StorageCrypt Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) Dec. 2017 Update

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

The article below is going to discuss the characteristics and effects that a program called StorageCrypt may have on your PC. The very first thing you must be aware of is that this piece of software is based on Ransomware. Briefly said, Ransomware is a common name, used to indicate all the malicious programs, which are able to harm or block your PC in some way. Such viruses are also famous for requesting a ransom in exchange for reversing the dangerous processes they could cause. This exact Ransomware program, StorageCrypt , is indeed capable of making you unable to access or use most of your most important files by means of encrypting them. More essential info about the malware-related activities of this Ransomware virus has been provided throughout the passages you are about to read on this page.

This ransom-requesting virus may infect your PC in different manners (the most common of which we are going to discuss here). Moreover, it is also known for creating a list comprising the data you often open to edit or otherwise use; and for encrypting all the enlisted data, making it inaccessible to you. These malicious programs, which are known for data encryption, belong to the file-encrypting Ransomware subcategory.

Other notable versions of Ransomware:

There are actually a few other Ransomware subcategories, as you could have expected, and they are all about:

  • Making your mobile devices unusable – Ransomware could also infect tablets and phones, so none of them are really safe. Such malicious programs could result in making you incapable of accessing the screens of the affected devices. In fact, what really stops you from using a specific device’s screen is the ransom alert informing you that you need to pay a ransom so as to remove it, and access the hijacked screen again.
  • Locking up desktops – These malicious programs indeed act like the mobile-affecting Ransomware. Their possible consequences are pretty much the same, simply the affected devices are different. In such a case your desktop PCs and laptops may get infected. Their entire screens could get covered by some huge ransom notification, and you might end up incapable of accessing any icons/shortcuts there.
  • punishing criminals – Actually, it is possible but very rare for the harassing hackers to get punished for whatever wrong they do by programs, based on Ransomware. Authorities and some specific agencies sometimes fight cybercrime with the help of similar programs that make hackers pay fines, etc.

 StorageCrypt 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!

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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:

msconfig_opt

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 StorageCrypt 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!

The most frequent sources StorageCrypt may come from:

An StorageCrypt -caused infection is highly likely in case you:

  • Load email attachments, which may come from unexpected sources: This manner of catching Ransomware is among the most common methods for distributing such malware across the Internet. Perhaps the worst aspect of it is the chance of getting infected by a Trojan version along with the Ransom-requiring virus. These two could come together from these sources as attachments or letters.
  • Accept fake system requests: These viruses may come automatically in the event that you click on a suspicious system-like notification. Indeed, you may get such malicious notifications in the form of pop-ups from various web pages that might really contain malware. Once you follow such a request that is pretending to be genuine, your PC could end up infected.
  • Most (illegal) video/ movie/ torrent/ software distributing web platforms: You can still watch videos and movies online, however, stick to the trustworthy sources only. Never download software illegally as such programs are among the most typical malware sources. Furthermore, avoid all the torrents that look suspicious – they may be contagious as well.

Ransomware is an awfully harmful threat since all the places on the Internet may contain such viruses.

Removing such infections:

If your system has already been contaminated by StorageCrypt , we have to state that your options are rather limited. You might try asking an expert for some relevant advice. One more thing that may help is to download some special piece of software that has some positive reviews of successfully managing to cope with Ransomware, and minimizing its damaging effects. Moreover, it’s always a clever idea to take a careful look at the Removal Guide we have especially designed to facilitate the process of removing StorageCrypt for you.  
SUMMARY:

Name StorageCrypt
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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