This page aims to help you remove the Cryp1 Virus. These Cryp1 Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows. The eponymous virus encrypts your files with the .cryp1 file extension. It has been widely suggested that the .cryp1 extension is related to the CryptXXX ransomware, although it is currently unknown whether this is true.
How nasty is the Cryp1 Virus?
Quite. It is basically one of the nastiest out there, along with the rest of the ransomware family. Ransomware are really frustrating for both regular users and IT professionals alike. There are many reasons for that – firstly the virus itself can be notoriously difficult to detect and remove. Then again, should you somehow happen to get rid of it, the chances are that the files it has already encrypted are gone forever, so you are left with a computer filled with messed-up files and usually no way to revert the process. Therefore, in this article, we will provide you with all the information that you should know, so as to effectively protect your PC from ransomware viruses such as Cryp1 Virus.
How do you land Cryp1 Virus?
To begin, we need to make it clear how Cryp1 Virus gets to your computer. Well, in most cases it needs another malicious program, that would serve as a gateway to your computer. In most cases this program is a certain Trojan virus. This means that if you have landed .Cryp1 Virus, then your system had most likely been infected by another virus as well. Therefore, always make sure that your PC has a reliable and up-to-date anti-virus software. This is the least you can do in order to keep your system protected.
Another possible way to land Cryp1 Virus is through your e-mail. Potentially harmful letters are usually redirected to your spam box, but you can never be 100% sure, so always remain vigilant when opening new e-mail messages. First look at the name of whoever sent you the letter and then at the title. If any of it looks suspicious, you may want to delete it, without opening it.
A good piece of advice would be to stay away from shady and/or illegal pages (such as P2P share – torrents). These are generally the places, where you stand a high chance of infecting your system with a virus. Stick to well-known popular sites, that you know can be trusted. It’s hardly ever a good idea to lurk into the depths of the internet. Even if you don’t land this malicious ransomware, there is a ton of other harmful viruses out there.
How does Cryp1 Virus work?
Now we need to explore how the .Cryp1 Virus functions and what it actually does to your system. Once inside your computer, there’s going to be a period, during which you won’t know about its presence. Throughout the duration of this period, the virus will make copies of all your files and then delete the original ones. What’s special about these copies is that they are all gonna be encrypted. This means that your computer will need a special code so as to be able to read the files. Though your files are not actually damaged, without that code you won’t be able to access any single one of them. Once the process is over, you will be displayed a message from the virus, that informs you about its presence and about the encryption of your files, that has just finished. You will be told that if you want to be able to once again access your files, you will need to pay for the necessary code. Detailed instructions on how to pay the ransom will be provided along the message. The most popular payment method is via bitcoins – these are virtually impossible to track down, therefore the hacker remains in total anonymity.
What options do you have?
You may think that paying the ransom may actually bring it all back to normal, but remember this: it is criminals you’re dealing with. Once you pay the ransom, you’re at their mercy and he can do whatever he likes. He may send you the code, but then again he may decide not to do so and there’s nothing you can do about it. Besides, paying the ransom would mean encouraging the hacker to keep blackmailing people via the ransomware virus.
A better alternative would be to go through our guide on how to remove this ransomware and restore your files. It will cost you nothing and it might just fix your problem, without the need to pay the ransom. However, it should be said, that even with our guide, there’s no guarantee for success. Although the method is generally reliable, ransomware viruses are getting smarter at a whopping speed, and the IT community struggles to keep up with the newer and more advanced malicious programs. Since this is one of the latest, it is possible that even we may not be able to help you with it. Nonetheless, it is still worth trying, instead of outright going for the ransom payment.
|Danger Level||High (Encrypts your files and demands a ransom in exchange for the encryption code)|
|Symptoms||During the encryption process your PC will usually run slower than usual. Once the encryption has finished, you will receive a massage telling you to pay the ransom.|
|Distribution Method||Spam e-mails are the most usual distriution method. Other viruses may also infect you with Cryp1 Virus.|
|Detection Tool||Cryp1 Virus may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove Cryp1 Virus
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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!
How to Decrypt files infected with XXX
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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