Do you know what EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is?
If your operating system is vulnerable due to lack of reliable protection, EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is one of the many malicious threats that could invade it. This threat is a file-encryptor, and it can corrupt many – if not all – of the personal files stored on the operating system. According to our research team, the infection is set to encrypt 206 unique types of files, some of which include TXT, DOC, JPEG, and RAR files. Once the infection discovers a file with the extension it is looking for, it can employ a complex encryption key to make the files unreadable. Decrypting files is impossible if you do not have the decryption key, and we assume that you do not. It is unlikely that cyber criminals would give it to anyone. Unfortunately, the victims of this malware could be tricked into paying a ransom in hopes of getting a decryption key. Paying the ransom is the last thing you should do, and if you want to learn more about that, as well as how to remove EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, you should continue reading.
EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is also known as HiddenTear Ransomware, and that is because the infamous Hidden Tear source code has been used to create this infection. It has been used for the development of many other threats, including SymmyWare Ransomware and ShutUpAndDance Ransomware. All of these threats require immediate removal, but, unfortunately, users are unlikely to delete them in time. That is because they attack silently and are capable of encrypting files without any warning as well. The only chance you have to stop this malware is before execution. EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is likely to be spread using spam emails, and if you are smart enough to know that opening spam email attachments or clicking on suspicious links is a terrible idea, you should be able to avoid the threat. You need to be cautious about suspicious downloaders too. If you also install reliable anti-malware software, dangerous ransomware should not slither into your operating system successfully.
After encryption, you are introduced to a file called “Hack.html,” which informs that files were encrypted using military-grade encryption and that victims must contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Whenever you face a message claiming that files are encrypted, you need to check whether or not that is the truth because there are many threats that only pose as encryptors. Unfortunately, EnybenyCrypt Ransomware can encrypt files, and it attaches the “.crypt888 file.exe.crypt888” extension to the ones it encrypts. There is nothing you can do to change the data of the files without the decryption key, and so your files will remain encrypted even if you remove the added extension or the ransomware itself.
If you email cyber criminals, they will simply demand money from you, and even if they promise to provide you with a decryptor or a decryption key in return, you should not pay attention. Instead, focus your energy into deleting EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, which you can do using anti-malware software. It will automatically find and remove all malicious components of the infection, and then it will also help you secure the operating system to keep other threats away. It is also important that you back up your personal files. If you have backup copies, you will not suffer a loss of personal files even if ransomware successfully attacks your operating system again.
Remove EnybenyCrypt Ransomware
- Delete the ransom note file called Hack.html.
- Find and Delete the [unknown name].exe file that launched the infection.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Install a legitimate malware scanner and scan the system for malware leftovers.
In non-techie terms:
It is easy to let EnybenyCrypt Ransomware in, but it is much more difficult to remove this infection and fix the damages caused by it. In fact, fixing the damage might be impossible if backups do not exist. The infection encrypts files, and recovering them without a decryption key is not possible. Can you obtain it from cyber attackers? It is unlikely that you can. Nonetheless, they use a file to introduce you to an email address that can help you communicate with them, and if you do that, they should ask money in return for a decryptor. Do not email cyber criminals and do not pay the ransom. The only things you should be focusing on right now is removing EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, securing the operating system, and backing up the remaining files.