GetCrypt Ransomware enciphers files to make them unrecognizable. In other words, once the data is affected, the computer should no longer open (recognize) it. The process is reversible, but only with a special decryptor. The hackers who developed the malicious application offer it for a particular price. Also, our specialists say that another decryptor should be available on the Internet as some cybersecurity specialists were able to create it. If you have no other options and do not want to risk losing your money in vain, you should look for the free decryption tool. Of course, it would be safer to start with GetCrypt Ransomware’s removal. You can erase it manually by following the deletion instructions located at the end of the article. Besides the threat can be eliminated with a trustworthy security tool.
Usually, threats like GetCrypt Ransomware get in after opening so doubtful file downloaded from Spam emails, unreliable links, file-sharing websites, pop-up advertisements, and so on. Meaning, the malware’s launcher could be any recently downloaded file. Needless to say, if you want to keep your system clean in the future, you should stay away from suspicious data. If you feel you must open it, make sure you scan it with a reliable security tool first.
Furthermore, our specialists say GetCrypt Ransomware does not need any additional files, which means it ought to run from the directory its launcher was downloaded and opened. The first thing it ought to do is identify files that do not belong to Windows. Then, the malicious application should encrypt them all with a robust encryption algorithm. Unlike other similar threats that append a specific second extension to encrypted files, GetCrypt Ransomware might append random four characters.
Its next task is to explain to the victim what has happened and what he is supposed to do to get his data back. Therefore, after the encryption process, the malware ought to drop a ransom note called # DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt. The text in it may claim the user has to pay around 150 US dollars. Also, GetCrypt Ransomware should change the user’s background picture with an image containing another message. According to it, the user has to contact the malicious application's creators too if he wishes to receive a decryptor. That is why the message ought t mention a particular email address (GETCRYPT@COCK.LI).
The truth is paying the ransom could end up hazardously. There are no reassurances the hackers have the needed decryptor. Besides you cannot be sure they will send it to you. Naturally, if you do not think it would be smart to trust them either, we recommend removing GetCrypt Ransomware. To deal with it manually, you could follow the deletion instructions located below this paragraph. They explain how to eliminate the malware step by step.
Another way to erase it is to scan the computer with a reliable security tool and wait until it detects the malicious application. Afterward, you should be able to eliminate it along with other possible threats. If you have more questions or need more help, keep in mind, you can leave us a message below.