Bitcryptor Virus is a serious threat that might enter your system without your permission. Even though many computer users call it a “virus”, the truth is that Bitcryptor is a ransomware infection. Like CoinVault and other similar ransomware infections, it seeks to extort money from computer users. In order to make them pay, Bitcryptor Virus encrypts files and do not allow to open the major programs. According to our security specialists, this threat will allow you to open browsers only; however, you will still not be able to remove it easily. Do not worry; specialists working at 411-spyware.com know what you have to do in order to remove Bitcryptor Virus.
The first symptom that Bitcryptor Virus has slithered onto your system is the presence of a strange message claiming that “your personal documents and files on this computer have just been encrypted” and asking to pay a ransom in Bitcoins. You will also notice that it is impossible to access files with such extensions as .docx, .txt, .bmp, .pst, and others. According to our specialists, this threat seeks to encrypt text files and pictures because they are the most valuable. As it is stated in the message, you have to pay 1 Bitcoin in order to receive access to the encrypted files. We do not recommend doing that because you will, probably, not even receive the key for the decryption and, of course, you will lose your money. Do not worry; you can restore your files rather easily from a backup. If you do not have a backup, unfortunately, you will not be able to decrypt your files.
Bitcryptor Virus usually enters systems when users open spam email attachments. Thus, you should never open attachments sent by unknown senders. The security experts working at 411-spyware.com also suggest that you always keep your Windows updated and do not visit untrustworthy websites or download software from them. On top of that, it is also very important to have a security tool installed on the system. Not all the tools are trustworthy, so you have to decide very carefully which one to install on your computer.
It is impossible to remove Bitcryptor Virus via Control Panel. Actually, it is extremely difficult to remove it manually, so we recommend that you scan your computer with an antimalware scanner, such as SpyHunter. Unfortunately, it is impossible to install it easily on the system, so you should launch Windows in Safe Mode with Networking, download the tool, install it, and then scan your system. In order to do that, you should use our manual removal instructions (see below). It is really worth investing in SpyHunter because this tool will not only remove all the existing infections, but will also protect your system from future malware.
Windows 7 and Vista