Encryptile Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The security researcher Karsten Hahn has discovered a new malware theat called Encryptile ransomware. Learn more about the virus and how to remove it in our article.


Name
Encryptile

File Extensions
Unknown

Ransom
0.053773

Solution #1
Encryptile Ransomware can be removed easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

Solution #2
Encryptile Ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the guide below.

Distribution
Phishing links, click bait ads, email spam, and others.

Encryptile Ransomware Description

The Encryptile ransomware was discovered today by the security expert Karsten Hahn. The limited information that we have so far give some insight on the virus threat. From the reports we can conclude that the ransomware shows the typical behavior of most other threats – it encrypts target user data and extorts a ransom fee from the victims.

It uses the AES and RSA ciphers to encrypt the files and requests a fee of 0.053773 Bitcoins from the victim users. The developers of the ransomware have also included a time limit of 3 days, if the money is not paid by then the private keys are destroyed from the hackers and the files cannot be restored.

Here is the sample ransom note provided by the researcher:

Your files are safely encrypted with strongest AES encryption and a private RSA key

Warning! If anti-virus deletes software then look at the screenshot and text documents. You can still get your files if you pay by the time. Any cracking attempts will result in a termination of both keys.

Your important files are encrypted with a AES and RSA key, only for this computer. To unlock all of your files as if nothing ever happened, please send 0.053773 bitcoin to the bitcoin address by 3 days or both keys will be terminated and your files will be sold. There are tutorials and links to popular bitcoin markets to help you buy bitcoin easier. There is video proof the password downloads after payment, and that the decryption is flawless and you can’t recover/restore any files without the keys. Send the exact amount of bitcoin. Wait a few minutes and hit “Check payment”. After payment, the keys will download and the AES key will appear. Then go to “Decrypt” and enter the AES key. Web browsers and basic programs are only allowed until you pay. We will decrypt 1 file. E-mail us with your ID and file.
E-mail: [email protected]
ID: [your ID will be displayed here] 1Q8bF8MgLpZkcmHXPSFjjdpDfGMPVTHjSn
0.053773
[Deadline] If anti-virus stopped software, e-mail ID after you pay.
How to buy bitcoin https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_Bitcoins_(the_newbie_version)
https://localbitcoins.com , https://paxful.com/buy-bitcoin

The ransom note is displayed in a program window which is designed to look like a standard Windows utility. The operators of the Encryptile ransomware use an email addresss [email protected] which is hosted on a [email protected]

Fortunately several anti-virus and anti-spyware vendors have already added the virus to their latest definitions list.

Encryptile Ransomware Distribution

The currently available malware samples have been discovered by the researcher in the wild. The most likely infection methods that are used by hackers are email spam campaigns that contain malicious binary files or other phishing schemes like malware ads and browser hijackers.

Encryptile Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Encryptile completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Encryptile Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Encryptile requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Encryptile ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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