GrodexCrypt Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that aims to steal all of your money from you. It would be for the best to avoid this type of computer infection, but if you got infected with it, now you have to battle it. The good news is that there is a tool that can help you decrypt the files affected by this program. So the main thing you have to do right now is remove GrodexCrypt Ransomware from your system, following the manual removal instructions you will find right below this description. On the other hand, if manual removal is not your thing, you can also terminate the infection automatically with a security tool.
Our research shows that GrodexCrypt Ransomware is one of the many ransomware programs that come from the same family. In fact, sometimes when ransomware programs are based on the same code, it is a lot easier to decrypt the files affected by them. So this might be the reason we already have the decryption tool for this program. Although this is not a one-fits-all assumption, and sometimes programs from the same family are too different to apply the same decryption tool.
What we know is that GrodexCrypt Ransomware is based on the Crypt888 Ransomware, and there are also several other ransomware programs that belong to this family, including Aviso Ransomware and Mircop Ransomware. All these programs are thought to be distributed in the same manner. Our research team says that GrodexCrypt Ransomware probably spreads around in spam email attachments. It actually means that users download and install these dangerous programs on their computers willingly, albeit unwittingly. They probably think that the files they download and open are some important reports or invoices from online stores. Unfortunately, such files only pose as innocent documents. Instead, the moment you open them, you launch a ransomware infection that takes over your computer.
When the program is done with the encryption, it adds the “Lock.” part right in front of a filename. So, for example, if your file was named image.jpg before the encryption, then afterwards it will be called Lock.image.jpg. In a sense, it makes it really easy to discern the affected files from the healthy ones. And you also know immediately that your computer’s security has been compromised.
Aside from the encryption, GrodexCrypt Ransomware also displays a ransom note that says the following:
Your computer files have been encrypted. Your photos, videos, documents, etc…
But, don’t worry! You can still save your files.
You have 48 hours to pay 50 USD in Bitcoins to get the decryption key.
After 48 all the files will be deleted and the decryption key will be destroyed.
As you can see, GrodexCrypt Ransomware tries to make you think that there is no other way to restore your files but to pay the criminals behind this infection. However, we have mentioned already that this ransomware infection has a public decryption tool developed by Avast.
Thus, you just need to remove GrodexCrypt Ransomware from your computer, look for other potential threats, and then restore your files with the decryption tool. If you have questions about this process, you can always leave us a comment.