About this ransomware

EnCiPhErEd ransomware is dangerous malware which locks files. Ransomware is classified as a serious infection, which might lead to very serious consequences. Ransomware doesn’t lock every single file but actually looks for specific file types. The most frequently encrypted files include photos, videos and documents because of how important they’re likely to be to you. You’ll need to get a decryption key to recover files but unfortunately, it’s in the possession of people who are responsible for the attack. Do keep in mind, however that malware researchers sometimes release free decryptors, if they are able to crack the ransomware. Seeing as you don’t have many alternatives, this might be the best one for you.

In addition to finding files encrypted, you will also see a ransom note placed somewhere on your machine. The ransom note will provide information about what happened to your files, and you will be asked to pay a ransom in order to recover your files. We cannot stop you from paying crooks, but that isn’t something we advise. We would not be shocked if the cyber crooks just take your money. And naturally that the money will encourage them to make more malware. Thus, investing that money into backup would be a wiser idea. Simply delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware if you had created copies of your files.

It’s highly likely that you opened a malicious email or fell for a fake update. The reason we say you probably got it via those methods is because they are the most popular among hackers.

How does ransomware spread

We think that you fell for a bogus update or opened a spam email attachment, and that’s how the ransomware managed to get in. If spam email was how you got the ransomware, you will have to learn how to identify malicious spam email. Always check the email attentively before opening an attachment. In order to make you lower your guard, crooks will use known company names in the email. For example, senders pretend to be from Amazon or eBay, with the email saying that a receipt for a new purchase has been added as an attachment. If the sender is who they say they are, checking that shouldn’t be difficult. Simply locate a list of email addresses used by the company and see if your sender’s email address is in the list. It would also be suggested to scan the file attachment with a malware scanner to ensure it is secure.

If you recently installed a software update through an unofficial source, that might have also been the way malware got in. Sometimes, when you visit questionable pages you may run into false update alerts, forcing you to install something pretty annoyingly. Those bogus update offers are also often promoted through adverts and banners. Still, for anyone who knows that real updates are never pushed this way, it will immediately become obvious. You ought to never download updates or programs from sources such as ads. Keep in mind that if software requires an update, the application will either automatically update or alert you through the program, and certainly not via your browser.

How does ransomware behave

It ought to be clear already, but certain files stored on your system have been locked. File encrypting probably happened without you noticing, right after you opened a contaminated file. An extension will be added to all affected files. There is no use in trying to open affected files because a complex encryption algorithm was used for their encryption. Information about how to restore your files should be found on the ransom note. All ransom notes seem practically identical, they initially say your files have been locked, ask for money and then threaten to remove files permanently if a payment isn’t made. Giving into the requests is not something a lot of people will recommend, even if it may be the only way to get files back. What guarantee is there that files will be recovered after you make a payment. The same cyber crooks might target you again because in their belief if you’ve paid once, you might pay again.

You ought to firstly try and recall if any of your files have been stored somewhere. Alternatively you could backup your locked files and wait for a malware specialist to make a free decryptor, which sometimes happens. Whichever choice you opt for, you will still need to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware.

We hope you will take this experience as a lesson and do routine backups. If you do not, you could endangering your files again. Backup prices vary based on in which backup option you pick, but the purchase is absolutely worth it if you have files you want to keep safe.

Ways to eliminate EnCiPhErEd ransomware

Manual elimination isn’t a great idea if you had to search for an explanation explaining what happened to your computer. Obtain and have anti-malware program to take care of the threat because otherwise, you could end up doing more harm. You might be having issue opening the program, in which case you should, boot your system in Safe Mode and try again. After you run malware removal program in Safe Mode, you ought to be able to successfully terminate EnCiPhErEd ransomware. Unfortunately, anti-malware program can’t decrypt files, it will simply terminate the threat.

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Learn how to remove EnCiPhErEd ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware.

Step 2. Delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to delete EnCiPhErEd ransomware