It would be great if all ransomware infections were like Exocrypt Ransomware. This program is still under development, so it does not work properly. As a result, the damage caused by this infection can be easily reverted. Experienced computer users can even decrypt the files locked up by this program themselves. On the other hand, if you are not an expert in computers, you can remove Exocrypt Ransomware automatically with a licensed antispyware tool, and then look for an experienced technician who would help you with the file decryption. Whatever you do, please remember that it is always necessary to battle these infections.
You must have installed Exocrypt Ransomware on your computer accidentally when you opened some spam email attachment. This is yet another warning sign that you must ALWAYS check the legitimacy of the email messages you receive, especially if you do not recognize the sender. While most of the spam emails get filtered into the Junk folder, some may enter your main inbox as well. The problem is that those messages look very much like official notifications from various websites or even legitimate companies. Hence, in some cases, users might feel compelled to open and download the attachment, thinking it contains important information.
However, the moment users download and open the attached file, they infect their systems with Exocrypt Ransomware. Like most of the ransomware programs, this application scans the entire computer looking for the files it can encrypt. Yet, as we have mentioned, the program isn’t fully developed yet, so its encryption mechanism does not function properly. We have found that it does not encrypt all the files on the disk. According to our research, the program encrypts files in this directory: C:\Users\Forged\Desktop\Stuff\C#\XTC Decryp0r\XTC Decrypt0r\bin\Debug\Files to encrypt.
What’s more, this program also drops the decryption key on your desktop the file DO_NOT_DELETE.xtc. That is why users who are familiar with encryption processes can decrypt the files affected by this infection themselves. On the other hand, if you have never dealt with something like this before, it would be for the best to refer to a professional who would help you terminate Exocrypt Ransomware and restore your files.
Of course, Exocrypt Ransomware also displays the ransom note on your screen saying that you have 24 hours to restore your files. If you fail to pay 50GBP in bitcoin within the given time frame, all your files will be deleted, but we already know that is not true. On the other hand, there is always a chance that the ransomware may resurface some time later, already fully functional. So when you remove Exocrypt Ransomware from your computer, you have to employ safe web browsing habits to ensure that you do not get infected with similar programs again.
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