.ELBIE File Extension

Elbie Ransomware Encrypted File

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What is an ELBIE file?

A file with the .elbie extension has been renamed and encrypted by Elbie ransomware. It contains a document, video, image, or other type of file that the ransomware is holding hostage. As of this writing, there is no known way to restore ELBIE files to their original state.

More Information

In August 2023, some users began reporting that their computers had been infected by Elbie ransomware. Elbie is a variant of Phobos ransomware, which encrypts a user's files and renames them in the following format (or a similar variant):

ExampleFileName.jpg.id-3RO0P934.[[email protected]].elbie

The email address specified in each ELBIE file's extension is the ransomware distributor's contact email. Victims of Elbie ransomware are meant to contact the ransomware distributor at this address, to pay the ransom specified in Elbie's ransom note (and supposedly gain the ability to recover their files).

How did my computer get infected by Elbie ransomware?

Cybercriminals most often distribute Elbie ransomware via malicious email attachments. When a user opens one of these email attachments, it allows Elbie to infect their computer and encrypt their files.

How to open an ELBIE file

Because ELBIE files are encrypted, you cannot open them. At this time, there is no way to decrypt ELBIE files. The best way to restore files encrypted by Elbie ransomware is to retrieve them from a recent backup or perform 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.

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Programs that open ELBIE files

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