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.crypted000007 Files Virus (Shade) – How to Remove and Restore Data

This article has been created to help you by explaining how you can remove the Shade ransomware virus from your computer and how you can restore files, renamed and encrypted with the added .crypted000007 file extension to them,

New ransomware virus has been detected by security researchers to append the .crypted000007 file suffix and completely rename encoded files. The virus is believed to be a whole new variant of the Shade XTBL ransomware virus which was previously deemed to be decryptable. The virus, which has so far existed in a lot of variants has came back, this time renaming the files, encrypted by it, suggesting that it may be used in a major update that has stronger encryption. If your computer has been infected by the .crypted000007 variant of Shade ransomware, we recommend that you read this article to learn how you can remove this variant of Shade ransomware from your computer.

Threat Summary

Name .crypted000007 Ransomware
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Encrypts and renames the files on the infected computers and then demands victims to contact the crooks via TOR and pay ransom to get the files back.
Symptoms The files are encrypted and renamed and a ransom note, called README1.txt is dropped with ransom instructions.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.crypted000007 Files Virus – Update February 2019

.crypted000007 Files Virus seems to have a new update that has been released in the beginning of February 2019. The update brings changes such as the README.txt file has a new text as seen from the below screenshot:

The text states:

Вaшu фaйлы былu зашuфpoвaны.
Чтoбы pаcшuфрoвamь uх, Baм нeoбxoдимo оmпpавumь koд:
135DB21A6CE65DAEFE26|0
на элeкmрoнный aдpес pilotpilot088@gmail.com .
Дaлee вы noлучите вce нeобходuмые uнcmрукцuu.
Пoпыmku paсшифровать самостoятeльно не привeдуm нu к чeму, кpоме безвoзвpaтнoй пoтеpи инфoрмaции.
Ecлu вы всё же хoтume nоnытaться, тo пpeдвaриmельно cделайтe pезеpвныe kопuu файлoв, иначе в cлyчае
иx измeнeния рaсшифрoвкa cmaнeт невoзмoжной нu npи kakиx услoвuях.
Ecлu вы не получилu oтвeта пo вышеуkазанномy aдpеcу в mечение 48 чaсoв (u moльko в этом cлучae!),
восnoльзуйтeсь формoй oбpаmной cвязu. Эmо мoжнo cделать двyмя сnосoбaмu:
1) Ckaчaйте u усmaнoвuтe Tor Browser по ccылке: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en
В адрeснoй cтpокe Tor Browser-a введumе aдрeс:
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion/
u нажмиmе Enter. Зarpузuтся стрaнuцa c формой обpamнoй cвязи.
2) В любoм браузеpе пеpейдиmе по oдному uз адpecoв:
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion.to/
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion.cab/

All the important files on your computer were encrypted.
To decrypt the files you should send the following code:
135DB21A6CE65DAEFE26|0
to e-mail address pilotpilot088@gmail.com .
Then you will receive all necessary instructions.
All the attempts of decryption by yourself will result only in irrevocable loss of your data.
If you still want to try to decrypt them by yourself please make a backup at first because
the decryption will become impossible in case of any changes inside the files.
If you did not receive the answer from the aforecited email for more than 48 hours (and only in this case!),
use the feedback form. You can do it by two ways:
1) Download Tor Browser from here:
https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en
Install it and type the following address into the address bar:
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion/
Press Enter and then the page with feedback form will be loaded.
2) Go to the one of the following addresses in any browser:
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion.to/
https://cryptsen7fo43rr6.onion.cab/

The background remains typical for a Shade ransomware variant – a black background with red text.

.crypted000007 – Distribution

For this ransomware virus to be replicated, it may be disguised via different methods to get victims to download and execute it’s infection file. The infection file is either a malicious script or a dropper malware. The file may be sent to victims via e-mails and often pretends to be a legitimate type of file, like an invoice, receipt or other form of important document. The cyber-criminals often use big companies such as FedEx, DHL and others. The malware authors also use suspicious messages that stress the user out into opening the attachment, claiming it is of great importance.

Furthermore, the ransomware is also likely spread in other suspicious websites as well, such as sites that advertise different types of programs, like:

  • Cracks.
  • Patches.
  • Portable versions of software.
  • Often used programs’ installers.
  • Key generators or keygens.
  • License activators.

