AVCrypt Ransomware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove AVCrypt Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any AVCrypt file can be recovered.

If you tend to store important data files on your computer’s hard-drives, then you should certainly read the following as it contains some essential information about the so-called Ransomware malware family and about one of the latest representatives of this virus category – AVCrypt. The main thing about AVCrypt and most other Ransomware viruses is that they seek to lock-up the files of their victims using a process called encryption. Through the implementation of the encryption method, the malware is capable of rendering all targeted data inaccessible for an indefinite period of time. If this happens to your files, the virus will tell you that the only way to regain the access to them is by making a payment to the hacker responsible for the malware attack. This is in fact the whole purpose of virus infections the likes of AVCrypt – to provide the cyber-criminal with a certain leverage that they would later be able to use against the user in order to blackmail them for a ransom payment. If you are currently in such a dire situation, we understand that it might seem like a good idea to actually make the payment and be over with it. However, this is hardly ever the preferable course of action that needs to e taken. Remember that it is a hacker that you are dealing with and there’s always the chance that they might refuse to send you the decryption key for your locked files even in case you have transferred them the requested ransom sum. Due to this, we have tried our best to put together a guide manual for removing Ransomware which also contains several methods that might help some of you restore their data without the need to make the demanded payment. We strongly advise you to first try out the removal guide and only if it doesn’t work for you, consider some other way of resolving the issue.

AVCrypt Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt AVCrypt files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

More about Ransomware

It is no secret that this malware group is currently one of the top threats that online users might face. One of the main factors that contribute to the extremely dangerous nature of those viruses is the fact that they can oftentimes remain absolutely undetected during the duration of the encryption process. Part of the reason why Ransomware is so difficult to detect has to do with the way it operates – the encryption used by viruses such as AVCrypt Ransomware doesn’t really harm anything on the infected machine. Yes, it locks the files and makes them inaccessible but that’s about it. No system damage, no deleted or corrupted data. In reality, encryption, in itself, isn’t a process that’s actually considered malicious. It is, in fact, commonly used to protect valuable data from wrongdoers. The thing is, though, that a Ransomware would turn this against the user, exploiting the otherwise harmless process for the illegal agenda of the cyber-criminals. Still, since the encryption doesn’t really cause any damage, many antivirus programs might fail to spot it as an unwanted process and allow it to be carried out to the end. Additionally, in terms of symptoms, most Ransomware infections do not rise too many or too visible red flags that would allow their victims to notice them. At times, increased CPU and RAM use as well as a certain slow-down of the computer’s productivity might indicate that there’s something unwanted happening but this can oftentimes remain unnoticed, especially on more powerful machines.

After the encryption is completed and the data has been sealed and rendered inaccessible, you are likely to be displayed a message from the virus. It might come in the form of a banner on your screen or a notepad file created on the desktop or inside the directory of the locked-up files. The message typically states the hacker’s demands in addition to instructions regarding the exact way in which the money is to be paid to the criminal/s.

Advice for the future

Obviously, no one who values their files or the safety of their computer would be okay with having a Ransomware like AVCrypt inside their PC system. However, a lot of online users tend to disregard the importance of being vigilant and careful when on the Internet. In reality, the most common reason why people tend to get their machines infected by Ransomware or by any other form of malware for that matter is lack of caution and care. If you truly want to keep your computer and files safe, you must always be on your guard when browsing the Internet – never click or open any suspicious links, web locations, messages that look like spam or web offers that seem misleading and unreliable. Also, do not forget to always update the software on your computer and keep your antivirus enabled at all times. In addition, a great way of preventing data loss due to Ransomware infection is backing up all files that you deem important – by doing this, the chances of being forced into paying a ransom would be drastically decreased.

SUMMARY:

Name AVCrypt
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Unusually increased use of system resources is likely the most typical sign of a Ransomware infection.
Distribution Method Malvertising, spam online messages, Trojan Horse backdoor viruses, illegal/shady web locations, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


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