What is EnyBeny Revenge ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack?
EnyBeny Revenge ransomware is a file-encrypting malware designed to keep victims from accessing their important data and demand ransom in exchange for file recovery. It uses .EnyBenied extension to mark the files it encrypts. The instant it infects your computer, it drops its payload file in the system and connects it to a C&C server controlled by the attackers. After that, it downloads its malicious components from this remote server.
Once its malicious components are in place, EnyBeny Revenge ransomware will perform a series of modifications in the system. It modifies some registry keys and sub-keys in the Windows Registry for it to be able to run automatically on every system boot which makes it a persistent threat. It also employs an information gathering module used to obtain data in the system. The collected data, along with some malicious components, are used for the next module called stealth protection. In the stealth protection module, it scans the computer for any programs that might interfere with its attack and either disables them or removes them. It then scans the system in search for its targeted files. Once it finds them, it encrypts them using the AES 256 encryption algorithm and adds the .EnyBenied suffix to every affected file. Following data encryption, it changes the desktop wallpaper and opens a text file named “ENYBENY.txt” which contains the following message:
Great! You a member #Enybeny community, and all files have been encrypted!
Encryption – reversible modification,
created for protect all your files
You can buy decryptor – price 0.00000001 BTC
For decrypt contact with:
Free decryption as guarantee (1 file, size not 1 mb)
And for free(or not) decryption please send file: UniqueKEYForUser.EnyBenied.Information
Please not delete this note!
And please check My Computer menu
P.S If you deletes all copies of key, after mailing ticket to Free (or not free) decryption,
(set text or subject:——BEGIN ENYBENY KEY——-7438383d7633 f463849766d4d722f6966373254713d3572783d37434f63202d2061646d696e202554a41
END ENYBENY KEY”
If you are one of the victims of EnyBeny Revenge ransomware, you must not, under any circumstance, contact the email address given or pay the ransom as you will most likely lose your money for nothing. The best thing you can do is to remove this pesky threat from your computer as soon as you can.
How does EnyBeny Revenge ransomware proliferate?
EnyBeny Revenge ransomware might proliferate using several tactics. For one, it might use fake software or fake software updates in spreading its payload file. It could also use exploit kits, freeware and malicious spam email campaigns. This is why you have to stir clear in downloading suspicious files and you must always keep your antivirus programs and your system updated to prevent dangerous threats like EnyBeny Revenge ransomware.
Make sure to follow the removal guide given below to obliterate EnyBeny Revenge ransomware from your computer.
Step 1: Tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.
Step 2: Go to the Processes tab and look for the malicious processes of EnyBeny Revenge ransomware and then right click on it and select End Process or End Task.
Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in “appwiz.cpl” and then click OK or press Enter.
Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might by related to EnyBeny Revenge ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.
Step 5: Close Control Panel and then tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.
Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below and look for EnyBeny Revenge ransomware’s malicious components such as ENYBENY.txt, ENYBENY.png, [random].exe and other suspicious-looking files and then erase them all.
Step 7: Close the File Explorer.
Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then by all means go on to the next steps.
Step 8: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by EnyBeny Revenge ransomware.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by EnyBeny Revenge ransomware.
Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.
Step 12: Empty your Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using their Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if EnyBeny Revenge ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Once you’re done executing the steps given above, you need to continue the removal process of EnyBeny Revenge ransomware using a reliable program like [product-name]. How? Follow the advanced removal steps below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.