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Crypt888 Ransomware – Decrypt .Lock Files for Free


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This article aims to help you remove the latest Crypt888 ransomware virus and decrypt .Lock encrypted files for free.

A new version of the notorious Crypt888 ransomware has appeared in the wild. The virus encrypts the files and unlike the previous version which pretended to be Petya ransomware, this virus adds the Lock. file prefix before the encrypted files and features a new wallpaper. In it are included instructions to restore the files by contacting [email protected] e-mail. However, malware researchers strongly advise not to contact them, since most Crypt888 variants, like this one are decryptable and in this article we will show you how to remove it and get your files back.

Threat Summary

NameCrypt888
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts the files on the infected computer and asks to pay for a decryptor.
SymptomsFiles are appended the .Lock prefix to them and cannot be opened. The virus then changes the wallpaper to a customly made image.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Crypt888 Ransomware – Distribution Methods

In order to infect, the latest Crypt888 ransomware version may be spread in multiple different methods. The primary strategy used to spread it may be via spam messages distributed via e-mails. Such messages usually carry either malicious e-mail attachments or may contain In them web links that link to the download of the attachment or direct infection. In the latest cases the attachments pose as legitimate documents of Microsoft Word or .PDF files. However, they may be nothing that even comes close to being legitimate. The documents may actually contain malicious macros within them that cause the infection when the victim enables macros, similar to what the graphic below explains:

Other methods by which your computer could become infected with the newest Crypt888 ransomware variant may be fake updates, files uploaded on torrent sites, game patches, cracks.

Crypt888 Ransomware More Information

The Crypt888 ransomware virus aims to perform different types of activities on the compromised computer. The virus initially may attack the processes of Microsoft Windows. It then may gain administrative privileges which allow it to tamper with the Windows Registry Editor and Windows Command Prompt. The new Crypt888 virus then may change the wallpaper of the infected computer to a red image with the following message

YOU ARE HACKED
ALL YOUR PERSONAL FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!
IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR DATA YOU HAVE TO PAY!
CONTACT US: [email protected]
REMEMBER! YOU CAN’T RESTORE YOUR FILES WITHOUT OUR DECRYPTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the encryption process, Crypt888 may attack widely used type of files, which are:

  • Documents.
  • Audio files.
  • Videos.
  • Archives.
  • Other types of files.

Only after it has encrypted your files, Crypt888 ransomware may begin to leave them with the .Lock prefix, making them look like the following:

Fortunately, the user no longer has to pay to restore the encrypted files, because this virus is from the Crypt888 variants, meaning that you may succeed in decrypting your files by following the instructions below. But first, you need to remove this ransomware from your computer.

Crypt888 Removal Instructions

To remove Crypt888, please guide yourself by following the removal instructions below. In case you are having difficulties in following the manual instructions we strongly advise you to use an anti-malware program that will assist in the detection of all the files and registry entries associated with Crypt888 automatically and swiftly.

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