This page aims to help you remove UltraCrypter. These UltraCrypter removal instructions work for all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
If you have happened to run into UltraCrypter – not to alarm you, but that is one of the most horrible instances of cyber infection you could have picked. Not that you intentionally chose to get infected, of course. UltraCrypter is a type of ransomware and the reason why it’s so awful is because:
- It intrudes into your private space (=computer)
- It encrypts your files, blocking you from being able to access them
- It then proceeds to demand money from you
- There is a possibility you might never see some of those encrypted files again
Yes, that last part sounds quite shocking, but it’s our duty to give you the full picture. And the full picture includes the greater chance of you actually being able to successfully decrypt your files and banish UltraCrypter once and for all. Please note that those two are separate processes and simply removing the ransomware will not automatically grant you access to the coded data. We have described both processes in the guide below, with simple to follow instructions for each of them.
How UltraCrypter might have ended up on your PC
Ransomware typically travels around with a buddy – a Trojan horse virus. The Trojan will, in most cases, be sent to you via email with an attachment or included hyperlink. Keep in mind that hackers can be pretty sneaky and will go to great lengths to trick you into opening the email, so it might even come disguised as a message from some well-known company, or a bill for some service etc. Always be critical with the emails you receive and if you aren’t sure – simply write a message to the address of the sender, or contact the company through their official website (if it’s allegedly from a company). In the event that you had opened the email and included attachment (this could have been an innocent Word or PDF document), you will have unleashed the Trojan, which will then automatically download the ransomware onto your computer.
Other common distribution methods include malvertisements, which are ads that will download the virus onto your PC as soon as you’ve clicked on them. It may have also come bundled in with some other software you may have downloaded from some shady place. Whichever the case, you will likely have no idea UltraCrypter is in your system and is coding your file, which is also what makes it so dangerous. There is a slight chance of you noticing its presence, if you have a large amount of data stored and your PC isn’t exactly the fastest. You will notice that it will start running extremely slow and that would be your queue to check the Task Manager for an unfamiliar process using the most RAM. If you see one – you should shut down your system immediately and seek a specialist out for help.
Reasons not to pay ransom
We do not recommend paying the hackers ransom money basically because they are common criminals and you will be funding them. It’s really as simple as that. These guys would under different circumstances be facing a prison sentence, but since they are so difficult to track – they’re on the loose plaguing innocent people like you. And speaking of being difficult to track – one of the reasons that is, is because they request ransom in crypto currencies like Bitcoins. So, you were saying about that ransom?
Another good point to make is that even if you pay the money – there’s not guarantee you will receive the decryption key you paid for. And why should they care? It’s not like you signed an agreement beforehand. But even if they were to send you the key, there is still absolutely no way of knowing that it will work, until you’ve already paid for it and tried it out. Believe it or not, but when it comes to encrypting and decrypting stuff, there are a lot of factors that come into play and its fairly common that a certain code might not be effective. It could require some amount of tweaking before it will work, but you can rest assured that no refunds or exchanges will be in order. We’re not trying to promise you that the method described below will work 100%, but at least it’s worth trying before you undertake something more serious.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware are by far the worse threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Little to none. You might have a chance of detecting it if your computer suddenly becomes very, very slow.|
|Distribution Method||In most cases via a Trojan horse that’s been distributed through spam emails (with attachments)|
|Detection Tool||UltraCrypter may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
UltraCrypter Ransomware Virus 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. UltraCrypter 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.
- 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 remove UltraCrypter by using Windows restore
Please note that Windows restore will not be able to recover your files, but it may be able to remove the ransomware virus.
For this you have to the system backup. Search for Backup and Restore in the windows search field —–> “Select another backup to restore files from”
It is possible to restore your files by using a backup copy created before the encryption
Make sure you remove the virus before you attempt recovery – removable drives may become infected otherwise. If you are using a cloud backup service, disable regular backups as to not replace your original files.
When you are certain your computer is ransomware-free, restore your files from the backup as usual.
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 also want Recuva to scan all locations.
Click on the box to enable Deep Scan. It may take a really long time for the program to finish, so be patient.
You will now get a list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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