This article will aid you to remove IEncrypt ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
IEncrypt is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive a custom extension formed by the name of the company or computer that got compromised. For example, Krauss Maffei got hit with the ransomware so encrypted files got the .kraussmfz extension. The IEncrypt ransomware will leave a ransom note message inside a file named in the following way: Original-name.pc-name_readme.txt. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files by placing the .kraussmfz on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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IEncrypt Ransomware – Distribution Tactics
The IEncrypt ransomware might distribute itself via different tactics. 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 device will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right here:
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 located at the corresponding forum thread.
IEncrypt Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis
IEncrypt is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer machine. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.
IEncrypt 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 start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.
After encryption the IEncrypt virus shows the following ransom message inside a text file called Penguins.jpg.kraussmfz_readme.txt which is formed by Original-name.pc-name_readme.txt:
The ransom message reads the following:
Your network was hacked and encrypted.
No free decryption software is available on the web.
Email us at [email protected] (or) [email protected] to get the ransom amount.
Please, use your company name as the email subject.
The note of the IEncrypt ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay a ransom sum to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.
The email addresses given above are provided inside the ransom note as a way to contact the cybercriminals.
IEncrypt Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the IEncrypt ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get an extension that is either formed by the name of the company or the name of the computer that is compromised. For example, the .kraussmfz extension was used for encrypted files residing on a computer belonging to KRAUSS-MAFFEI, a German company for injection molding.
A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if the list becomes available, the article will get updated accordingly.
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 IEncrypt 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 effects of 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 a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.
A separate configuration of the IEncrypt ransomware has been found in attacking companies. During the information harvesting phase the infection engine will acquire information about the ownership of the compromised hosts. If it finds that it is part of a business or company network it will use the query result as the ransomware extension. This means that the company name will be used as the extension.
Remove IEncrypt Ransomware and Try to Restore Data
If your computer system got infected with the IEncrypt 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.