Cryp1 Virus is the latest ransomware to appear that encrypts files as a .cryp1 extension. Remove Cryp1 Virus with our guide before it attacks your Windows PC again.
If you are interested in the following article, you have probably had some unpleasant experience related to some of your files that have become inaccessible. The bad news is you are likely to have been infected with Cryp1 Virus. It is classified as Ransomware and is is among the most dangerous malware that circulates the Internet nowadays. However, there is good news as well. In the text below you will find some useful tips regarding prevention from such viruses and some advice related to removing Cryp1 Virus.
Nature of Ransomware
Ransomware was originally developed during the 90s in Russia. As its name may suggest, it is malicious software that demands money from its victims in exchange for their data that the virus has locked up. Experts claim that this malware is among the most widely spread and most dangerous ones in the web. The cyber criminals that have developed it are only after the ransom they ask for. Sometimes they have no intention of recovering the access of their victims to the lost files.
Cryp1 Virus and its characteristics
As a typical Ransomware product, Cryp1 Virus locks up your files and makes them inaccessible. But how exactly is it distributed and does it really work?
The methods of distribution of this virus may vary. However, it most often lurks inside infected letters from suspicious senders. The letter itself may be contaminated, its attachments may carry Cryp1 Virus or it may contain a link redirecting you to an infected webpage that distributes this malware. Also, Cryp1 Virus may be distributed by torrents and shady websites. Remember that no matter how it travels, this malware program always has a “friend” to help it. Usually it is a Trojan horse virus. Don’t forget to get rid of it after you have solved your problems with this Ransomware.
The way Cryp1 Virus functions is typical of all Ransomware-like programs. The first step it performs after it has infiltrated your system is to collect some information about the files you most frequently use as Cryp1 Virus considers them dearest to you. Then the virus starts enCryp1ing them. This process may take considerable time and resources. It is possible that you may notice changes in the behaviour of your system- it may become slower. At this very moment the presence of this malware may become obvious in your Windows Task Manager. Cryp1 Virus may be among the applications that are consuming the greatest amount of RAM. In case you do notice that, please, turn off your machine and ask for a professional’s help.
Some useful prevention tips
- If you want to spare yourself the time, nerves and resources you are likely to spend dealing with Cryp1 Virus, you need to pay attention to the following pieces of advice:
Purchase a reliable anti-virus program
- Being able to rely on an anti-malware tool with a good reputation is essential your system’s healthy online experience. Make sure that you install such a program, keep it up-to-date, and regularly run it.
Avoid suspicious emails from unrecognizable senders
- Simple as that- if you don’t open letters sent by unknown senders, getting infected will become improbable.
Do not visit any shady websites
- Carefully choose the webpages you frequently visit. Download software and other data only from trusted websites. Be careful with the torrent-distributing pages that may contain Cryp1 Virus and other variations of malware.
Should you pay or not pay the requested ransom?
If you have already been infected with Cryp1 Virus, there is no correct answer to this question. Even if you do complete the payment to the hackers, no one can guarantee that you will have the access to your locked up data restored. Paying the ransom is a risk and really undesirable as those criminals that are now blackmailing you will be encouraged to harass more and more people if they find out that their demands are met. On the other hand, even if you remove the virus from your system, this will not give you back your kidnapped files.
The only sensible answer to this question is that this depends entirely on you- define the pros and cons of each option and make an informed decision.
How to remove Cryp1 Virus from your PC
We have prepared the guide below to help you go through the process of removing Cryp1 Virus. We hope that it will come in handy to you and you will manage to deal with your problem caused by this malware.
Remove Cryp1 Virus from your system
Enter Windows Safe mode.
- Win 7 Users: Restart your PC –> keep on clicking F8 –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Win 8 Users: Start Button –> Control Panel –> System and Security –> Administrative Tools –> System Configuration –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Boot –>
- Win 10 users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Startup Settings –> Restart –> In the subsequent Menu select Safe Mode with Networking.
Open Task Manager and locate any processes associated with Cryp1 Virus.
- Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously –> Processes Tab –> Select a suspicious process (use Google or ask us in the comments if you are not sure about a process) –> Right Click and Open File Location –> End the suspicious process in Task Manager –> Delete the Folders containing the suspicious files.
Open the Registry Editor and search for Cryp1 Virus.
- Win 7 Users: Click Start and type regedit –> Enter –> Press CTRL + F buttons –> Type Cryp1 Virus in the search field.
- Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Enter Press CTRL + F buttons Type Cryp1 Virus in the search field.
Try to recover your files. First you will need System Restore.
- Win 7 Users: Start button –> Type Windows System Restore –> Enter –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and revert to it.
- Win 8 Users: Hold down the Windows key + Q –> Type Recovery –> Settings –> Choose the Recovery icon –> Open System Restore –> Select a Restore Point.
- Win 10 Users: Start Menu –> Power Options Menu –> Hold down the SHIFT button while clicking on Restart –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> System Restore –> Select a Restore Point and apply it.
Secondly use program that can access your Shadow Copies.
- Use Google to find the official website of such a program and download it.
- Use the program to select the file types and the hard drive locations you want the program to scan for.
- Start the scan and keep in mind that it might take a while.
- Once the scan has been completed just select the files you want to be recovered.
If you have questions or suggestions feel free to use our comments section!