Eight Ransomware

What is Eight Ransomware?

Eight Ransomware adds the “.id[{your unique ID}].[use_harrd@protonmail.com].eight” extensions to the files it corrupts. Can you see this extension added? If you can, we suggest taking immediate action. First of all, remove the malicious threat. The damage might be done already, but you want to destroy the infection that has caused it. Second, you want to replace the corrupted files with copies that, hopefully, you have stored online or on external drives. If you do not have copies, you might not be able to restore personal files at all. Finally, you have to get down to the root of the problem, which is Windows security. Clearly, something went wrong for the malicious infection to slither in successfully. Whether your security software has failed, or you did not have any security systems implemented at all, you want to make sure that your system and the remaining files can stay safe in the future. If you want to learn more about how to delete Eight Ransomware, how to replace files, and how to secure Windows, keep reading.testtest

How does Eight Ransomware work?

Eight Ransomware is almost identical to Blend Ransomware and all other variants of the malicious Phobos Ransomware. It is interesting that this family of ransomware has emerged from a different family that started with Dharma/Crysis Ransomware. Depending on what malware detection tools you use, you might find the threat named in unique ways. What is not unique is how this threat works. First, according to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, the infection attempts to invade an operating system, and it can employ misleading spam emails, RDP vulnerabilities, and untrusted downloaders to expose people to the launcher file. If the system is guarded, the file should be deleted instantly. If the system is not guarded, the launcher is executed, and the encryption of personal files begins shortly. All documents, pictures, videos, archives, music files, and other types of personal data are encrypted, which means that you cannot read them. That is exactly where the attackers behind Eight Ransomware want you. If you cannot read/access your files, they might be able to convince you that you need to follow their lead.

Eight Ransomware has two files – “info.txt” and “info.hta” – that are instrumental in the entire attack. Both are meant to convince you to email use_harrd@protonmail.com and/or useHHard@cock.li. If you do that, the attackers can then send you additional instructions that push you to pay a certain some of money in Bitcoins in return for an alleged decryption tool. Malware is always created with the purpose of gaining something. Some threats are built to gain access to other systems. Some are built to gather information. Ransomware is built to extort money. If you have backups – which are copies of files stored online or on physical drives – the attackers have nothing to terrorize you. In this case, all you have to do is remove Eight Ransomware so that you could replace the corrupted files with backups. If you do not have backups, the attackers might convince you to do what they want, but note that that is not a good idea. You will not get a decryptor regardless of what you do or how much you pay. Note that even if you do not pay the ransom, contacting the attackers alone could put you at great risk.

How to delete Eight Ransomware

You have to know where the launcher of Eight Ransomware is if you want to delete this infection yourself. The location of this malicious file can be unique in every case, which is why we cannot give you its exact location. Of course, if you downloaded it yourself, you might be able to recognize and delete it. In that case, following the guide below is an option. Another option is to employ anti-malware software. If you employ this software, it will not only remove Eight Ransomware but will also revamp your entire Windows security structure to ensure that threats like this ransomware do not stand a chance at invading your operating system again. Of course, even the best security tools are not entirely fail-proof, which is why you have to do your part as well. If you did not have the habit of creating copies and storing them in secure locations, form it now. If you were pretty reckless about what sites you visited, what files you downloaded, or what emails you interacted with, make sure you become more cautious.

Ransomware Removal Guide

  1. Right-click and Delete the {random name}.exe file that executed the infection.
  2. Right-click and Delete the file named info.txt (copies should exist in all affected folders).
  3. Simultaneously tap Win and E keys on the keyboard to launch File Explorer.
  4. Enter %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\ into the quick access filed at the top.
  5. Right-click and Delete the file named Info.hta.
  6. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the quick access field and repeat step 5.
  7. Enter these lines into the quick access field and right-click and Delete a malicious {random name}.exefile:
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  8. Exit File Explorer and then simultaneously tap Win and R keys to launch Run.
  9. Type regedit into the dialog box and then click OK to access Registry Editor.
  10. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and also HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Right-click and Delete the {random name} values that are linked to ransomware files.
  12. Exit Registry Editor and then immediately Empty Recycle Bin.
  13. Quickly install a legitimate malware scanner to run a full system scan. If leftovers exist, delete them ASAP. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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