Remove Enc1 Ransomware (+_Enc1 File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove Enc1 File Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any _Enc1 file can be recovered.

One of the best methods you can use for data protection is encrypting your valuable files so that no one else would be able to access, modify or use your data. However, this same method of encryption is what makes many unfortunate users incapable of accessing their own private files if a Ransomware cryptovirus has infected their computer. You probably already know something or at least have already heard about the Ransomware malware category. In this post, we will tell you about Enc1 which is a Ransomware infection that functions as a cryptovirus. The cryptoviruses are probably the most problematic Ransomware sub-category – they are highly advanced malware threats that employ the data encryption method as means of rendering their victims’ files inaccessible. Once the Enc1 malware enters the targeted PC, it places its complex encryption on most (if not all) of the files that it finds on the machine’s hard-drive. After this, a message is displayed on the screen of the computer in which the hackers responsible for the malware attack state their demands. Those demands typically involve the payment of a certain amount of money – the users are supposed to pay a ransom if they are to restore their personal data to its previous accessible state. In most cases, there are some specific instructions that the malware victims are supposed to follow when paying the ransom. For instance, the money is typically required in the form of some cryptocurrency and is supposed to be send to a certain online cryptowallet. For some of you, going for the payment may actually seem like an easy way out of this, especially if the requested sum isn’t that significant. However, we must remind you that you can’t really trust the hackers – if they decide, they may simple keep the money you send them without really releasing your files. Because of this, alternative solutions and methods such as the one below is what we would advise you to go for instead.

What about recovering the encrypted files

A major problem with Enc1 is that it is a new and complex cryptovirus and there is still not too much information about it and about the encryption that it uses. This means that the alternative methods that may work against other Ransomware cryptoviruses may not be as effective against this one. Still, if Enc1 is currently on your PC, blackmailing you for the access to your data, we still believe that paying isn’t really the best option you have. Instead, what we would advise you to do is follow the instructions from the guide on this page and remove the infection with their help. After you do that, you can try some alternative data-recovery options. We have some file-restoration suggestions in a separate section of our guide that you can use so be sure to give them a go. Again, we cannot give any unrealistic promises but it’s still better to first exhaust all other options before considering paying the hackers behind Enc1.


Name Enc1
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Usually, there won’t be any visible signs of the presence of the Ransomware in your system.
Distribution Method Any form of potentially misleading or unsafe content online could be a possible Ransomware carrier.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove Enc1 File Ransomware


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).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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!


How to Decrypt Enc1 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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