- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
When ransomware developers find their cash cow, you can expect to encounter several applications based on the same lucrative code. Erenahen Ransomware is one of those applications that come from a family of similar infections. It also means that we know what to expect from this program, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t help us in any way to restore the affected files fast. Of course, you need to remove Erenahen Ransomware from your computer immediately. And a public decryption tool might be available in the future. The main point is to keep a clear head and protect your PC from harm in the future.
As far as we know, Erenahen Ransomware comes from the same group as the Globe Imposter 2.0 Ransomware. With that, we can make an assumption that these programs use the same main code, and they only go through some revamping process when they get re-released. Usually, the main thing that changes from one ransomware infection to another is the file extension that is added to encrypted files. This extension is like a stamp, like an identity card for any infection because it often contains the ransomware name. Or, to be more exact, security researchers use the extensions to name different ransomware programs.
That said; our research team doesn’t believe that Erenahen Ransomware employs new distribution methods. It is common for ransomware programs to spread via spam email attachments. So, you can expect this program to reach its victims that way, too.
Here, you would say that it is weird how Erenahen Ransomware uses spam email attachments. After all, users would have to download and open those attachments willingly. So, who in their right mind would ever download a dangerous infection? No one, of course. It means that users are tricked into downloading the dangerous files. The files probably look like normal documents that users open every single day.
For example, it is not uncommon to encounter spam email attachments that look like online shopping invoices or business reports. What’s more, these spam emails with urgent messages that basically push users into opening the attached files, saying they have to check them immediately. If users do not check the information carefully, they fail to notice the signs that clearly show the messages are fake. As a result, the likes of Erenahen Ransomware manage to enter target systems.
When this program gets installed on the victim’s computer, it configures Windows Registry in a way that allows the program to run together with Windows. So, even if you restart your computer, Erenahen Ransomware will load anyway. Of course, the encryption is completed within the first try, and then the ransomware drops the ransom note that says the following:
Erenahen Ransomware doesn’t say how much they want for the decryption tool. Supposedly, you would be told about the amount you have to pay when you contact these criminals. However, we have to remember that there is seldom the possibility that the criminals behind this attack would issue the decryption key in the first place. They might as well just scram with the money you pay them, so keep your funds to yourself, and then remove Erenahen Ransomware with a reliable antispyware tool.
What about your files, then? As mentioned, a public decryption tool isn’t available yet, but you can restore the files if you have a backup. That is to say, if you have copies of your files saved someplace else. You can also address a professional technician who would suggest more file recovery options.
The point is that you have to be very careful in the future because you are only bound to encounter more ransomware again. Although a reliable antispyware tool is very important, you also need to review your web browsing habits so that Erenahen Ransomware and other similar applications do not enter your system again. Please remember that your online behavior impacts your cybersecurity a lot.
How to Remove Erenahen Ransomware