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Beni Oku.txt Turkish Virus – Remove and Restore .encrypted Files

This article will aid you to remove Beni Oku.txt virus effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end of the article.

Beni Oku.txt is the name of a ransom note used by a new Turkish ransomware cryptovirus, which is believed to be targeting mainly Turkish users. That does not exclude the possibility of other people becoming victims of the virus and getting their files encrypted. The ransom note looks like the one of CTB-Locker. The Beni Oku.txt virus will encrypt files and add the .encrypted extension to them. Read the article to find out ways in which you could potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name Beni Oku.txt Virus
Type Ransomware
Short Description The ransomware will encrypt all of your important files and show a ransom note in Turkish, giving out details about the ransom payment.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt files with the .encrypted extension appended to every file.
Distribution Method Exploit Kits, Spam Emails, File Sharing Networks
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Beni Oku.txt Virus – Delivery Methods

Beni Oku.txt ransomware might be using targeted attacks to mainly infect users, who speak Turkish, but other delivery methods are not an exclusion. The payload file which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet, and one of the samples was found by the malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, who uploaded it for analysis on the VirusTotal portal. You can preview the detections from the service right down here:

Beni Oku.txt ransomware might also deliver its payload file via social media networks and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the ransomware prevention tips found on the forum section.

Beni Oku.txt Virus – A Closer Look

Beni Oku.txt is actually the name of the ransom note file with instructions that this Turkish ransomware creates. Easily it can be said that it targets mainly Turkish users, because of the usage of that language, alas that does not exclude users who speak other languages. You can preview the contents of that “Beni Oku.txt” file from the picture right here:

The above note states:

1 – Dosyalarınızdaki şifrelemeyi kaldırmak için 13HP68KeuvoqYJhvlf7XQMEox8DPR8odx5 bitcoin adresine 150 USD değerinde bitcoin göndermeniz gerekmektedir.
2 – 150 USD değerinde ‘bitcoin gönderimi yapıldıktan sonra d3crypt0r@lelantos.org adresine Belgelerim klasörünüzün içerisinde bulunan privateKey.XML dosyasını göndermeniz, gerekmekte dosyayı gönderdikten sonra dosyalarınıza uygun şifre çözme anahtarı size gönderilecek ve dosyalarınızdaki şifreleri açacaksınız.
3 – Bitcoin alımlarını https://localbitcoins.com/ üzerinden yada bu tarz emsal sitelerden yapabilirsiniz.
4 – Dosyalarınızdaki şifreleri çözmeye uğraşmanız sadece dosyalarınıza zarar vereceğiniz ve veri kaybına yol açmasına sebep olacaktır.
5 – 24 saat içerisinde şifreleri çözülmeyen dosyalar otomatik olarak harddiskinizden geri gelmeyecek şekilde silinecektir.
6 – Detaylı bilgi için d3crypt0r@lelantos.org adresine mail gönderebilirsiniz.

A rough translation of that in English is the following:

1 – To remove the encryption on your files, you need to send bitcoin to the address of 13HP68KeuvoqYJhvlf7XQMEox8DPR8odx5 bitcoin with a value of 150 USD.

2-150 worth USD ‘after Bitcoin transmission to send the privatekey.xml file located in your My Documents folder to address d3crypt0r@lelantos.org, after you send the file to need the appropriate password to your file decryption key will be sent to you and you will open your passwords in your file.

3 – Bitcoin purchases can be done through https://localbitcoins.com/ from these comparable sites.

4 – Trying to resolve the passwords in your files will only cause damage to your files and cause data loss.

Within 5 – 24 hours, unencrypted files will be deleted automatically so that they will not come back from your hard disk.

6 – For more information, you can send an e-mail to d3crypt0r@lelantos.org.

The Beni Oku.txt ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and probably launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system like the example given below:


Another ransom note message is generated, which is inside an image, that looks very similar to those of the CTB-Locker and CTB-Faker ransomware viruses. That message is again written in the Turkish language. You will see that message from the image shown down here:

The original text of the message reads:

