Cryptedx Ransomware Removal Guide

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If you are in a rush to delete Cryptedx Ransomware, you are on the right track. This malware is very dangerous, and you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. In the best case scenario, you will remove this infection before it initiates the encryption of files, but, unfortunately, the ransomware is silent, and it is unlikely that many users will discover this threat at that stage. Most will figure out that malware exists on their systems only after the ransomware displays an “Error” message and creates a TXT file to represent the ransom demands. At this point, the files are already encrypted, and there is no way to reverse the process. Can you fix the damage by removing the ransomware? While it is crucial that you get rid of Cryptedx Ransomware, your files will remain encrypted once you eliminate the malware. Does that mean that your files are lost? Hopefully, it does not, and if you are curious to learn about the infection and the decryption process, keep reading.

Have you heard of the Xorist Ransomware? This threat encrypts files using the TEA algorithm. The same algorithm is used by Cryptedx Ransomware as well, and that is not surprising, considering that this ransomware is just a different version of the Xorist malware. It was found that Xorist is, in fact, a ransomware engine with a builder that is available to anyone. That means that many different variants of this malware could emerge. How this malware is distributed is up to the party building it, and we cannot say how exactly Cryptedx Ransomware has slithered into your system. It could have used a spam email, or it could have been downloaded by other malicious infections. The possibilities are endless. Once in, the threat quickly goes after the files in the %HOMEDRIVE% directory, where it can encrypt photos, archives, documents, media files, and other sensitive data. The encrypted files can be identified by the “cryptedx” extension attached to them. Note that the extension does not determine whether or not the file is encrypted, and so removing it is not necessary.

Once the encryption is done with, Cryptedx Ransomware shows a pop-up that displays the demands. The same demands are also made via the “HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt” that the ransomware creates. According to the notification, you must email to receive a code that would, allegedly, enable decryption. It is stated that the code can be entered into the allocated area 5 times only. Have you emailed the address? Hopefully, you have not because that is risky. Cyber criminals could send you malicious files that would execute malware. They could also keep your address recorded for scams in the future. What if you paid the ransom? We cannot know exactly what would happen, but it is very unlikely that you would get a code of any kind. Luckily, you do not need to think or worry about this because you can download the decryptor from Hopefully, it will work for you. Do not resume to your normal activities after you recover your files because malware is still present. Right after you decrypt files, you MUST remove Cryptedx Ransomware.

Can you see the guide below? Do not be intimidated by it because our research team has made sure that the steps are easy to follow. By following them, you will remove Cryptedx Ransomware manually, and that is an option that many users are likely to be interested in. Of course, it is not the only one. Our research team recommends using anti-malware software instead. Although you would need to invest some money, it would not go to waste because after automatically deleting all infections from your system, this software would also reinforce your Windows system’s protection. That is crucial because you need reliable and up-to-date protection against malicious infections. Cyber criminals are becoming smarter and their attacks are becoming more damaging and uncontrollable too. If you have protection, this will not intimidate you. Also, since most ransomware threats are not decryptable, we take this opportunity to remind you that you MUST back up your files externally or online. If they are backed up, ransomware cannot damage them.

How to delete Cryptedx Ransomware

  1. Find the {random name}.exe launcher file and Delete it.
  2. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E and then enter %TEMP% into the bar at the top.
  3. Right-click and Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file (if you cannot identify this file, check the data associated with the Alcmeter value in step 6).
  4. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter regedit.exe into the dialog box.
  5. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  6. Delete the value named Alcmeter (this shows the name of the .exe file in %TEMP%).
  7. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and then repeat step 6.
  8. Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.
  9. Delete the key named .cryptedx.
  10. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\.
  11. Delete the keys named .cryptedx and NTGQBAPSQKOSXWE.
  12. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan. If any malicious leftovers are found, remove them as soon as possible.
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Cryptedx Ransomware Screenshots:

Cryptedx Ransomware
Cryptedx Ransomware
Cryptedx Ransomware

Cryptedx Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1a08980b08e6ff178a0f115b0e6010205ff576bee51167498afce891b5b915bf7.exe116224 bytesMD5: dcacb8854d101b1eb8400a5398bac846

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1a08980b08e6ff178a0f115b0e6010205ff576bee51167498afce891b5b915bf7.exea08980b08e6ff178a0f115b0e6010205ff576bee51167498afce891b5b915bf7.exe116224 bytes

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