Photos, media files, and documents can be encrypted by the malicious Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware. This infection might appear to be new, but our research team is already familiar with it because the infamous Xorist Ransomware hides behind it. Although both infections work in the same way, new details have emerged while researching this new version. Unfortunately, it is still not known how this threat is distributed, which makes it hard to advise users on what they should do to protect themselves against it. Of course, if you protect your operating system using trustworthy security software and act carefully online, we are sure that you will not need to face ransomware. Some of the most common backdoors via which the ransomware is likely to enter include spam emails, bogus installers, and active Trojans. Needless to say, if you find that you need to delete Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware, do not forget to inspect your Windows operating system to check if other threats are active.
The main purpose of the malicious Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware is to get you to pay a ransom. To make sure that you comply with the demand, this infection encrypts personal files and then introduces you to a notification suggesting that your files can be recovered only if you pay a certain sum of money. Unsurprisingly, this ransomware – just like Jhon Woddy Ransomware or Kaandsona Ransomware – orders you to pay the ransom in Bitcoins. It is suggested that the ransom of 1 Bitcoins could rise to 5 Bitcoins if you did not act in time. If you know what Bitcoins are, you might know that 1 and 5 Bitcoins convert to around $900 and $4500 respectively. Needless to say, this is not the kind of money you will find in your pocket. In fact, not many victims of the malicious Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware will be able to pay the ransom at all. On the other hand, the files encrypted by this malware are likely to be very important or valuable, and so there is a great possibility that the cyber criminals behind this infection will successfully coerce their victims into doing as told.
Have you looked at the files encrypted by Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware? It is important to check which files were corrupted because you want to see if maybe you have backups or if these files are not that important altogether. You should find the “.1AcTiv7HDn82LmJHaUfqx9KGG55P9jCMyy” extension added to all of the infected files, and this seemingly random collection of numbers and letters reveal the Bitcoin Address (the address to which you must pay the ransom). You are also introduced to it via the notification that replaces your regular wallpaper on the Desktop. According to our researchers, the BMP image file that represents this wallpaper should be found in the %TEMP% directory. This directory is also significant because it should hold the copy of the initial launcher file. If we go back to the ransom notification, you might have already noticed that the intimidating ransom demands are also introduced via the “HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt” file that might be copied to many folders, as well as a special “Error” notification that pops up from the .exe file.
If you end up paying the ransom, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the transaction. In this case, it is best to use a new email address to protect yourself from getting flooded with misleading spam emails in the future. In general, we cannot recommend paying the ransom because we cannot guarantee that this would ensure full decryption of your personal files. At the end of the day, there is always a possibility that cyber criminals will screw with you, leaving you without your files or your money. Of course, this is where you have to decide for yourself what you are going to do. In any case, the removal of Crypto1coinblocker Ransomware is not an option. You HAVE to get rid of this threat as soon as possible, and the guide below can help you succeed in no time. Another option would be to install automated malware detection and removal software, and this is the best option for you if your operating system is infected with other pieces of malware as well.