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

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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$)
Do not forget about the transaction commission in the Bitcoin network
Here are our recommendations:
Korbit.co.kr – Bitcoin, Ethereum & Ripple Trading In Korea
btcdirect.eu – A good service for Europe
bittylicious.com – Get BTC via Visa / MC or SEPA (EU) bank transfer
localbitcoins.com – This service allows you to search for people that want to sell Bitcoins directly (WU, Cash, SEPA, Paypal, etc).
cex.io – Buy Bitcoins using Visa / Mastercard or Wire Transfer.
coincafe.com – It is recommended for the fast and easy service. Payment methods: Western Union, Bank of America, cash through FedEx, Moneygram, and/or wire transfer
bitstamp.net – Old and proven Bitcoin dealer
coinmama.com – Visa/Mastercard
btc-e.com – Bitcoins dealer (Visa/Mastercard, etc.)
Could not find Bitcoins in your region? Try searching here:
buybitcoinworldwide.com International catalog of Bitcoins exchanges
bitcoin-net.com – Another Bitcoins sellers catalog
howtobuybitcoins.info – International catalog of Bitcoins exchanges
bittybot.co/eu – A catalog for the European Union
3. Send 50$ 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.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by EnCrypt and other threats.
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To remove EnCrypt follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove EnCrypt files and objects
2. Find files created by EnCrypt on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by EnCrypt

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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