eBayWall Ransomware

What is eBayWall Ransomware?

eBayWall Ransomware is a new and unique ransomware-type infection that infects computers by stealth, encrypts the files on it and then demands an outrageous sum of money to be paid for them to be decrypted. Needless to say, this ransomware must be removed because there is no free decryption tool. So, what you can do if you fall victim to this ransomware is restore as many of your files from backup drives. This program targets the computers of average people but asks for so much money that is impossible to pay for most. This malware’s developers want to put the blame on the e-commerce site eBay for all of the infections as it is this company’s fault that hundreds and even thousands of PC’s were infected as a result of its policies. In this article, we will discuss how this ransomware works, how it is distributed, and how you can get rid of it safely.testtesttest

Where does eBayWall Ransomware come from?

Cyber security experts at Spyware-techie.com think that this program’s developers should distribute it using malicious links that download this ransomware when clicked. These links can be featured on shady torrent hosting websites and various other sites, such as websites that host downloads of pirated software. Nevertheless, it is also possible for those links to be featured on freeware sites that host software bundles of legitimate software but their greedy developers may knowingly or not promote links to this ransomware. Another possible method for distributing it is email spam. Indeed, it is not uncommon for ransomware developers to distribute their creations via email as it is a tested and proven method. In fact, it is probably the most widely used and efficient method. So, eBayWall Ransomware’s developers might have set up an email server that sends fake emails to random people in the hopes of infecting their computers. Note that users have to open an attached file for this to happen, but if the emails are disguised well, then people will open them without questioning their legitimacy. If that is the case, then eBayWall Ransomware can enter your PC. The attached file can pose as a PDF or Microsoft Word document, but sometimes it can be a picture as well. However, the file is, in fact, an executable that will drop this ransomware’s main file anywhere on your PC.

How does eBayWall Ransomware work?

The ransomware will run the first time automatically, but will not launch anymore once you restart your PC. It is set to encrypt your files using an advanced algorithm that will make your files inaccessible. It should target images, videos, audios, documents, file archives, executable files, and other file types to encrypt as many valuable files as possible. This ransomware adds a second extension after the original file extension called “.ebay” but erasing this extension will not recover your files. Once the encryption is complete, eBayWall Ransomware will drop a ransom note named ebay-msg.html. The note is an HTML file, so it is opened with the web browser. The note features a lengthy story about how bad eBay’s security policy is. Interestingly, this ransomware asks you to pay a 200000 XMR (Monero crypto currency) ransom. 200000 XMR was 9663159.09 at the time of this article which is an unbelievably large sum of money for some files. Therefore, if your PC has become infected with this ransom, all you can do is to delete this ransomware and recover as many of your encrypted files as possible.

How to remove eBayWall Ransomware

In closing, eBayWall Ransomware is a highly malicious infection that can enter your PC in a number of ways. It was designed to encrypt your files and ask for money to decrypt them, but it asks an unreasonable amount of money, so it is just better to remove it from your PC and restore as many of your files from remote drives. We recommend using SpyHunter’s free malware scanner to detect this program and then going to the location of the malware to delete it manually.

Removal Guide

  1. Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph
  2. Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe
  3. Install the program and run it.
  4. Click Scan Computer Now!
  5. Copy the file path of the malware from the scan results.
  6. Press Windows+E keys.
  7. Enter the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Locate, right-click the malicious file and click Delete.
  10. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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