Infected with XyuEncrypt Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is XyuEncrypt Ransomware
XyuEncrypt is the next creation of fraudsters, namely the cryptovirus. In short, a cryptovirus, it encrypts user data, including office documents, multimedia files, and much more, with almost all files being encrypted. The cryptovirus changes the file extension to .xuy. The activity of this virus has marked the beginning of November of the current year. Of course, apparently, the fraudsters are aimed at English-speaking users, However, judging by the complaints of users, this virus has already spread in many countries. XyuEncrypt creates a special file, namely the lock screen, which contains information about the purchase:
YOUR PC XUY BALLS xD
"Works for XUY"
Your personal files were encrypted.
You have 12 hours to decrypt the files.
For the interpretation of it came bitcoins for 400€ at this address: 12ZhVHBfxdwsstomsT6mzz18jTKN7uTc2r
Send evidence photos to the address email@example.com
Then we will send you the recovery tool via email!
If there is no payment, all data will be merged into The Internet.
Any attempt to destroy this program will destroy All your decryptions.
Any attempt to decrypt files will damage your files.
NOTICE. Even if you fix the MBR, your PC is dead.
The whole registry is fucked and your files are infected.
Judging by the content of the note, it can be concluded that the XyuEncrypt scammers are most likely Russian speakers. The note indicates the time interval during which the user must contact them and pay the ransom. The cost of the repurchase is 400 euros. Of course, this is a huge amount of money and we are by no means recommended. Use our recommendations to remove it right now and decrypt your files.
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How XyuEncrypt infected your PC
Like most similar viruses, this comes through unprotected network settings. This may take the form of an attachment to a spam mailing list or an update for software installed on your system. Be that as it may, you need to use the latest versions of anti-virus software, and not choose free versions. If your computer has already been attacked, then we recommend that you use ours to remove it right away and try to restore your files.
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 XyuEncrypt 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 – fully removes all instances of XyuEncrypt – files, folders, registry keys.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
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 XyuEncrypt:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by XyuEncrypt?
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 XyuEncrypt 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