This article explains what issues occur in case of infection with .ENTER files virus. It also provides instructions on how to remove this ransomware and potentially restore .ENTER files.
Another strain of Scarab ransomware dubbed .ENTER files virus has been spotted in the wild. Its name is a derivative of the specific extension it appends to each encrypted file. Once it manages to start its payload on a target system, it initiates a sequence of malicious activities that enable it to corrupt valuable files. Following encryption, .ENTER files virus loads a ransom message that extorts a ransom payment.
|Name||.ENTER Files Virus|
|Short Description||Crypto virus that utilizes sophisticated cipher algorithm in order to encrypt valuable data and then demand a ransom payment.|
|Symptoms||Valuable data is corrupted and renamed with .ENTER extension. Ransom message appears on screen to extort a ransom.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss .ENTER Files Virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.ENTER Files Virus – Distribution
The payload file of the so-called .ENTER files virus could land on your computer as a part of spam email. Emails that are part of malspam campaigns often impersonate representatives of well-known businesses, websites, and institutions. Hackers implement this trick in order to mislead you and make you more prone to start the malicious code on your PC.
As regards the infection code it is usually obfuscated as file attachment of common type such as document, image, archive, PDF or injected into the source code of web page URL of which appears in the text message. Text messages could provoke a sense of urgency by of stating that you should review these elements as soon as possible because their information is of great importance.
You could check our forum for safety tips that will help you to prevent infections like Scarab .ENTER ransomware.
.ENTER Files Virus – Overview
As identified by security researchers .ENTER files virus is strain of the infamousScarab ransomware. Once loaded on your system, the payload of .ENTER ransomware virus initiates a sequence of malicious activities that affect essential system settings. Before the ransomware could fulfill all infection stages it needs to establish its malicious files on the system. For the purpose it could be either programmed to create the files directly on the system or drop them from its command and control server.
During the removal process we advise you to check the following folders for malicious entries:
One of the most targeted system components is the Registry Editor. It is so due to the fact that the Registry Editor contains volume of settings that manage the proper system performance. There are two registry sub-keys that are most likely to be affected by .ENTER ransomware – Run and RunOnce. Soon after the ransomware adds its malicious values under these keys it becomes able to load infection files on each system start. This in turn enables it to encrypt all files created before the last system shutdown.
In addition, the functionalities of the same keys could support the display of its ransom note. It could be found in a text file called HELP HELP HELP.TXT and all it reads is:
All your files are encrypted!
Get a decoder:
If you can not contact by mail
* Register on the site http://bitmsg.me (Bitmessage online sending service)
* Write a letter BM-2cTXnB6dEE6TdHmAJCnEHp9PdsPThtS5n4 with your mail and ID.
If the site does not work, use vpn or torproject.org
The message attempts to trick you into contacting hackers and eventually pay them a ransom for file decryptor. However, we recommend you to avoid following their instructions and attempt to solve the problem by yourself. Since there is no guarantee that they could send you a working decryption key, you may only lose your money.
.ENTER Files Virus – Encryption Process
All initial system modifications performed by .ENTER files virus support the main infection stage which is data encryption. The completion of this phase happens with the help of built-in encryption module. This module utilizes sophisticated cipher algorithm that encodes parts of target files’ code. When the encryption is finished all corrupted files remain inaccessible and marked with the specific extension .ENTER.
Unfortunately, all files that store sensitive information could be encrypted by this Scarab version including:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Remove .ENTER Files Virus and Restore Data
Below you could find how to remove .ENTER files virus step by step. Beware that it is a ransomware with highly complex code that plagues not only your files but your whole system. To remove manually this ransomware you need to have a bit of technical experience and ability to recognize traits of malware files. So as recommended by security researchers you should utilize an advanced anti-malware tool for its complete removal. Such a tool will keep your system protected against devastating threats like Scarab .ENTER and other kinds of malware that endanger your online security.
After you remove the ransomware make sure to check the “Restore Files” step listed in the guide below. But before you take any further actions, don’t forget to back up all encrypted files to an external drive in order to prevent their irreversible loss.
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .ENTER Files Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .ENTER Files Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .ENTER Files Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .ENTER Files Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .ENTER Files 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .ENTER Files Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .ENTER Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .ENTER Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .ENTER Files Virus.
Ransomware infections and .ENTER Files 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.
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.
Get rid of .ENTER Files Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .ENTER Files Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 .ENTER Files 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 .ENTER Files Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .ENTER Files Virus 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.
.ENTER Files Virus FAQ
What is .ENTER Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?
.ENTER Files 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 .ENTER Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?
Via several ways..ENTER Files 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 .ENTER Files 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 ..ENTER Files Virus files?
You can't. At this point the ..ENTER Files 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 ..ENTER Files Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by .ENTER Files 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 "..ENTER Files 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 ..ENTER Files 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 .ENTER Files 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 .ENTER Files Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..ENTER Files Virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like .ENTER Files 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.