Crbr Encryptor Ransomware is a malicious application developed by malicious software creators with the only goal in mind – to extract money from innocent users who discover their files encrypted after their machines get infected with ransomware. The encryption of files is only one of two the most noticeable activities this infection performs on compromised machines. Researchers have also noticed that this ransomware infection keeps connecting to a bunch of different servers, e.g. x4d0c3905.dyn.telefonica.de:6893 and web3.commentfaiton.com:6893. These are its C&C servers, specialists suspect, and there is no doubt that this ransomware infection needs the Internet connection to establish communication with them. Because of this, users might not only discover a bunch of encrypted files, but also notice the decreased Internet connection speed. Of course, the encryption of files is still the main activity Crbr Encryptor Ransomware does on victims’ computers. Do not be one of those users who give cyber criminals what they want after discovering the encrypted data because you might be left both without files and money.
Crbr Encryptor Ransomware is a new version of Cerber Ransomware, but these two versions differ from each other to a great extent. What surely unites them is the fact that they encrypt users’ files and then demand a ransom. All those encrypted files will have a new extension – Crbr Encryptor Ransomware appends the extension consisting of 4 random letters/numbers (e.g. .a1dd), so you will not even need to try opening your files one after the other to find out which of them have been encrypted. A bunch of encrypted files is not the only new thing you will notice after the successful entrance of this malicious application. You will also discover two new files on your Desktop. The first file informs users about the encryption of files and tells them that they need to have a private key and a special decryption program to unlock them. The second file (_R_E_A_D___T_H_I_S___7KUFP_.hta) provides more information about the decryption of files, i.e. how to get the CRBR Decryptor. Users find out the price of the decryption tool only when they open the “personal page” whose address is provided in the ransom note. It can only be opened with the TOR browser, so users first have to download it from the web. Do not even bother doing that if you are not going to send cyber criminals money. Frankly speaking, we hope that you will not give them a cent no matter how badly you need your personal data back because cyber criminals responsible for the development and release of Crbr Encryptor Ransomware might not give you the key for unlocking personal files. We cannot promise that it will be possible to unlock the encrypted data without it; however, we still know one way to restore files for free – it is possible to restore them from a backup. This back up must be located outside the system, i.e. on an external storage device, email, or some kind of online storage system.
We cannot tell you much about the distribution of Crbr Encryptor Ransomware because its infection rate is quite low at the time of writing. Of course, specialists at 411-spyware.com still have an opinion about the dissemination of this infection. According to them, Crbr Encryptor Ransomware should not differ much from Cerber Ransomware because it is its new version. That is, in their opinion, it should also be spread through spam emails. Ransomware infections and other malicious applications are spread as attachments in these emails. Of course, these attachments look completely harmless, for example, they might imitate documents or invoices. Because of this, malicious applications become prevalent relatively quickly. Protect your system from new malware by installing a security application on it.
If Crbr Encryptor Ransomware has already entered your computer and locked your files, go to delete this infection from your system as soon as possible even though it does not mean that files will be unlocked for you. You should not find the removal of this infection very complicated because this threat deletes itself after the encryption of users’ files. As a consequence, users only need to delete the malicious file downloaded. You should be able to find it in %USERPROFILE%\Downloads or %USERPROFILE%\Desktop. If you cannot see it there, let an automatic toolfind it for you.