Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus Removal

Welcome to our Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus from your system and is designed to work for all Windows versions.

If you are reading this article, you have probably become personally acquainted with Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus. It is possible that you are looking for a way to get rid of it forever without causing any further damage to your system. You may have instead looked for Cryp1 File Virus Ransomware Removal.

Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus
Crypt1 File Removal

The virus likely announced its presence via a threatening message alert from a hacker that serves to inform you that some of your personal files have been locked up. Consequently, if you need to have access to them again, you are required to pay a ransom. The blackmailing alert may even include a deadline until which you should complete the payment.  Also, you might receive threats letting you know that unless you pay on time, the hackers will not recover your access to your files ever again. There may even be implied that the demanded sum for the ransom will be increased substantially if you refuse to pay it quickly.

Unfortunately, our intention is not to scare you, but those threats are real. If you check your folders and files, you will realize that you have lost your access to some particular data. The good news is that we have prepared the tips below to help you decide how to deal with the current unpleasant situation.

How does Ransomware affect our PC?

You have ended up being infected with Ransomware most probably because you have opened some already contaminated emails (or the hyperlinks and attachments included in them). To be precise, Ransomware is a team player. It actually uses a Trojan horse virus to enter your personal computer. After that this disturbing program starts scanning your hard and flash drives with the purpose to detect the most often used files. After the Ransomware has found them, it starts blocking them. This process uses two keys to render the files unreadable – the encrypted copies can only be read if you have access to both keys. You are given the public key, the private key is what the hackers will try to sell you.
That’s the most common way the unfortunate users like you end up with their favorite or most important files encrypted. Usually once the encryption process is finished, a full-screen message is generated requesting that a ransom should be paid to the hackers.

  • Don’t forget that it is necessary to deal the Trojan horse as well after you have managed to remove the Ransomware!

When it first appeared, Ransomware became very popular in Russia. Its fame and distribution has become greater and greater worldwide ever since then. Moreover, at first, Ransomware was divided into 2 major types. One used to work in the typical way of encoding data, and another just pretended to lock it up (what it in fact did was to lock the user’s screen but never actually encrypted anything).  Gradually, there remained only the nowadays encryption Ransomware type. According to some security reports, more than 300 000 original Ransomware different versions have been created by 2016. At the present moment this threat is among the nastiest virus infections that have been known to the users around the globe ever since the World Wide Web was created.

Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus and its typical features

It is no surprise that Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus functions just as any other exemplary Ransomware distribution. It enters your personal computer unnoticed and remains hidden there until the completion of its original purpose to block your most commonly used data.  Nonetheless, how did you get infected with Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus in the first place?

You have probably opened the Inbox of your email recently. And you regularly do so. Do you remember opening that one strange letter from an unknown sender begging you to click on the colorful link inside it in order to be receive a free gift…? Probably you did so. However, you still haven’t received your free present. Nevertheless, that link did lead you to something free after you had clicked on it – it was a Trojan horse virus combined with Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus. It’s also possible that it wasn’t so obvious at all. The Trojan could be hiding inside an ordinary office document file. Regardless -as soon as those two unwelcome guests entered your personal computer, Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus began gathering information about the files you most recently and often used and voila… Now you have got a message letting you know that the same files have been locked up and you are required to pay for the decoding.

Definitely, what happened to you is disturbing and certainly a crime. Hopefully, the removal steps below will help you do your best to restore your files safely and without complying with the hackers’ rules.

Really it is indeed up to you whether to pay the ransom for the encryption key or not. What we can advise you is to never ever trust any criminals, including the cyber ones.  In fact, there is absolutely no guarantee that such dishonest people have the intention of giving you back the access even if you give them the demanded money. As you might expect, those cyber criminals are only after the money. Once you pay them, this may even encourage them to trick more people into paying them for the same reason. Despite that, we can’t promise you that you will recover the stolen and encoded data.

Threat Crypt1 File Virus
Classification Ransomware
Security Alert
High. Actually more than that. Highest would be more accurate.
Negative Effects A blackmailing message demanding ransom. Inability to access some files on your system. 

Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus Removal

Step1Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 3Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with Crypt1 File Ransomware Virus. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 4Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

Step 5Get Your Files Back!

The only way you can do that is by backpedaling to a moment when you were not infected. You can achieve this in one of two ways:

  • System Restore. Start Button => Search field => Type System Restore => Enter.
    Choose a Restore Point.
    Restore Point
    Click Next until the process has been completed.
  • Google and Download a Program called ShadowExplorer. Install and open it => Choose the Drive letter (C:, D:, F:, etc.) and date you want to restore information from => Right click on the files you want restored => Export.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!