About this threat

[help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware will encode your files, as it’s ransomware. You’ve got a highly severe infection on your hands, and it could lead to severe trouble, such as you losing your files for good. It’s rather easy to infect your system, which only adds to why it is so dangerous. If you have it, a spam email attachment, an infected ad or a fake download is accountable. As soon as it’s up and running, it will start encoding your files, and once the process is finished, it will request that you pay a certain amount to get a decryptor, which will supposedly recover your data. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what you’ll be asked to pay. Whether you are asked for a lot of money, or a insignificant sum, giving into the demands isn’t suggested. Who’s going to stop cyber crooks from simply taking your money, providing nothing in return. You certainly would not be the first person to get nothing. Backup would be a much better investment, as you wouldn’t be risking losing your data if the situation were to occur again. Many backup options are available for you, all you need to do is pick the one best matching you. If backup is available, after you uninstall [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware, there shouldn’t be a problem when restoring files after you erase [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware. This isn’t likely to be the last time malicious program will enter your machine, so you ought to prepare. In order to keep a device safe, one must always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with their spread methods.


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Ransomware distribution ways

Normally, ransomware sticks to the basic methods to spread, such as via suspicious sources for downloads, malicious adverts and infected email attachments. However, more skillful criminals will use more elaborate methods.

It is possible you downloaded an infected email attachment, which is what allowed the ransomware to enter. Cyber criminals distributing file encoding malware add a corrupted file to an email, send it to possible victims, who infect their computers as soon as they open the file. Those emails may be written in a convincing way, often covering money topics, which is why people open them in the first place. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who definitely knows your name, uses Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the file added, you should be cautious. A company whose email is vital enough to open would not use general greetings, and would use your name instead. Cyber criminals also like to use big names such as Amazon so that users don’t become suspicious. If you don’t believe that’s the case, you might have gotten the threat through some other ways, like compromised adverts or bogus downloads. Some adverts could be infected, so it is best if you stop clicking on them when on suspicious reputation web pages. Stop downloading from unreliable web pages, and stick to official ones. Avoid downloading anything from ads, as they aren’t good sources. If an application had to update itself, it would not notify you through browser, it would either update by itself, or send you a notification via the software itself.

What happened to your files?

It is possible for ransomware to permanently encode files, which is why it is an infection you want to definitely avoid. The process of encrypting your files isn’t a long process, so it is possible you will not even notice what’s going on. All affected files will have a file extension. Ransomware will use strong encryption algorithms, which aren’t always possible to break. In case you don’t understand what is going on, everything will become clear when a ransom note gets dropped. The ransomware note will encourage you to buy a decryption utility, but whatever the price is, we don’t suggest complying. Paying doesn’t necessarily mean file decryption because there is nothing stopping cyber crooks from just taking your money, leaving your files locked. Not only would you be risking losing your money, you would also be funding their future projects. The easily made money is regularly luring more and more people to the business, which is estimated to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. Investing into backup instead of complying with the requests would be a much better idea. Situations where your files are jeopardized could happen all the time, but if backup was available, file loss wouldn’t be a possibility. If giving into the demands isn’t something you are going to do, proceed to terminate [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware if it is still on your device. And attempt to familiarize with how to avoid these kinds of threats in the future, so that this does not occur.

[help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware removal

So as to make sure the threat is terminated entirely, malicious threat removal software will be needed. If you’re reading this, chances are, you’re not the most knowledgeable when it comes to computers, which means you may damage your system if you try to eliminate [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware yourself. Using dependable elimination software would be a much better decision because you would not be risking damaging your computer. There should not be any problems with the process, as those types of tools are created to terminate [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware and other similar infections. If you scroll down, you will find instructions to help you, if you’re not sure how to proceed. Sadly, those utilities aren’t capable of decrypting your files, they will merely get rid of the infection. We should say, however, that in some cases, a free decryptor might be created by malicious program researchers, if the ransomware is possible to decrypt.

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Learn how to remove [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware.

Step 2. Delete [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware.
  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 How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  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 How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  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 How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware

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 How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware
  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 How to get rid of [help.crypt@aol.com].LX ransomware