EIUR Ransomware Encrypted File
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What is a EIUR file?
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts users' files and holds them for ransom. EIUR ransomware encrypts a user's documents, images, and videos, appends the .eiur extension to the encrypted files, and produces 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 EIUR ransomware?
Ransomware is most commonly distributed in 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 EIUR ransomware.
NOTE: EIUR ransomware is a variant of .STOP ransomware.
How to open a EIUR file
Because EIUR files are encrypted, you cannot open them. Currently, there is no way to decrypt EIUR 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.