Zcryptor ransomware virus removal help. Also known as known zcrypt.

Zcryptor ransomware virus. A new alert emerges from microsoft letting users know for a new ransomware behind the name ZCryptor. Most of infected users still call ransomware a virus but in fact it is a malware. Zcryptor ransomware is a malicious software (malware) that can come with a trojan virus. A bit more that you should know about ransomware is that this virus will encrypt your files or restrict access to the whole system. Ransomware is getting more popular because it is profitable. The notorious behavior is well know as its hijack your files and than demand them for a certain price and there will be no negotiation. Victims will be in between choosing to pay and supposebly get files back or fight with the cybercriminals.

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MalwareForMe blog and security researcher Jack first discovered this ransomware virus, however microsoft also note users of an upcoming attack. Zcryptor comes with the common ransomware behavior also with something new. The different thing about Zcryptor is that removable and network drives will be also affected in attempt to affect more users. The well known ransom extension is (.zcrypt). Once user infected with this virus it runs at start-up: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run also dropping autorun.inf in removable storage drives and zycrypt.lnk in the start-up folder: %User Startup%\zcrypt.lnk. When the job of encrypting files is done victims will be informed with the ranom note “How to decrypt files.html” which you can see above.

Zcryptor is distributed through well known methods: spam email attachments or fake installers. Specifically this one comes through fake Flash Player setup.

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 zcryptor ransomware virus.

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 zcryptor ransomware virus 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 – Zcryptor
  • 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 “zcryptor ransomware virus”

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 zcryptor.
  4. Decrypt zcryptor files.
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

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

Manual steps, how to remove “zcryptor ransomware virus”.

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.