What is Crypter Ransomware
Crypter Ransomware is another ransomware crypto-virus. Crypter Ransomware encrypts user data, after which they cannot be used, opened, modified, and so on. Moreover, this affects photos, videos, archives, multimedia, and much more. Of course, this data is very important for ordinary users.
As for the activity, the first mentions on the network were at the end of August 2020. In a few days, the crypto-virus spread throughout the world, despite the fact that it was made for English-speaking users.
Besides encryption, Crypter Ransomware changes the file extension using .locked. If you decide to rename files manually, then it is better to give up this idea right away. So you can only do harm. Crypter Ransomware uses a pop-up window as an informant. Here’s what it contains and what it looks like:
The important files on your computer have been encrypted with military grade AES-256 bit encryption.
Your documents, videos, images and other forms of data are now inaccessible, and cannot be unlocked without the decryption key.
This key is currently being stored on a remote server
To acquire this key, transfer a total of 1 BTC to the Bitcoin wallet address below within 72 hours.
If you fail to take action within this window, the decryption key will be destroyed and access to your files will be permanently lost.
key destruction in: 71:58:49
The scammers are demanding that the ransom be paid out within a short timeframe while setting a countdown timer. The ransom amount is not exactly specified, however, according to our data, this can reach several thousand dollars. Of course, we do not recommend that you pay, as there is no guarantee that your data will be decrypted even if you fully comply with the requirements of the fraudsters. Use our recommendations to remove Crypter Ransomware and decrypt .locked files.
How to remove Crypter Ransomware
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 Crypter 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 Crypter 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.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Aiseesoft Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- 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 Crypter Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Crypter Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Crypter 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
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.