CrypVault is a detection for VaultCrypt ransomware used by a particular antivirus program. Despite a different name, both terms refer to the same computer infection. Thus, CrypVault is a dangerous computer infection that encrypts user’s files with intention to swindle her out of her money. Even if user removes CrypVault from her computer, the affected files remain encrypted, and it might be extremely hard to restore them. Thus, when it comes to ransomware infections, it is important that you prevent CrypVault and similar programs from entering your computer. After all, prevention is one of the most effective weapons against malware.
CrypVault was initially intended for the Russian-speaking users, but now we can see that the same infection is spreading in the English-speaking countries as well. However, the user’s interface is still mostly in Russian, so, most of the time, users do not understand what CrypVault wants. Once the infection takes place, CrypVault encrypts files that have the following extensions: *.xls,*.doc,*.pdf, *.rtf,*.psd, *.dwg, *.cdr,*.cd, *.mdb, *.1cd, *.dbf, *.sqlite,*.jpg, and *.zip. You will notice that the affected file changes its extension to .vault and the next time you try to open the encrypted file, you see a message that says “STORED IN A VAULT.”
The message comes with several links, and clicking the links provides you with further instructions on how you can decrypt your files. Nevertheless, most of those methods involve paying the ransom fee, so you should not succumb to those demands, because this way you would be helping the hackers behind CrypVault in their quest to get rich. And second, there is no guarantee that the people who created CrypVault would issue a decryption key.
You may try looking for a decryption tool that would help you decrypt some of your files, but our security experts suggest that the best way to protect yourself from CrypVault and other similar infections is to take some of your time and create a file back-up. The back-up can be made in an external hard drive or a virtual cloud drive.
Whichever way you would choose, the bottom line is that this way you would be able to restore all of your files affected by CrypVault at once. If you have any further questions or comments, you are always welcome to leave us a comment below. But don’t forget that investing in a licensed antispyware would also increase your computer’s security levels.