Ransom:HTML/Crowti.A is a ransomware from the Ransom:win32/Crowti family. Once activated, the threat will encrypt certain files on the system and will demand a fee in order to decrypt them. Security experts from Microsoft recommend not paying the ransom. Paying is not a guarantee that the files will be restored. The best case scenario if attacked by a ransomware is initially having all of your files stored on an external device or in a cloud.
Other names the threat may be detected by include:
- Trojan horse Inject2.AHNI
As viewable by its aliases, Ransom:HTML/Crowti.A relies on a Trojan to employ the malicious attack. Ransom:HTML/Crowti.A may be triggered by a corrupted file downloaded from the Web, a drive-by download or a certain vulnerability. Opening suspicious e-mail attachments is also a possible distribution technique.
Once activated, the ransomware may cause numerous application errors and bogus security alerts. Other potentially threatening programs may also be activated together with Ransom:HTML/Crowti.A.
Not only the threat may encrypt certain files on an affected computer, but it also may steal personally identifiable information due to the Trojan component.
Users are strongly advised not to fulfill any of the attackers’ demands. Doing so will not solve the problem or restore the affected files.
If the affected user tries to remove any ransomware manually, he may end up losing his data for good. Displayed ransom messages often include a warning not to try recovering the files because they will be lost forever.
Keeping important data in an external memory is the best prescription against malicious threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool