Earlier on we have disscussed about Jigsaw Ransomware and now the same Ransomware has refurnished itself as CryptoHitman. CryptoHitman Ransomware is the same varient but uses name and images of the popular Hitman video games and movies charecter Hitman. In addition to adding the killer character to his locker screen, CryptoHitman also covers the lock screen with pornographic images, which are definitely very annoying and unsafe of any operation online or off-line. Like the previous ransomware infections Jigsaw, CryptoHitman ransomware will also encrypt data using AES encryption algorithm and force victims for payment of ransom amount to provide private RSA decryption keys to restore your files in previous state. In order to pay the ransom, you will be required to send payment to [email protected] Unfortunately, this version will continue to delete your files every time you re-start the process, and when the timer runs down to zero. The only major changes are made to its intrface with very embrssing pornographic images locker screen and simply used name/images of famous Hitman character, a new extension “.porno” for encrypted files. The users on infected computer find all there file with added extension .porno to all encrypted files, and new file names for executable files of this CryptoHitman Ransomware. Otherwise, this ransomware does all the same malicious activities as original Jigsaw ransomware.
There are plenty of sources to get CryptoHitman Ransomware infection on Windows computer but the most used methods are software bundling and distribution of Spam email with malicious attachments. Whenever Internet user use downloading of bundled freeware or shareware then the Trojan virus sneaks into their computer and install itself without any approval or notification of user. In the same way opening of Spam emails through unknown address also bring in the malicious program. If once your computer get this infection in any means then it become very sluggish and unstable due to malicious activities of CryptoHitman Ransomware. The nasty ransomware program block security programs and disable firewall to remains undetected. It works undercover and make lot of essential changes which leads into system vulnerabilities. It change settings of web browsers and the home page URL to unknown website. It is able to add, delete or modify Windows registry entries and create various load points to reboot itself if any attempt of removal take place by any ordinary anti virus or manual methods. You are suggested to remove CryptoHitman Ransomware from your computer and then use recovery software to get back your files if you have no any backup.
What To Do If Your PC Get Infected By CryptoHitman Ransomware
The ransomware infection has been mainly designed with the purpose to scare users and trick their money. It take your files on hostage and demand ransom to return your important data. But now the question is what you can do when your system got infected by CryptoHitman Ransomware virus? Here are some option that you can use to get rid of this nasty infection.
Don’t Panic – Well the first thing is Don’t panic and then completely check out your system for any working files. If you got any working files then copy it to USB drive.
Pay Ransom – Other option is you can pay the ransom and wait to get your files back. (really a bad option)
Use Backup – Clean you entire system files, remove the infection completely from your PC and restore your files with any backup.
Remove Infection – You can also delete CryptoHitman Ransomware virus using malware removal tool and remove all the infected files. You can later recover all your data by using any data recovery tool. (In case you don’t have backup of your files.) – Recommended Method.
Reinstall Windows – The last option is reinstall your Windows OS. It will completely remove all your data as well as infection. You will get a completely new infection free PC.
How To Remove CryptoHitman Ransomware Virus From Your PC
Step 1 – Boot your computer in Safe mode.
Step 2 – Remove the infected registry entry files.
- Click Windows Flag and R button together.
- Type “regedit” and click OK button
- Find and delete following entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
Step 3 – Remove From msconfig
- Click Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to Startup tab and uncheck all entries from unknown manufacturer.
Step 4 – Restart your computer normally.
Check your computer now. If the virus has gone then you can start using your computer. If the infection still remains then head to the next step.
Step 5 – System Restore
- Insert Windows installation disk to CD drive and restart your PC.
- While system startup, keep pressing F8 or F12 key to get boot options.
- Now select the boot from CD drive option to start your computer.
- Then after you will get the System Recovery Option on your screen.
- Select the System Restore option from the list.
- Choose a nearest system restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Now follow the option on your screen to Restore your computer.
If the above manual methods didn’t removed CryptoHitman Ransomware virus then you have only option to remove infection using a malware removal tool. It is last and the only option that can easily and safely remove this nasty threat from your computer.
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