Cry-trowx Ransomware can damage your most irreplaceable files like photographs, various documents, video clips, and so on. The malware does this by enciphering each file with a secure cryptosystem. The goal is to ruin data the victim might desperately want to recover. Then the hackers behind the threat demand for a ransom and promise to deliver decryption tools as soon as the full sum is transferred. In this case, it is unknown how much the malicious application’s creators want to be paid because their ransom note informs the user has to ask about such details himself through email. Needless to say, doing so would be most unadvisable since there is a risk you could get scammed. For more information, we invite you to read the rest of our article. As for users who just wish to learn how to delete Cry-trowx Ransomware manually, we can offer the instructions available at the end of this report.
First, we would like to begin by telling you how this malware could be distributed as this information may help you avoid threats like Cry-trowx Ransomware in the future. Our specialists say usually such infections travel with malicious Spam email attachments or harmful files downloaded from untrustworthy websites. Thus, to understand how the malicious program was able to get in the victim should remember all doubtful files opened the day the device was infected. To avoid such mistakes the next time, it would be smart to ignore emails received from unknown senders, not to download or even interact with data available on potentially harmful web pages, and keep a trustworthy security tool that could warn you about suspicious content and protect the system from various threats.
Furthermore, if you infected your computer with Cry-trowx Ransomware you probably already noticed that all files with a second extension called .locked can no longer be opened. It is because such data should be enciphered with a strong cryptosystem. It means to recover it or to be more precise to decipher it; you need a unique decryption key generated by the malware and a decryption tool available also only to the malicious program's creators. Also, it should be hard to miss numerous copies of a particular text document, e.g., in our case, it was titled READ_AND_CRY_rLuT97iM.txt. This document is apparently a ransom note since it contains the information on what to do to get your files back.
Often ransom notes contain full instructions on how to pay the ransom and how much are the promised decryption tools, but with Cry-trowx Ransomware it is just a short message saying your files were encrypted and you have to contact the hackers if you wish to decrypt them. Just as we said at the beginning of our report, we are against paying the ransom, because there is always a chance the promised tools do not exist or that the malicious program’s creators will decide not to bother with their delivery. Therefore, it seems to us it would be safer to restore encrypted data from backup copies if you have any. Of course, first of all, it is essential to clean the system and to do so the user should erase the malware.
In order to get rid of Cry-trowx Ransomware manually, users should identify the malicious file they launched before the computer got infected, and then delete it. We realize this task could be complicated to less experienced users, which is why we prepared our recommended removal steps located at the end of this paragraph. Users who prefer automatic features could install a reliable security tool instead. With it, you should do a full system scan and wait till the process is complete. Afterward, you could erase the malware and all other identified threats at the same time.