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ElvisPresley Ransomware Virus Removal and Recovery Guide

The article presents detailed information about ElvisPresley ransomware as well as a step-by-step guide on how to remove its malicious files from an infected system. You will also be presented with a how-to potentially recover encrypted files guide.

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ElvisPresley Ransomware

ElvisPresley virus is a vicious crypto infection that is based on the code of the Jigsaw ransomware. When it is started on a computer operating system, ElvisPresley ransomware disrupts system security and encodes personal files with the help of the AES cipher algorithm. Encrypted files could be recognized by the extension .ElvisPresley appended to their names. At the end of the attack, ElvisPresley ransomware virus creates a ransom message that urges you to pay a ransom for a .ElvisPresley files’ decryption tool. This message pop-ups on the PC screen. It links to a website where more instructions on the ransom payment process could be found.

ElvisPresley Summary

Name ElvisPresley
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description A version of the Jigsaw ransomware that is designed to encrypt valuable files stored on infected computers and then extort a ransom from victims.
Symptoms Important files are encrypted and renamed with the extension .ElvisPresley
A ransom message forces victims to contact hackers in order to receive instructions on how to pay a ransom ($100 in Bitcoin).
Distribution Method Spam Emails; Email Attachments; Corrupted Websites; Software Installers
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ElvisPresley Virus (Jigsaw Ransomware) – More About the Infection

Security researchers released information that the ElvisPresley virus is based on the code of the popular ransomware dubbed Jigsaw. The spread of ElvisPresley ransomware is realized with the help of spam emails, email attachments, hacked web pages, and corrupted freeware installers.

Since malspam (emails that deliver malicious code) technique enables hackers to spread their ransomware on a large scale, they often bet on it. Its realization happens with the help of spam email messages that contain malicious code in files attachments of common types. Those emails usually claim that the attached files contain information such as:

  • Invoices coming from reputable sites, like PayPal, eBay, etc.
  • Documents from that appear to be sent from your bank.
  • An online order confirmation note.
  • Receipt for a purchase.
  • Others.

Once activated on your system ElvisPresley ransomware creates several malicious files in system folders like %AppData% and %LocalAppData%. With the help of its malicious files the ransomware corrupts essential system settings and becomes able to encrypt target files.

For the encryption of target files ElvisPresley virus launches a built-in cipher module that scans selected folders for predefined types of files that store personal data. Every time the module detects a target file, it utilizes the AES sophisticated cipher algorithm to transform its code.

Unfortunately, the threat corrupts all files which store valuable information. As a strain of the Jigsaw ransomware, ElvisPresley is likely to search your disk drives for files with the following extensions:

→ .3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .aaf, .accdb, .aep, .aepx, .aet, .ai, .aif, .as, .as3, .asf, .asp, .asx, .avi, .bmp, .c, .class, .cpp, .cs, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .efx, .eps, .fla, .flv, .gif, .h, .idml, .iff, .indb, .indd, .indl, .indt, .inx, .jar, .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .m3u, .m3u8, .m4u, .max, .mdb, .mid, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .msg, .pdb, .pdf, .php, .plb, .pmd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppj, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prel, .prproj, .ps, .psd, .py, .ra, .raw, .rb, .rtf, .sdf, .ses, .sldm, .sldx, .sql, .svg, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xqx, .xqx

Following encryption corrupted files cannot be opened. In addition, they have the extension .ElvisPresley appended to their names. In fact, the main goal of this ransomware is to blackmail you into paying a ransom to hackers. That’s why ElvisPresley ransomware drops a ransom message with instructions on how to complete the ransom payment process. This message pop-up on the screen automatically soon after the last infection stage is completed.

Here is a copy of the text in ElvisPresley ransomware virus’ ransom message:

All Your Files Has Been Locked!
Your personal files are being deleted. Your photos, videos, documents, etc…
But all of your files were protected by a strong encryption.
This means that we can decrypt all your files after paying the ransom.

Every hour I select some of them to delete permanently,
You have 1day to Decide to Pay.
after 1 Day Decryption Price will be Double.
During the first 24 hour you will only lose a few files,
the second day a few hundred, the third day a few thousand, and so on.
If you turn off your computer or try to close me, when I start next time

you will get 5 files deleted as a punishment.
If you want to unlock your data
You Can Learn Decrypt Instructions
click on the button: HOW TO DECRYPT FILES ?

Contact us : zemblax@protonmail.com

1 file will be deleted.
Please send at least $100 worth of Bitcoin here:
1C1pAkwpvuxr4ZxzqHSeTLpFGQMDMJKS3U

The ElvisPresley’s ransom message claims that you can learn more about the the decryption process by clicking on the button HOW TO DECRYPT FILES. Here is the message you can read in this website:

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! STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO USE NON-ORIGIN DECRYPTION TOOLS OR MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES – THEY WILL BE LOST !

———-

Your server have been attacked by an Unathorized user.

All your files have been encrypted with RSA private key to safe them from unathorized access.

To RESTORE all your files back, please follow this few simple steps:

1. Our service charges a payment for private key decryption tool;

2. After payment being processed, provide your Personal Key;

3. Receive your personal decryption tool;

4. Run the decryption tool and successfully restore all your files back to normal state.

We guarantee:

100% Successful restoring of all files

100% Satisfaction guarantee

100% Safe and secure service

As a proof of our trusted decryption service, you can send us 1 file and get it decrypted for free.

———-

! STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO USE NON-ORIGIN DECRYPTION TOOLS OR MODIFY ENCRYPTED FILES – THEY WILL BE LOST !

———-

Contact us: zemblax@protonmail.com

Payment type: Bitcoin

Wallet: 1C1pAkwpvuxr4ZxzqHSeTLpFGQMDMJKS3U

Sum: 100$

You Can Learn How to Buy Bitcoin From This links Below:

hxxps://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

hxxps://www.coindesk.com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins

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You should NOT under any circumstances pay the demnaded ransom of $100 in Bitcoin to cybercriminals. This action does not guarantee the recovery of your .ElvisPresley files.

How to Remove ElvisPresley Ransomware Virus

The so-called ElvisPresley virus is a threat with a highly complex code that disrupts system security in order to encrypt personal files. Hence the infected system could be used in a secure manner again only after the complete removal of all malicious files and objects created by ElvisPresley ransomware. That’s why it is recommendable that all steps presented in the ElvisPresley virus removal guide below should be completed. Beware that the manual ransomware removal is suitable for more experienced computer users. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps navigate to the automatic part of the guide.

How to Recover .ElvisPresley Files

There are several alternative methods that may be efficient for the recovery of .ElvisPresley files. You could find them listed in our ElvisPresley ransomware removal guide. Beware that you should make copies of all encrypted files and save them on a flash drive for example. This additional step will prevent the permanent loss of encrypted .ElvisPresley files.

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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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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove ElvisPresley from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ElvisPresley

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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 ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley 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.

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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 ElvisPresley 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.

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

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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.

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by ElvisPresley.

Ransomware infections and ElvisPresley 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 reccomended 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.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of ElvisPresley from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall ElvisPresley and remove related files and objects

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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 ElvisPresley:

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 ElvisPresley. 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 ElvisPresley. 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 ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley. 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
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by ElvisPresley.

Ransomware infections and ElvisPresley 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 reccomended 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.


ElvisPresley FAQ

What is ElvisPresley ransomware and how does it work?

ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley 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 .ElvisPresley files?

You can't. At this point the .ElvisPresley 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 .ElvisPresley files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by ElvisPresley 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 ".ElvisPresley" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley 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 ElvisPresley ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .ElvisPresley files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like ElvisPresley 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.

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