Cryptofag Ransomware Removal Guide

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What should you do if your precious personal files were corrupted by Cryptofag Ransomware? This malicious infection might get into your operating system and encrypt your documents, photos, archives, and other personal files using a complex algorithm. If that is done successfully, you might have no other option but to follow the demands of cyber criminals who have created this monster. Hopefully, you do not need to resort to that to get the control over your personal data back into your own hands. If you decide to contact cyber criminals, they are likely to ask you to pay money for a decryption tool. Whether or not this tool would be provided to you is unknown, but you should keep in mind that you would be taking a risk by fulfilling the demands of unpredictable cyber criminals. We discuss that, as well as how to delete Cryptofag Ransomware, in this report.

How did Cryptofag Ransomware get in? Most victims of this infection are responsible for its entrance. Of course, no one in their right mind would install this threat if they knew what it could do. Due to this, its creators might conceal its launcher as an image file or a document, and you might be pushed into opening it via a misleading spam email. If you realize that the ransomware was executed as soon as you open the malicious file, you might be able to delete it and stop the malicious activity. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that many victims will recognize the infection soon enough. Once the encryption of your private files is complete, a LOG file named {random numbers}.log should be created in %UserProfile%\Documents. You can open it with Notepad or the preferred text reader. This file should list the files that were encrypted, and that should make it easier for you to understand what kind of damage the ransomware is responsible for.

Besides the LOG file, Cryptofag Ransomware also drops a file called “HACKED.OPENME”. This file – as you can probably guess – represents the demands of cyber criminals. By the way, the same ransom note is represented via a blue screen that pops up right after the encryption. The main purpose of the ransom note is to introduce you to the email address that the creator of Cryptofag Ransomware wants you to use for communication. The email address is, and it is very strange that three @s are used. It is stated that if you do not receive a response after emailing this address, you should communicate via,,, or domains (with “cryptofag@@@” in front of every single one of them). As you might now, is a domain that has been employed by various infections, including Ransomware or Ransomware. Though it is unlikely that these are interconnected, we take the opportunity to inform that these threats also require removal.

When the ransom notes appear, the first thing you must do is check if your files were encrypted. If you are lucky, you will find that your files were not harmed by Cryptofag Ransomware, which means that the ransom notes are misleading. If your files were encrypted, do not rush to contact cyber criminals and pay the ransom fees requested by them (even if they are small) because there are other things you should do first. For example, check file backups. If your files are backed up, what are you waiting for? Remove Cryptofag Ransomware as soon as possible! If that does not apply to you, go ahead and research legitimate file decryptors. If you cannot find one that would be able to help you in your situation – and it is unlikely that you will – think if your files are worth risking your security and money over.

There are two Cryptofag Ransomware removal options you have to consider: manual and automatic. If you want to eliminate this threat yourself, you have to think what you will do to guard your operating system against malware in the future. If you install anti-malware software, this is not something you will need to worry about after it automatically eliminates all existing threats.

How to delete Cryptofag Ransomware

  1. Find the malicious launcher, right-click it, and select Delete.
  2. Right-click and Delete the file named HACKED.OPENME (note that it might have copies).
  3. Tap Win+E keys to access Explorer and enter %UserProfile%\Documents into the bar at the top.
  4. Delete the {random numbers}.log file.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin.
  6. Run a full system scan to examine your operating system and check for leftovers.
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Cryptofag Ransomware Screenshots:

Cryptofag Ransomware
Cryptofag Ransomware


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