.exe Files Virus (Xorist 2019) - How to Remove (Update August 2019)

.exe Files Virus (Xorist 2019) – How to Remove (Update August 2019)

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.exe files virus is also known as Xorist 2019 and MCrypt2019 ransomware which encrypts files and demands a ransom. .exe files virus uses mcrypt2019@yandex.com as a contact.

Xorist 2019 ransomware is back with a new cryptovirus variant. The current version of the Xorist 2019 family ransomware encrypts files by appending the .exe extension to them, making them inaccessible. It also may add a unique identification number as previous versions do. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. The ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly recover their files.

Threat Summary

Name.exe Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .exe extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .exe extension as a secondary.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.exe Files Virus (MCrypt2019) – How Did I Get It and What Has It Done?

.exe Files Virus might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. That is being spread around Internet, and you can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service on the right of this text. .exe Files Virus might also distribute its payload file on social media 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. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

.exe Files Virus is a cryptovirus that encrypts your files and shows a ransomware note. This is how the ransom note looks:

It says the following:

Ooops, your important files are encrypted!
If you see this text, your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted. perhaps you looking for a way to decrypt your files, but DON’T waste your time. No one can recover your files without our decryption key.
Please follow the instructions:
1. Send $600 worth of Bitcoins to the following address:
2. Send your Bitcoin wallet ID and your ID to E-mail mcrypt2019@yandex.com.
Your personal ID:

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with the previous Xorist 2019 ransomware family variants. .exe Files Virus ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .exe extension alongside a unique identifier number. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like job.docx.id-1E857D00.[mcrypt2019@yandex.com].exe. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The .exe Files Virus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove .exe Files Virus (Xorist 2019)

If your computer got infected with the .exe Files 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.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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