_encrypted Files Virus – How to Remove It and Restore Your Files

This article has been created to help explain what are _encrypted files and how to restore them plus how to remove the _encrypted file ransomware from your computer.

New ransomware infection has been discovered by malware researcher Michael Gillespie. The ransomware sets the _encrypted file extension on the files that have been affected by it, shortly after which it also drops a ransom note file, caled U HAVE BEEN HACKED!!!!!11.txt. In the note, the criminals want the victim to send cryptocurrencies in the form of a ransom payment to the crooks. If your computer has been infected by this ransomware virus, we strongly urge you to read this article and learn how to remove this ransomware virus from your computer and how to restore files that have been encrypted by it.

Threat Summary

Name_encrypted File Ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on your computer and then asks victims to pay a hefty ransom fee in order to restore the encrypted files back to normal.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted with an added file extension _encrypted.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss _encrypted File Ransomware.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.

_encrypted Files Virus – Distribution

The main method via which this ransomware starts to infect computers of victims has been reported to be via maliciosu e-mail spam messages, like the one underenath:

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/_encrypted-files-virus-remove-restore-files/