“A black ransomware wallpaper has been displayed by CryptXXX ransomware on my Windows computer with some text as “All your files were protected by a strong encryption with RSA 4096 , both public and private. Decryption of your files is only possible with the help of private key and decryption program. Which is on our Secret server…………..”. When I tried to open some files on my computer then I found them encrypted and my system is not recognizing the files in their proper format. All files of very important values, so please instruct me to decrypt files without paying any ransom and removal of CryptXXX ransomware from my PC.”
What is CryptXXX Ransomware?
CryptXXX is a very infamous, dangerous, harmful and notorious ransomware. Likewise Cryptolocker and Teslacrypt ransomware, the malicious codes of this ransomware is also generated by some unknown cyber criminals to earn money by encoding victims personal files in such a way that the PC can't open or view in proper format and the user can't undo encryption thus the developers of the ransomware blackmail users to pay a demanded ransom amount to provide solution to get back those files again. The user suffer with a situation alike data loss on the PC.
How CryptXXX Ransomware May Have Enterd into PC
CryptXXX Ransomware generally brings in a targeted online computer by Trojan viruses. The user on the PC may have received an Spam email with malicious attachment, attempts to open the file either activate a Trojan virus which download this ransomware or directly CryptXXX ransomware would get installation on the computer system. So Internet users are always advised to be cautious while opening Spam emails specially when it has received from unknown sources. Another possible source of infection is bundled freeware, distributors of this ransomware also use software bundling to serve CryptXXX ransomware with some legit and frequently downloaded freeware like PDF reader, Flash player, media player etc.
CryptXXX Ransomware File Encryption And Removal
CryptXXX ransomware uses an advanced and very powerful RSA – 4096 file encryption algorithm with public and private keys after running a scan on your computer after a successful infiltration and activation. It filter out system files and does not encrypt them, but the user finds all the documents, images, videos, mail, database and several other type of files have been encrypted. Meanwhile file encryption CryptXXX ransomware program also create three files :
The victims find all these files in every folder where encryption have been done by the ransomware program. All these file has same matter of concern that is instructions for users to pay the ransom amount.
However, no one can trust on such vicious cyber criminals and it is also not an ideal to promote cyber criminals by paying money against their evil doings. So it is better to remove CryptXXX ransomware and prevent any more file encryption on the PC. To recover encrypted files, security experts have advised to use backup on external drive or Cloud. Data recovery software is also an option to recover files encrypted by this ransomware. Following removal section on this page have more detailed instructions to get rid of CryptXXX ransomware on windows Computer.
How To Remove CryptXXX Virus Manually
Step 1 : Restart your computer in safe with networking
- Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key continuously.
- You will find the Advance Boot Option on your computer screen.
- Select Safe Mode With Networking Option by using arrow keys.
- Login your computer with Administrator account.
Step 2 : Step all CryptXXX related process
- Press the Windows+R buttons together to open Run Box.
- Type “taskmgr” and Click OK or Hit Enter button.
- Now go to the Process tab and find out CryptXXX related process.
- Click on End Process button to stop that running process.
Step 3 : Restore Your Windows PC To Factory Settings
System Restore Windows XP
- Log on to Windows as Administrator.
- Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
- Find System Tools and click System Restore.
- Select Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next.
- Choose a restore point when system was not infected and click Next.
System Restore Windows 7/Vista
- Go to Start menu and find Restore in the Search box.
- Now select the System Restore option from search results.
- From the System Restore window, click the Next button.
- Now select a restore points when your PC was not infected.
- Click Next and follow the instructions.
System Restore Windows 8
- Go to the search box and type Control Panel.
- Select Control Panel and open Recovery Option.
- Now Select Open System Restore option.
- Find out any recent restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Click Next and follow the instructions.
System Restore Windows 10
- Right click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Control Panel and Find out the Recovery option.
- Select Recovery > Open System Restore > Next.
- Choose a restore point before infection Next > Finish.
Hope these manual steps help you successfully remove the CryptXXX infection from your computer. If you have performed all the above manual steps and still can’t access your files or cannot remove this nasty ransomware infection from your computer then you should choose a powerful malware removal tool. You can easily remove this harmful virus from your computer by using third party tool. It is the best and the most easy way to get rid of this infection.
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