Yerel diskleriniz, ağ konumlarınız, harici depolama birimleriniz 256 bit şifreleme
tekniği ile şifrelenmiştir, bu yöntem ile şifrelenen dosyalar geçerli key “Anahtar”
olmadan açılamazlar Key anahtarına sahip olmak için şifre çözme yazılımını satın
almanız gerekmektedir, yazılım satın alındığında tüm dosyalarınızdaki şifreler
çözülecek ve eski haline gelecektir. Yazılımı 24 saat içerisinde satın almadığınız
taktirde tüm dosyalarınız yerel depolama birimlerinden geri gelmeyecek şekilde
silinecektir. Ayrıntılı bilgi için Belgelerim klasörünüzdeki “Beni Oku.txt”
dosyasına bakabilirsiniz
İletişim Adresi: d3crypt0r@lelantos.org
BTC Adresi : 13HP68KeUVogYJhvlf7XQMEoX8DPR8odx5
Yukarıdaki BTC adresine 150 $ ödeme yapmanız gerekmektedir. Bitcoin
alımlarını www.localbitcoins.com üzerinden yapabilirsiniz
Bilgilendirme : Bilgisayarınızı geri yükleme yapmak hiçbir fayda etmeyecektir
Dosyaları antivirüs ile taratmanız dosyaların bozulmasına yol açacak ve geri
getirilmeyecek şekilde bozulmasına sebep olacaktır

A very rough English translation of that note will be the following:

Your local disks, network locations, external storage 256-bit encryption
Encrypted with this method, the files encrypted with this method will be valid key “Key”
Purchase decryption software to have Key Key
You need to buy it, the passwords for all of your files when the software is purchased
It will be solved and it will become old. You did not purchase the software within 24 hours
If all your files will not come back from local storage
Will be deleted. For more information, see the “Read me.txt”
You can look at the file
Contact Address: d3crypt0r@lelantos.org
BTC Address: 13HP68KeUVogYJhvlf7XQMEoX8DPR8odx5
You must pay $ 150 to the above BTC address. Bitcoin
You can make purchases through www.localbitcoins.com
Information: Restoring your computer will not help
Files with antivirus will lead to the corruption of your files and back
Will cause it to malfunction

From the ransom note, we can see that Beni Oku.txt actually translates to Read me.txt. The asked ransom price is 150 US dollars, demanded to be paid out in Bitcoins to a certain address. The deadline which is given is 24 hours, before the password becomes obsolete, according to the note. The price amounts to exactly 0.123 Bitcoin at the time of writing of this article.

The e-mail address given as a contact with the crooks is d3crypt0r@lelantos.org. However, you should NOT under any circumstance contact these cybercriminals or think of paying them. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee you that. Moreover, giving money to these criminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware or do other criminal acts.

Beni Oku.txt Virus – Encryption Process

A partial list with file extensions that the Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware seeks to encrypt is available, and you can see some of the file extensions will end up getting encrypted right here:

→.bmp, .docx, .ini, .jpg

Other files will get encrypted as well and receive the .encrypted extension. The extension will be appended after the original extension of the files, without overwriting it. The Beni Oku.txt ransomware will lock them using a 256-bit algorithm, at least according to the ransom note.

The following three files are connected with the encryption, and also contain information about the encryption keys:

  • privateKey.xml
  • publicKey.xml
  • [name].manifest.xml

To add to that, there is also a tool called “FileEncryptor” that is associated with the lock process that looks like the following:

The Beni Oku.txt cryptovirus is quite likely to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system by using the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Continue to read and find out what types of ways you could try to potentially restore some of your data.

Remove Beni Oku.txt Virus and Restore .encrypted Files

If your computer machine got infected with the Beni Oku.txt ransomware, you should have some experience in malware removal. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it encrypts other files and spreads deeper in your used network. The recommended action for you to remove the ransomware effectively by following the step-by-step instructions guide outlaid down below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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About the Beni Oku.txt Virus Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Beni Oku.txt Virus how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.


1. How to Recognize Spam Emails with Ransomware
2. How Does Ransomware Encryption Work?
3. How to Decrypt Ransomware Files
4. Ransomware Getting Greedier and Bigger, Attacks Increase by 40%
5. 1 in 5 Americans Victim of Ransomware

Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Beni Oku.txt Virus from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Beni Oku.txt Virus


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows Key + R.

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".

Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.

Step 2: Uninstall Beni Oku.txt 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. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.

3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"

Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Beni Oku.txt Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Beni Oku.txt Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.

3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.

Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Beni Oku.txt Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

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Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Beni Oku.txt Virus.

Ransomware infections and Beni Oku.txt Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Step 6: How to Restore Files Encrypted by Ransomware (Video Guide)

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Beni Oku.txt Virus from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall Beni Oku.txt Virus and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Beni Oku.txt Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Beni Oku.txt Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash


6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference.

Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Beni Oku.txt Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Beni Oku.txt 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Beni Oku.txt Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Beni Oku.txt Virus:


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Beni Oku.txt Virus.

Ransomware infections and Beni Oku.txt Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Beni Oku.txt Virus FAQ

What is Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware and how does it work?

Beni Oku.txt Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Beni Oku.txt Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Beni Oku.txt Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Beni Oku.txt Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Beni Oku.txt Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Beni Oku.txt Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Beni Oku.txt Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Beni Oku.txt Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Beni Oku.txt Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Beni Oku.txt Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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