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Krypte Ransomware Remove and Restore Your Files

paysafe-card-krypte-ransowmare-sensorstechforumNew version of the Razy ransomware virus, known by the name Krypte has been released and has begun encrypting files with what appears to be an AES cipher. The virus has been created exclusively for German users. The virus aims primarily to encrypt the files on the compromised computer and demand a ransom payoff for the successful decryption of the files it has encrypted. Everyone who has been infected by this ransomware virus should immediately take precautions and remove it from their computer. In case the virus has successfully encrypted your files, it is strongly advisable to try alternative methods such as the ones after this article to decipher your files while we update it with a free decryptor when released.

Threat Summary

Name

Krypte

TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe malware encrypts users’ files using AES encryption, changing the wallpaper with its ransom message.
SymptomsThe user may witness ransom messages and “instructions” on how to make a payoff.
Distribution MethodIt may spread via malicious PDFs and an Infostealer featured in spam e-mail messages.
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Krypte Ransomware – How Does It Spread

For a high infection rate, similar to Razy, Krypte may use a set of tools to self-replicate over the web. One of those tools may be an Exploit Kit which can cause a cyber-infection via running obfuscated from any security software installed on the victim’s device. Besides this a JavaScript may be used to cause a file-less infection as well. Such Kits and scripts may be uploaded in the form of e-mail attachments as executable or .JS type of files in archives pretending to be important files in e-mail spam. However, they may also be uploaded to malicious domains that may cause a drive-by-download after a malicious redirects. Whatever the case may, be the most likely method of distribution of the Krypte ransomware is via e-mail, more specifically, phishing e-mails, like the example below.

Krypte Ransomware In Detail

As soon as the exploit kit has been activated on the compromised computer, it may initiate a download of the malicious files, belonging to Krypte. The malicious files may be different types and may have different functions as well:

→ exe, .bat, .vbs, .js, .cmd, .dll, .tmp

Krypte may drop the files with different names in key Windows folders, usually targeted by ransomware viruses, such as the following:

commonly used file names and folders

After this has been done, the Krypte malware may initiate files that set it’s encryption module to run on Windows startup. The targeted Windows keys for this are reported to be the Run and RunOnce keys located in subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

As soon as Krypte begins encrypting user files, it may scan for the following expansions in order to encipher them:
“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 Encoded Files .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”Source:fileinfo.com

When it encrypts user files, Krypte may use an Advanced Encryption Standard cipher, which changes the structure of the files so that they become un-openable by any type of software. To notify the user that his only option may seem to be to pay ransom money in BitCoin, Krypte uses the following ransom note, which it may set as a wallpaper:

“Hallo! Ich bin Krypte! Eine Ransomware! Ich habe deine Dokumente, Musik, Bilder und andere Wichtige dateien mit einer AES Verschlusselung Verschlusselt. Wenn du deine Daten wiederhaben willst dann Befolge Bitte diese Anweisungen:
Kaufe eine 15-20 Euro Paysafe-Karte und gebe diesen Code in die Textbox Unten ein.
Trage deine Email-Adresse in die Andere Textbox ein und drucke auf Weiter.
Wenn der Paysafekarten-code richtig sein sollte, Bekommst du an deine Email einen Key + Entfern und Entschlusselungsprogramm.
An deiner steller wurde ich kein Antivierenprogrammm laufen lassen und nicht versuchen, diesen Virus zun enfernen. Dieses Progrmm ist deine einzige moglichkeit, deine Daten zuruckzubekommen.
Dein Private-Key wird nach 72h von unserem Server geloscht.
Viel Erfolg :)”

English Translation by Google Translate:
“Hello! I am crypt! A ransomware! I have your documents, music, pictures and other important files with an AES encrypted algorithm. If you want to back your data have then Follow these instructions Please:
Buy a 15-20 Euro Paysafe card and give this code in the text box below a.
Fill in your email address in the Other text box and prints Next.
If the Pay safe card code should be right, Do you get your email address to a Key + eliminator and Entschlusselungsprogramm.
The Upside steller I was running no Antivirus programand not try this virus unregistering ton. This Progrmm is your only way to zuruckzubekommen your data.
Your private key is deleted after 72 hours from our server.
I wish you success :)”

Krypte Ransomware – Conclusion and Removal and File Restoration Instructions

As a bottom line, according to ransomware researchers from Malware Hunter Team, this particular ransom virus is just as junk as the previous Razy variant was. But this does not mean you should take it lightly. First, it is advisable to make a backup of the encrypted files after which use the instructions after this article to remove the Krypte virus completely from your computer.

In order to restore your files, it is NOT advisable to pay the ransom and NOT advisable to try and use third-party decrypters that are not made for this specific variant. This is why we recommend to attempt the instructions in step “2. Restore files encrypted by Krypte” below with extreme caution and backup the encrypted files before trying them.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Krypte from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Krypte

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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 Krypte 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 Krypte 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 Krypte 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 Krypte 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 Krypte.

Ransomware infections and Krypte 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 Krypte from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Krypte 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 Krypte:

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 Krypte. 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 Krypte. 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 Krypte 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 Krypte. 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 Krypte.

Ransomware infections and Krypte 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.


Krypte FAQ

What is Krypte ransomware and how does it work?

Krypte 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 Krypte ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Krypte 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 Krypte 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 .Krypte files?

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

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

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

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Krypte 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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