There are different types of ransomware applications out there, and some are more annoying than others. Cryptorbit is exceptionally disturbing ransomware infection that denies computer access and claims it has decrypted your files. Although Cryptorbit is not a variant of CryptoLocker Virus, it still does the very same thing, so we can assume that most of its threats are valid. However, it still does not mean you are supposed to pay the money to unlock your computer and decrypt your files. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for manual Cryptorbit removal instructions and then do not forget to get yourself a reliable antimalware tool.
According to computer user reports, the likes of Cryptorbit were first noticed in September 2013, and the ransomware has been successfully spreading ever since. The ransomware infection employs various distribution methods. The installation file may be hidden behind a corrupted link embedded in a pop-up advertisement, or it may have arrived with a spam email message. It means that you need to refrain from accessing unfamiliar websites, and by any means DO NOT open attachments to spam email messages, or any other message from an unknown sender. If you do, you might as well infect your computer with Cryptorbit.
This infection is very conspicuous and in a way that makes it easier to deal with Cryptorbit, because when you get infected, you know it. This ransomware block you from entering your computer by displaying the following notification:
YOUR PERSONAL FILES ARE ENCRYPTED
All files including videos, photos and documents, etc on your computer are encrypted.
Encryption was produced using a unique public key generated for this computer. To decrypt files, you need to obtain the private key.
Depending on the version of this infection, you may be asked to pay up to $500, but remember that it is a malicious infection, and there is no guarantee that your computer will be unlocked and your files decrypted even if you do pay the fine. Cryptorbit threatens that your files will be destroyed within 24 hours if you do not download the Tor Browser and access the website where you can the ransom.
Luckily, it is possible to unlock your screen and remove Cryptorbit with reliable antimalware tools. Also, for file decryption you should use the System Restore utility. It means that you have to choose a restore point via System Restore beforehand. Generally, these restore points are made automatically which each software update. However, if you cannot restore your files, then you should definitely consult a professional technician.
You will find instructions on how to unlock your computer screen below. If you encounter any problems using Safe Mode with Networking, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
Windows Vista & Windows 7