EEGF Virus (.eegf File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you cannot open your images, documents, or data and also see the .eegf extension on them, your computer is definitely infected with Eegf ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Eegf ransomware ciphers personal documents spotted on the victim’s PC with the extension “.eegf” and after that generates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is generally comparable to other samples of the same family: Rrcc, Rrbb, Rryy.

What is Eegf Ransomware?

NameEegf Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.eegf
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.eegf” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Eegf is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.eegf” extension. Then Eegf ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files is not decryptable with modern computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend thousands of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Eegf ransomware?

When Eegf ransomware appears in your system, it will examine your computer for images, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will cipher them and change their extension to “.eegf” to ensure that you understand what happened.

After the Eegf ransomware ciphered the data on your computer, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the crooks – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Eegf ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Eegf ransomware get on my computer?

The Eegf ransomware spreads by placing links to get hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all hype topics which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular films – Eegf creators make whatever to get their money on that. One of the most common methods these burglars apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. Nonetheless, following the current news is not the only tactic these crooks utilize. Options that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are also usual for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Eegf ransomware injection

Avoiding this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Adhering to the ordinary rules of computer hygiene will noticeably reduce all risks. Bear in mind that launching all files you get on email is not a good habit. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is far better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a trustworthy email. On the other hand, stuff that tries to look like Amazon or FedEx shipping notification, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– should make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of different digital things require some extra description. Going against copyright policy surely throws you to the possibility of being fined. Nevertheless, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs also exposes you to different malware. Nobody can regulate unidentified people who launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.

Eegf virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Eegf virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Eegf ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Eegf ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Eegf files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .eegf files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Eegf ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

EEGF Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: EEGF Virus

Description: EEGF Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific eegf extension. EEGF ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.