About this threat

CrescentCore is because it’ll encrypt your files, making them unopenable. More frequently, it’s referred to as ransomware. If you remember opening a spam email attachment, pressing on a strange advertisement or downloading from sources that aren’t exactly trustworthy, that’s how you might have permitted the contamination to slip into your computer. We’ll discuss this further in the proceeding section. If you’re worried about how much harm a ransomware threat could do, familiarize yourself with with its spread ways. It can be particularly surprising to find your files locked if it’s your first time hearing about ransomware, and you have little idea about what kind of threat it is. Soon after you see that something is not right, you will find a ransom message, which will explain that in order to restore the files, you need to pay the ransom. Giving into the demands is not the wisest idea, seeing as you are dealing with criminals, who will feel no accountability to assist you. It is much more likely that they will not aid you. Ransomware does damage worth hundreds of millions to businesses, and by paying, you’d only be supporting that. Occasionally, malware researchers can crack the ransomware, which might mean that there could be a free decryption tool. Research if there is a free decryption tool available before you make a decision. In case file backup is available, after you delete CrescentCore, you can access them there.

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How to prevent a ransomware contamination

If you don’t know how the threat might have gotten into your system or how to avoid infection in the future, attentively read the following sections. Ransomware commonly sticks to basic methods, but more elaborate ones are used as well. And by simple, we mean ways like malicious downloads/adverts and spam email attachments. By opening a spam email attachment is probably how the infection managed to get in. Criminals would be sold your email address by other crooks, attach the infected file to an email that’s made to appear kind off legitimate and send it to you, hoping you would open it. Even if those emails will be clearly fake to those who have encountered them before, people with less experience in such matters might not know what they are dealing with. If the sender’s email address seems real, or if there are a lot of grammar mistakes, those could be signs that you are dealing with an infected email, particularly if it landed in your spam folder. It ought to also be said that oftentimes, hackers claim to be from legitimate companies to not cause suspicion for people. Even if you think you’re familiar with the sender, always check the email address to make sure it is correct just to be sure. Be on the lookout for your name not used somewhere in the email, particularly in the beginning. If you receive an email from a company/organization you had business with before, they’ll know your name, therefore greetings like Member/User won’t be used. As an example, if you are an Amazon user, the name you’ve given them will be automatically inserted into emails they send you.

In case you want the short version, always check that the sender is legitimate before opening an attachment. We also don’t advise pressing on advertisements when visiting sites with dubious reputation. If you’re not cautious, ransomware might be allowed to get into your system. It doesn’t matter what the advertisement could be offering you, just don’t press on it. And stop using download sources that could easily be harmful. If you’re frequently using torrents, the least you might do is to read the comments made by other users before you download it. Program vulnerabilities can also be used for malicious software infection. You need to constantly update your software because of that. When software vendors become aware of the vulnerabilities, they it’s fixed in an update, and all you really need to do is install the update.

What does it do

When the ransomware file is opened, the infection will look for specific file types. Its prime targets are documents and media files, as they are likely to be important to you. The ransomware will use a powerful encryption algorithm for data encryption once they have been discovered. The encrypted files will have a weird extension added to them, and that will help you quickly discover locked files. You ought to then see a ransom note, with information about what happened to your files and how much you need to pay to get a  decryptor. You might be demanded to pay a couple of thousands of dollars, or just $20, it all depends on the ransomware. Whether to pay or not is up to you, but the former is not encouraged. Before you do anything else, however, research other file restoring options. A free decryption software could be available so look into that in case malicious software researchers were successful in cracking the ransomware. It’s also probable that you did backup some of your files, and you simply do not realize it. It could also be possible that the ransomware did not remove Shadow copies of your files, which means you could recover them via Shadow Explorer. And if you don’t want to end up in this kind of situation again, make sure you back up your files in a regular manner. In case backup is an option, first uninstall CrescentCore and then recover files.

CrescentCore termination

Manual elimination is possible, but unless you are actually sure about what you’re doing, it’s not suggested. A single error may do serious damage to your computer. Instead, an anti-malware software should be obtained to take care of everything. You shouldn’t encounter problems as those utilities are created to eliminate CrescentCore and similar infections. Your files won’t be restored by the software, however, as it doesn’t have that capability. You will need to research how you can restore files yourself.


Learn how to remove CrescentCore from your computer

Step 1. Delete CrescentCore via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart CrescentCore - How to remove
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode CrescentCore - How to remove
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CrescentCore.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart CrescentCore - How to remove
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup CrescentCore - How to remove
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode CrescentCore - How to remove
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CrescentCore.

Step 2. Delete CrescentCore via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart CrescentCore - How to remove.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode CrescentCore - How to remove
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt CrescentCore - How to remove
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart CrescentCore - How to remove
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup CrescentCore - How to remove
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt CrescentCore - How to remove
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro CrescentCore - How to remove
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan CrescentCore - How to remove

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version CrescentCore - How to remove
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer CrescentCore - How to remove