Infected with EOEO Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is EOEO Ransomware
EOEO is similar in many ways to similar crypto hackers, for example, it encrypts user files such as photos, videos, audio, office documents, archives and so on. Attackers demand a ransom in bitcoins for decryption. EOEO differs from analogs in that it encrypts files several times, that is, it can encrypt data that has already been encrypted, and so on several times. After each encryption, EOEO adds .eoeo extension to these files. In itself, the name of the threat, apparently, comes from the name of a popular Korean musical group. Readme.lol is a note of redemption, but it does not contain text.
Be that as it may, the attackers demand money for decrypting the file, and the amount of redemption can reach several thousand dollars. Whatever it was, you do not need to go on about the intruders, read our recommendations and instructions to remove EOEO and decrypt your files.
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How EOEO infected your PC
As a rule, crypto-hijackers, in particular EOEO Ransomware, come to the PC through an unprotected network, since most users do not care about protecting their PC and do not use good antivirus software, preferring free versions of antivirus software. In fact, you need to purchase a sufficiently full version of a proven antivirus to prevent the penetration of cryptoviruses. If EOEO has already penetrated and encrypted your files, then use our guides to try and remove EOEO.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the EOEO virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to EOEO – files, folders, registry keys.
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Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of EOEO:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by EOEO?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of EOEO remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi