What is ransomware

CrystalCrypt ransowmare ransomware is a piece of malicious program that’ll encode your files. Threat could have serious consequences, as encrypted files could be permanently inaccessible. Another reason why it is thought to be a highly dangerous malware is that the threat is very easy to acquire. Opening spam email attachments, clicking on malicious adverts and fake downloads are the most typical reasons why data encrypting malware can infect. After the encryption process is successfully completed, it’ll ask you to pay a ransom for a for a method to decode data. How much is asked of you depends on the file encoding malware, some demand thousands of dollars, some for less than $100. If you are thinking about paying, think about other options first. Considering crooks will feel no responsibility to recover your files, we doubt they will not just take your money. You can certainly find accounts of users not being able to decrypt files after payment, and that isn’t really surprising. It would be wiser to get backup with that money. From external hard drives to cloud storage, there are many backup options out there, you simply need to choose the one best suiting your needs. And if by chance you do have backup, simply uninstall CrystalCrypt ransowmare before you restore files. Malware like this is hiding all over the place, and infection is likely to occur again, so the least you could do is be prepared for it. If you wish your computer to not be infected regularly, you’ll have to learn about malicious software and how it could get into your system.

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File encoding malware distribution ways

Normally, ransomware is obtained when you open an infected email, interact with an infected advert or use suspicious platforms as download sources. More sophisticated methods are not as common.

You must have recently opened an infected email attachment from a spam email. Essentially, this method is just adding a file to an email and sending it to many people. As those emails commonly use sensitive topics, such as money, many people open them without even thinking about what might happen. What you could expect from a ransomware email is a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical mistakes, prompts to open the attachment, and the use of an established firm name. A sender whose email is important enough to open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. It is also rather obvious that that cyber crooks tend to use big names such as Amazon so that users become more trusting. If that is not the case, you may have picked up the threat via malicious adverts or infected downloads. If you were on a questionable or compromised web page and pressed on an infected advert, it may have caused the file encrypting malicious software to download. And when it comes to downloads, only trust official websites. You should never download anything from adverts, as they are not good sources. Programs usually update automatically, but if manual update was needed, you would get an alert through the program, not the browser.

What does it do?

It’s not impossible for ransomware to permanently encode files, which is why it’s an infection you want to avoid at all costs. Once it is inside, it will take minutes, if not seconds to find the files it wants and encrypt them. You’ll see that your files have an extension attached to them, which will help you identify the data encrypting malicious software and see which files have been encrypted. Strong encryption algorithms are used by file encrypting malware to make files inaccessible. You should then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. You will be offered a a decryption utility which you can purchase from them, but malicious software researchers don’t advise doing that. You’re dealing with crooks, and they might just take your money giving you nothing in exchange. The money you supply crooks with would also support their future criminal projects. The easily made money is regularly attracting crooks to the business, which is estimated to have made $1 billion in 2016. Consider investing the requested money into good backup instead. And if this type of infection occurred again, you would not be risking losing your data as you could just access them from backup. Our advice would be to do not pay attention to the requests, and if the threat still remains on your system, terminate CrystalCrypt ransowmare, in case you need assistance, you can use the instructions we supply below this article. And attempt to familiarize with how to avoid these kinds of threats in the future, so that you aren’t in this situation again.

Ways to remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare

If the ransomware still remains on your computer, malicious program removal software will be required to terminate it. If you try to manually terminate CrystalCrypt ransowmare, you may unintentionally end up harming your system, so we do not suggest proceeding by yourself. If you employed dependable removal software, everything would be done for you, and you wouldn’t unintentionally end up doing more harm. Malware removal programs are developed to erase CrystalCrypt ransowmare and all other similar threats, so issues shouldn’t occur. In case there is a problem, or you are not sure about how to proceed, you are  welcome to use the below provided guidelines. Take into account that the program will not help with file decryption, all it’ll do is make sure the infection is gone. We should mention, however, that in certain cases, malicious software researchers develop free decryptors, if the data encoding malicious program is possible to decrypt.

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Learn how to remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare from your computer

Step 1. Delete CrystalCrypt ransowmare via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  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 remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CrystalCrypt ransowmare.

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 remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CrystalCrypt ransowmare.

Step 2. Delete CrystalCrypt ransowmare via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

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 remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare
  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 remove CrystalCrypt ransowmare