.EEGF File Extension
EEGF Ransomware Encrypted File
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What is a EEGF file?
A file with the .eegf extension has been maliciously encrypted by EEGF ransomware. Because it is encrypted, you cannot open it. There is currently no way to restore EEGF files to their original state.
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts users' files and holds them for ransom. EEGF ransomware is a variant of STOP Djvu ransomware. STOP Djvu and its variants encrypt a user's documents, images, and videos, append an extension to encrypted files, and produce a ransom note named _readme.txt in every affected folder. The ransom note contains instructions users can supposedly follow to decrypt their files.
How did my computer become infected by EEGF ransomware?
Ransomware is most commonly distributed within programs that appear to be legitimate but are actually adware and malware bundles. If you recently downloaded and installed an unverified program, that may be how your computer became infected by EEGF ransomware.
How to open a EEGF file
Because EEGF files are encrypted, you cannot open them. Currently, there is no way to decrypt EEGF files.
To recover your files, you should retrieve them from a recent backup or perform a System Restore. Note that performing a System Restore will cause you to lose any files created since your last restore point. You may want to back up uninfected files before performing a System Restore.
FileInfo.com recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. Paying a ransom encourages ransomware distributors to continue their efforts, and there is no guarantee that paying a ransom will give you access to your files. Instead, you should restore your data from a recent backup created before the ransomware infected your computer.