There are many different kinds of threats you want to keep away from your operating system, but file-encrypting software is one of the worst threats you could face. Crypt0 HT Ransomware is one of them, and it was designed to encrypt .txt, .doc, .avi, .jpg, and a bunch of other kinds of files. The complex AES-256 encryption key is used for the deed, and once files are corrupted, there is nothing you can do to reverse the damage. Of course, a decryption key should exist, but the chances of you obtaining it are close to nothing. Your files are corrupted to be used as leverage when asking for a huge ransom, and, needless to say, cyber criminals could not care less about helping you recover them. They care only about the money, and you should not expect them to do the right thing. Obviously, we do not advise paying the ransom, but if your operating system got infected, you must delete Crypt0 HT Ransomware. Besides the removal guide, you will also find tips that will help you keep your system safe in the future, and so you should continue reading.
Have you recently opened a suspicious PDF file sent to you via email? If you have, and the devious Crypt0 HT Ransomware showed up soon, the chances are that the file you opened was, in fact, the launcher of the ransomware. Although this infection is believed to spread using spam emails in most cases, you should not assume that other security backdoors could not be exploited as well. If you are careless about this, you are bound to face malware sooner or later. This is why it is so important to employ the right security software. Another thing you should do is back up your files. That is recommended because even if your operating system is breached and your files end up being corrupted, you will still have copies stored elsewhere. This can save you not only if malware attacks but also if you lose your device or it experiences hard drive issues. If your files are backed up, you will not postpone the removal of Crypt0 HT Ransomware for any longer. On the other hand, if your files are not backed up, you might see no other option but to follow the instructions.
When Crypt0 HT Ransomware invades your operating system, it will connect to a remote server to receive an encryption key, and it will also send information about your computer, as well as the decryption key. Right after that, the threat will start corrupting your files. Once that is done, a window will pop up on your screen to inform you that you need to pay a ransom to recover your files. The ransom message should also point you to READ_IT.html, a file that should provide you with more information. According to our research, the message should list 1KDkc2xxvptfWt65h5GHUrRo36Tj4aM as a Bitcoin Address to which the ransom should be transferred. It appears that the ransom is $450, and, of course, it must be paid using Bitcoin. Whether you think the ransom is big or small, you should not pay it, and we have the same advice to the victims of Cryp70n1c Ransomware, Rastakhiz Ransomware, Jhash Ransomware, and all other infections that were built using the same Hidden Tear source code.
Install legitimate, up-to-date, and reliable anti-malware software. It will automatically remove Crypt0 HT Ransomware along with other infections that might have entered your operating system without your permission. If you decide to delete the ransomware using the guide below, note that you will need to identify the launcher yourself, and you will need to inspect your operating system to check if other threats exist too. You can use a malware scanner for that, and then you can look up guides on this website to learn how o eliminate the remaining threats. And if you have not taken care of it already, we want to remind you to back up your files to ensure that they are always protected, as well as to strengthen your system’s protection to ensure that your virtual security is not threatened again.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Crypt0 HT.exe||373760 bytes||MD5: 1250b7359ab31a475675ba40ef6f13f7|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|
|1||Crypt0 HT.exe||Crypt0 HT.exe||373760 bytes|