How to delete Eucy ransomware
Eucy ransomware is one of the more recent file-encrypting malware to be released by the notorious Djvu/STOP cybercrime gang. The cybercriminals operating this malware have been releasing ransomware regularly for years now, and Eucy is one of the most recent versions. It’s a dangerous malware that will encrypt your files and demand payment for their decryption. If your files suddenly have .eucy added to them, and you cannot open them, they have been encrypted. If you have copies of these files in your backup, you should have no issues with recovering files. However, if you do not have a backup, your options are very limited and file recovery is not guaranteed. The cybercriminals operating this ransomware will try to sell you the decryptor but paying the ransom comes with very serious risks.
Eucy ransomware is part of the Djvu/STOP ransomware family. It’s one of the more recent versions, as are Qqqr, Ccps, Bbbr, and Avyu. Eucy ransomware targets personal files, including images, photos, videos, documents, etc. As soon as the ransomware is initiated, it will start encrypting those files. Once they’ve been encrypted, you will notice a .eucy extension added to them. An encrypted text.txt file would become text.txt.eucy. None of the files with this extension will be openable unless you first use a decryptor. But getting the decryptor will not be easy.
The ransomware will drop a _readme.txt ransom note in all folders that contain encrypted files. The note explains how to acquire the decryptor, which, unfortunately, involves paying a ransom. The regular price for the decryptor is $980 but according to the note, those who contact the cybercriminals within the first 72 hours will receive a 50% discount. While paying the ransom may seem like a good option, it’s quite risky. The biggest issue with paying the ransom is that there are no guarantees you will actually get the decryptor. Keep in mind that you are dealing with cybercriminals and there is nothing stopping them from simply taking your money. It has, unfortunately, happened to many users in the past. So while the decision to pay the ransom is yours, you need to be aware of and weigh all the risks.
If you have a backup, recovering your files will not be an issue. However, you need to make sure to fully delete Eucy ransomware from your computer. Use anti-malware software to fully get rid of it and do not attempt to do it manually. Once the malware is fully gone, you can safely connect to your backup and start recovering files.
The situation is much more serious if you do not have a backup. If that is the case, your only option is a free Eucy ransomware decryptor. However, the issue is that there currently is no free Eucy ransomware decryptor. Ransomware from this malware family uses online keys to encrypt files, and that means keys are unique to each victim. Those keys are necessary in order to decryptor files, and unless malware researchers can get their hands on those keys, they will not be able to release a free decryptor. It’s not impossible that the keys will be released by the cybercriminals themselves or by law enforcement because it has happened in the past with other ransomware gangs. But since it’s not available at this moment, you need to back up encrypted files and wait.
Ransomware distribution methods
One of the most common ways users pick up malware infections is by opening unsolicited email attachments. Malware distributors buy thousands of email addresses from hacker forums and proceed to send them malicious emails. All users have to do to infect their computers with malware is open the email attachment. Fortunately for users, malicious emails are usually very easy to identify. When you receive an unsolicited email with an attachment, you need to inspect it very carefully before opening the attachment. In particular, take note of grammar and spelling mistakes. Senders usually pretend to be from legitimate companies whose services users use. But when the emails are full of grammar/spelling mistakes, it immediately becomes obvious that the senders are not actually who they claim to be. Another thing to take note of is how such emails address you. If the sender claims they’re from a company whose services you use, you should be addressed by your name. But because malware distributors do not know your name, they would address you as Member, User, Customer, etc.
Torrent sites are notoriously badly regulated, which is why it’s such a perfect way for malicious actors to distribute malware. Malicious torrents can stay up for weeks, tricking unsuspecting users into initiating malicious files on their computers. Torrents for popular movies, TV series, video games, software, etc., are usually full of malware. That’s especially the case with recently-released content. For example, when a new Marvel movie is released, its torrents are usually full of malware. So not only is pirating copyrighted content essentially stealing, but it’s also dangerous for the computer and your data.
In some cases, malicious spam campaigns are much more sophisticated. Generally, you should not be opening any unsolicited email attachments unless you are sure they are safe. We recommend scanning them with anti-virus software or VirusTotal before opening them. This will ensure that no malicious files are opened on your computer.
Eucy ransomware removal
Make sure to use reliable anti-virus software to remove Eucy ransomware from your computer. Do not attempt to get rid of it manually because you could end up causing additional damage. Furthermore, if you don’t fully delete Eucy ransomware, it may be able to recover later on. And if you connect to your backup while ransomware is still present, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well. And if that happens, you would be out of options.
Once the ransomware has been deleted, you can safely connect to your backup and start file recovery. If you don’t have a backup, your options are very limited. Unfortunately, your only option is to wait for a free decryptor to become available. But there are no guarantees that it will be released. Nonetheless, you should back up your encrypted files and wait for a free decryptor. You can check NoMoreRansom as it has many free decryptors.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.
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