EduCrypt Ransomware Removal Guide

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Apparently, EduCrypt Ransomware is based on an open-source application known as Hidden Tear. It was created only for educational purposes, and it seems that the ones who developed the malware are also trying to educate their victims. Most likely, the idea behind releasing EduCrypt Ransomware is to show people how quickly they can infect the computer themselves. The malware is spread through suspicious files that appear on various questionable web pages. All it takes is to open the file, and the damage you receive might be irreversible. Fortunately, in this case, the malicious program’s creators offer the decryption tool and demand nothing in return. Thus, you can repair the enciphered data and remove the malware from the computer. If you slide at the end of the text, the instructions below will guide you through the process.

EduCrypt Ransomware targets not only personal data but also program files since it can encrypt data that has the .exe extension. All files that were encrypted should have an additional extension, e.g. picture.jpg.isis. However, the malware is set to encrypt data only from specific folders, although if the directory has any subfolders, the application will encipher data within them too. The researchers who tested the program determined that it affects only those files that are placed in the listed locations:

• %UserProfile%\Desktop

• %UserProfile%\Downloads

• %UserProfile%\Documents

• %UserProfile%\Pictures

• %UserProfile%\Music

• %UserProfile%\Videos

Furthermore, EduCrypt Ransomware should also launch a file called Read.txt. It says “Well hello there, seems you have a virus!”. In fact, the document does not say much, but it provides a link that would lead you to a website where you are supposed to download the decryptor. Of course, to use the tool, you must provide the decryption key, and as the note says, it is in a hidden text document that you have to find on the computer. Our researchers searched for it too, and they learned that the decryption key is created from fifteen random digits and letters. To be more precise, this is the key HDJ7D-HF54D-8DN7D, and it should be the same to everyone.

It is important to mention that the link provided in the Read.txt file might be unsafe to use, as the decryptor could be switched with something else. Therefore, we advise you to look for it on other websites. Once you download the decryptor, all you need is to enter the decryption key and you will be able to decipher all affected data.

Afterwards, we would advise you to look for a malicious file that you downloaded from the Internet. Users could download it from malicious file-sharing web pages that distribute infected updates or additional tools to software. If you do not remember the directory you saved the malicious file, you could look for it in the Desktop, Temporary Files, Downloads, and other folders. Simply take a look at the instructions below or write us a comment if you have any trouble with EduCrypt Ransomware’s removal. Users could also install a legitimate antimalware tool that would help them detect the malicious file and erase it. Plus, it could not only eliminate all other possible threats but also keep the system protected.

Display hidden files and folders

Windows 8 and 10

  1. Open the Explorer, click the View tab, and select Options.
  2. Choose Change folder and search options.
  3. Press on the View tab, select Show hidden files, folders and drives, and click OK.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Go to Start, launch Control Panel, then select Appearance and Personalization.
  2. Open Folder Options, click the View tab, and mark Show hidden files, folders and drives.
  3. Select OK.

Windows XP

  1. Navigate to Start, launch Control Panel, then select Appearance and Themes.
  2. Click Folder options, choose the View tab, and select Show hidden files and folders.
  3. Click OK.

Delete EduCrypt Ransomware

  1. Download the decryption tool and make sure that you decipher all encrypted data.
  2. Locate the malicious file, right-click it and select Delete.
  3. Navigate to Desktop and erase the Read.txt file.
  4. Open the Explorer and insert this location %USERPROFILE%\Documents
  5. Find the DecryptPassword.txt document, right-click it and select Delete.
Download Remover for EduCrypt Ransomware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

EduCrypt Ransomware Screenshots:

EduCrypt Ransomware
EduCrypt Ransomware

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