How to remove eBayWall virus and restore encrypted files

eBayWall is the unwanted software infecting laptops mainly through Trojans and scam e-mails. This software has no functional distinctions from other ransomware viruses. It has regular structure, uses regular encryption algorithms and performs the encryption and infection in regular ways. The only distinction is about its story, and the story is just incredible. The ransom note tells us that the creator of a virus is somehow related to eBay, or is an employee of eBay company. Except that, he is very upset about the security policy of the company, and he believes that all eBay users are exposing their sensitive data while using the service. In connection with this, he decided to infect hundreds of computers with his virus and demand the ransom from eBay. The amount of ransom is 200 000 Monero coins which is approximately $9 million. Hacker states that all data will be decrypted as soon as eBay representatives will pay nine millions for them. As you see, it is very unlikely that the victims of this virus will get their data back, so if you’re the victim – you should take measures to restore the data.

That article is about eBayWall virus that penetrates customers' PC in all countries of the world, and corrupts their files. In this article you will see full information about eBayWall's essence, and the uninstalling of eBayWall from your machine. Except that, we'll explain how to recover the cyphered information, if possible.

For all types of computer viruses, one thing is correct: it is much easier to prevent it than to remove its fruits. It's sad to say, but 90% of users understand the significance of PC knowledge just when ransomware penetrates their laptops. To shield your information, you should remember these three elementary principles:

    • Heed to the pop-up windows. If the PC is infected by malware, it will endeavour to remove the shadow copies of your data, to make the recovery impossible. Anyway, removal of shadow copies requires admin rights and user's confirmation. So, not accepting alterations from a strange program at the right moment, you will keep the opportunity to restore all encrypted information for free.
    • Do not ignore the symptoms that your machine displays. File encrypting is a intricate operation that needs a lot of computer resources. In few seconds after the infection, the computer slows down, and the encryption process emerges in Process Manager. You may recognize this moment and unplug the PC before files will be totally spoiled. These measures, in case of infection, will protect a lot of your data.
    • Be careful with the e-mails that contain something more than a message. If the letter comes from an unknown user and it notifies about earning any prize, a lost parcel or anything like that, this could be a scam message. The other efficient sort of scam letters is a "business messages". claims, summaries, Invoices for services or products, lawsuits and similar important information cannot come accidentally, and you, as a minimum, should know the person who sent it. Otherwise, it is a scam.

Malware removal is not solution of the whole issue - it's only a one turn in the long road until the total data restoration. If you remove malware, you won't restore the files instantly, it will demand additional actions described in the following section. To remove eBayWall, user has to start the computer in safe mode and scan it with AV-tool. High grade viruses can't be uninstalled even through antivirus-software, and have lots of effective mechanics of defense. Some ransomware can fully remove encrypted information, or some of it, if somebody attempts to uninstall the program. To avoid this, abide to the tips below.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


Antivirus scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

If you made all steps, mentioned in previous paragraph - it's time to recover the files. It's impossible to decrypt the data, but we'll get them back via Windows features and the particular software. Generally, to recover the data, the victim has to seek assistance on targeted communities or from well-known virus fighters and AV software vendors. If you're really interested in the independent data restore - read this item, which shows all the safest methods.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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