Windows 10: .ecc Extension: Trojan ? Can't Seem To Delete Them ? Help please

  1.    07 Dec 2015 #1

    .ecc Extension: Trojan ? Can't Seem To Delete Them ? Help please


    Hello,

    I received an eMail from a friend who said that any file with an .ecc extension is
    one of those Crypto ransom ware trojans.

    True ?

    My old PC7 PC was wiped out, literally, a few months ago, so I am
    literally paranoid about this.

    Used Agent Ransack to search for *.ecc and found over a thousand of them.

    I tried deleting them from Agent Ransack directly by selecting (they turn blue) them and
    doing a delete, but they keep reappearing: they don't seem to be deleted.

    They do not appear in the Recycle bin. Why ?

    What is happening, please ?

    a. How can I definitely and permanently delete these over a thousand .ecc extension files ?
    Way too many to do individually.

    b. Why do they keep re-appearing ?

    c. I'm using the paid vers. of BitDefender, but apparently it did not find anything wrong

    Would really and truly appreciate any help, what to do, what is going on, etc.

    Thanks ,
    Bob
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  2. Posts : 11,224
    W10Prox64
       07 Dec 2015 #2

    The *.ecc extension is either TeslaCrypt or Alpha Crypt.
    You might have a read here:
    TeslaCrypt and Alpha Crypt Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

    If you have an active infection, more and more *.ecc files will continue to show up as the infection continues to encrypt your files.

    I'm not familiar with Agent Ransack. I see it's a powerful search utility, but does it also allow you to delete files once it's found them?

    It's my understanding that Bitdefender protects against TeslaCrypt.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 13,302
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       09 Dec 2015 #3

    Be aware that .ecc files are also used by some legitimate programs. But with crypto viruses running rampant on the web, it would be a good idea to be wary of any you find.

    file extension ecc Ecchi image file
    file extension ecc dvdisaster error-correction file
    file extension ecc Cryptolocker or TeslaCrypt virus encrypted file
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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