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.cdrpt Files Virus (Unlock92 2.0) – How to Remove It and Restore Files

This article has been created in order to explain how to remove the Unlckr ransomware virus and how to restore files that have been encrypted by this malware and have the .cdrpt file extension added to them as a suffix.

Another annoying Russian ransomware virus has come out in the wild as reported by cyber-security researcher GrujaRS(https://twitter.com/GrujaRS/status/998605137068388352). The Virus is a new version of the .crptd ransomware infection and it’s main goal is to get victims to pay a hefty ransom fee in order to make the cyber-criminals restore the no longer openable files. If you are one of the victims of this ransomware, we advise that you read the following article and learn how to remove this malware from your computer plus how to restore files that have been encrypted by it.

Threat Summary

NameUnlock92 .cdrpt Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionUnlock92 ransomware’s 2.0 version. Encrypts the files on your computer and asks you to pay ransom in order to decrypt them.
SymptomsFiles are no longer able to be opened with the file suffix .cdrpt added after their names and extensions.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.cdrpt Files Virus – How Did I Get Infected

The main method which is used by the .cdrpt ransomware to infect the computers of unsuspecting users Is via malicious spammed e-mails that are sent to you as if they come from a company. The e-mails are oriented towards russian-speaking users and they aim to convince that there is an issue and you need to open an attachment to see what exactly is. The issues usally imitated are a problem with our bank account, suspicious activity on your social media profile and even fake order receipts. Here is how such e-mails may appear:

But this is not the only way via which this ransomware virus could enter your computer. The malware may also come as a result of being uploaded on wesbites, pretending to be an installer of a program, a fake license activator, like game patch, crack and other seemingly legitimate programs and also pose as portable program as well.

.cdrpt Files Virus – Further Information

After having clicked on the malicious attachments of this ransomware, it may begin to infect your PC by connecting it to a remote location and using it to download it’s payload files. The virus files are the following:

  • An .exe file, likely responsible for the encryption.
  • Another .exe file, responsible for creating mutexes, obtaining administrative permissions and triggering scripts.
  • Image with the ransom note which is set as a wallpaper.
  • Key.res file.
  • A ransom note file.

The files are usually in different folders of Windows, whereas the key.res file and the “read me” files are located in the %Documents% directory of your profile directory and the main executables may be in the following Windows system folders:

  • %Local%
  • %Temp%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %AppData%
  • %Roaiming%

It has not yet been officially confirmed, but the .cdrpt files ransomware may also extract other files which could be with random names and be located in the system folders of Windows. The payload of the ransomware may be downloaded from a third-party domain which is usually from the Tor-network.

The cyber-criminals also drop their ransom note file, which roughly translates to the following ransom note:

“Your files are encrypted using the RSA-2048 algorithm.
If you want to return them, send one of the encrypted files and key.res file to e-mail:
unlckr@protonmail.com
If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours or the letter is returned with an error, then download from the site www.torproject.com browser TOR and with his help go to the site
n3r2kuzhw2h7x6j5.onion – there will be specified a valid mailbox.
Attempts to repair files yourself can irrevocably ruin them!”

The ransom note file may look similar to the previous version of the Unlock92 ransomware:

The ransom note leads victims to a Tor-based page where further instructions can be located. At the moment, the web page displays another e-mail for contact:

→ un92@protonmail.com

On the e-mail it is believed that the victim can negotiate the ransom payoff with the criminals and send them files to decrypt to see that the procedure is working. Nonetheless, paying the ransom is not advisable if you are planning on doing it.

The Unlckr variant .cdrpt may also delete the shadow volume copies of the ifnected omputer by executing Windows Command Prompt as an administrator and within it, triggering the following commands without you even noticing:

→ vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
bcdedit.exe /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
bcdedit.exe /set {current} recoveryenabled no

.cdrpt Files Virus – Encryption Process

Before actually encrypting any files, the .cdrpt files virus may scan for them, based on their file types. Usually the most often used types of files are targeted, like the following:

→“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After this has been done, the Unlock92 2.0 ransomware may start to encrypt the files by altering their key file structure. This results in the files starting to appear like the following:

How to Remove Unlock92 2.0 and Restore .cdrpt Files

In general, removing Unlock92 can be performed if you follow the automatic or the manual removal metods underneath, based on how much malware removal experience you have. In any case, for maximum effectiveness, it is reccomended that you download and run a scan using an advanced anti-malware program. It will automatically remove any malware that may reside on your computer and make sure that your system remains protected against Unlock92’s .cdrpt files version and other malware in the future.

If you want to restore files, that have been encrypted by this ransomware virus on your computer, we would recommend that you try out our alternative methods for file recovery underneath this article. They are located in step “2. Restore files encrypted by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus” and may not be 100% effective In recovering all of your files, but they might help you to recover most of them.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus.

Ransomware infections and Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus.

Ransomware infections and Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus FAQ

What is Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware and how does it work?

Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Unlock92 .cdrpt Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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