.Crypt (Dcrtr variant) Virus – Remove It
THREAT REMOVAL

.Crypt (Dcrtr variant) Virus – Remove It

This article will aid you to remove Dcrtr virus (.crypt) efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Crypt (Dcrtr variant) is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive the .crypt extension. The Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware will leave a ransom note message inside a file called HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files.

Threat Summary

NameDcrtr virus (.crypt)
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files by placing the .crypt on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Dcrtr virus (.crypt)

Download

Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Dcrtr virus (.crypt).
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Crypt (Dcrtr Variant) Ransomware – Distribution Techniques

The Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware uses various techniques to distribute itself to users’ computer devices. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware might be spread around the Internet in different forms. You can check them in the below image:

As you can see, websites might generate advertisements which are malicious in nature and will eventually deliver the ransomware to your computer. Other websites could be compromised, and redirect you to specific domains once you are detected as a potential victim which will lead to a malicious URL that will download the payload from a server directly to your machine and quickly infect it.

The payload has also been detected by multiple anti-virus scanners by the VirusTotal‘s service as shown below:

Other techniques might include malvertising campaigns sending fake invoices to email addresses of users, and the payload file being delivered with legitimate programs or executables.

That is why you should refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.

Crypt (Dcrtr Variant) Ransomware – Technical Data

Crypt (Dcrtr variant) is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer machine. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.

Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.

Dcrtr ransomware has other, past variants which might still be spreading over the Internet, trying to infect new users, which are:

After encryption the Crypt (Dcrtr variant) virus shows the following ransom message inside a text file called HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt:

The ransom message has the following contents:

***********************UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE, UNTIL ALL YOUR DATA IS RECOVERED***********************
*****FAILING TO DO SO, WILL RESULT IN YOUR SYSTEM CORRUPTION, IF THERE WILL BE DECRYPTION ERRORS*****
Attention!
All your files, documents, photos, databases and other important files are encrypted and have the extension: .CRYPT
The only method of recovering files is to purchase an unique private key. Only we can give you this key and only we can recover your files.
The server with your key is in a closed network TOR. You can get there by the following ways:
—————————————————————————————-
| 0. Download Tor browser – https://www.torproject.org/
| 1. Install Tor browser
| 2. Open Tor Browser
| 3. Open link in TOR browser: http://crypt443sgtkyz4l.onion/942a6d15e7378b***
| 4. Follow the instructions on this page
—————————————————————————————- On our page you will see the payment instructions and will be able to decrypt 1 file for free with the extension “.exe”.
Attention!
TO PREVENT DATA CORRUPTION:
– do not modify files with extension.crypt
– do not run anti-virus programs, they may remove information to contact us
– do not download third-party file descriptors, only we can decrypt files!

The note of the Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay a ransom fee to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.

On top of it all, the payment page of the ransomware hosted on the TOR network looks like the one of

GandCrab Ransomware (.GDCB Files). You can see the page below:

This is what the TOR payment page reads:

