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Everbe 2.0 ransomware. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Ransomware

Everbe 2.0 ransomware is a file locker which comes back with undecryptable variants

Everbe 2.0 ransomware is a virus that has three previous versions.
Everbe 2.0 ransomware is a virus that has three previous versions.

Everbe 2.0 ransomware is a crypto virus, and its primary goal is to lock up data and demand ransom for its the decryption key. The cyber threat is a successor of Everbe ransomware, which was first potted in March 2018, and showed up again several times as Embrace, EmbraceEvilLocker and Hyena Locker. The virus uses AES [1]  and RSA encryption algorithms to encrypt data. While initial version used .everbe appendix, the latest variant which was discovered in September 2018 uses .NOT_OPEN file extension, !. txt _HOW_RECOVERY_FILES ransom note and urges users to contact hackers via the notopen@cock.li or tryopen@cock.li emails. Unlike some previous variants, the latest ones are sadly not decryptable yet.

Name Everbe 2.0
Type Ransomware
Related
Ransom note !_HOW_RECOVERY_FILES_!.txt; !=How_to_decrypt_files=!.txt
Extension .eV3rbe; .divine; .EVIL; .HYENA; .thunder ; .NOT_OPEN, .[<email>].lightning
Email eV3rbe@rape.lol; divine@cock.lu; notopen@cock.li; tryopen@cock.li
Distribution Spam email attachments
Decryption If you are infected, try using this. Everbe 2.0 ransomware is not decryptable yet
Elimination Use Reimage for Everbe 2.0 ransomware removal

When analyzing the sample it appeared that various antivirus programs detect this threat. This fact indicates that the best solution for Everbe 2.0 elimination is anti-malware tools or your trustworthy antivirus. It is possible that ransomware disturbs your antivirus, so you may need to enter the Safe Mode before scanning the system. You can see this method more in dept on the guide below the article. 

The latest version of Everbe 2.0 ransomware displays the ransom note which reads the following:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NOT_OPEN LOCKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

HELLO, DEAR FRIEND!

1. [ ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED! ]
Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
The only 1 way to decrypt your files is to receive the decryption program.

2. [ HOW TO RECOVERY FILES? ]
To receive the decryption program write to email: notopen@cock.li
And in subject write your ID: ID-[redacted 10 hex]
We send you full instruction how to decrypt all your files.
If we do not respond within 24 hours, write to the email: tryopen@cock.li

3. [ FREE DECRYPTION! ]
Free decryption as guarantee.
We guarantee the receipt of the decryption program after payment.
To believe, you can give us up to 3 files that we decrypt for free.
Files should not be important to you! (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NOT_OPEN LOCKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

This NOT OPEN LOCKER virus that belongs to Everbe ransomware can be detected by AV[2]. These results might show up after the scan:

  • Generic.Ransom.Everbe.3D90239A;
  • Win32:Malware-gen;
  • HEUR/AGEN.1031998;
  • Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT;
  • W32/Trojan.YOEK-2696;
  • W32/Filecoder.NQU!tr.

Everbe 2.0 Crypto virus
While some Everby variants can be decrypted, the news ones are still not cracked by security experts

One of the newest variants of Everbe 2.0 ransomware showed up mid-July and is dubbed Hyena Locker ransomware. It encrypts files with a strong cipher and adds [hyena@rape.lol].HYENA file extension. Victims are asked to contact hackers using hyena@rape.lol or hyena@cock.lu email addresses, which is presented in a ransom note !_HOW_RECOVERY_FILES_!.txt:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HYENA LOCKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

HELLO, DEAR FRIEND!

1. [ ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED! ]
Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
The only 1 way to decrypt your files is to receive the decryption program.

2. [ HOW TO RECOVERY FILES? ]
To receive the decryption program write on our e-mail: hyena@rape.lol or hyena@cock.lu
And in subject write your ID: ID-[redacted 6 hex]
We send you full instruction how to decrypt all your files.

3.[ FREE DECRYPTION! ]
Free decryption as guarantee.
We guarantee the receipt of the decryption program after payment.
To believe, you can give us up to 3 files that we decrypt for free.
Files should not be important to you! (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.) 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HYENA LOCKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 As evident, Everbe 2.0 ransomware evolves, and it is more and more dangerous with each version – still not decryptable by security experts. Thus, users should not take this attack lightly. Nevertheless, no matter how desperate some users can be to get their files back, researchers[3] do not recommend contact cybercriminals, as it can lead to money loss.

