Ransomware

Remove Eris Ransomware Virus (+ .Eris File Recovery) July 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove Eris Ransomware Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .eris file can be recovered.

How does the .Eris Ransomware work?

.Eris Ransomware

The .Eris Ransomware will display this message once it is done encrypting your files.

The Ransomware viruses are notorious for their ability to place the user’s data under a lockdown and to then demand that a ransom is paid from the user if the latter wishes to be able to open any of their files again. This is currently one of the most common forms of criminal online money extortion and it is also one of the most effective ones. As it turns out, most users do not have proper backups for their files and once all their important data stored on their computers gets encrypted by a scary Ransomware infection (such as the recently released Eris, Ndarod or Bopador), the only seemingly viable option is to pay the money that the criminals want – a necessary evil in order to make the locked data accessible again. However, is this really a viable option, and could paying the ransom bring your files back. Well, the truth is that there couldn’t be a certain answer to this question and the reason is simple: you cannot trust the hackers. It doesn’t matter how convincing they may seem in their promises to send you a decryption key for the files that their virus has locked-up, you simply cannot trust such promises. Sending your money to them might sometimes get you your files back. However, what’s the guarantee there that this is exactly how things would go in your particular case. It’s possible that this tie the criminals decide that they won’t cooperate and that they’d leave you without a way to open your files. It is also possible that the hackers do not actually have a working decryption key and they are simply trying to deceive you in order to get your money, without really having the intention to help you. And, of course, if you do pay them, it is irrelevant whether or not you receive the decryption key for the files as far as your money is concerned. That money is gone the moment you send it to the hackers and there is no way of getting it back. In fact, in most cases, the ransom that the hackers demand is supposed to be paid in BitCoin or another similar currency, which, in turn, makes it next to impossible to trace the transaction. This is how hackers who use Ransomware are able to stay anonymous and it is also why they are rarely brought to justice.

What other options are there if you have an encrypted .Eris file?

.Eris File

A screenshot of an encrypted .Eris File

The best course of action according to most security experts is to first remove the virus and then try some alternative ways to retrieve at least some of your data. A guide added down below will help you remove Eris and a special section attached to it will give you advice regarding the alternatives you can try in order to restore some files from the grasp of Eris. However, remember that you must make sure that Eris is no longer in your computer before you try to recover any of your data or else anything you manage to bring back may get encrypted again.

SUMMARY:

Name Eris
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms An undergoing Ransomware encryption process may slow-down your computer and would usually temporarily decrease the free HDD space you have.
Distribution Method Sketchy online messages, clickbait banners, illegal downloads, adult sites, and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

.Eris Virus Removal


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Eris files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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