Computer is locked by CryptorBit Virus Ransomware and your personal data are encrypted unfortunately? Will you lose all your photos, documents and videos on the computer? How to restore the encrypted files without paying money or Bitcoins? Is it true that the victim just can pay to get the private recovery key which can be used to unlock the computer and decrypt the files as the virus makers’ claim? You are urgently looking for a removal method? How to get rid of the unnecessary locked screen and decrypt your files?
CryptorBit Virus Ransomware is a scam virus that is able to result in file encryption. The main goal of the virus is Windows computer, but computer experts also see file encryption in other operating systems, such as MAC OS X. Similar to CryptoLocker Virus and Dirty Decrypt.exe Virus, it is a kind of infectious disease spreading by luring computer users with attractive but fake contents to click unknown links or attachments in spam emails, visit suspicious websites and download corrupted programs. It has the ability to revise the formats of commonly used data so that all relevant files are not available and then requires you to pay a barrel of money or Bitcoins to get a special code (key) that can be used to unlock your computer and restore your files. However, it is suggested to remove the ransomware rather than let the cyber criminals to win positive feedbacks. Although this ransomware does not pretend to be a police warning like FBI MoneyPak virus to menace computer users, it is more terrible than any other scam viruses for it is able to encrypt files so that they cannot be read until they have declassified thoroughly. File encryption prefers some target file formats including DOC, TXT or JPG.
CryptorBit Virus Ransomware is very dangerous. It may claim that the file encryption happening in the computer is due to some illegal activities performed by the computer user and paying a fine is the only way to regain access to the computer as well as the files. There is no doubt that it is created by cyber criminals instead of any legitimate agencies. Once the ransomware gets in the computer, it starts executing malicious tasks right away. It will change your start-up settings, which allows it to start with the system. Next it will encrypt existing files on your hard disk. After everything is ready, it will display a message on the computer screen asking you to follow the direction in some specified sites to get a key via paying a pretty packet if you want file decryption. However, even if you pay the ransom, your files will remain encrypted. The virus is very difficult to be detected by antivirus programs since it is created with advanced technology. You should get rid of it via manual removal.
Victim said: My husband was on the Internet earlier and he stumbled into the lock down screen. He wasn’t even watching porn or doing anything illegal!!! It said he had to pay and then the computer as well as the files would be unlocked. Well he paid it and now we found out this was a scam. What do we do and how can we get our money back ?? Help..
This is a tricky virus that can escape from all kinds of antivirus programs. It may get into your computer via the following ways:
Open spam emails and click the strange links attached or download the attachments which contain the virus.
Visit malicious websites or click on unknown links.
Download or install some free applications and movies from hacked sources.
1. Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking (* Usually the CryptorBit Virus Ransomware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt next.)
Guides in Windows 8
(1). Sign out to get log-in screen
(2). Keep holding down Shift key then click on the Shut Down icon to select Restart.
(3). If successfully, it will bring you to ‘Choose An Option’ screen. Choose ‘troubleshoot’.
(4). Click on ‘Advance Options’
(5). Click on ‘Startup Settings’
(6). Click on ‘Restart’
(7). If system goes through a reboot, please wait till you get the following screen. Choose ‘Enable safe mode with networking’ (or any other option you want to start up the system with)
Then you can get into safe mode with networking in Windows 8 and see a desktop like this
2. Stop virus processes in Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
(3). Then scroll down to end processes of CryptorBit Virus Ransomware
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to take effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of CryptorBit Virus Ransomware.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of the CryptorBit Virus Ransomware.
In conclusion: CryptorBit Virus Ransomware is a dangerous infection. Its objectives mainly are computers equipped with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. When the ransomware infects the computer successfully, it will scan your computer and encrypt the data it finds regardless of file type or extension. It is able to lock the computer system, encrypt data on the infected computer and require a fine to decrypt your data as well as release the computer. You had better not follow its direction on the virus page if you do not want to lose money. It will not only encrypt your files but also spy on your system to find useful sensitive information. The performance of the infected computer will also be interfered with. Therefore, CryptorBit Virus should be deleted as soon as possible.
If you are still having troubles to get rid of the CryptorBit Virus Ransomware from the system, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove the ransomware completely.
Published by & last updated on February 18, 2014 6:43 am