SunCrypt is a dangerous piece of malware with file-encrypting abilities. Security experts classify SunCrypt as a ransomware threat since it is designed to lock your data and keep it inaccessible until you pay a ransom to its creators.
The major problem with infections such as SunCrypt is not their removal – believe it or not, it’s not that difficult to remove a ransomware cryptovirus and there are many security programs that can deal with it (we will also show you how to do that manually in the guide below). The major problem with a cryptovirus attack is that once the files the virus has targeted are encrypted, there is almost no way to guarantee their recovery.
The malicious actors behind threats like SunCrypt, Maze, Mosk and other similar infections are more than ready to offer you their “help” to recover the encrypted files. They promise to send you a special decryption key but only if your are willing to first give them some money. Unfortunately, this decryption key is often on words only as the crooks usually disappear once they have received the money in their account. That’s why the criminals are not to be trusted, no matter what they promise.
The SunCrypt Ransomware
The SunCrypt ransomware is a cyber threat aimed at blocking access of critical user data through encryption. If the victim of the SunCrypt ransomware refuses to pay a ransom, the hackers threaten to never recover access to the encrypted files.
Another concern with ransomware infection such as SunCrypt is that the demanded sum for a ransom is usually unaffordable for many of the victims. The requested amount is usually several hundred dollars, but, in many cases, it may reach thousands of dollars which is unthinkable sum for an average web user. Besides, transferring the ransom not only cannot guarantee the future of your files but also it will only encourage the offenders to harass more and more Internet users through such malware.
Thus, security experts advise victims of threats like SunCrypt not to fulfill the ransom demands. Anti-ransomware professionals believe that if the hackers see that the majority of affected users aren’t giving in to their demands, irrespective of their harassment plans, they may rethink this extortion strategy.
Sadly, cryptoviruses like SunCrypt frequently target big business and the networks of popular organizations and encrypt very valuable data – in these situations, the ransom payment is often the only way to get the data back (although the file recovery is never guaranteed).
Fortunately, a timely applied prevention (by creating backups of all the important files that ransomware can encrypt) can change everything. Therefore, we always advise our readers to protect their files from the attacks of threats like SunCrypt by creating file backups of their most important files and keeping them safely stored on external locations.
The SunCrypt file extension
The SunCrypt file extension is a combination of hexadecimal characters that is found at the end of the filenames of all encrypted files.The SunCrypt file extension can’t be removed by normal means and will prevent your files from being recognized by any program.
We already told you at the beginning of this post that it is easy to remove SunCrypt – just follow the steps in the guide below and you should be able to do this with ease. With regard to the recovery of your files, our suggestion is to try some of the listed alternatives on our site. We cannot guarantee that our suggested solutions will do the trick in all situations – it is highly complex to successfully decrypt the code that a ransomware uses and dealing with it at the given moment may not be possible. Nonetheless, if you don’t want to send your money to some online cybercriminals you won’t make a mistake by removing SunCrypt and giving the available alternatives a try.
|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||Not Available|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove SunCrypt Ransomware
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
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.
- Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.
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 SunCrypt 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!