Yet another ransomware virus for Android devices is here, appending the .AnubisCrypt file extension. The ransomware has been detected to pretend to be a legitimate barcode scanner app, but instead it begins to scan for to encrypt important files so that you can no longer open them on your computer. In case your mobile device has been infected by .AnubisCrypt files ransomware, we suggest that you read this article thoroughly.
.AnubisCrypt Files Virus
|Type||Ransomware for Android.|
|Short Description||Aims to encrypt the files on you Android device and ask you to pay ransom to get them back.|
|Symptoms||Files cannot be opened and they have the .AnubisCrypt file extension added to them.|
|Distribution Method||Via fake Barcode scanner app.|
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.AnubisCrypt Ransomware – How Did I Get It and How Does It Work
There is only one method via which this ransomware virus is spread. It may be replicated as a result of being advertised as an app that is a fake barcode scanner. The app in question looks like the following:
Be advised that if this app is blocked, crooks may switch to another app that may not yet be know, so be careful which apps you add to your phone.
Researchers have not yet established the encryption algorithm used by this ransomware, but one thing is for sure – it renders the following files on your smartphone to be no longer usable:
- Video files.
- Image files.
- App files.
Once the encryption process of this ransomware is done, the files on your smartphone will start to appear like the following:
In addition to this the situation may also be much worse for the important data on your phone as well. The main reason for that is that this ransomware appears to share a similar code with a known banking virus, called Anubis (detected as ANDROIDOS_ANUBISDROPPER(https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/google-play-apps-drop-anubis-banking-malware-use-motion-based-evasion-tactics/). It’s main goal was to connect to a C&C server and related information from your phone to the cyber-criminals’ servers. This can result in any financial data on your phone, like PayPal, bank and other login names and passwords to be directly stolen. This is why if you have become a victim of the .AnubisCrypt ransomware, you should immediately focus on removing it.
Remove .AnubisCrypt Ransowmare from Your Android Device
For the removal of this app, a simple uninstall won’t cut it. You will need to make sure that your phone is clear from any malware, and your phone also need to be protected against any infections in the future, too. The .AnubisCrypt ransomware virus should be fully gone with all its files and objects. We strongly advise that you move all your contacts and files to a computer, where you can try to fix them when a decrypter for AnubisCrypt comes out. Until then, you can simply do a hard reset of your device and change all your financial information and passwords used for all your apps.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .AnubisCrypt Files Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .AnubisCrypt Files Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .AnubisCrypt Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .AnubisCrypt Files Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .AnubisCrypt Files Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the .AnubisCrypt Files Virus will be removed.
Eliminate .AnubisCrypt Files Virus from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.