What is CryptInfinite?

CryptInfinite threat is classified as a ransomware that is created with the purpose of pulling money out the victims. One day you may turn on the computer and see a message with a threat appeared out of blue. The text of the message will say that your personal files have been hijacked – they are now encrypted and non operational. CryptInfinite malware uses RSA-2048 key and adds .crinf extension to encrypted files. The ransomware message will also put information about the methods of file restoration – cyber criminals will demand money transfer through a PayPal MyCash voucher within 24 hours, or else all the hijacked files will be deleted. No matter, how critical it may seem, do not panic and rush to pay the ransom, as it doesn’t guarantee the retrieval of the files and may only encourage the criminals.


How CryptInfinite gets on your PC?

CryptInfinite sneaks into the system without user’s notice. More often CryptInfinite is spread through spam emails. Those emails contain malicious attachments or links to infected websites. Those messages are designed as important and emergent letters from tax services, or government structures, or your business or personal contacts. If users don’t feel suspicious of weird-looking messages and do not scan the attachments with antivirus program, they usually end up with having the threat on the system. Some ads and pop-up messages disguised as an alert about available upgrades may also lead to vicious sources.

How to remove CryptInfinite from your computer?

To uninstall CryptInfinite remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have CryptInfinite in their database. You can try to use them for removing CryptInfinite.

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You can try both of these products to remove CryptInfinite

Or uninstall CryptInfinite manually.

Step 1: Remove CryptInfinite from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CryptInfinite.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CryptInfinite and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find CryptInfinite, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate CryptInfinite and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove CryptInfinite from your browser.

Step 2: Remove CryptInfinite from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find CryptInfinite.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose CryptInfinite.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable CryptInfinite.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of CryptInfinite:

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%AppData%\.exe”HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\.exe

Remove following files and folders:

C:\Program Files\

How to decrypt files infected by CryptInfinite?

After you’ve deleted Cryptinfinite threat, you may start restoring the encrypted files. Make sure that you’ve removed Cryptinfinite completely, before that for not to go through the effort in vain.

Method 1: Use backups

The most assured way of restoring your files is via backups. In case you have the copies of files stored in online storages or on mobile devices you have nothing to worry about, otherwise skip to the next step

Method 2: Restore the files using the original Windows Previous Version tool

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Go to the Previous Versions tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

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