VisionCrypt Ransomware is a malicious application which also enters computers to lock users’ files and then demands a ransom. The good news is that it is not a very popular infection, so it should not affect many computers. Are you reading this article because you have already become a victim of VisionCrypt Ransomware? If the answer is “yes”, remove this infection from your system as soon as possible. It is a must to get rid of it no matter if it has made files inaccessible or not. Keeping active ransomware on the system might result in other serious problems too because this infection might encrypt files one more time and download malware behind a user’s back. Luckily, VisionCrypt Ransomware is not a ransomware infection that is very hard to erase. It does not make serious modifications that would be impossible or very hard to undo, so we suggest that you take care of it today. Read this article first to find out more about this threat and its removal.
If VisionCrypt Ransomware ever slithers onto your computer, you will only need a few seconds to realize that this infection is inside your computer because it will open a window on Desktop – it is easy to spot it. It is usually opened to users after the encryption of files takes place, and they get a new extension .VisionCrypt appended, but you should see it also if your files have not been encrypted for any reason after encountering VisionCrypt Ransomware. This window contains all the information users need to know. First of all, they get an explanation why they cannot access their files – “they have been encrypted using AES-128.” Then, users are told that they can unlock files by paying a ransom within 48 hours. Although this encrypted data should be automatically unlocked when cyber criminals receive money, files might stay the way they are, i.e. encrypted, but, of course, nobody will return your money. Although the size of the ransom VisionCrypt Ransomware demands is not that high (it usually asks users to send “25% worth of Bitcoins.”), specialists working at 411-spyware.com believe that making a payment to cyber criminals is the worst thing users can do. In their opinion, users should not support malware developers, but, instead, do what it takes to recover files in a different way, for example, users can easily get those files back if they have their files backed up outside the system. Also, a free decryption tool might be released one day, so do not hurry to remove your files.
What is more, researchers have noticed that VisionCrypt Ransomware is interested in the type of system architecture and whether the affected PC is connected to the Internet. To get this information, it performs two commands: Select * from Win32_Processor and cmd.exe /C ping 188.8.131.52 -n 1 -w. Once it gets this information, it starts working in full swing. There is not much you can do to stop it – you just need to remove VisionCrypt Ransomware fully from your computer the second you detect it.
Before we go to uninstall VisionCrypt Ransomware, we should talk about methods used to distribute it too so that it and other ransomware infections could not easily enter your computer in the future. To be frank, it is hard to speak about the distribution of VisionCrypt Ransomware because this infection is not spread very actively at the time of writing and it is hard to make conclusions, but specialists still have a theory. They believe that it is mainly distributed via spam emails – it is usually spread in them as an email attachment. Of course, it could have sneaked onto your computer in a different way too, for example, another active infection could have downloaded it for you without your permission. Even though you may be not a very experienced computer user, you can still protect your PC from such destructive threats – acquire security software and keep it enabled 24/7/365.
You are expected to do only two things to fully remove VisionCrypt Ransomware from the system: first, kill the process of the ransomware infection to close the window opened on Desktop; second, delete the malicious file you have recently downloaded and launched. You should find it in %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop or %USERPROFILE%\Downloads; however, if it is nowhere to be found, let SpyHunter, a reputable antimalware tool, find and delete all components of ransomware from your PC automatically.