VoidCrypt is malware of the ransomware type that utilizes the encryption method in order to block users from accessing valuable data stored on their machines. Due to its file encryption abilities, VoidCrypt is categorized as a dangerous cryptovirus that needs to be removed.
The method of data encryption is normally used to protect sensitive files by rendering them unavailable to anyone who is not allowed to access them. Only users who have a special decryption key are able to unlock, modify and use the encrypted files and without it, these files are simply encoded pieces of data.
File encryption is widely used in different sectors of the industry and finds its implementation in jobs that include the processing of confidential and critical details that need to remain secure and protected from unwanted access.
Sadly, people with malicious intentions have found a way to use this very beneficial file protection mechanism against users. You’ve undoubtedly heard of the term “ransomware” in recent years. In general, this is a type of malware primarily used to extort money and blackmail users by restricting access to their digital files or their entire computer. One of the most problematic ransomware types are the cryptoviruses, which specialize in restricting users’ access to their digital files thorough encryption. VoidCrypt is an exact representative of this cryptovirus subcategory and, in the next lines, we will show you how to remove it.
The VoidCrypt virus
The VoidCrypt virus is a malicious piece of code that, as soon as it reaches your computer and identifies your files will initiate an encoding process that will render them inaccessible. The VoidCrypt virus will then send you a ransom notice that provides guidance on how to send money to the hackers who control the infection.
The money is needed in exchange for the decryption key to your files. However, in case that VoidCrypt or any other ransomware like .Ogdo or .Kasp has breached your device, we don’t encourage you to risk your money by sending it to anonymous hackers since you may not get anything in exchange for them. Instead, we suggest that you explore alternative solutions, such as the removal guide below and remove the ransomware from your system.
The .Void file
When the .Void file has been deleted, you will be able to safely use your machine again, without thinking about the ransomware encrypting any new files you create. However, the issue is that even though the .Void file is removed, the encrypted files may still remain locked for good.
That’s why you may need further assistance to access these files and this part will definitely be very challenging. The problem is each cryptovirus is different and requires different decryption key, so it is not possible to use what works for one ransomware virus to tackle another. We have provided general tips for data recovery on our website which you can use for free, but we cannot guarantee their effectiveness in all cases. However, we should note that exploring alternatives is preferable because this may, at least, save you a significant sum of money that you may lose by paying a ransom to unknown offenders who would probably decide not to give you the decryption key that can decrypt your records.
|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 VoidCrypt Ransomware
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).
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 VoidCrypt 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!