Crptxxx Ransomware is an older ransomware application that might have been replaced by a newer version called Btcware Ransomware. Our security specialists suggest that this program is not active anymore, but if you got infected with the program, the chances are you have stumbled upon a working version of the infection. You can remove Crptxxx Ransomware manually, but it may not be possible to restore your files because there is no public decryption tool available at the moment. Nevertheless, you should not lose hope. You have to keep your computer safe and clean, and the best way to do it is to terminate all the malicious threats at once.
This ransomware infection spreads just like any other program of a similar profile. It uses spam email campaigns to reach as many computers as possible. The problem with such distribution method is that users often think they receive email messages from reliable sources. For instance, they may think that this new “invoice notice” is from the online store their frequent, but if they have not bought anything new recently, why they should get an invoice? Thus, you need to think twice before you open a new message that requires you to download an attached file. Reliable companies seldom make use of attachments because they know the security risks associated with them.
Unfortunately, if Crptxxx Ransomware manages to enter your computer, the infection scans your system looking for compatible file formats. According to our information, this infection can lock up a lot of different file formats, so you can be sure that most of your frequently-used files will get encrypted. There are also at least two variants of the same application, so depending on which program has entered your computer, the ransom note on your screen might be slightly different. However, the point, that this infection wants to rip you off, remains.
The message on your screen should look something like this:
All your files have been encrypted with AES
If you want to restore them, use this instructions:
1) Download tor browser
2) Run Tor and go to: http://dokg5gcojuswihof.onion
Or you can use tor2web services
The rest of the message tells you what you have to do to restore your files. But we would like to point out that paying money to these cyber criminals would not solve anything. With the main server down, the chances are that they will not be able to issue the decryption key for your files. Even if the server were still up, they probably would not give you the decryption code anyway.
The best way to restore your files would be looking for healthy copies of your data in an external hard drive or on some cloud storage. If you use a mobile device, it is very likely that you have a lot of your files stored there as well. So you can transfer the healthy copies back to your computer once you remove Crptxxx Ransomware and all the encrypted files.
If you do not want to remove the ransomware on your own, you can use a licensed antispyware tool to terminate the infection. At the same time, you would also protect your PC from similar threats in the future.