CryptConsole v3 Ransomware, or Cryptconsole-2018 Ransomware, is a typical file-encrypting threat that uses an encryption algorithm to scramble the data within the file to make it unreadable. The purpose of this is to corner the victim and provide them with the only available option, which entails paying a ransom fee. Is it really the only option, and should you follow the instructions created by cyber criminals? You can find answers to these questions in the report, but, of course, our greatest concern is that you delete CryptConsole v3 Ransomware from your Windows operating system in time. Sure, your files will not be restored if you remove this malicious threat; however, you would be putting yourself at risk by postponing the task. After all, it is cyber criminals you are dealing with, and you want to server their ties to your operating system and your personal files as soon as possible. If you cannot find answers to any of your questions in this report, note that you can add them to the comment section so that our research team could address them for you.
There are several signs that can tell you if you have encountered CryptConsole v3 Ransomware; however, not all of them are obvious. For example, the first sign of this malware might be the random command prompt window that pops up after the execution of malware. If you look at this prompt and take your time to figure out what is going, you will suffer major consequences. That is because, according to our research team, CryptConsole v3 Ransomware continues encrypting files for as long as the prompt – which, by the way, is empty – is open. Needless to say, if you close it immediately, it is unlikely that all of your personal files will be encrypted. The second sign that this is the malware that you need to remove from your operating system refers to the names of the encrypted files. Unfortunately, the infection does not append one specific extension or use one specific name. Instead, it renames files using capital letters and numbers in random sequences and of random lengths. This, without a doubt, can make it impossible for you to recognize which files were encrypted.
You can confirm the existence of CryptConsole v3 Ransomware if the contents of a file called “README.txt” (created on the Desktop) inform that you need to email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org email addresses. You are supposed to send a special ID code to these addresses so that the creator of the infection could send you additional instructions. These instructions should include a specific ransom sum and information regarding the payment itself. As discussed earlier, this is the only option that you are given, and, unfortunately, we do not have good news when it comes to alternative methods of data decryption. Free software does not exist at this time, and it does not look like users can decrypt personal files on their own. The only option to recover data for free is if data backups exist externally. What about paying the ransom? We cannot recommend doing that because the risk of getting nothing in return is big.
Even though it is possible that you will not be able to recover your files, and you might not have backups, it is essential that you remove CryptConsole v3 Ransomware as soon as possible. You certainly should not waste time pondering about what you should do. Assess the situation, assess the damage, and decide what you want to do ASAP. Hopefully, this report has helped you understand the infection better, and, hopefully, we can help you delete CryptConsole v3 Ransomware. The thing with this malware is that it should erase itself automatically after the empty command prompt window is closed. Of course, you should not take our word for it because the malware might have failed, or you might be dealing with an entirely new variant altogether. If you are not experienced enough to examine your operating system and spot malware yourself, use a legitimate malware scanner, or, better yet, employ a legitimate anti-malware program. It will automatically find and delete CryptConsole v3 Ransomware leftovers if there are any. Also, it will protect you against malware in the future, and that should be the greatest motive to install it.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||README.txt||1408 bytes||MD5: dede722d4097376525eb0926bf31c6ec|
|2||CryptConsole.exe||59392 bytes||MD5: 2be3e2765516bfd80e9ae417019e8806|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|