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.cryptoid Files Virus (RICKROLL LOCKER) – How to Remove It

This article has been created to explain to you how you can remove the .cryptoid files virus from your computer and how you can restore files encoded by RICKROLL LOCKER.

A new ransomware, aimed at extorting users by encrypting their files and mocking them using the Rick Rolld meme has recently come out. The ransomware aims to append the .cryptoid file extension to the files encrypted by it and then drop a ransom note, aimed at getting victims to pay ransom in BitCoin to get their files recovered back to normal. If your computer has been infected by the RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware, we suggest you to read the article underneath.

Threat Summary

Name.cryptoid Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on your computer and then extort you to pay ransom to get them back.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted with an added .cryptoid file extension. Ransom notes, called CRYPTOID_BLOCKED.txt, CRYPTOID_HELP.txt and CRYPTOID_MESSAGE.txt are dropped.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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.cryptoid RICKROLL LOCKER – Update April 2019

Update! A decryption tool is now available for .cryptoid Files Virus! The tool was created by EMSIsoft and can be downloaded from the following link, wrapped inside an .exe file: decrypt_Aurora.exe. The tool is designed to decrypt the following variants of the cryptovirus: .ONI, .desu, .Aurora, .aurora, .Nano, .Animus and .cryptoid.

.cryptoid RICKROLL LOCKER – Infection

The main method via which the RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware virus infects computers is believed to be via malicious file that pretends to be a legitimate type of program or a game. Such files often pretend to be the following types of software:

  • Torrent download.
  • Portable version of program.
  • Some type of license activator.
  • Crack.
  • Patch.
  • Key Generator.

In addition to being uploaded online, the file may also be spread via being sent to victims by e-mail messages. Such spam e-mails often make the file seem it is an invoice, receipt, ticket, order confirmation or other type of important documents. The e-mails also contain convincing messages that you should open them, for example:

.cryptoid Files Virus – More Information

As soon as the .cryptoid ransomware infects your computer, the following file will be dropped and activated:

→ Name:tree.exe
SHA256:371827eb6d567202ee8708b46920b165c1d3a8f5c98ca3439dc23912f9d61866

In addition to the tree.exe file, dropped in %appdata% directory, other files could also be dropped under different names in the following directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%
  • %LocalLow%

The RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware virus may also drop it’s ransom note files, named like the following:

  • CRYPTOID_BLOCKED.txt
  • CRYPTOID_HELP.txt
  • CRYPTOID_MESSAGE.txt

The ransom notes have the following message:

RICKROLL LOCKER
SORRY! Your files are encrypted.
File contents are encrypted with random key.
Random key is encrypted with RSA public key (2048 bit).
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you NOT to use any “decryption tools”.
These tools can damage your data, making recover IMPOSSIBLE.
AIso we recommend you not to contact data recovery companies.
They will just contact us, buy the key and sell it to you at a higher price.
If you want to decrypt your files, you have to get RSA private key.
In order to get private key, write here: rickastley@keemail.me
===============
ATTENTION!
Attach file is 000000000.key from %appdata% to email message.
Without it we will not be able to decrypt your files
===============
And pay $400 on BTC-wallet Lex6qfkopz5wgbicrxpq4cALF S6yr8gLhx
Bf someone else offers you files restoring, ask him for test decryption.
only we can successfully decrypt your files; knowing this can protect you from fraud.
You will receive instructions of what to do next.
RICKROLL LOCKER

RICKROLL LOCKER – Encryption Process

Once it has infected your computer system, the .cryptoid RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware may start to encrypt files. The main files that are eligible for encryption are important files that are use quite often, such as:

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Audio files.
  • Others.

Once the RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware encrypts the files on your computer, the ransomware may immediately append the .cryptoid file extension, making the files to begin appearing like the following:

Remove RICKROLL LOCKER and Try Restoring .cryptoid Files

Before you even start to try and remove files, encrypted by RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware, we would advise you to do a backup, just in case.

In order for you to be able to remove the virus files, belonging to RICKROLL LOCKER ransomware, we suggest you to try the first two steps from the manual removal below. If they fail to remove the .cryptoid files virus, we would suggest what most cybersecurity experts would advise you in doing and that is to run a scan of your PC, using an advanced anti-malware software. These tools aim to detect and remove everything that is related to RICKROLL LOCKER from your computer and they also aim to seucure it against future infections by viruses, like this one.

If you want to try and recover files that have been encrypted by the RICKROLL LOCKER, we would sugges that you try the alternative methods for file recovery we have added underneath this article. They may not be able to help you to recover all your files, but with their aid, you might be able to restore at least some of them.

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Ventsislav Krastev

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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  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove .cryptoid Files Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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.

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

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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 .cryptoid Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files Virus.

Ransomware infections and .cryptoid Files 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.


.cryptoid Files Virus FAQ

What is .cryptoid Files Virus ransomware and how does it work?

.cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways..cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 ..cryptoid Files Virus files?

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

One way to restore files, encrypted by .cryptoid Files 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 "..cryptoid Files 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 ..cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files 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 .cryptoid Files Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important ..cryptoid Files Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like .cryptoid Files 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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