Infected with Cr1ptT0r Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Cr1ptT0r Ransomware
Today we will talk about Cr1ptT0r Ransomware, which encrypts user data in cloud storages, in contrast to analogs. The activity of this Krypto extortionist fell on the second half of February of this year, it is also worth noting that Despite the fact that the virus is targeted at English-speaking users, according to the latest data, this has already spread throughout the world. It uses a special algorithm that makes these files unsuitable for further use. It can encrypt audio, video, multimedia, archives and many other files. this does not change the extension of the infected files, but inserts a special marker _Cr1ptT0r_ into them. Also, the virus creates a special text file _FILES_ENCRYPTED_README.txt that contains information about encryption and methods of redemption. Here’s what it looks like:
All your files have been encrypted using strong encryption!
For more information visit our website: https://openbazaar.com/store/home/QmcVHJWngBD67hhqXipFvhHcgv1RYLBGcpthew7d9pC3rq
If the website is unavailable you need to download the OpenBazaar application from: https://openbazaar.org/download/
You can then visit the store via this url: ob://QmcVHJWngBD67hhqXipFvhHcgv1RYLBGcpthew7d9pC3rq/store
We are also reachable via these instant messaging sotwares:
User ID: AE737ECB916BE24B41543BAD5B***
User ID: BM-NBcQxmkfyoVxSRE8WJQqEbXw1s63CMEq
Kind regards from the Cr1ptT0r team.
The note contains detailed instructions on how the user needs to pay a ransom in the amount of 0.3 bitcoin, the cryptocurrency was not chosen randomly, since only in this way can intruders avoid prosecution from the police. We strongly advise you not to pay, as there are no guarantees that the scammers will actually return your files to you, below you can read our recommendations to remove Cr1ptT0r Ransomware.
How Cr1ptT0r Ransomware infected your PC
Unlike many analogs, Cr1ptT0r Ransomware is distributed using Discord. Also, one of the reasons is that users rarely use paid antivirus software, which can really prevent such threats from penetrating. Be careful and don’t spare money for decent software that was created specifically to protect your computer. Below you can find recommendations with which you can remove Cr1ptT0r Ransomware and decrypt your files.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will Cr1ptT0r Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Cr1ptT0r Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton – fully removes all instances of Cr1ptT0r Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
Decrypt your files using decryption tool
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
If the Decryption tool didn’t help, you can try to restore some of you files by recovery software.
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Cr1ptT0r Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Cr1ptT0r Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Cr1ptT0r Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Written by Rami Duafi