Shade Ransomware In Detail

The Shade ransowmare virus has so far been detected in various different types of variants, most of which have been decrypted:

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  • Savepanda@india.com Ransomware
  • Malevich Ransomware
  • Fantom Ransomware
  • Ramachandra7@india.com Ransomware
  • Siddhiup2@india.com Ransomware
  • Legioner_seven@aol.com Ransomware
  • Seven_legion@aol.com Ransomware
  • Space_rangers@aol.com Ransomware
  • Diablo_diablo2@aol.com Ransomware
  • Cyber_baba2@aol.com Ransomware
  • Batman_good@aol.com Ransomware
  • Melme@india.com Ransomware
  • Masterlock@india.com Ransomware
  • Supportfriend@india.com Ransomware
  • Calipso.god@aol.com Ransomware
  • Centurion_Legion Ransomware
  • Better_Call_Saul Ransomware.
  • Da_Vinci_Code Ransomware.
  • Veracrypt Ransomware.
  • DrugVokrug727 Ransowmare.
  • Grand_car Ransomware.
  • Meldonii Ransomware.
  • Makdonalds Ransomware.
  • SystemDown Ransomware.
  • Radxlove7 Ransomware.
  • fud@india.com
  • Redshitline@india.com Ransomware.
  • Upon infection, the Shade ransomware virus drops it’s malicious payload files in the following directory:

    → %UserProile%/AppData%/Local/Temp

    The malicious files are reported to be executable file types, the main purpose of which is to give Shade ransomware administrative permissions. These permissions allow this virus not only to encrypt the files on your computer, but also to perform a set of malicious activies. One of those may be to obtain the following data from your PC:

    • IP Address.
    • Operating system version.
    • Updates which are installed.
    • Security software installed on your computer.

    The virus may also modify the following registry sub-keys in the Windows Registry Editor:

    →HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    These sub-keys may allow the ransomware to automatically run on Windows boot. The .crypted000007 ransomware virus also drops it’s ransom note file and in addition to this changes the wallpaper with the extortion message in russian and also adds the following ransom note type of of file:

    All the important files on your computer were encrypted.

    To decrypt the files you should send the following code:

    {code}

    to e-mail address Novikov.vavila@gmail.com

    Then you will receive all necessary instructions.

    All t e attempts of decryption by yourself will result only in irrevocable loss of your dat
    If you still want to try to decrypt them by yourself please make a backup at first ecause
    the decryption will become impossible in case of any changes inside the iles.
    If you dld not receive the answer from the aforecited email for more than 48 hours (and onlj=
    use the feedback form. You can do it by two ways:

    1) Download Tor Browser from here:

    https://www.torproject.org/download/downlcad-easy.html.en

    Install it and type the following address into t e address bar:

    https://xxxxx.onion/

    Press Enter and then the paoe with feedback form will be loaded.

    2) Go to the one of the fol owin addresses in any browser:

    https://xxxxx.onion.to?

    https://xxxxx.onion.cab/

    The ransom note, called README1.txt’s main purpose is to get victims to visit the primary TOR web page of this virus, that has been reported to be the following:

    The web page allows for the victim to communicate with the cyber-cirminals, who claim the ecryption of the files used is RSA-3072.

    .crypted000007 Ransomware – Encryption Process

    Before actually encrypting your files, the .crypted000007 ransomware scans for them, based on their file types. The virus locates the files and then creates an encrypted copies of those files, that look like the following:

    The ransomware virus’s primary purpose is to get users to download and install various different types of modes and methods. These modes and methods are used to generate a unique decryption key and send it to the cyber criminals, who are the ones with the decyptor. This variant of Shade ransomware reportedly may target the following file types:

    “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 .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”

    Remove Shade Ransomware and Restore .crypted000007 Files

    The Shade ransomware virus can be removed successfully if you follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created to assist you in removing this malware either manually or automatically. If manual removal is not something that you feel secure in doing, experts recommend that users follow the automatic removal instructions and use an advanced anti-malware software for the removal process to be full and effective while future protection is also ensured.

    Furthermore, if you want to restore files, that have been encrypted by this new variant of Shade ransowmare, we recommend that you try out the alternative methods for file recovery underneath in step “2. Restore files, encrypted by .crypted000007 Files Virus”. They may not be effective at 100%, but with their help you might be able to recover some or most of your encrypted files.

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    Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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    Windows Mac OS X

    How to Remove .crypted000007 Ransomware from Windows.


    Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .crypted000007 Ransomware

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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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware.

    Ransomware infections and .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware from Mac OS X.


    Step 1: Uninstall .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware:

    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 .crypted000007 Ransomware. 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware. 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware. 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware.

    Ransomware infections and .crypted000007 Ransomware 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.

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    .crypted000007 Ransomware FAQ

    What is .crypted000007 Ransomware ransomware and how does it work?

    .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware ransomware infect my computer?

    Via several ways..crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 ..crypted000007 Ransomware files?

    You can't. At this point the ..crypted000007 Ransomware 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 ..crypted000007 Ransomware files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

    One way to restore files, encrypted by .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 "..crypted000007 Ransomware" files (Other Methods)?

    Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore ..crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware 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 .crypted000007 Ransomware ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..crypted000007 Ransomware files.

    Also, keep in mind that viruses like .crypted000007 Ransomware 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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