We are sorry, but your files have been encrypted!
Don’t worry, we can help you to return all of your files!
Files decryptor’s price is 1270 USD
Every day the price increases by $ 50 !
What the matter? Buy Decryptor Support Test Decrypt
Buy cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Here you can find services where you can do it.
Send 0.19725398 BTC to the address: 1D41x7GnXpN7jXhdZ7hfZXKsQzyGRNmkfg
Attention!
Please be careful and check the address visually after copy-pasting (because there is a probability of a malware on your PC that monitors and changes the address in your clipboard)
If you don’t use TOR Browser:
Send a verification payment for a small amount, and then, make sure that the coins are coming, then send the rest of the amount.
We won’t take any responsibility if your funds don’t reach us
The transaction will be confirmed after it receives 3 confirmations (usually it takes about 10 minutes)
Transactions list
TX Amount Status
Total 0BTC unpaid
——————————–
We are sorry, but your files have been encrypted!
Don’t worry, we can help you to return all of your files!
Files decryptor’s price is 1270 USD
Every day the price increases by $ 50 !
What the matter? Buy Decryptor Support Test Decrypt
What the matter?
Your computer has been infected with Ransomware. Your files have been encrypted and you can’t decrypt it by yourself.
In the network, you can probably find and third-party software, but it won’t help you, it only can make your files undecryptable
What can I do to get my files back?
You should buy Decryptor. This software will help you to decrypt all of your encrypted files and remove Ransomware from your PC.
Current price: 1270 USD. As payment, you need cryptocurrency Bitcoin
What is cryptocurrency and how can I purchase Decryptor?
You can read more details about cryptocurrency at Google or here.
As payment, you have to buy Bitcoin using a credit card, and send coins to our address.
How can I pay to you?
You have to buy Bitcoin using a credit card. Links to services where you can do it: Bitcoin exchanges list
After it, go to our payment page Buy Decryptor, choose your payment method and follow the instructions
——————————–
We are sorry, but your files have been encrypted!
Don’t worry, we can help you to return all of your files!
Files decryptor’s price is 1270 USD
Every day the price increases by $ 50 !
What the matter? Buy Decryptor Support Test Decrypt
If you have any problems with the purchase – please contact support.
You Support
{{ message.message }}
{{ message.created_at }}
Send message
——————————–
We are sorry, but your files have been encrypted!
Don’t worry, we can help you to return all of your files!
Files decryptor’s price is 1270 USD
Every day the price increases by $ 50 !
What the matter? Buy Decryptor Support Test Decrypt
Chose file ( .exe )
Decrypt

Dcrtr ransomware is copying the design and text of GandCrab, but a question arises – is it just a copycat or something more?

Crypt (Dcrtr Variant) Ransomware – Encryption Process

The encryption process of the Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get the .crypt extension after being locked. The newly added extension will be added as a secondary one, without changing the original, nor the file name.

A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if the list becomes available, the article will get updated accordingly.

The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The Crypt (Dcrtr variant) cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.

Remove .Crypt (Dcrtr Variant) Ransomware

If your computer system got infected with the Crypt (Dcrtr variant) ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

More Posts

Follow Me:
Twitter


Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Dcrtr virus (.crypt) from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Dcrtr virus (.crypt)

OFFER

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Dcrtr virus (.crypt).

Ransomware infections and Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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:

If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:

and

2. On the download page, click on the "Download" button:

3. Click on "Save File" button:

4. Accept all agreements and click "Next":

5. After all the "Next" steps, click on "Install" and then wait for the installation to complete:

6. Run the software. Click on the location to scan for missing or deleted files and click on "Scan":

7. Wait for the scan to complete, it may take some time. Be advised that this scan is not 100% guaranteed to recover all files, but it does have some chance to get your data back:


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Dcrtr virus (.crypt) from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Dcrtr virus (.crypt) and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt):

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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt). 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt). 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt). 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Dcrtr virus (.crypt) files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Dcrtr virus (.crypt), the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Dcrtr virus (.crypt) on your Mac.

Ransomware for Mac Dcrtr virus (.crypt) aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. 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 recommended Data Recovery Mac app by clicking on the link underneath:


Dcrtr virus (.crypt) FAQ

What is Dcrtr virus (.crypt) ransomware and how does it work?

Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) ransomware infect my computer?

Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 .Dcrtr virus (.crypt) files?

You can't. At this point the .Dcrtr virus (.crypt) files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Dcrtr virus (.crypt) files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 ".Dcrtr virus (.crypt)" files (Other Methods)?

We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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 Dcrtr virus (.crypt) ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Dcrtr virus (.crypt) files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Dcrtr virus (.crypt) 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?

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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Share on Facebook Share
Loading...
Share on Twitter Tweet
Loading...
Share on Google Plus Share
Loading...
Share on Linkedin Share
Loading...
Share on Digg Share
Share on Reddit Share
Loading...
Share on Stumbleupon Share
Loading...