Remove Eternity Ransomware - Restore .eTeRnItY Files

Remove Eternity Ransomware – Restore .eTeRnItY Files

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This article will help you remove Eternity ransomware completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.

Eternity is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. The Eternity cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while also placing the .eTeRnItY extension to each locked file. You are demanded to pay around 1000 US dollars in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a ransom payment to supposedly restore your data. Read on through the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your data and files.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and demands a ransom sum to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the .eTeRnItY extension to each one of them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Eternity.
Data Recovery ToolWindows 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.

Eternity Ransomware – Update January 2018

Update! A decryption tool is now available for the Eternity ransomware! The tool was created by the malware researcher Michael Gillespie and can be downloaded from the following link, wrapped inside a .zip archive: Decryption Tool. Note that it is preferred that you download the anti-malware tool mentioned above, to make sure the ransomware does not encrypt your files again after decryption.

Eternity Ransomware – Delivery Methods

Eternity ransomware might spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right down here:

Eternity ransomware 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. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.

Eternity Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis

Eternity is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the alleged restoration of your files.

Eternity ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.

That ransom note message is displayed after the encryption of your files is complete. It is inside a window screen and can be viewed from the following screenshot down here:

It states the following:

AlL yOuR fIlEs HaVe BeEn EnCrYpTeD bY eTeRnItY RaNsOmWaRe
yOu aRe uNdEr cOnTrOl oF EtErNiTy rAnSoMwArE
AlL YoUr vIdEoS, pHoToS, dAtAbAsEs aNd iMpOrTaNt fIlEs
hAvE BeEn eNcRyPtEd bY A StRoNg eNcRyPtIoN MeThOd.
If yOu nEeD ThE DeCrYpTiOn kEy tO DeCrYpT YoUr fIlEs
pAy $1000 tO ThE FoLlOwInG BiTcOiN AdDrEsS.
BTC Address – 3a6dd5ad74e5sdsd25as656w4
Contact US For More Details
Enter Your Decryption Key Here and Click On the Skull to Decrypt Your Files…

The note of the Eternity ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 1000 US dollars in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities.

The unlock code for the current version is:


In case that unlock code doesn’t work for you, and you still have your files encrypted, you could use known decrypters to try and decrypt your files.

Above you see the background which shows as a black screen with an animated skull image with the messages WeLcOmE tO eTeRnItY RaNsOmWaRe and Sameera Perera.

Eternity Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process of the Eternity ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .eTeRnItY extension. Evidence that files really do get encrypted can be seen by opening one of those files as showcased in the below screenshot:

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The Eternity cryptovirus 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

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. 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 Eternity Ransomware and Restore Files

If your computer got infected with the Eternity 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.

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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