they can be saved for further examination and analysis.
How to restore these .bd.ren files?
Restoring these renamed files to their original position is very simple. You only have to remove .bd.ren from the file extension and it will start working again. suppose if the file was example.jpg.bd.ren, just remove .bd.ren from the end of the filename so that it becomes example.jpg. Now the file will open in it’s default application. If you have any other questions or suggestions regarding this article, please leave a comment.
Note: You can download the Bitdefender v10 User guide from here.
Note: If you want to rename multiple files at once, please see the following guide:
Rename Multiple Files Atonce