This page aims to help you remove Crysis Ransomware Virus . These Crysis Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
Losing everything in the hard drive is a great fear for many, especially those who have no habit to keep backups of their important files on an external hard drive. A new piece of malware called Crysis has found a way to turn these people’s fears into a profitable “business” for a group of cybercriminals. What they have been spreading around is a piece of malicious software that falls into the category of ransomware. Now, you may have heard about ransomware from the news, since recently this particular form of cyber threat has been very active. Security experts refer to it as “the new online blackmail”.
Different types of malicious scripts from the ransomware family appear almost every day. Here we will pay special attention to one particular crypto-virus that probably is the source of your trouble – .Crysis Virus . Since you are reading this, you probably want to know how did you got infected, what happened to your files, and how can you restore them. In the guide below you will find the answers to all these questions and more.
What happened to your files?
Crysis ransomware is an infection that aims to lock your data and prevent you from accessing it. Why would it do that? The whole scheme is all for the money. Probably the files you keep on your PC are valuable to you. Related to your work, or projects, or some precious personal moments – all in all, there are some useful stuff you keep on your hard drive, right? You don’t want to lose them. You need them. Hackers know that very well. And please, don’t think they care about your files or the beach pics of your last wild vacation. The value of your files is actually important only to you. And the chance is, if they are locked, you would do almost anything to get them back, right? This is where the scheme with the money comes.
With the help of the Crysis Virus malicious script, cybercriminals encrypt all your valuable data with a strong encryption algorithm. This encryption is a very complex form of preventing your access to the files, which are converted into unreadable. They are still there, on your computer, but there is no way to open them or read them. Encrypted this way, they are held hostage for a ransom. If you want your data back, you have to pay a certain amount to the hackers behind Crysis ransomware. The required amount usually is not small and is paid in Bitcoins for an exchange of a decryption key. The hackers usually give you all the details in a ransom note and a short period of time to pay, else they may threaten to double the ransom or delete the decryption key, without which you cannot unlock your files.
How did you get infected with Crysis Ransomware?
A very common way to get infected with .Crysis is through email attachments, spam messages, links, compromised websites, downloads and sketchy content. Crysis ransomware never comes alone and usually uses some security holes on your system such as Trojan horse infections or other malware that has already compromised your PC.
How can you restore your files?
Basically, if you have a backup of your encrypted files somewhere on an external drive or a cloud, you are good to go. What you need to do is, you only need to clean your system from the malware that compromised you. If you don’t have backups, however, then you may be in a great trouble. The .Crysis encryption is practically unbreakable and if you really need your files, you may be thinking about paying the ransom to get them back. However, this is a bad idea and here we will point out a few things to consider.
First of all, entering into business with cybercriminals is a crime itself. The likelihood that they would really send you the decryption key for your files is well…not that good. There is no guarantee that it will really work and unlock your files. The only thing that is guaranteed is that you are going to burn out your money. Moreover, when paying the ransom, you are giving the hackers your payment details which is a really bad idea itself. Another thing to know is, that when the ransomware is on your machine, your system is compromised. This means that hackers can anytime very easily introduce another ransomware, once you have paid for Crysis. Or even run a malware that could destroy all your files despite that you paid a huge amount to restore them from the first encryption. Is it really worth all the risks?
There is another option. In the removal guide below you will find detailed instructions on how to get rid of the infection in the first place. Also, you can follow the steps and try to restore some of your files from the system backups. Don’t forget about taking some security measures after that. It is a good idea to invest in anti-malware software to ensure optimal protection of your PC. Keep regular backups to all your important data and surf the web safely.
|Danger Level||High (dangerous malware that encrypts victim’s data and asks for a ransom)|
|Symptoms||A ransom note appears on the screen of the victim, revealing the infection.|
|Distribution Method||Usually found in email attachments, spam messages, links, compromised websites, downloads and sketchy content.|
|Detection Tool||Ransomware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Crysis Ransomware Removal
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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.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. Crysis may have hidden some of its files.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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 make a big mistake.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt files infected with Crysis Ransomware
There is only one known way to remove the virus’ encryption that MAY work (no guarantees) – reversing your files to a previous state. There are two options you have for this:
The first is using a system backup. Search for Backup and Restore in the windows search field —–> “Select another backup to restore files from”
If you have no backups, your option is Recuva
Go to the official site for Recuva and download its free version. When you start the program, select the file types you want to recover. You probably want all files. Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.
Click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish, so be patient and take a break if necessary.
You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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