.Anubi Files Virus – Remove It and Restore Your Data

.Anubi Files Virus – Remove It and Restore Your Data

This article will aid you to remove .Anubi Files Virus efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end.

.Anubi is the extension that will be placed to your files after they are encrypted by the Anubi ransomware virus. Some malware researchers speculate that the virus might be a new variant of the BTCWare ransomware or just written on that code. After the payload of the ransomware is executed, your files will get encrypted and the virus will leave a ransom note with instructions for payment. Keep on reading below to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name.Anubi Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware virus encrypts files on your PC and a ransom note will be left demanding that you pay an unspecified amount of money in Bitcoins, after contacting the extortionists.
SymptomsThis ransomware will encrypt your files and then append the extension .Anubi on every encrypted file.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable Files
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.Anubi Files Virus – Infection

The .Anubi files virus could spread its infection via various methods. One of these methods is seen as the main one for spreading it, which is with a payload file that executes the malicious script for the ransomware, which in turn infects your computer system. Such a payload file can be seen distributed around the Internet via different outlets.

The .Anubi files virus could spread its payload file on social media sites and file-sharing networks. Freeware applications which are found on the Web could be presented as useful but at the same time could hide the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Avoid opening files straight away after you have downloaded them. That stands especially for ones that came from sources like suspicious e-mails or links. What you should rather do is to scan files before opening them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything dubious. Also, you should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum section.

.Anubi Files Virus – Description

The .Anubi files virus takes its name from the .Anubi extension that it appends to all files that it encrypts. Some malware researchers are arguing whether this virus is a variant of the the .BTCWare File Virus or just written on its code.

The .Anubi files virus could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, launch and repress processes in Windows. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System, and one such entry is outlined down below:

→HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

The ransom note of the virus will be put inside your computer system after the encryption process is finished. The note is written in English, but that doesn’t mean that English-speaking users are the main target of the malware. Inside the note, you will view the payment instructions for allegedly recovering your files. The ransom note is inside a file called “__READ_ME__.txt”.

That __READ_ME__.txt file will open up the following ransom note:

That ransom note reads the following:

[WHAT HAPPENED] Your important files produced on this computer have been encrypted due a security problem
If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail: [email protected]
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

[FREE DECRYPTION AS GUARANTEE] Before paying you can send to us up to 3 files for free decryption.
Please note that files must NOT contain valuable information
and their total size must be less than 1Mb

[HOW TO OBTAIN BITCOINS] The easiest way to buy bitcoin is LocalBitcoins site.
You have to register, click Buy bitcoins and select the seller
by payment method and price

https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

https://paxful.com/buy-bitcoin

https://bitcointalk.org/

[ATTENTION] Do not rename encrypted files
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss
If you not write on e-mail in 36 hours – your key has been deleted and you cant decrypt your files

Your ID:

?RdKA(l\N”L/E.6>HAs4^G0qfLktE:]cE>pNg`!62:_G/S:\F%m9Wbj+jb_j[B85Y7sYJSO-5ZO1%#’h3*
/F2[GtkG1dB%0?kFe+MpOBO(!f,:’$E1[“%e4q.n`3>=d7rpNUtR^kCbmS%k`c\Q#tic’cSt6nHt\g7UW\
4lYV”C.J8cCSbILUKMQ,#[email protected]=,DDN:eB4>”S`P7pm)c58%cIR(;]>p&ml#X#_EQ7`HeN`KT0)_l_>:WYCK
pE+G^a&PVWKPcf\7a*pDZr[:uK54oAiW`(SD7U;`,uS4[RD<;[e1PS/5f.]bL9&G$MB27Z"CW?t"3Y6

The developers of the Anubi ransomware are using an e-mail address as a way to contact them. As seen above in the ransom note message the e-mail address used by the Anubi cryptovirus is the following – [email protected].

Instructions which are presented in the ransom note of the .Anubi files virus should not be followed. You should NOT under any circumstances write to the cybercriminals. Nobody could give you a guarantee that your files will get restored if you pay the ransom. However, you could try to get 3 of your files decrypted, in case you need to use them with a potential decryptor tool released in the near future.

.Anubi Files Virus – Encryption

If the .Anubi files virus ransomware proves to be a variant of BTCWare or indeed uses its code, there is a huge probability for it to target and encrypt files with these extensions:

→.1c, .3fr, .accdb, .ai, .arw, .bac, .bay, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .cfg, .config, .cr2, .crt, .crw, .css, .csv, .db, .dbf, .dcr, .der, .dng, .doc, .docm, .docx, .dwg, .dxf, .dxg, .eps, .erf, .gif, .htm, .html, .indd, .iso, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .kdc, .lnk, .mdb, .mdf, .mef, .mk, .mp3, .mp4, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .odb, .ode, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .orf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .png, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .psd, .pst, .ptx, .r3d, .rar, .raw, .rtf, .rw2, .rwl, .sql, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .tif, .wb2, .wma, .wpd, .wps, .x3f, .xlk, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .zip

All files that get encrypted will receive the [[email protected]].anubi extension appended to them. Some malware researchers say that the algorithm being used for the encryption process is AES but that has not been confirmed for the time being.

The .Anubi files virus is not excluded from erasing the Shadow Volume Copies of the Windows Operating System. That will make the encryption process more viable since it will eliminate one way for a possible file recovery. Continue to read and see what ways you can try out to potentially recover some of your file data.

Remove Anubi Virus and Restore Files

In case your computer got infected with the .Anubi files virus, you should have some 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 more computer systems. You should remove this ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided down below.

Manually delete .Anubi Files Virus from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the .Anubi Files Virus threat: Manual removal of .Anubi Files Virus requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

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

Automatically remove .Anubi Files Virus by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove .Anubi Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by .Anubi Files Virus
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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