Remove EnCrypt Ransomware – Restore .En Files
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Remove EnCrypt Ransomware – Restore .En Files

This article will help you remove the EnCrypt ransomware absolutely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the bottom.

EnCrypt is the name of a ransomware virus. Not much information is available about the virus, but it’s active by judging from the open payment pages on the TOR Network. Your files get encrypted while having the extension .en appended to them. A ransom note is put inside your computer system in the form of a text document called READ_THIS_FILE.txt. The cybercriminals demand that you use the TOR domains given in the ransom note to pay the ransom for allegedly restoring your files. You shouldn’t do that. Keep on reading to see what ways you could try to potentially recover some of your data.

Threat Summary

NameEnCrypt
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and then puts a ransom message with instructions in a text document.
SymptomsThis ransomware virus encrypts your files with the extension .en and demands that you contact the cybercriminals for paying a ransom to get them recovered.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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EnCrypt Ransomware – Delivery Ways

EnCrypt ransomware could be delivered in more than one way. However, the way that is the most widespread is via a payload dropper file which initiates the malicious script for the ransomware. That is probably the case, as multiple payment pages are open for this cryptovirus, meaning that the creators are probably spreading their malware in ways as efficient as possible, although that may not be a fact yet.

The EnCrypt ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload file, such as social media and file-sharing sites. Freeware applications found on the Internet could be promoted as helpful but also could hide the malicious script for this virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should instead scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, such as emails or links. Also, don’t forget to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum.

EnCrypt Ransomware – Detailed Overview

The EnCrypt ransomware is a cryptovirus, which has been reported recently. For now it is known what the ransom note is, which shows instructions for payment after encryption as well as several payment pages on the TOR network. The payment page domains are the following:

  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion
  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.to
  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.cab
  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.nu
  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.tor2web.org
  • http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.link

EnCrypt ransomware might be set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Such entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every boot of the Windows Operating System, as seen below:

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

The ransom message will be placed inside a text document called READ_THIS_FILE.txt as it can be clearly seen in the below screenshot:

The text in that note reads:

YOUR DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS, DATABASES AND OTHER IMPORTANT FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!

The only way to decrypt your files is to receive the private key and decryption program.
To decrypt your files you need to buy the private key

HOW TO GET THE PRIVATE KEY?
1. Create a Bitcoin Wallet (blockchain.info)
2. Buy necessary amount of Bitcoins (50$)
Do not forget about the transaction commission in the Bitcoin network
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Korbit.co.kr – Bitcoin, Ethereum & Ripple Trading In Korea
btcdirect.eu – A good service for Europe
bittylicious.com – Get BTC via Visa / MC or SEPA (EU) bank transfer
localbitcoins.com – This service allows you to search for people that want to sell Bitcoins directly (WU, Cash, SEPA, Paypal, etc).
cex.io – Buy Bitcoins using Visa / Mastercard or Wire Transfer.
coincafe.com – It is recommended for the fast and easy service. Payment methods: Western Union, Bank of America, cash through FedEx, Moneygram, and/or wire transfer
bitstamp.net – Old and proven Bitcoin dealer
coinmama.com – Visa/Mastercard
btc-e.com – Bitcoins dealer (Visa/Mastercard, etc.)
Could not find Bitcoins in your region? Try searching here:
buybitcoinworldwide.com International catalog of Bitcoins exchanges
bitcoin-net.com – Another Bitcoins sellers catalog
howtobuybitcoins.info – International catalog of Bitcoins exchanges
bittybot.co/eu – A catalog for the European Union
3. Send 50$ to the following Bitcoin address:
1H9jjVku8RPzQ4gDsA4oBQLNw9tEYHaC5X
4. Go to the following site:
http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion
5. In there site insert:
ID ([redacted])
Your btc address (the same utilized for the payment)
Your email address (to receive the key and the program for decrypt)
6. Wait 24/48h and check your email (also the spam)

HOW TO ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE?
1. Download “Tor Browser” from https://www.torproject.org/ and install it.
2. In the “Tor Browser” open:
http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion
Note! This page is available via “Tor Browser” only.

Also you can use temporary addresses without using “Tor Browser”.

1. http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.tor2web.org
2. http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.link
3. http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.nu
4. http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.cab
5. http://yfkhfomk3iqod5vb.onion.to

The ransom sum that is demanded as payment for allegedly restoring your files is 50 US dollars. However, even if it is not a big amount, you should pay, nor contact the cybercriminals. By paying them you can only motivate them further to indulge in similar criminal activities.

This is how the main payment page hosted on the TOR network looks like:

Below you can see the result if you input your data and wait for an answer to be received to your e-mail:

The above screenshots are for referential purposes and you shouldn’t pay or follow any instructions given inside them.

EnCrypt Ransomware – Encryption Process

EnCrypt ransomware encrypts files by appending the extension .en to every file that gets locked. The other thing that is known for certain about the encryption process is that the encryption algorithm which is used is AES.

The EnCrypt cryptovirus could be set to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System, with a single command. That prevents you from getting your files back to normal via Windows Restore, but you should continue reading. Below you will see what else you can try to possibly restore your files and remove this virus.

Remove EnCrypt Ransomware and Restore .en Files

If your computer got infected with the EnCrypt ransomware 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.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove EnCrypt from Windows.


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

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

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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 EnCrypt 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 EnCrypt 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 EnCrypt 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.

IMPORTANT!
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 EnCrypt 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.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


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

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

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

Ransomware infections and EnCrypt 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of EnCrypt from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall EnCrypt and remove related files and objects

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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 EnCrypt:

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 EnCrypt. 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 EnCrypt. 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 EnCrypt 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 EnCrypt. 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove EnCrypt files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as EnCrypt, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by EnCrypt on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac EnCrypt aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:

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