Hi everyone, I believe my computer was infected with Dirty Decrypt.exe virus. Yesterday when I tried to open my photos, I noticed there was a black background with writing ‘ All Image, Video, MS office, PDF files are encrypted. These files can be decrypted using the program DirtyDecrypt.exe.’ I have run a lot of antivirus programs and they did nothing to help. I am lost, please help me, thank you.
Dirty Decrypt.exe Virus is categorized as a horrible Ransomware that targets PC users all around the world now. Is your computer locked by Dirty Alert? Are all your files including image, Video, MS office, PDF files encrypted? If you are suffering this trouble, you should know all of these annoying issues are caused by Dirty Decrypt.exe Virus. It is a new virus that can use a novel approach to extort money from naive Internet users. As similar as Decrypt Protect Virus, it compromises your computer by exploiting system security leaks and then encrypts all of your files, preventing you from accessing them until you pay a fine of 100 GBP through PaySafeCard – a prepaid card you can buy it from any gas station or newsstand. In this way, virus makes can easily earn your money and the worse is there is no way for you to get the money back once you realize it is a scam.
Dirty Decrypt.exe virus always comes bundled with other Ransomware like Ukash, FBI Moneypak or DOJ Virus etc. Once running, users are not able to access their data anymore. You will notice that as soon as you open a picture or document, you will get a image which states that it is encrypted and that the only way to decrypt it is to run a program called dirty decrypt.exe. Most of them, the encrypted files are zipped or renamed with an HTML extension. This malware can not only encrypt your files, but also it can open network ports to download and install additional malware threats onto the infected computer. Thus, in order to save your PC and decrypt your files, you should get rid of Dirty Decrypt.exe virus without any hesitation.
It will take control of your computer rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will encrypt all of your files on the compromised PC.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It can disable your task manager and even pop up in safe mode.
It can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness.
It can’t be simply uninstalled or removed in control panel.
Since the virus can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.
Please do a system backup before you start to delete Dirty Decrypt.exe virus manually.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop the Ransomware processes in the Windows Task Manager.
Random.exe (The name of the virus process may be different all the time)
(If you can’t figure out the process of the virus, you can end the process called explorer.exe first so that virus won’t come up)
3. Delete associated files from your PC completely as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
4. Search for all related registry entries infected by this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
Dirty Decrypt.exe virus is promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. It locks infected computer as well as encrypt files in order to get money from its user. The tricky virus asks PC users to pay a fine of 100GBP over PaySafeCard payment systems. Since many people get really scared about losing data and don’t even think twice that this might be something unfair or illegal, they will be cheated and pay for this virus eventually. But soon they will realize paying won’t get anything helpful but just will lose your money. Therefore, under any circumstances, you should never pay anything for this hoax. It is suggested users to get rid of Dirty Decrypt.exe virus as quickly as possible.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on July 7, 2013 9:48 am | How to Guides