A new ransomware virus, using the .euclid file extension has recently been spotter. The ransomware uses the .euclid file extension which is added as a suffix to the files, encoded by it. The virus then drops a ransom note, called how to recover.txt and this note aims to get victims to pay ransom in order to retrieve their files. In case your computer has been affected by the .euclid Files Virus, we do advise that you read this article thoroughly.
|Name||.euclid Files Virus|
|Short Description||Aims to encrypt your files and ask you to pay ransom so that they can be decrypted and usable again.|
|Symptoms||Files have the .euclid extension added to them and they become no longer openable.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .euclid Files Virus |
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|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.|
.euclid Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
There is more than one way, ransomware viruses, like .euclid may use to infect your PC. The primary infection method may involve the virus being sent to you via e-mail. If so, the infection file may pretend to be Invoices, receipts and other types of seemingly important documents. Another scenario of infection with the .euclid ransomware is if you have downloaded the infection file from a comrpomise site. There, the infection file may pretend as if it is some sort of legitimate type of program, installer, crack, keygen, patch or something of this segment of files. Once you run the file, infection with .euclid is inevitable.
When .euclid infects your computer, you could immediately notice it, mainly due to the fact that the ransomware may start to perform encryption seconds after infection. When it infects a computer, the .euclid files virus may assume administrator rights over your computer and use those rights in order to attack the following types of files:
- Audio files.
- Virtual drive files.
When those files are encrypted, they assume the following appearance:
After encryption, .euclid files virus may also drop the how to recover.txt ransom note on your computer:
[+] What’s happned ? [+] all your files have been encrypted(locked) by us
but no worries you can easilly recover(decrypt) your files
just message us and we’ll help you out [+] what should i do [+] keep calm and message us [+] do you garantee recovery of my files ?[+] yeah 100% , it our job all your files are recoverable 100% sure
no matter how big they are or what format(type) they were [+] well then how should i contact you [+] we use popular full secure telegram messenger for communicating,
it’s free and 100% secure, download it and sign up using any phone number (your phone number is kept by telegram and hidden for us or anyone else )
then copy paste the folling link in the messenger and click or enter our id in the search bar
then click “Send messages”
link :: https://t.me/SalsaRecovery
ID: @SalsaRecovery [+] how do you ensure me you can recover my files[+] well we can give you free decryption of a file for ensuring
pick a random file (no matter what size and type) send it us and will give you back the decrypted(original) file
please note that if the file contanains valuable info we’ll ask for another file [+] i want technical details of the encryption [+] we use 2*RSA2048 + salsa20/20 algorithm for encrytion
and new random salsa key is genrated for each file
rsa is a method of encrypting that has different keys for decrytion and encryption (public key and private key) ,
so it’s impossible to recover your files without our private key
Mathematics science proves that
your decryion keys are stored in : decryption_keys.euclidkeys file ,we need it for decryption(only we can read it)
don’t worry we’re here to help you [+] can i message you if i don’t want to pay any thing [+] Sure we’ll be happy to hear any thing from you
we’ll guide you to protect your data after this
and secure your system for free
BEST WISHES Euclid team
The end goal of this virus is for you to pay funds in the form of Cryptocurrencies or another payment method. Paying the ransom is not advisable, because you cannot possibly trust the cyber-crooks into recovering your files and more so, you support their criminal activities.
Remove .euclid Ransomware and Try Restoring Files
To remove this ransomware infection from your computer, we would strongly suggest that you follow the instructions below. They have been made to assist you into detecting and removing the virus by yourself. However, if you want to remove the .euclid ransomware automatically and effectively, be advised that security experts strongly recommend that you use a proffesional anti-malware software. Such tool will effectively help you in removing such ransomware viruses automatically by detecting all the .euclid – related virus files and making sure they are gone.
If you want to try and get your files back, then we strongly recommend that you try out the alternative file recovery methods underneath. They have been created with the main idea to help you get back as many encrypted files as possible, until a decryptor for free has been discovered.