.Anonfive File Virus – Remove and Restore Your Files
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.Anonfive File Virus – Remove and Restore Your Files

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The article will aid you to remove Anonfive ransomware fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end of the article.

Anonfive is the name given to a recently found ransomware cryptovirus that is dubbed that way by malware researchers. The reason for that name is most probably the extension .anonfive, which will get appended to every encrypted file. That is also the name of a known hacking group. The encryption algorithm that is believed to be used is AES as the ransomware is revealed to be a variant of the HiddenTear cryptovirus. The Anonfive virus will create a ransom note held within a text file. Keep reading and see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name.Anonfive File Virus
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and leaves a ransom message afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .anonfive on your files after it finishes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.Anonfive File Virus – Infection

Anonfive ransomware could spread its infection in multiple ways. A payload file which initiates the malicious script for the ransomware in question is seen on the Internet. Your computer system will get encrypted by the cryptovirus if its malicious script gets executed. You can view one payload dropper found by malware researchers, which is uploaded to the VirusTotal service from the below screenshot:

The Anonfive ransomware might also be spreading its payload file on social media sites and file-sharing networks. Freeware that is spread on the Internet can be presented as helpful but could also hide the malicious script for this cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files after you have downloaded them, especially if they are coming from suspicious places like emails or links of unknown origin. Instead, you should scan the files with a security tool and check their size and signatures for anything that seems out of place. Read the ransomware prevention tips from the forum section to see how to avoid infection.

.Anonfive File Virus – Specifics

The .Anonfive file virus is ransomware. According to the analysis of the malware researcher Karsten Hahn, the virus is a variant of HiddenTear. The extension .anonfive will get appended to all files that become locked after the encryption process is finished.

The Anonfive ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve some kind of persistence, and might even launch or repress processes inside the Windows operating system. Some of these entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every booting of Windows.

The ransom note will be placed inside a .txt file after the encryption process is set and done. The file with the ransom note is called READ_IT.txt. It should contain very strict instructions for payment and file recovery.

The note will read something in the lines of the following:

Anonfive was Encrypt your File
Send 50 USD BTC Address 1BYT6TBwwJzr2vXXkhz918VvkB7yb3MgAD
[some email is given for contact]

The ransomware is reported to be a HiddenTear/EDA2 variant by the malware researcher Karsten Hahn. You can read more about the HiddenTear/EDA2 open-source project from the corresponding article in the blog.

The note of the Anonfive ransomware the cybercriminal behind the virus demands 50 US dollars to be paid out as ransom in the form of BitCoins. A Bitcoin address is provided and an e-mail address is given as a contact. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay the crook behind this virus, neither should you use the provided e-mail for contact. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee it. Furthermore, giving money to the criminal will likely just be the motivation needed for distributing more ransomware viruses or doing other criminal activities.

.Anonfive File Virus – Encryption Process

As it is a HiddenTear variant the Anonfive ransomware probably seeks to encrypt files with the following extensions:

→.txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .gif, .jpg, .png, .db, .csv, .sql, .mdb.sln.php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .frm, .myd, .myi, .dbf, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .rm, .wmv, .m4a, .mpa, .wav, .sav, .gam, .log, .ged, .msg, .myo, .tax, .ynab, .ifx, .ofx, .qfx, .qif, .qdf, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tax2015, .box, .ncf, .nsf, .ntf, .lwp

Each of the files that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to the end of their names, and that is precisely the .anonfive extension. The encryption which is utilized by the ransomware is believed to be AES as that is the encryption algorithm used by HiddenTear variants.

The .anonfive cryptovirus is highly likely to delete the Shadow Copies from the Windows operating system by utilizing the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Keep on reading and check out what type of ways you can try to potentially restore some of your files.

Remove .Anonfive File Virus and Restore Your Data

If your computer got infected with the .anonfive ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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To remove .Anonfive File Virus follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .Anonfive File Virus files and objects
2. Find files created by .Anonfive File Virus on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by .Anonfive File Virus

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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