You better remove Everbe 2.0 virus using anti-malware tool like Reimage and clean your system immediately after noticing any locked files on your system. Encrypted data is important to recover, but you need to be aware that plugging any USB or another external drive to a compromised system can result in permanent data loss. Ransomware will lock any incoming files, regardless if they are downloaded from the internet or a back-up. 

Although this variant is not decryptable, you will find instructions below on how to use third-party tools that might help you to possibly recover data. Additionally, if malware is blocking the operation of security software, the guide below will help you with Everbe 2.0 ransomware removal when using Safe Mode with Networking. The cyber threat can disable anti-virus programs, so anti-malware tools and preferably two different ones can ensure that all possible infections are detected in time. 

Some piece of advice would be to keep copies of important data safe on external devices such as USB drives, iCloud, or other. Various sneaky viruses like Everbe 2.0 ransomware will not be able to access safely-stored files, and they will remain safe even though the cyber threat encrypts those documents which are on your PC.

Virus activation source can be hidden inside of a spam email

If you receive an email that you are not expecting and it is from a company you do not know or service you do not use, be aware that this might contain virus-filled attachment or link with virus activation source. Delete these ambiguous letters immediately without opening. 

Spam email[4] box fills up with questionable content automatically. And, while there is a possibility that a legitimate email might have sneaked in there, you should still take great care when opening messages from your Spam box. If you open any email casually and click on links or attachments – you are in at an increased risk of malware infection.

As soon as the contaminated file is opened, ransomware executes its malicious code on your PC. Thus, take several precautionary measures to avoid infection:

  • Do not open every spam email (and especially attachments) casually – make sure it is legitimate first;
  • Employ robust anti-malware software and keep it up to date;
  • Download programs and updates from legitimate sources only;
  • Patch your software as soon as new updates are out;
  • Avoid using file-sharing or cracked software websites.

Eliminate Everbe 2.0 ransomware and do it now

To remove Everbe 2.0 ransomware or any other ransomware, you need to employ legitimate tool. Reimage and Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes can be used for that purpose. These programs scan the computer system thoroughly and, if any threats are detected, eliminate them promptly. After that, you can proceed with normal computer operation.

If Everbe 2.0 ransomware removal goes as planned, you can try to decrypt and recover your files. Use backups or below mentioned methods to restore encrypted data. Keep your anti-virus programs up to date, since ransomware uses system vulnerabilities to its advantage. Make sure your anti-virus is set to scan your machine automatically from time to time.

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To remove Everbe 2.0 virus, follow these steps:

Remove Everbe 2.0 using Safe Mode with Networking

Reboot your system in Safe Mode with Networking as your first step when dealing with Everbe 2.0 ransomware:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Everbe 2.0

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Everbe 2.0 removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Everbe 2.0 using System Restore

System Restore feature can also be an option in Everbe 2.0 ransomware elimination:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Everbe 2.0. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that Everbe 2.0 removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove Everbe 2.0 from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by 2-spyware.com security experts.

If your files are encrypted by Everbe 2.0, you can use several methods to restore them:

Restore your files using Data Recovery Pro:

Data Recovery Pro is a tool for recovering accidentally deleted or encrypted files:

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by Everbe 2.0 ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Restore Everbe 2.0 ransomware encrypted files using Windows Previous Versions feature

If you want to recover individual files you can try this feature, but Windows Previous Versions can only work if System Restore was enabled before:

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

ShadowExplorer can recover your files after Everbe 2.0 ransomware attack

If Everbe 2.0 ransomware left Shadow Volume copies untouched you could restore them using ShadowExplorer:

  • Download Shadow Explorer (http://shadowexplorer.com/);
  • Follow a Shadow Explorer Setup Wizard and install this application on your computer;
  • Launch the program and go through the drop down menu on the top left corner to select the disk of your encrypted data. Check what folders are there;
  • Right-click on the folder you want to restore and select “Export”. You can also select where you want it to be stored.

Decryption tool for Everbe 2.0 ransomware is not available

If you got infected with Embrace, PainLocker or Everbe variants, use this tool that can decrypt all your data for free.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Everbe 2.0 and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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