What is .cryptoid files virus? How did it infect your system? Is there a chance to restore your .cryptoid files? Our removal guide will help you understand the answers to all these questions.
In the event that your PC has been hit by the so-called .cryptoid files virus, you will see your important files marked with the extension .cryptoid and a ransom message written in Turkish. Furthermore, your system security will be lowered due to malicious files running on it. Even though that the ransom message of this threat present is as a CRYPTO LOCKER variant, it belongs to Aurora ransomware family. Beware that contacting hackers is not a good idea. So be advised to keep up with our article and learn how to solve the problem with the help of reliable security measures.
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that utilizes sophisticated cipher algorithm to encrypt valuable files stored on infected computers. It then demands a ransom fee for files decryption.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with the extension .cryptoid. Ransom message written in Turkish extorts a ransom payment for their recovery.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .cryptoid |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
.cryptoid Files Virus (CRYPTO LOCKER) – What is It All About?
The .cryptoid files virus is a data locker ransomware that affects popular computer systems. It has recently been released in active attack campaigns that seem to be targeting Turkish speaking users. It pretends to be aCRYPTO LOCKER version but instead was identified to be a strain of Aurora ransomware.
Currently, the mechanisms used for the spread of this ransomware are not clearly defined but the guesses are that hackers bet on some of the most popular ones including – malspam, corrupted websites, freeware installers and malvertising. Among these methods the most preferred one is malspam. It is realized with the help of massive email spam campaigns that attempt to deliver the payload file on target computers. They usually present the malicious code in the form of an attached file or clickable URL address. To make you more prone to download the file or click the link, these emails may pose as representatives of legitimate business and governmental services. In the event that you follow the email instructions, you will allow the ransomware payload to run on your device.
Once started on a target PC Aurora .cryptoid files viurs plagues various system settings in order to encrypt valuable files stored on it. It realizes the encryption proccess with the help of a highly sophisticated encryption algorithm probably AES or RSA. Files it targets are likely to be:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Following the encryption process, the ransomware leaves all corrupted files inaccessible. Sure sign of an encrypted file is the extension .cryptoid appended to its original name.
In order to strengthen the effect of the encryption process, .refols ransomware could erase all Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system. To do this it runs the following command in the Command Prompt panel:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
At the final infection stage, the ransomware drops a ransom message on your infected device and loads it on the screen. According to the ransom message, which is written in Turkish the only sure way to recover .cryptoid files is to purchase a specialized decryption tool. Here is a copy of the content of this text file which may be called @@[email protected]@.txt, @@[email protected]@.txt or @@[email protected]@.txt:
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$> CRYPTO LOCKER <$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Merhabalar, Bir kısım dosyalarınız tarafımdan şifrelenmiştir. Bu dosyaların çözümü bendeki şifre ve çözme yazılımı olmadan imkansızdır. Dosyalarınızı eski haline getirmemi istiyorsanız bana krkcdkkn&gmail.com mail adresinden ulaşınız. Anlaştığımız miktarda bir parayı bana ulaştırır ulaştırmaz bilgisayarlarınızdaki bilgilerinizi eski haline getireceğim. Bunun dışındaki çözüm arama girişimleri size sadece zaman kaybettirecektir. Bafrelenmiş dosyaların sadece üzerinde oynanmamışlarının geri geleceğini unutmayımız, u yüzden dosyaların üstünde oynayıp onları bozmayınız. ================== Bana mail yazarken Tütfen de ip adresinizi konu / subject kısmında belirtiniz. Aynı gün yazmanız durumunda bilgilerinizi açmak için talep etmeyi düşünüp not aldığım rakam üzerinden X25 indirim yapacağım. ================== Her türlü sorularınız için krkcdkkn&gmail.com adresinden mail yazabilira da bu maile bağlı Hangouts sistemi üzerinden anlık ileti gönderebilirsiniz. krkcdkkn&gmail.com$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$> CRYPTO LOCKER <$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Be advised to refrain from paying hackers the ransom as this action does not guarantee the recovery of your .cryptoid files. Since the code of their threat may be full of bugs, their decrypter may not be working properly.
The good news is that security researchers cracked the code of Aurora ransomware and released a free decryption tool. The tool was created by the malware researcher Michael Gillespie and can be downloaded from the following link, wrapped inside a .zip archive: AuroraDecrypter.zip. The tool is designed to decrypt the following variants of the cryptovirus: .ONI, .desu, .Aurora, .aurora, .Nano and .Animus.
Remove .cryptoid Files Virus (CRYPTO LOCKER) and Attempt to Restore Data
The so-called .cryptoid files virus is a threat with highly complex code designed to corrupt both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. Just in case the released Aurora decryptor fails to restore your .cryptoid files you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore the files. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.