CryptXXX Ransomware, what is it and how to remove it!

CryptXXX Ransomware, so picture this, you turn on your computer and there is a message for you “Your personal files are encrypted” and than demands money. This is a computer scam called ransomware. It is a virus that can cause you trouble whether you give your money to the scamers or if not, than lose some of data. Here is a short description about ransomware, in other words malicious software that locks you out of your files or computer and demands money to give back access. Today most ransomware example are known as Citadel, Reveton or Troj/ransom. There’s a lot of ways that ransomware can attack and get to your pc like viral email attachment, poison website or bundling. Once ransomware is triggered it will substitute your desktop and locks you out of everything except a page ware you have to pay the ransom. Most victims will not be familiar with ransom payment methods so they will be provided with a step by step guide of how to pay. So if this happens to you do not panic and do not pay the ransom. You have already been infected and the damage is done.  If you are not familiar, find someone to help and you may be able to recover.

New ransomware called CryptXXX is hoovering victims by encrypting files with .crypt extension. The encryption algorithm witch make this possible is RSA 4096. The demand is 500$. We know the way that CryptXXX ransomware is distributed as mentioned above like viral email attachment, poison website or bundling. Any of those can insert malicious software (Malware) inside your computer. Furthermore CryptXXX is also distributed with the help of a Trojan called Bedep. Like any ransomware CryptXXX has its differences. It will encrypt files on all of your connected storage devices. However this is not the worst of it. This ransomware will also try to steal BitCoins from users, as well as passwords along with important personal information with make this CryptXXX a multi-purpose thief. Like all ransomware, victims will be asked to pay in bitcoins. Transactions with bitcoins are untraceable, this is why is preferred payment method. This type of virus must be removed as soon as you find out that is installed on your computer. NOTEEven after removing CryptXXX ransomware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

CryptXXX 2.0 Ransomware

In April, security researchers discovered new CryptXXX variant. As we know Kasperky rakhnidecryptor was decrypting files successfully up until now, however the new CryptXXX update stopped the application from working. Do not worry, the problem was solved again, just in a few days. Victims can get their files back for free again. Ciber criminals are always working to evolve and stop tools like this from working, so the best way is prevention or constant backup’s. Consider purchasing any anti malware program. This is may be one of the most heavily maintained ransomware. However the changes was not significant to be mentioned in any way. Version 2.006 was the one with the biggest modification which makes the computer completely useless and a new look.
CryptXXX 2.0 Ransomware

New CryptXXX 3.0. Deja vu, Decryptors no more.

May 21st, one month after the release of 2.0 version which blocked Kasperky rakhnidecryptor for couple of days is now back with new and more powerful 3.0 upgrade. CryptXXX 3.0 is back with new upgrade and the same old Story, to stop Kasperky rakhnidecryptor from working (decrypting files). Unfortunately, the ransomware developers decryptor has also stopped working. The ambition of the criminals behind CryptXXX 3.0, in order to stop Kasperky rakhnidecryptor, delivering bad news to victims. It looks like they broke their own decryptor and even if you pay the ransom you will not be able to decrypt files for now. We strongly advise not to pay the ransom simply because users will be provided with non working decryptor. Consider removing and protecting your pc with anti-malware program.

Stay toon for more info! We will let you know as soon as there is any available decryptor.

Now that you have been infected you have a few options:

Many suggest that you simply pay and hope that you will get all off your data back. However in this case you risk losing money and still being stuck with crypted files. We do not recommend this way simply because you will support the work of hackers and the more money thay get the stronger they will become.

The best option for you is if you have a backup, wipe your hard drive and perform system restore.

Use any type of anti malware software to remove CryptXXX Ransomware.

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

Decrypt CryptXXX ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.

  • Name – CryptXXX
  • Type Spamming – Malware, Ransomware, Trojan Horse
  • Danger Level – High
  • Brief Description – Encrypt files and demand ransom.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, ransom massages.
  • Method – Via Trojan Horse or spam email.

How to remove “CryptXXX Ransomware”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall any suspicious software.
  3. Use any type of anti malware software to remove CryptXXX.
  4. Decrypt CryptXXX files.
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing CryptXXX ransomware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

Step by step how to remove “CryptXXX Ransomware”

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.